HC Deb 29 April 1898 vol 56 c1526
SIR HOWARD VINCENT (Sheffield, Central)

I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for War if it is true that the stand which it was proposed to erect, with the approval of H.R.H. the Ranger and the First Commissioner of Works, on the Horse Guards Parade for the trooping of the colours on Her Majesty's birthday, at the expense of those using it and behind the spectators on foot, has been forbidden by the War Office, notwithstanding that upwards of 150 seats had been already paid for by Members of the House of Commons; and in such case could he state what is the reason for this change and if it can be reconsidered, considering the impossibility for anybody to see anything under the old state of affairs?


Arrangements will be made for providing seats for Members of the Houses of Parliament, in accordance with the notice posted on the 21st instant.