HC Deb 08 August 1899 vol 76 c169

I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether his attention has been directed to a judgment delivered by Mr. Justice Cozens-Hardy on Wednesday last, concerning the right of public outdoor worship upon the seashore at Llandudno, in which the learned Judge stated that the Llandudno Urban District Council were asserting rights which the Crown would never have thought of putting forward, and which were in no way necessary for the peace and good order of the town of Llandudno and whether, in any future lease of the foreshore of Llandudno, which lease expires in two years' time, and also in any leases of foreshore which may be granted by the Crown elsewhere, clauses may be inserted securing to the public the right of holding religious services if conducted in an orderly manner.


Yes, Sir; I have seen a report of the judgment referred to. The attitude of the Crown in any similar case would depend upon the special circumstances. I understand that the Commissioners of Woods, in dealing with future applications for leases, will consider the questions which have been raised by these occurrences.