MR. PICKEESGILL (Bethnal Green, S.W.)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department under what statutory authority the police order prohibiting sandwichmen from perambulating the Strand, Piccadilly, and Bond Street was made; whether it has been brought to his knowledge that the effect of the order has been to throw out of employment a large number of poor men who have no other means of obtaining a livelihood, and whether, in these circumstances, he will consider the question of making some alteration in the order?
§ THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT
The statutory authority is 5 and G William IV., cap. 50. I have no reason to suppose that the effect of police action has been to throw out of employment a large number of poor men who have no other means of obtaining a livelihood, and I do not therefore think it is necessary for me to take any steps in the matter.