§ COLONEL WELBY (Taunton)
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether his attention has been called to the number of persons of evil life frequenting Hyde Park and Green Park in the evenings; and whether he can see his way to a more complete system of police supervision of these parks, especially of the portions of them adjacent to Bayswater Road and Piccadilly?
§ THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. J. COLLINGS,) Birmingham, Bordesley
The police have no charge over and do not patrol the Green Park. In Hyde Park they act up to the full extent of their powers in dealing with offenders, and the special action initiated in 1898 has resulted in a considerable increase in the number of convictions against offenders and also in deterring many objectionable characters from frequenting the Park.