HC Deb 07 July 1902 vol 110 c914
MR. CUBITT (Surrey, Reigate)

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department why persons on horseback were stopped by the police on Wednesday last, 2nd July, from passing down Constitution Hill, and standing behind the spectators in the Mall to witness the passing of the troops and Royal processions from Buckingham Palace to the Horse Guards Parade, when they had allowed this on the previous day. And will he state why no notice of their intention was given in the evening papers of 1st July or morning papers of 2nd July, so that persons affected might have made other arrangements.

(Answer). The entire line of route was held each day by the military authorities, and the police were only there to render assistance, and regulate the traffic outside the military lines. It was understood that they were to stop traffic on the line of route, and this was done on both days. Such notice as is suggested in the last paragraph is not published in the papers.—(Home Office.)