HC Deb 10 April 1905 vol 144 c1002

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he can state the number of casualties, fatal or other, which occurred during the past year during the performance of acrobatic feats, feats of horsemanship, acrobatic bicycling, lion-taming, and other such exhibitions taking place in licensed places of entertainment in London.

(Answered by Mr. Secretary Akers-Douglas.) The police have no record of the number of accidents occurring at places of amusement in London, and the information asked for can only be obtained by making inquiry at each such place. These inquiries are, however, being made; and I shall be happy to let the hon. Member know the result. It must be remembered that there are no means of verifying the information given by the management, and that in many cases satisfactory records are probably not kept.