HC Deb 24 June 1907 vol 176 c888
SIR F. CHANNING (Northamptonshire, E.)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether ho has obtained, or proposes to obtain, from the metropolitan police authorities, or from any other sources, reports as to the character of the living statuary performances now being carried out in the metropolis: whether any such reports or inquiries show that those performances are such as to bring them within the existing law; and what stops he will take, either by prosecution or by strengthening the law, to prevent or restrict such performances whore found to be objectionable.


I have made inquiry of the kind suggested by my hon. friend, but the performances referred to do not appear to me to justify interference by the police under the existing law. The London County Council exercises control as the licensing authority of the places where the performances take place. I understand that the question has boon under consideration by a committee of that body, who are keeping those exhibitions under strict observation.