HC Deb 02 November 1916 vol 86 c1816

asked the President of the Local Government Board whether he is aware that the sale of all pamphlets at meetings held under strict regulations at certain prescribed places in the parks and certain open spaces in London has been prohibited; whether he has been notified of the protest raised by the trade unionists of London; and whether he can state the ground on which this wholesale suppression of opinion has been taken?


My right hon. Friend has asked me to reply to this question. The matter is not one which has been previously brought to my notice, but I understand that the hon. Member refers to action taken by the London County Council under the by-laws relating to their parks and open spaces, which was the subject of discussion at the council's meeting yesterday. I have no authority to intervene.