HC Deb 13 March 1924 vol 170 c2526
25. Mr. LUMLEY

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department if he is satisfied that the arrangements which are being made for this year's cup final at Wembley will be sufficient to prevent the overcrowding which occurred last year?

The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. A. Henderson)

I am advised that the arrangements made with the exhibition authorities, which include structural improvements, and improvements in the organisation for dealing with the crowd, should prove adequate to the requirements so far as they can be foreseen.


Does my right hon. Friend realise that there will probably be a great influx of visitors from Burnley on this occasion?


Ts the right hon. Gentleman aware that the Council of the exhibition have made very substantial changes in their organisation plans as compared with last year?


I indicated that in the answer.


Is my right hon. Friend aware that last Saturday in Manchester there was the biggest provincial crowd ever gathered together—76,000—without a hitch or an accident, and in view of that will he consider the question of bringing the Chief Constable of Manchester to London?