HC Deb 23 June 1927 vol 207 cc2016-7
5. Colonel DAY

asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has been drawn to the accident which happened at the new motor-cycle race track at the Crystal Palace on 21st May, when a motor-cycle and sidecar ran into the public at one of the bends causing several injuries; and whether any instructions have been issued by his Department to see that proper provision is made to protect the public from similer danger in the future?


I have made inquiry and I am informed that the precautions taken by the organisers of this competition proved to be insufficient, with the result that two spectators were injured, though fortunately not seriously. The Police, who were not consulted as to the arrangements, have pointed out the directions in which further precautions should be taken on any future occasion.

Colonel DAY

Can the right hon. Gentleman say what those further precautions will be?


I think the hon. Gentleman may take it from me that they will be precautions which the police think will be necessary in order to avoid similar trouble in the future.