HC Deb 17 July 1933 vol 280 c1531

(for Mr. ATTLEE) asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office whether he is aware that the Shrewsbury Conservative Association are advertising a garden fete for 20th July, the attractions of which include a display by the Shropshire Yeomanry; and whether, as participation of military units in political demonstrations is contrary to paragraph 517 of King's Regulations, he will take steps to prevent the demonstration taking place?


I am informed that arrangements had been made for certain individual members of the Shropshire Yeomanry to give a display of trick-riding, not in uniform. This would not have been contrary to the relative paragraph of the Regulations for the Territorial Army. In view, however, of the nature of the advertisement of the event, the local military authorities have issued instructions that the engagement is to be cancelled.