HC Deb 24 October 1912 vol 42 c2391W

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether it is intended to introduce legislation to legalise whist drives in consequence of the largely signed petition to the House of Commons; and whether, pending such legislation, instructions can be given to the police to refrain from interfering with this form of recreation?


I do not contemplate proposing any legislation on the subject at present, and I cannot instruct the police not to enforce the law as laid down by the Courts.