HC Deb 17 January 1924 vol 169 cc289-90W

asked the First Commissioner of Works whether he is prepared to follow the example of his predecessor in 1851 and mark the holding of the British Empire Exhibition by opening to hackney carriages certain other roads in Hyde Park on the same terms as apply to the use of the road between Prince's and Lancaster gates, so that it may be possible for motor taxi-cabs with passengers to drive round the Park by the roads now open to motor traffic and to enter and leave Hyde Park at the various gates now available for such traffic; and whether he will receive a deputation for the purpose of settling details from representatives of the London Motor Cab Proprietors' Association and the Cab Trade Protection Society?


There appears to me to be no analogy between the Exhibition of 1851 and the British Empire Exhibition, as the former was held in Hyde Park itself

persons who were found by verdict of a coroner's inquest to have died of starvation, or to have had their deaths accelerated by privation, in the counties of Lancashire or Durham in the year 1922; and will he state their ages and sex, the dates of the inquests, the names of the unions and the counties in which the deaths occurred, which, if any, were ex-service men, and which, if any, were tramps or homeless persons?


The information asked for by the hon. Member, so far as it is within my knowledge, is as follows:

while the latter is several miles away from that neighbourhood. I think it would be undesirable to depart from the decision that it is not in the general interest that hackney carriages should be granted additional facilities in Hyde Park.