HC Deb 26 October 1967 vol 751 cc564-5W
Mr. Whitaker

asked the Minister of Public Building and Works whether he will consider erecting a plaque at Speakers Corner to commemorate the centenary of the right to hold meetings there.

Mr. Mellish

Although freedom of public speaking at Hyde Park Corner is a traditional privilege of long standing I am advised that the right to hold meetings there was first enshrined in the Parks Regulation Act of 1872. If the suggestion of a commemorative plaque receives general support, I will arrange for the matter to be considered nearer the centenary year.

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