asked the Home Secretary whether there are certain by- laws in force in Hyde Park and other Royal parks for the regulation of the conduct of persons using the same which are different from the requirements of the ordinary law and are largely unknown to the public; and whether steps will be taken to revise the said by-laws, so that they may be brought into consonance with the ordinary law with which the public are familiar?
The Regulations under the Parks Regulation Act, 1872, in so far as they deal with matters of importance relating to the behaviour of users of the parks, differ but little in effect from the provisions of the ordinary law. The Regulations are prominently displayed at every entrance to the parks, and I have no reason to think that the requirements they impose are less well known to the public than are the similar requirements of the ordinary law.
Does the right hon. Gentleman suggest to the House that there is any provision in the ordinary law of the land that a person is forbidden to speak to another person in a public place without a formal introduction?