Hyde Park Regulations (Prosecutions).

Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment. – in the House of Commons on 12th November 1936.

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Photo of Mr Harry Day Mr Harry Day , Southwark Central

asked the Home Secretary the number of prosecutions that have been instituted against persons for breach of the regulations in Hyde Park for the 12 months ended to the last convenient date; and will he give particulars?

Photo of Mr John Simon Mr John Simon , Spen Valley

During the 12 months ended 31st October, 2,718 persons were prosecuted for breaches of the Hyde Park regulations. The particulars involve a number of figures and, with the hon. Member's permission I will circulate them in the OFFICIAL REPORT.

Photo of Mr Harry Day Mr Harry Day , Southwark Central

Have all these prosecutions been disposed of, or have several been adjourned sine die?

Photo of Mr John Simon Mr John Simon , Spen Valley

I could not say without notice.

Following are the figures:

The offences in respect of which proCeedings were taken were as follow:

Cases.
Exceeding the 20 m.p.h. speed limit1,728
Indecency599
Wilfully interfering with persons using the Park145
Allowing motor vehicles to remain stationary after sunset 91
Using the Park as a standing place for vehicles 50
Miscellaneous105