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Peace Procession, Barking.

Part of Oral Answers to Questions — Defence. – in the House of Commons on 18th November 1936.

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Photo of Mr Geoffrey Lloyd Mr Geoffrey Lloyd , Birmingham, Ladywood

The Commissioner of Police of the Metropolis informs me that, after careful inquiries, he came to the conclusion that, on account of the traffic congestion in the main streets of Barking during shopping hours on Saturday nights, it would not be possible to provide facilities for the proposed procession until 9 p.m. He accordingly gave the necessary directions in pursuance of the powers conferred on him by Section 52 of the Metropolitan Police Act. The Commissioner much regrets that longer notice was not given of the police objection to the time at which it was proposed to hold the procession.