Wrestling Match, London.

Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment. – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 3rd November 1938.

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Photo of Mr Gordon Hall Caine Mr Gordon Hall Caine , Dorset Eastern 12:00 am, 3rd November 1938

asked the Home Secretary whether his attention was called to the announcement of an all-in wrestling match between a man and a woman in the London area which was to have been held on Tuesday, 25th October; and whether he proposes to take any steps to prevent exhibitions of this character in the future?

Photo of Mr Samuel Hoare Mr Samuel Hoare , Chelsea

I have seen Press reports of the cancellation of the exhibition to which the hon. Member refers. The London County Council obtained in their General Powers Act of this Session a provision giving them powers of control over public wrestling and as from the 1st January next, when the provision in question will come into operation, it will be competent to them to impose suitable restrictions on such displays or contests in the London area.

Photo of Mr Cecil Poole Mr Cecil Poole , Lichfield

What will be the position of provincial towns who are without these powers?

Photo of Mr Samuel Hoare Mr Samuel Hoare , Chelsea

I think the hon. Member had better put that question on the Order Paper.