§ MR. HOGAN
I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, in view of the fact that bazaars and public meetings are frequently held in premises that are unsuitable for such purposes, he contemplates introducing a Measure this Session to give local authorities full rights of jurisdiction and control over all buildings for public assemblies?
THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE HOME DEPARTMENT
Outside the County of London, the matter appears to be adequately dealt with by the provision in section 36 of the Public Health Act, 1890. As regards the enactment of a similar provision for London, I will consult, with my right hon. Friend the President of the Local Government Board. I am afraid the Government cannot itself undertake legislation this Session, but I should be disposed to regard favourably any proposals to this effect that may be made.