§ 55. Sir C. KINLOCH-COOKE
asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has 384 been called to the fatal accident which occurred the other day owing to children walking in procession through the darkened streets; and will he consider the advisability of issuing a police regulation making it an offence for juvenile processions to walk through the streets after dark?
The Commissioner of Police last year wrote to various bodies, including the Boys' Brigade, advising them to conform to the military practice of having front and rear lights when marching in formation at night. It has been represented to the police that through inadvertence this direction was lost sight of on the occasion when the fatal accident to which the hon. Member draws attention occurred. The Commissioner proposes to communicate with the various children's organisations and urge them to adopt and carefully observe this necessary precaution.