HC Deb 23 May 1827 vol 17 cc983-4
Lord Althorp

moved for leave to bring in a bill for the Registration of Freeholds in England and Wales. In introducing the bill, the noble lord observed, that it was not his intention that it should be discussed this session.

Mr. Hudson Gurney

said, that from what had yet proceeded from it, he had a considerable jealousy of the noble lord's committee, and thought they were in the way of introducing more mal-practices than they would remedy. The registration of freeholders had been pretty well tried in Ireland; and a more obvious source of fraudulent voting, he could not well conceive.

Leave was given to bring in the bill.