HC Deb 28 March 1831 vol 3 c1128
Colonel Trench

moved the Second Reading of the Election in Ireland Bill. The object of the Bill was two-fold: first, to make it incumbent on candidates at an election to warn every person who tendered his vote against giving it unless duly qualified; and, secondly, to settle, what was now in some degree a matter of doubt, whether a freeholder who held property in detached portions, of the value of 10l. in the whole, had a right to vote. He was anxious, as a hint of a dissolution had been thrown out, to have these matters settled before the next general election.

Mr. Stanley

had no objection to the Bill going forward that stage, but

Mr. Bankes

objected to taking a measure of that kind at so late an hour in the night.

The gallery was cleared for a division, but the Motion was agreed to without the House dividing, and the Bill read a second time.