§ On the motion of Lord John Russell, the Order 588 of the Day for resuming the adjourned debate on the Polls for County Elections' Bill was read. On the question that the amendment be read a second time,
§ Lord John Russell
replied, that it would be open from eight o'clock in the morning till five o'clock in the afternoon.
The Marquess of Chandos
reminded the House, that during some parts of the year, it would be quite dark before the poll would close. He protested against the electors being compelled to poll in the dark.
§ Mr. Lechmere Charlton
moved that the further consideration of the Report be postponed for six months.
§ Lord John Russell
said, if the noble Marquess thought it better to begin polling at seven o'clock instead of eight, and to close at four o'clock, he would not object to such alteration.
§ The House divided on the original question that the Report be received:—Ayes 88; Noes 43; Majority 45.
§ The Report brought up.
§ On the question that the amendments be read a second time,
§ The Marquess of Chandos moved, that the power of appointing polling places should be vested in the Magistrates at Quarter Sessions, instead of the Secretary of State for the Home Department.
§ The House divided on the amendment:—Ayes40; Noes 101; Majority 61.
§ The Earl of Lincoln moved that the clause be omitted.
§ The House again divided:—Ayes 53; Noes 91; Majority 38.
§ Sir Thomas Fremantle
moved that the provisions of the Bill should not apply to elections taking place between the 1st of November and the 1st of March in every year.
§ Lord John Russell
said, he would have no objection to limit the period to two months, if the election should occur in the winter.
§ The House again divided on the amendment:—Ayes 50; Noes 92; Majority 42.
§ Report agreed to.
|List of the AYES on the First Division.|
|Adam, Sir Charles||Lefevre, C. S.|
|Aglionby, H. A.||Lennard, T. B.|
|Astley, Sir J.||Lennox, Lord G.|
|Bagshaw, J.||Lennox, Lord A.|
|Baines, Edward||Lynch, A. H.|
|Baring, F. T.||M'Namara, Major|
|Beauclerk, Major||Moreton, hon. A. H.|
|Bernal, Ralph||Murray, right hon. J. A.|
|Blake, Martin Joseph||North, F.|
|Blamire, William||O'Connell, M.|
|Bowes, J.||O'Loghlin, M.|
|Bowring, Dr.||Palmerston, Viscount|
|Brotherton, J.||Parker, J.|
|Buller, C.||Parrott, J.|
|Burton, H.||Philips, Mark|
|Callaghan, D.||Potter, Richard|
|Chalmers, P.||Poulter, J. S.|
|Curteis, E. B.||Price, Sir Richard|
|Dalmeny, Lord||Rice, right hon. T. Spring|
|D'Eyncourt, right hn. C. T.|
|Donkin, Sir R.||Russell, Lord J.|
|Elphinstone, H.||Sanford, E. A.|
|Ewart, W.||Scholefield, J.|
|Fergusson, rt. hn. R.C.||Seale, Colonel|
|Fielden, J.||Smith, R. V.|
|Fitzgibbon, hon. Col.||Smith, B.|
|Fitzroy, Lord C.||Steuart, R.|
|Folkes, Sir W.||Strutt, E.|
|French, F.||Thomson, right hon. C. P.|
|Grey, Sir George||Thompson, Colonel|
|Hall, B.||Thornley, Thomas|
|Hardy, J.||Tooke, W.|
|Harland, W.||Townley, R. G.|
|Hastie, A.||Troubridge, Sir E. T.|
|Hawes, B.||Tulk, C. A.|
|Hawkins, J. H.||Verney, Sir H.|
|Hay, Sir A. L.||Wakley, Thomas|
|Hindley, C.||Wallace, R.|
|Hobhouse, right hon. Sir J. C.||Warburton, H.|
|Howick, Lord Visct.||Wood, Alderman|
|Hume, Joseph||Young, G. F.|
|Labouchere, right hon.||Mr. F. Maule|
|Henry||Mr. C. Wood|
|List of the NOES.|
|Alford, Lord Viscount||Canning, right hon. Sir S.|
|Arbuthnot, hon. H.|
|Barclay, C.||Chandos, Marquess of|
|Beckett, right hon. Sir J.||Corbet, T. G.|
|Blackstone, W. S.||Duffield, Thomas|
|Bonham, R. F.||Eaton, R. J.|
|Bramston, Thomas W.||Forster, C. S.|
|Brownrigg, S.||Fremantle, Sir T.|
|Buller, Sir J. Y.||Gladstone, W. Ewart|
|Burrell, Sir C.||Gordon, hon. W.|
|Campbell, Sir H.||Gore, O.|
|Goulburn, rt. hon. H.||Palmer, George|
|Hale, Robert Blagden||Perceval, Colonel|
|Halford, Henry||Price, S. Grove|
|Hamilton, G. A.||Scarlett, hon. Robert|
|Knightley, Sir C.||Shaw, rt. hon. Fred.|
|Law, hon. C. E.||Sibthorp, Colonel|
|Lawson, A.||Trevor, hon. G. R.|
|Lincoln, Earl of||Vere, Sir C. B.|
|Lowther, hon. Colonel||Vesey, hon. T.|
|Lowther, Lord Visct.||TELLERS.|
|Lygon, hon. Colonel||Mr. A. Trevor|
|Palmer, R.||Mr. Charlton|