HC Deb 20 June 1842 vol 64 c197
Sir J. Graham

said, that a question had been put the other evening from the opposite side of the House respecting the registration of electors in England. He now begged to state that it was the opinion of Government that it would not be expedient to interfere with the progress of registration in the present year, under the present law. But at the same time, he might state to the House, that before the close of the Session, it was his intention, on the part of Government, to ask for leave to introduce a Registration bill, with the view, not of passing it this Session, but of merely laying it on the Table of the House, so that it might be proceeded with in the commencement of the next Session, and be passed, if agreed to, before the 20th of June, the day on which it must become law to be of effect next year.