HC Deb 10 February 1852 vol 119 c332

begged to ask the noble Lord at the head of the Government, whether provisions for the extension of the Irish franchise would be included in the measure for reforming the English franchise? He thought it very important that Ireland should he included in the same Bill with England; and the course which he and other Members were likely to take with respect to this measure would depend very much upon the purport of the noble Lord's answer upon this point.


said, that the extension of the Irish Parliamentary franchise would be provided for by a distinct Bill; but there were some parts of the Bill for leave to introduce which he moved on the previous evening—for instance, that relating to the Oaths to be taken by Members of that House—which would apply to Ireland as well as to England.

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