HC Deb 24 June 1853 vol 128 cc778-9

Order for Committee read.

House in Committee.


said, that at present a rate might be made on a Saturday, and published on the church door on Sunday, so that a person attending a vestry meeting held on the following day might have it demanded of him, and he would be disfranchised unless he was prepared to pay it on the spot. The object of the Bill was to enable persons to vote if they had paid all rates made within six months previous to the holding of the vestry. He thought, however, that three months would be a sufficiently long period, and he begged to move that the blank be filled up with that time instead of six months.


thought that two months Would be sufficient.


said, he must defend the original proposition. He knew very well that there was no use in resisting the Amendment, though he certainly did not approve of it; and he had no alternative but to consent to the limitation of three months, if it was insisted on by the right hon. President of the Poor Law Board.

House resumed; Committee reported.

The House adjourned at a quarter after One o'clock till Monday next.