HC Deb 11 April 1867 vol 186 c1481

said, he would beg to ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Whether he proposes to introduce a clause into the Reform Bill, for the purposes of making uniform the various fees now payable by candidates to the returning and other officers who shall hereafter be specified, and whether he proposes to make the payment of conveyance to the poll illegal?


Sir, I have to state, in answer to my hon. Friend, that experience has made me very chary of interfering with returning officers or any other body of individuals; but with reference to making the payment of conveyance to the poll illegal, I may say it is intended so greatly to multiply places of polling so that I hope that would be perfectly unnecessary, and that no such expenses need be incurred.