HC Deb 28 February 1867 vol 185 cc1145-6

said, he would beg to ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Whether it is proposed to give the House an opportunity of considering the Reports of the Royal Commissioners respecting the Boroughs of Lancaster, Great Yarmouth, Reigate, and Totnes, before any measure for the disfrancliisement of those Boroughs is laid upon the table?


Sir, the evidence taken before the Royal Commissioners, and their Reports upon it, are now in the hands of hon. Members. They have been also under the consideration of the Government, who have arrived at the conclusion which I have I already announced. On the Reform Bill, which I hope in a few days to introduce, I there will be ample opportunity for hon. Gentlemen to challenge the conclusion at which we have arrived; and I do not contemplate on any other occasion to ask the opinion of the House.