HC Deb 02 July 1867 vol 188 cc854-5

said, he would beg to ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Whether it is the intention of the Government to bring up a new Clause defining the mode in which rates are to be demanded, as contemplated by Clause 3 of the Bill for Amending the Representation of the People; and, when he will place the Notice of such intended Clause on the Notice Paper?


Although the hon. and learned Gentleman the Member for Tiverton seems to have shrunk from the engagement into which he entered with the House to provide us with a clause to meet this difficulty, I notice that his hon. and learned Colleague in this difficult enterprise (Mr.; Locke) has resolved to meet that engagement, and I feel that I should be guilty of great want of courtesy towards him if I did not give the House the opportunity of discussing the propriety of the provision which he has prepared.