HC Deb 16 May 1867 vol 187 c618

said, he would beg to ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, If it is still his intention to alter the Schedule (D) of the Representation of the People Bill as far as regards the Parts of Lindsey, as intimated by him earlier in the Session in reply to a question asked by the hon. Member for North Lincolnshire?


No, Sir, upon reflection it is not my intention to alter the schedule, and I have informed my hon. Friend the Member for North Lincolnshire of that fact. The hon. Gentleman is of course aware that the boundaries in the Bill are mere temporary boundaries. They are not intended to be acted upon except in the event of contingencies that are very improbable. The boundaries will be settled by a Commission, and I am sure the House will be satisfied with the announcement that Lord Eversley has consented to act as the head of that Commission. The remaining four boundary Commissioners will be nominated in communication with Lord Eversley.