HC Deb 26 May 1868 vol 192 cc924-5

said, he would beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury, Whether Her Majesty's Government intend to bring forward any Measure, and, if any, what Measure, for the purpose of shortening the period which, under the existing Law, must intervene before a General Election can take place under the provisions of the Reform Act psssed in the late Session of Parliament:


The subject, Sir, to which the hon. Gentleman refers is now, and has been for some time, under the consideration of Her Majesty's Government. I am bound to say that the difficulties connected with it are greater than were at first contemplated; but I trust these difficulties may be overcome.