HC Deb 30 April 1869 vol 195 c1975

said, he wished to ask Mr. Attorney General, When it is expected the Commissioners in the various inquiries into the Corrupt Practices in Norwich, Bridgwater, Beverley, Dublin, Cashel, &c, will commence their labours; and, whether there is any reason beyond the personal convenience of the three Commissioners, why the inquiries should not take place immediately on the Assent of the Crown being obtained, in order that the Writs may be issued, or Bills for the disfranchisement be introduced during the present Session?


said, in reply, that he had communicated with the Commissioners, and hoped that as soon as possible they would begin their inquiries. The assent of both Houses, however, was necessary to the Address to the Crown, and the concurrence of the other House had not been obtained. When that was done he had no reason to doubt that the Commissioners would proceed with their inquiry with due despatch.