§ MR. C. S. READ
asked Mr. Attorney General, If it is his intention to bring in a Bill to disfranchise those Voters who were reported as guilty of Bribery by Mr. Justice Keating at the last Election Petition for the City of Norwich?
THE ATTORNEY GENERAL
said, in reply, that of late Bills had been brought in to disfranchise voters only where it had been reported that bribery had extensively prevailed, with the view of punishing the guilty parties. On looking, however, to the Report of Mr. Justice Keating, he found that no corrupt practices had prevailed at the last election, although several persons had been reported guilty at the previous election. As at present advised he hardly thought there was occasion for an Act of Parliament.