§ MR. BUTT
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, What 1462 course he intends to take with reference to the renewal of the Corrupt Practices Act and the Act for the trial of Election Petitions, and the recommendations of the Select Committee?
MR. ASSHETON CROSS,
in reply, said, that the Report of the Select Committee had been only recently agreed to. If there was any prospect of a general agreement on the subject, there would be no difficulty in dealing with it this Session. Such an agreement was, however, scarcely to be expected, and, therefore, as at present advised, he thought the best course to adopt would be to give hon. Members ample opportunity to see and digest the Report, to pass a Continuance Bill, and to call the attention of Parliament to the subject next Session.