HC Deb 06 June 1878 vol 240 cc1322-3

A Bill [as amended by the Select Committee] to amend the Law relating to the Registration of Voters in Parliamentary Boroughs, and the Enrolment of Burgesses in Municipal Boroughs, and relating to certain Rights of Voting and Proceedings before and Appeals from Revising Barristers.

(Consolidated from, the Borough Voters' Bill, and, the Parliamentary and Municipal Registration Bill.)


Bill considered in Committee.

(In the Committee.)

Clauses 1 to 21, inclusive, agreed to.

Clause 22 (Claim by lodger retaining same lodgings in successive years).

MR. CHARLEY moved to report Progress. The Bill had only just been printed, and the next clauses effected important changes in the lodger franchise.

Motion made, and Question proposed, "That the Chairman do report Progress, and ask leave to sit again."—(Mr. Charley.)


as Chairman of the Select Committee which reported the Bill, hoped the Motion would not be pressed. The Bill had been most carefully considered in the Select Committee, and had received the approval of all parties. The only alteration as to the lodger franchise, in respect of the claim to vote, was one which would protect the lodger who made a just claim and would insure that claims were bonâ fide.


hoped the hon. and learned Member for Salford would not press his Motion. Every word of the Bill had been carefully considered, and no sweeping changes had been proposed; but the Bill, as it stood, was a compromise agreed to by both sides.

Motion, by leave, withdrawn.

Clause agreed to.

Remaining clauses agreed to.

Bill reported, without Amendment; to be read the third time To-morrow, at Two of the clock.