§ MR. B. SAMUELSON
asked Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, Whether, before this Parliament is dissolved, the Amendments deemed by the Government to be necessary in the Parliamentary Elections and Corrupt Practices Bill will be proceeded with; and, whether the right hon. Gentleman proposes to proceed with the Bill during the present Session? He also wished to know, whether the right hon. Gentleman is now able to state what will be done with respect to the Railway Commission?
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER
With regard to the first Question of the hon. Gentleman, undoubtedly the Government are of opinion that the Parliamentary Elections and Corrupt Practices Bill should be fully considered by the House and settled before a Dissolution. Whether it will be possible to proceed with it during the present Session I am very uncertain; but I am afraid not. It is among those Bills which we have not taken off the Paper, though I do not think it is likely we shall find time for it. With regard to the Railway Commission, I am not able to answer the Question at present.