asked the First Lord of the Treasury, Whether there is now any object in having soldiers confined to barracks during the day of nomination at Parliamentary Elections; and, whether, in the Bill for renewing the Ballot Act, he will propose the repeal of so much of the Act 10 and 11 Vic. c. 21, sec. 3, as provides that no soldier within two miles of the place of election shall be allowed to go out of barracks on the day of nomination?
§ SIR WILLIAM HARCOURT,
in reply, said, he thought the point raised by the hon. and learned Member was well deserving of consideration. No doubt the Ballot had materially altered the whole character of the nomination day; and therefore he would give the matter his careful consideration.