HC Deb 16 March 1882 vol 267 c1019

asked the First Lord of the Treasury, Whether it is his intention to bring in a Bill for the purpose of filling up the six seats in this House rendered vacant by the disfranchisement of certain boroughs?


This is a Question of great importance, upon which Her Majesty's Government have not yet thought it necessary for them to arrive at any positive determination; but they will take good care to announce their intention at such a time that Gentlemen will have the power, not only of comprehending it, but of taking any course of action which they may think proper.