HC Deb 07 August 1884 vol 292 c114

asked the First Lord of the Treasury, Whether this House may separate in the confident assurance that Her Majesty's Ministers will seriously consider the expediency of advising Her to use all Constitutional means to insure, as far as possible, that, before the end of the year, the Franchise will be extended by legislative enactment?


The Government have already seriously considered the expediency of advising Her Majesty to use all Constitutional means for the purpose of securing the speedy consideration, and, I hope, the speedy passing, of the Franchise Bill. I do not know of any fresh advice that we can give to Her Majesty during the Recess to promote that object. But I think the answer to the Question is to be found in the advice already given to Her Majesty, and graciously accepted by her, concerning the early re-assembling of Parliament in the autumn.