HC Deb 17 April 1896 vol 39 cc1181-2
MR. J. A. RENTOUL (Down, E.)

I beg to ask Mr. Attorney General whether his attention has been called to the remarks of the Judges in the latest Election Petition case as to their want of power to require extra security for costs when, in their opinion, a case has been unduly prolonged; and, whether in view of these remarks and in view of the length of the proceedings in the case of the St. George's Election Petition, he can see his way to propose some remedial legislation by which any proceeding of similar or undue length can be prevented in future cases, and some legislation to modify the Law relating to Elections?


I am communicating with the learned Judges upon the subject of the recent Election Petitions, and as to possible amendments of the law in the direction indicated by the hon. and learned Member and by other hon. Members in previous questions which have been addressed to me.