§ MR SOARES (Devonshire, Barnstaple)
I beg to ask Mr. Attorney-General, whether his attention has been called to the fact that the Commissioner in the Shrewsbury Election Petition reports that the mere exposure of the system of bribery, unless those responsible for finding or distributing the money are made to understand the personal danger of their proceedings, will not repress the corrupt practices prevalent; and what steps does he propose to take in the matter.
§ THE ATTORNEY-GENERAL (Sir ROBERT FINLAY, Inverness Burghs)
The Director of Public Prosecutions instituted proceedings against ten persons for bribery or being parties to bribery. Of these nine have been committed for trial and one discharged by the magistrates.