HC Deb 10 April 1905 vol 144 c1010

To ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether he can say when he will be able to lay before the House the proposals of the Government for diminishing the anomalies in the present arrangement of electoral areas, as promised in His Majesty's Speech from the Throne; and what will be the method of procedure he proposes to adopt, i.e., whether by Bill, or, in the first instance, by Resolution, with a scheme attached, or otherwise.

(Answered by Mr. A. J. Balfour.) The proposals for Redistribution cannot be laid before the House before the Easter recess, but I hope that no long delay will take place after the termination of that period. It is premature to make any statement as regards the precise form in which the proposals in question will be presented.