HC Deb 22 May 1906 vol 157 c1145
MR. S. COLLINS (Lambeth, Kennington)

I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury, considering the nature of much of the evidence revealed at the recent trials, in connection with the Yarmouth and Maidstone elections, will the Government take an early opportunity to bring in a Bill to so alter the Corrupt Practices Act that it may become more effectual in securing purity of elections.


I am quite aware that the Corrupt Practices Act has been the subject recently of a good deal of depreciatory comment, and it is not surprising if, after so many years experience, it may require considerable amendment; but I do not think any step can be taken this session.