§ Mr. J. A. GRANT
asked the Attorney-General if any cases of intimidation affecting votes during the recent General Election are in the cognisance of the Government; if so, will he state the number of such cases, and when and where they took place; and, if such cases are in the knowledge of the Government, whether it is proposed to take any action in the matter under the Corrupt Practices Act?
§ The ATTORNEY-GENERAL (Sir William Robson)
Three cases were called to my attention. The first case was un- 32 accompanied by any particulars. The second was by a private person who is himself taking proceedings. The third was an important and difficult case, in which the party alleged to be intimidated had been advised by counsel, rightly I think, that a conviction was not likely to be obtained. The Government do not propose to take any action.
§ Mr. DOUGLAS HALL
Do the Government propose to take any steps to protect electors against these wholesale charges brought by Ministers of the Crown?
§ Earl WINTERTON
Will the Attorney-General send a copy of his answer to the Chancellor of the Exchequer?
May I ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether the Gladstone League will now be dissolved?