HC Deb 01 August 1930 vol 242 cc901-2
24. Mr. MANDER

asked the Prime Minister whether the Government will, in view of the measure of agreement dis- closed in the report of the Ullswater Committee, give consideration during the recess to the advisability of introducing legislation next Session on electoral reform, including the alternative vote, reduction of election expenses, party election expenditure, speakers' expenses, motor-cars, plural voting, half-yearly registers, returning officers' deposits, double-member constituencies, and election petitions.


My right hon. Friend is not able, at this time, to make any statement on this subject.


Will the Chancellor of the Exchequer consider the advisability of passing such legislation, if necessary, under the Parliament Act during the next two or three years?


This matter will receive consideration. The report is expected to be published in a few days. It is a very important matter, and to use the usual phrase, I am sure that all relevant matters will be taken into consideration.


Can the right hon. Gentleman not hold out any hope to the Liberal party just before the Recess?