* VISCOUNT PORTMAN,
in moving the Second Reading of this Bill said, that its object was to save the expense and inconvenience which would be caused in most counties by the very limited time now allowed for the printing and preparation of the Registers of voters. Under the provisions of the Municipal Corporations Act, 1882, as applied by the County Electors Act, 1888, there would only be an interval of eight days between the date when the last lists must be delivered to the Clerk of the County Council and the date for the completion of the Register. This Bill, which merely makes temporary provision for the next two years, extends the time for completing the Register from the 20th October to the 30th November.
§ Bill read 2a (according to order), and committed to a Committee of the whole House on Tuesday the 9th of July next.