§ Captain WALLACE
asked the Home Secretary whether he is aware that at the recent municipal elections one candidate stood for six wards in the Borough of Hornsey; that in no case did he poll more than six per cent. of the votes cast, and that his action involved the municipality in unnecessary expense; and whether he will introduce legislation to provide for the forfeiture of a deposit of not less than £10 by a candidate who polls less than one-eighth of the votes cast at a municipal election, and to enact that a candidate who is nominated for more than one ward cannot recover more than one deposit?
§ Sir W. JOYNSON-HICKS
My attention has not been drawn to the case mentioned by my hon. and gallant Friend. As I stated in reply to a similar question on the 18th March last, the introduction of legislation on the lines suggested is not practicable at the present time, but the question has been noted for consideration when the amendment of the law is undertaken.