HC Deb 20 March 1958 vol 584 cc161-2W
66. Mr. Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department why, in view of the fact that the £150 parliamentary election deposit, which was first introduced in 1918, needs to be increased to £325 to restore its purchasing value to the 1918 figure, he will not introduce the necessary legislation to give effect to this proposal.

Mr. R. A. Butler

Because I am not convinced that a change is necessary.