§ MR. LABOUCHERE (Northampton)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether, in the event of Her Majesty's Ministers intending to advise Her Majesty to dissolve the present Parliament between the month of September and December of the present year, they contemplate bringing in a Bill to enable all persons being qualified after July next to vote?
§ THE FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY (Mr. A. J. BALFOUR, Manchester, E.)
The contingency to which the hon. Gentleman refers is remote and uncertain, and the Government have not thought it necessary to consider if any, and what, steps should be taken in the event of such a contingency arising.
§ MR. LABOUCHERE
Do I understand that if such a contingency does occur the Government will act in such a manner as I suggest?
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR
I think the hon. Gentleman can hardly make that deduction from what I have said.