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Parliament—Boroughs Of Norwich And Boston—Question

Volume 229: debated on Monday 29 May 1876

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether it is the intention of the Government, in accordance with precedent, to recommend to Parliament legislative action, based upon the Reports of the Royal Commissioners appointed to inquire into the existence of Corrupt Practices in the City of Norwich and the Borough of Boston?

, in reply, said, that it was the intention of the Government to act as mentioned in the Question of the hon. Member. In the case of the City of Norwich, they would recommend Parliament to disfranchise the scheduled voters, and to suspend the Writ during the present Parliament, and in the case of the borough of Boston to disfranchise the scheduled voters only.