The Government, it appears, has not yet even decided when
it will bring in its Bill for the redistribution of seats. Sir H. Hoare asked on Monday whether it would be early next session, but Mr. Gladstone informed him that while the Bill made part of the obli- gations undertaken in reference to the representation of the people, Govern ost " would reserve its freedom as to the choice of an opportunity." Parliament is in short to pass the franchise Bill, and then open its mouth and shut its eyes and see what Earl Russell will send it. Parliament won't.