Surely my hon. friend
knows that the returning officer has no power to go and give information; he is there to attend to his duties. Certain information is given by the agent of each candidate. Surely the two candidates, or the three candidates as the case may be, will be on an absolute parity at 'the poll in that respect. Then why does my hon. friend speak as he does? It carries a sort of suggestion that this is being done to help the governmental candidate. This is a suggestion made by the Chief Electoral Officer immediately after the last general election when he presented his report. Surely, therefore, there is no evil intention in the present amendment.