§ MR. EVERETT
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department, Whether, in view of what has happened in the scrutiny connected with the Stepney Election, he will consider the propriety of proposing, at an early day, such an amendment of the Law as will in future prevent the secrecy of the Ballot from being infringed?
THE SECRETARY OF STATE (Mr. CHILDERS)
In reply to the hon. Member, I can only say that I know nothing of the proceedings at the Stepney Election Scrutiny, except from a newspaper report, and I am not aware in what manner the secrecy of the Ballot was infringed. If I should receive an official Report of the proceedings, I will consider, with the Law Officers, whether it discloses anything demanding an alteration of the Ballot Act.