§ SIR HENRY MEYSEY-THOMPSON (Lincolnshire, Brigg)
asked the President of the Local Government Board, Whether his attention has been called to the fact that at the last general election some voters were prevented from exercising the franchise, and very many others were put to most serious inconvenience by the very long distances they had to walk to the poll; and, whether he intends to bring in a Bill to amend the Law relating to the appointment of polling places in counties?
THE SECRETARY OF STATE (Mr. CHILDERS) (Edinburgh, S.)
(who replied) said: In reply to my hon. Friend, I have to say that I am not aware that any complaints have reached the Home Office with regard to the inconvenient arrangement of the polling districts during the last election. The polling districts in counties are fixed by Courts of Quarter Sessions; and they are the authority to whom any representations should be addressed. I can say nothing now as to any intention to legislate on the subject.