§ VISCOUNT GRIMSTON (Herts, St. Alban's)
asked the President of the Local Government Board, If he is aware that great misapprehension exists as to the right of owners occupying their own houses to have votes for the election of County Councillors under the new Local Government Bill; and, if he will clearly define their position by a statement in the House of Commons, and by a Circular addressed to the overseers charged with the preparation of the list of voters?
§ THE PRESIDENT (Mr. RITCHIE) (Tower Hamlets, St. George's)
I was not aware, until my noble Friend informed me, that misapprehension exists as to the right of owners occupying their own houses to have votes in the election of Councillors. If a person is qualified by occupation of premises, he is not deprived of his vote by the fact that he is the owner of such premises. If the noble Viscount is aware of any district in which there is any such misapprehension as that to which he refers, I would suggest that he should communicate with the Clerk of the Peace.