§ MR. EVANS (Southampton)
asked Mr. Attorney General, Whether his attention has been called to the fact that considerable doubt exists whether, under the Act of last Session conferring the franchise on policemen, they are entitled to vote on municipal, school board, and other local elections; whether he is aware that some Revising Barristers have decided for, and some against, the claim; and, whether he will make a declaration as to the correct interpretation of the law?
§ THE ATTORNEY GENERAL (Sir RICHARD WEBSTER) (Isle of Wight)
My attention has not been called to the matter to which the hon. Member refers, nor was I aware that the decisions of Revising Barristers had not been uniform. As I understand the matter, the Act of 1887 only removed the disqualification so far as Parliamentary elections are concerned.