§ MR. WALTER M'LAREN
asked the Lord Advocate whether Clause 8 of the Scotch Local Government Bill meant that every County Council elector, including women, would be qualified to be elected to the County Council; and, if not, whether he would introduce words to make it clear that women electors are eligible for election?
§ *THE LORD ADVOCATE (MR. J. P. B. ROBERTSON,) Buteshire
No, Sir; the clause does not purport to state the necessary qualifications of Councillors, but only enacts a disqualification. It leaves standing the general common law as to personal qualifications for holding public offices.
§ MR. M'LAREN
Will the right hon. and learned Gentleman state whether the Bill will or will not enable women to vote at County Council elections?