HC Deb 17 February 1890 vol 341 c417

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for War whether the Government is aware that, following the decisions already given in the case of soldiers and sailors, even Volunteers absent from home on duty under Military Law by consent in barracks at Easter are thereby subjected to disqualification as voters by the break in their occupation; and, whether Government will seek to amend the Law in this respect?

THE SECRETARY OF STATE FOR WAR (Mr. E. STANHOPE, Lincolnshire, Horncastle)

I think there may be considerable doubt as to the interpretation placed upon the recent decisions by my hon. and learned Friend, but if they do apply to Volunteers, then the Bill of which notice has been given by the Attorney General will completely meet the case.