§ MR. JOHN AIRD (Paddington, N.)
I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board if he will have a return prepared giving the number of ladies who have exercised their power of voting at the recent County Council Election?
§ MR. SHAW-LEFEVRE
I presume that the question refers to the recent election of the County Councillors in London, and I have communicated on the subject with the Clerk to the London County Council, who has the custody of the documents from which alone the information desired could be obtained. He informs me that the copies of the register are sealed up with the other papers connected with the ballot, and the packets can only be opened in accordance with the regulations of the Council under the Ballot Act, and that there would be very great practical difficulty in making such a return.