HC Deb 25 March 1895 vol 32 c26

I beg to ask the Secretary for Scotland if he is aware that in some districts of the Highlands the collector of rates neglects to demand payment of the rate before 20th June, which has the effect of disfranchising many of the people otherwise entitled to vote, while after this date such persons are compelled to pay but too ate to be put on the register for the current year; and will he consider what remedy he can adopt to prevent the disfranchisement of voters?


The Local Government Board have no knowledge of the existence of any such practise as that referred to; but if the hon. Member will be good enough to furnish the names of any parishes in which the custom obtains, further inquiry will be made.

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