HC Deb 06 May 1896 vol 40 cc718-9

On the order for the Second Reading of this Bill,


said, the object of the Bill was to remedy an omission in the Act of 1894, by which women owners of property were deprived of their votes, while men owners had them. By omission also women owners were deprived of the right to vote in regard to boards of guardians, while other classes had the vote. The Bill was not in the ordinary sense a women's franchise Bill, but was simply intended to remedy an injustice under which women owners laboured under the local franchise. He moved that the Bill be read a Second time.

MR. SAMUEL EVANS (Glamorgan, Mid)

said, he regretted to have to do so, but he must object to the Second Reading being taken.

Second Reading deferred till Monday next.