§ SIR ELLIOT LEES (Birkenhead)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether he is prepared to take any steps to give effect to the Resolution passed by the House on the 8th March in favour of means being given whereby mariners, fishermen, railway servants, and others may record their votes at Parliamentary elections when, by reason of their calling, they will be absent on duty on the day of the poll.
§ MR. A. J. BALFOUR
I see no objection to appointing a Committee; at any rate, the Government will offer no opposition to the Select Committee the hon. Gentleman desires. If he will consult 776 with the President of the Local Government Board as to the reference to that Committee, I have no doubt he will find no difficulty in drawing up its terms in a manner to meet the case.