§ MR. MENZIES (Lanarkshire, S.)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether, in bringing in a Bill for the prevention of plurality in voting, he will favourably consider the introduction of a clause in that Bill providing that where three or more candidates stand for the same constituency in a Parliamentary election, and where the candidate securing most votes has obtained less than 50 per cent. of the total votes recorded, there should forthwith be a second election in which the two candidates alone should stand who have secured most votes in the first election, with a view to securing better representation of the country in this House.
§ MR. ASQUITH (for Sir H. CAMPBELL-BANNERMAN)
The subject named by my hon. friend, although deserving consideration, is not relevant to the question of plural voting, and will therefore not be dealt with in the Bill to which he refers.