HC Deb 03 July 1906 vol 159 c1611

To ask the Prime Minister whether, in view of the fact that the Bill now before the House, entitled Local Authorities (Qualification of Women) Bill, passed its Second Reading in the last Parliament by an almost unanimous vote, and has support from all parties in the present Parliament, he will by suspension of the eleven o'clock rule, or by arranging a Saturday sitting, or in some other way, afford facilities which will give the Bill an opportunity of passing through the present Session, so that women may be qualified to serve on county, borough, and metropolitan borough councils, before the triennial county council elections next March.

(Answered by Sir II. Campbell-Banner -man.) The Government are very favourably disposed to this Bill, and if an opportunity offers of facilitating its progress they will gladly avail themselves of it.