§ MR. YOUNGER (Ayr Burghs)
I beg to ask the Secretary for Scotland whether, having regard to the proposals of the Liquor Traffic (Local Option) (Scotland) Bill, he can say what is the estimated proportionn of parish electors in an area to the total inhabitants of the area; and whether he can furnish any statistics showing the average proportion of those on the register who have in fact voted in local elections in Scotland to which this register applies.
§ MR. JOHN BURNS (for Mr. SINCLAIR)
The only return of parish electors available is for the year 1898, when for the whole of Scotland it was 787,629, or nearly a sixth of the population. My right hon. friend has no information as to the number voting.