HC Deb 18 June 1907 vol 176 cc301-2
MR. HERBERT (Buckinghamshire, Wycombe)

To ask the President of the Local Government Board how many members of boards of guardians are women; and in how many cases the election of such women members was a contested election.

(Answered by Mr. John Burns) According to the latest figures in my possession the number of lady guardians in 1,093, of whom 1,050 were elected and forty-three were co-opted. Some of the Returns, however, for the present year have not at present been received, and

number is as follows:— Number of patents in force in the United Kingdom on the 1st day of January, 1907, 68,367.

Patents which have been prolong, numbering in all three.

in these cases the numbers have been taken from last year's Returns. I am not able to say in how many cases the election of the women who are serving as guardians was contested.