HC Deb 28 April 1908 vol 187 cc1043-4

Petitions against: From Accrington; Aston; Aylesbury; Bath (two); Berkeley; Biggleswade; Blackpool (two); Bristol; Burghfield; Burley; Burnley; Byfield; Caerphilly; Campbeltown; Cardiff; Chasetown; Chesterfield; Colne; Cornwall; Curdworth; Dover (two); Dundry; Eccleshall (three); Erdington; Garforth; Gloucester; Gosport; Halifax (thirteen); Hands-worth; Hanham; Heeler (two); Hurst Green; Llanelly; Luxborough; Maesteg; Minworth (two); Mortimer; Newbury; North Shields; Otley (four); Pontypridd; Portsmouth; Rockwell Green; Ruardean; Rushpidge; Saffron Walden (two); St. Albans; St. Austell; Saxton cum Scarthingwell; Sheffield (three); Spitsby; Stamford; Stoke Mandeville; Sutton Coldfield; Taunton; Tewkesbury; Tilehurst; Wadworth; Walmley; Warton; Wellington; Wendover; Westwoodside; Windsor (two); Woking; Wraxall; and Yeadon (two); to lie upon the Table.

MR. W. E. HARVEY (Derbyshire, N.E.)

presented a petition against the Bill, which, he said, purported to come from 1,300 inhabitants of North-East Derbyshire, but on examination he found that the signatories hailed from Birmingham, London, Sittingbourne, West Hartlepool, Doncaster, Burton-onTrent, and other places.

MR. JOHN WARD (Stoke-on-Trent)

Is it possible for a Member to move the rejection of a petition which purports to be signed by people in a certain locality, but which bears the signatures of people residing in all parts of the country?


A man may have two residences.