HC Deb 09 March 1910 vol 14 c1466

asked the Lord Advocate if, in view of the difficulties which electors in many country districts experienced in exercising the franchise owing to the long distances they had to go to the nearest polling station, he would introduce a measure for providing a polling station in every rural school so as to enable these electors to have reasonable and proper facilities for recording their votes, and that the cost thereby entailed be defrayed out of public funds instead of being thrown on the respective candidates for Parliament?


On the information which I at present possess I am not satisfied that the facilities provided by the County Elections (Scotland) Act, 1853, have proved insufficient for the needs of electors in the county districts in Scotland. I am not, therefore, prepared to undertake so important a change in the law as is suggested in my hon. Friend's question.