§ 48. Sir ALFRED MOND
asked the Prime Minister whether, under the provisions of Clause 9, Sub-section (1), of the Government of Ireland Bill, and the Schedules of that Bill, each elector in the constituency of Belfast East can give one vote to each of five candidates in elections to the Irish House of Commons, thus enabling a coherent majority to obtain the whole representation of this constituency to the exclusion of any representation of minorities?
§ The PRIME MINISTER
The result would be as stated if a coherent majority were to support five candidates.
§ Sir A. MOND
Might I ask the right hon. Gentleman, whether, in view of his answer, he will consider the advisability of introducing an Amendment on the Report stage so as to give the minority in these large constituencies returning five Members each some representation?