HC Deb 15 July 1912 vol 41 c23

asked the Prime Minister whether he has received a protest signed by 72,000 citizens of Glasgow and the district protesting against the National Insurance Act of 1911; and whether he can see his way to accede to the request therein contained to submit the Act to the verdict of the electorate?

The PRIME MINISTER (Mr. Asquith)

I have received a protest from Glasgow. As the approval of the majority of the representatives of the electors of the United Kingdom was obtained for the Act, I see no reason to accede to the request made therein.


Will the right hon. Gentleman, before he comes to a conclusion, secure a handwriting expert to see how many citizens of Glasgow are among the 72,000?

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