HC Deb 23 February 1914 vol 58 c1399
49. Mr. NEWMAN

asked the Prime Minister whether the undertaking given last Session by the Minister for Education that, in the event of the lifetime of the Government being prolonged to its normal limit, the final passage of the Plural Voting Bill would be accompanied by a measure of redistribution still holds good; and whether it is intended to deal with the question of three-cornered contests by means of the alternative vote in single-Member constituencies or of the transferable vote in grouped constituencies returning several Members?


I understand my right hon. Friend intimated that if we had the opportunity it was the intention of the Government to introduce a measure to deal with redistribution, and, in reply to the first part of the question, I may say there is no alteration of the intentions of the Government. As regards the second part, I must ask the hon. Member to await the proposals of the Government on the subject.


What does the word "opportunity" mean?


"Opportunity" means opportunity.