HC Deb 08 July 1915 vol 73 c555

A local registration authority may for the purposes of this Act use free of charge any room which may be used for the purposes of taking a poll at a Parliamentary election, subject, however, to the conditions and provisions subject to which it may be so used.


Mr. King.


May I intervene before the hon. Member (Mr. King) speaks? I believe he proposes to move the omission of this Clause. Perhaps I may save time by now making a short statement. When the Bill was introduced we thought we should want these powers for use on certain occasions, when we had the assent of the President of the Board of Education. I have satisfied myself that it is extremely improbable that the schools will be required under the Bill in the form in which it now stands. If it should become necessary to use them, they can be obtained without this Clause, and therefore I am willing to withdraw it.


I thank the right hon. Gentleman very much for his statement. It will relieve the minds of many people and of the local authorities.

Question, "That the Clause stand part of the Bill," put, and negatived.