HC Deb 10 August 1916 vol 85 cc1209-10
20. Mr. HUGH LAW

asked the Secretary for Scotland whether the Glasgow Town Council is about to fill by co-option a vacancy now existing by reason of the death of one of its members; and whether he will represent to the council the advisability of giving direct representation on that body to the 120,000 unrepresented Irish Nationalists, 15,000 of whom have joined the Colours since the outbreak of War?


I am not officially informed of the occurrence of such vacancies, and it would be quite beyond my province to make any representations to s the corporation as to the exercise of the power conferred upon them by Statute to fill by co-option as they think fit the vacancy in question.

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