HC Deb 14 August 1916 vol 85 cc1411-2

asked the Prime Minister whether he is aware that, in reply to a deputation of women's suffrage societies, the Under-Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs stated that he would not assent to any alteration in the franchise, even for the purpose of giving a vote to men risking their lives in the service of the country, unless it was accompanied by enfranchisement for women; and whether this complication of a measure of justice to those serving in the Army, by stipulating that it shall be accompanied by a measure on which there is a wide divergence of opinion, has the approval of the Cabinet?


My Noble Friend informs me that the first part of the question does not give an accurate version of his speech; with regard to the second part of the question, I shall make a statement on the subject of registration this afternoon.

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