§ 55. Sir HENRY CRAIK
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, 1412 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?
§ The PRIME MINISTER
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.