HC Deb 27 November 1916 vol 88 c32
60. Major NEWMAN

asked whether, before the House is asked to undertake legislation to bring the Government of Ireland Act into immediate operation, or other legislation of a party character that might involve the break-up of the Government, the Special Register Bill, or some similar measure to enable soldiers and sailors to exercise the franchise, will be placed on the Statute Book?


No such legislation is at present in contemplation, and I see no reason to give a contingent undertaking in regard to it.


Does the right hon. Gentleman think it right or just that the old register should be used for the forthcoming election?