HC Deb 02 April 1917 vol 92 c906
65. Sir G. YOUNGER

asked the Prime Minister whether his attention has been called to the personal opinion of the Colonial Secretary, as expressed by him in this House, that a similiar policy to that taken with regard to the electoral position should be extended to the consideration of the constitution and powers of the Second Chamber; and whether the Government is prepared to accept that view and to act upon it?


The Government recognise the urgency of this subject and are sympathetically considering the suggestion in my hon. Friend's question.

66. Sir G. YOUNGER

asked the Prime Minister whether he will see that the Fran chise Bill to be formulated on the basis of Mr. Speaker's Conference Report is presented in such a form that the House will have the fullest freedom to deal with the position of the conscientious objector?


The Bill must of necessity be in a form to permit the discussion of such subjects if the House desires it.


Shall we also be able to discuss the question of the dispatch of men over military age who have not taken part in the War?


I am informed that the nature of the Bill will make it possible for the House to discuss these subjects.