§ 48. Major MORRISON-BELL
asked the Prime Minister if he will take steps to do away with the long interval between the casting of the votes at a general or by-election and the subsequent counting and declaration?
§ Mr. BONAR LAW
As the hon. and gallant Member is aware, provision has been made for an interval between the poll and the counting of the votes at Parliamentary elections in order to allow time for the receipt of ballot papers from absent voters, many of whom are serving in the Fleet and in France and Flanders and with the British Army of the Rhine. The question of dispensing with this interval, when circumstances permit, is under the consideration of the Government Departments concerned.