HC Deb 17 June 1920 vol 130 cc1623-4

For the removal of doubts, it is hereby declared that—

  1. (a) a person who, by virtue of Sub-section (4) of section five of the Representation of the People Act, 1918, has at any time become entitled, as a male naval or military voter serving or having served in or in connection with the war, to be registered as a Parliamentary elector before attaining full age, continues to be so entitled, if otherwise qualified, notwithstanding that the service which brings him within the provisions of that section has ceased; and
  2. (b) the expression "service" in the said Sub-section (4) means service in or in connection with the War.

Lords Amendment: In paragraph (a) leave out the word "so" ["continues to be so entitled"] and after the word "qualified" insert the words "to be registered as a Parliamentary elector before attaining full age."


I beg to move, "That this House doth agree with the Lords in the said Amendment."

This is a purely drafting Amendment: This is the Bill that continues on the register soldiers and sailors who have been demobilised, and who are still under 21 years of age.

Question put, and agreed to.

The remaining Orders were read and postponed.

It being after half-past Eleven of the Clock upon Thursday evening, Mr. Speaker adjourned the House, without Question put, pursuant to the Standing Order.

Adjourned at Twenty-five minutes after Twelve o'clock.