HC Deb 13 December 1922 vol 159 c2934
51. Mr. LUNN

asked the Prime Minister if he is aware that Article 14 of the Irish Free State Constitution Act provides that all citizens of the Free State, without distinction of sex, shall have the right to vote for the Free State Parliament at the age of 21; and, in view of the unanimous approval given to such Measure by this House, will the Government introduce a Bill next Session which will concede the same right to all men and women in Great Britain at the age of 21?


I am not prepared to adopt the hon. Member's suggestion.


What justification is there for hesitating to concede the same civic rights to persons in Great Britain as those which have been conceded to persons in the Irish Free State?


What the suffrage arrangements should be is a question for the people of Great Britain, and does not depend on what is done elsewhere.

Lieut.-Colonel ARCHER-SHEE

Is it not a fact that there are a far greater number of women than men—[Interruption.]