§ 24. Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY
asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether any steps have yet been taken to call a constituent assembly together in Iraq; and what is the Government's present policy on this subject?
§ Mr. CHURCHILL
It is hoped that a representative assembly will meet in Bagdad very shortly. The electoral law has been completed; elections are now being held for the municipal bodies, whose business it will be to carry out the 1701 provisions of the electoral law in the towns; and it is anticipated that the elections for the assembly itself will be held almost at once.
§ Colonel WEDGWOOD
Is the franchise given to the voters in the Iraq as liberal as that given to voters of a similar character in Palestine?