HC Deb 31 July 1923 vol 167 c1432

Section forty-nine of the Town Councils (Scotland) Act, 1900, which relates to the taking of polls in contested elections, shall have effect as if the following proviso were added at the end thereof: Provided always that, where the council are satisfied that it is necessary in order to afford to all electors such reasonable facilities for voting as are practicable in the circumstances, they may by resolution passed not later than one month before the issue in any year of the notice referred to in Section forty-two extend the hours prescribed by the last-mentioned Act for the keeping open of the poll, so, however, that the poll shall not commence earlier than seven o'clock in the forenoon and shall not be kept open later than nine o'clock in the afternoon.—[The Solicitor-General for Scotland.]

Brought up and read the First time.


I beg to move, "That the Clause be read a Second time."

This Clause was agreed upon last night. Therefore I need not waste any words in support of it.

Clause read a Second time, and added to the Bill.