HC Deb 21 March 1923 vol 161 c2537
22. Sir B. FALLE

asked the First Lord of the Admiralty whether residence in a Royal Naval Barracks, in the case of a naval rating who has no shore address, is to be considered a residential qualification for a Parliamentary vote under the Representation of the People Act in the same manner as an Army rank residing in married quarters?

The SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Mr. Bridgeman)

I have been asked to reply. I am advised that any naval rating residing in a Royal Naval barracks has the same right to be registered for his residence there as a soldier living in camp, whether in married quarters or not. In each case, a special claim for actual residence qualification is required, so as to ensure that the man will not be registered in some other constituency under the privilege system provided in the case of naval or military voters.