HC Deb 10 July 1924 vol 175 c2438
19. Mr. H. H. SPENCER

asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has been called to the fact that in the recent South African election the South African party polled 33 per cent. more votes than the Nationalists but the Nationalists obtained 20 per cent, more seats; and Whether this phenomenon will cause him to consider the advisability of introducing some scheme upon a correctly proportional system of representation for this House?


I have seen statements in the Press to the effect suggested. The hon. Member was present, I believe, during the Debate on May 2nd on the Representation of the People Bill and will remember that I promised then that the Government would go very fully into the position.

Captain BENN

What is the result of the Government's consideration of the question?


Is the right hon. Gentleman taking into consideration the case of Fermanagh and Tyrone, where a Unionist vote to-day is equal to 2½ Catholic votes?