§ 36. Mr. RENNIE SMITH
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is now in a position to report on a scheme to alter the present system of voting at the election of parish councillors which has been submitted by the County Councils Association; and if, in view of the many complaints to which the present method gives rise, he can inform the House whether it is proposed to take an early opportunity of amending the existing practice?
§ Captain HACKING
No decision has been reached upon the scheme referred to. The whole question will be carefully considered, but I may add that the 866 number of complaints which have reached the Home Office as to the working of the present system is inconsiderable.