HC Deb 23 April 1928 vol 216 cc707-8
The UNDER-SECRETARY of STATE for the HOME DEPARTMENT (Lieut. Colonel Sir Vivian Henderson)

I beg to move, in page 8, line 33, at the end, to add the words: Sch. 5 … In the Form of Voting Paper in Part I and in Forms A and C in Part II the words '(In the case of a man)' and the words '(In the case of a woman) that I have not voted at this General Election for any other university constituency' shall be omitted. This is a purely drafting Amendment. As the franchise in the case of a man and a woman is now the same, it is no longer necessary to make any difference between them.

Lieut.-Commander KENWORTHY

May I take this opportunity of asking the Home Secretary why it is only necessary to alter this wording in the case of university voting and not in other cases? I only rose because, now we have this new law of voting, one would think that some new words would be required on the forms and some Amendment would be required to the existing law.


The first point the hon. Member raised is already covered by an Amendment which is in the existing schedule to the Act. He will find it on page 8 of the Bill. As to the second point he raised, it is not necessary to insert any words such as he suggests, because the voting papers deal with university elections only.

Amendment agreed to.

Bill reported, as amended, to be considered To-morrow.