§ 9. Mr. HARDIE
asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he is aware that many young men and women residing with their parents have a parliamentary vote but do not possess the right to vote in local Government elections, owing to the practice of only allowing one municipal lodger vote where the rent of a house is under £20; and can he state approximately the number of parliamentary voters in Glasgow who do not possess the right to vote in town council elections?
Mr. W. ADAMSON
I am aware that the statutory qualification for the lodgers franchise, which requires that the lodgings shall be of a yearly value, if let unfurnished, of not less than £10, will in certain circumstances have the effect suggested in the first part of the question. The estimated number of parliamentary voters in Glasgow who possess no municipal vote is 100,000.