HC Deb 24 March 1932 vol 263 c1189
35. Mr. LEWIS

asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office, if, in view of the dissatisfaction in the Service at the General Elections in 1929 and 1931 with the existing provisions of the law governing the exercise of the franchise by those serving in the Army, he will cause inquiry to be made as to the advisability of amending these provisions?

Mr. WOMERSLEY (Lord of the Treasury)

I have been asked to reply. As a result of numerous complaints after the General Election in 1929, the whole system of Parliamentary Registration of Army personnel was overhauled and revised. As far as is known the system worked smoothly and satisfactorily during the 1931 Election, and no complaints have reached the Department.


If I give the hon. Gentleman specific instances to show that the system has not worked smoothly and well, will he give the matter sympathetic consideration?


I am certain that my right hon. Friend would be pleased to receive those representations.


Does not the result of the last Election show that it worked admirably?

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