§ 60. Sir PERCY HURD
asked the Home Secretary whether his attention has been called to the recent municipal elections in Hornsey, when one candidate, who obtained an insignificant number of votes and who has already cost the ratepayers £1,000 by similar candidatures, now stood for three wards in the borough; and whether he will bring in a Bill or give facilities for a Bill to prevent this waste of public money by restricting a candidate to one ward in an election?
I understand that the question of a candidate standing for more than one ward at a municipal election is one of the questions under review by the Departmental Committee appointed to consider the consolidation and amendment of the enactments relating to local government, and my right hon. Friend thinks it is desirable to await the outcome of this committee's examination of the subject before considering the question of legislation.
§ Sir W. DAVISON
Is my hon. Friend aware that a Bill dealing with this point received a First Reading in this House by a large majority before the Adjournment and is now awaiting a Second Reading? Will the Government give facilities for the further stages of the Bill?