HC Deb 30 November 1932 vol 272 c817
56. Captain FRASER

asked the Home Secretary if he is aware that many blind persons object to the procedure under which they have to disclose to the presiding officer and the agents of the candidates the name or names of the candidate or candidates for whom they are voting at elections; and if he would view with sympathy a change in the law which would give blind persons, as an alternative, the opportunity of entrusting the marking of their ballot papers to a wife or friend who may accompany them to the polling booth?


If a private Member's Bill to effect the proposed change were generally acceptable to all political parties, the Government would give it sympathetic consideration.