§ 15. Captain CUNNINGHAM - REID
asked the Financial Secretary to the War Office what instructions have been issued to officers commanding barracks or military depots regarding the admission to barracks at election times of motor cars intended to convey electors to the poll; and if he will take steps to ensure that no hindrances are put in the way of military electors desirous of the assistance of transport to the poll?
§ The FINANCIAL SECRETARY to the WAR OFFICE (Mr. Duff Cooper)
No specific instructions regarding the admission of motor cars have been issued. The instructions do, however, prohibit canvassing in quarters, and I think that the entrance into barracks of motor cars to take electors to the poll on behalf of political organisations must be regarded as analogous to canvassing.