HC Deb 02 July 1941 vol 372 c1339
33. Mr. Creech Jones

asked the Under secretary of State for the Colonies to what extent the position of women under the recent Bill concerned with the municipality of Lagos has been worsened by depriving them of their limited voting power?

Mr. George Hall

I assume my hon. Friend is referring to the Bill of the Lagos Township Ordinance, 1941, which has now been passed into law. If so, I am advised that the suggestion made by my hon. Friend appears to be without foundation; but if he will furnish me with fuller details, I will have further inquiry made.

Mr. Creech Jones

May I bring to the notice of my hon. Friend several statements in responsible journals to the effect recorded in my Question?

Mr. Hall

I am afraid we are not responsible for those statements, but if the hon. Member will bring any of them before me, I will have them examined.