75. Miss Cazalet
asked the Home Secretary whether he is yet in a position to 332 make a statement with regard to granting the same facilities for voting to women serving in His Majesty's Forces as those already granted to men?
§ Mr. Peake
Examination of the legal technicalities has shown that the question whether the existing law as to registration of absent voters covers all the classes of women in question is not free from doubt. It is important to remove such doubt without delay and consideration is being given to the quickest method of making the necessary amendment of the law so as to make it clear that the same facilities are available for women members of the Forces as are available for men.
Is my hon. Friend aware of the satisfaction with which his answer will be received among all members of the women's Services? May I ask, in view of the very long time it has taken to make this very easy decision, whether the necessary alterations in the law will be made before the Recess?