HC Deb 25 July 1950 vol 478 c383

10.46 p.m.

The Joint Under-Secretary of State for Scotland (Miss Herbison)

I beg to move, That the Representation of the People (Scotland) Regulations, 1950, a copy of which was laid before this House on 6th July, be approved. These Regulations, which are applicable to Scotland only, are similar to those for England and Wales, which my right hon. Friend has just moved, and I propose, therefore, to make no further speech on them.

10.47 p.m.

Colonel Gomme-Duncan (Perth and East Perthshire)

I do not want to detain the House, but I would like to ask the hon. Lady if she is prepared to consider the few points which the Home Secretary has told us he will consider, and that, in particular, she will pay attention to the question of the honest holiday-maker going away with his family—as I hope to do next week—not being allowed to vote while the prisoner is allowed so to do. The Home Secretary says that he will consider this point, and I should like a similar assurance from the hon. Lady, as this is also applicable to Scotland.

Miss Herbison

I can give that assurance.

Question put, and agreed to.