HL Deb 15 July 1913 vol 14 cc1033-4

Amendments reported (according to Order).


Your Lordships will see that there is in my name on the Paper a further Amendment to this Bill. I regret that the noble Earl who sits below the Gangway (Lord Camperdown) and who takes an interest in this subject is not here to speak upon it. The Amendment has, however, been submitted to him, and he has no objection to it. I beg to move.

Amend melt moved—

Clause 1, page 1, lines 5 to 24, leave out subsections (1) and (2) and insert: ( ) Where any candidate at a parliamentary election or a candidate's agent on his behalf gives notice in writing to the returning officer during the nomination time or within one hour afterwards that he wishes the poll at that election—

  1. "(a) to commence at seven o'clock in the forenoon, or
  2. "(b) to be kept open till nine o'clock in the afternoon, or
  3. "(c) to commence at seven o'clock in the forenoon and be kept open till nine o'clock in the afternoon,
"the Elections (Hours of Poll) Act, 1885, shall, in relation to that election, be construed as if the hour specified in any such notice, whether as respects the commencement or close of the poll, were substituted for eight o'clock in the forenoon or eight o'clock in the afternoon, as the case may be, being the hours specified in that Act for the commencement and close of the poll respectively."—(Earl Beauchamp.)

On Question, Amendment agreed to.

Bill to be read 3a To-morrow, and to be printed as amended. (No. 124.)