§ Sir WILLIAM BEALE
asked the Secretary for Scotland whether he is aware that some dissatisfaction exists with the present practice as to the disposal of used ballot papers after the declaration of the poll at school board, parish council, and other local elections in Scotland; and whether, in order to allay apprehensions that unauthorised persons may gain access to such ballot papers, he will arrange that they shall in future be deposited with the sheriff clerk immediately after the declaration of the poll?
Mr. McKINNON WOOD
I have not received any complaints on the subject, but if my hon. Friend will bring any cases to my notice, I shall be glad to make inquiry.