§ Mr. W. THORNE
asked the President of the Local Government Board what action the Government propose to take to avoid the disfranchisement of those people who had to accept poor relief in consequence of recent dislocation of trade owing to labour troubles?
§ Mr. BURNS
The Franchise and Registration Bill, which was read a second time on Friday last, will deal with this matter in the future by reducing the qualifying period to six months. The Government do not find it possible to promote special legislation for the present year.