HC Deb 29 April 1913 vol 52 c1019W

asked the Secretary for Scotland the number of women in Scotland who have attained the age of twenty-five years who, if they were men, would be entitled to be registered as Parliamentary electors in respect of a household qualification within the meaning of the Representation of the People Act, 1884, and who are the wives of men entitled to be registered in respect of such household qualification?


There are no statistics available from which the information desired by my hon. Friend could be deduced with any close approach to accuracy, but as a very rough estimate, necessarily based on arbitrary assumptions, the total of the two classes to which I understand him to refer may be put at about 600,000.