HC Deb 17 January 1913 vol 46 cc2422-3W

asked the President of the Board of Education whether he has been able to estimate the yearly cost that will be incurred should his proposal to pay out of money to be provided by Parliament, in respect of expenses incurred by any officer in the performance of his duties in relation to registration of electors, of a sum of 3d. per elector, be included in the Franchise and Registration Bill?


I cannot make any accurate estimate, as the number of additional electors which may be added to the register is unknown. The effect of reducing the printing, by the abolition of two columns in the register, can only be ascertained by experience; and the varying conditions in different constituencies make any accurate forecast of the amount of work required to be done by the officers impossible.