HC Deb 21 July 1914 vol 65 c268W

asked the Prime Minister whether, in view of the fact that the Return recently presented to Parliament on the Motion of the hon. Member for the Isle of Wight shows that at the last General Election, out of the entire strength of the Infantry and Cavalry of the British Army, only four battalions of the former and not a single regiment of the latter had been quartered for a sufficient length of time in the constituencies in which they then were to enable officers and men to qualify to vote in those constituencies, he is prepared to Grant facilities for the passing into law this Session of the Soldiers, Sailors, and Absent Voters Bill?


Owing to the exigencies of Parliamentary business I fear facilities cannot be granted this Session for the further progress of the Bill referred to. As regards the general question, I would refer the hon. Member to the reply which I gave the hon. Member for Devon-port on May 13th last, to which I can at present add nothing.