HC Deb 19 July 1915 vol 73 c1193W

asked the President of the Local Government Board if steps are being taken to provide that lodger voters on the existing Parliamentary register for 1914–15 shall not be disqualified for the ensuing register by reason of their absence on military or naval duty during the past twelve months?


The Electoral Disabilities (Naval and Military Service) Removal Act, 1914, provides that in certain eases absence in pursuance of naval or military duties is not to disqualify a person for being registered as an elector in respect of any qualification for which residence or inhabitancy is required. In the case of a lodger, the claim to be registered may be made by any person on his behalf.