HC Deb 12 August 1919 vol 119 c1120W

asked the Minister of Health whether a woman who was on the register as a Parliamentary and local government elector as the wife of a man who is on those registers ceases to be on the registers in the event of her husband dying although she becomes the occupier of the house on her husband's death, or whether she is put on the first new register published after the death or her husband?


My right hon. Friend has no jurisdiction to determine the questions raised, but I may refer the hon. Member to the terms of Section 8 of the Representation of the People Act, 1918, under which every person registered is entitled to vote. The qualification for registration is acquired during the qualifying period, and is not affected by any event after that period. On a new register being prepared, the qualification of every person to be registered is re viewed in relation to the new qualifying period.