Mr. G. MURRAY
asked the Home Secretary if he will furnish figures showing the number of voters, male and female, respectively, registered under the Representation of the People Act, 1918; and the estimated increased number of female voters that would be added to the register in the event of the Women's Emancipation Bill, 1919, becoming law?
§ Dr. ADDISON
The number of Parliamentary electors registered in the first register of electors, under the Representation of the People Act, 1918, was as follows:
I am afraid I cannot give any very reliable estimate of the number of women voters that would be added to the register if the Bill referred to became law, but, according to the best information available, the number would be over 5,000,000.
Men … … 12,913,166 Women … … 8,479,156 Total … … 21,392,322