HC Deb 09 December 1920 vol 135 c2450W

asked the Secretary for Scotland whether his attention has been called to the fact that, owing to the limiation of the franchise under the Scottish Temperance Act, nearly half a million electors on the Parliamentary roll, who were, in fact, mostly ex-service men, were excluded from voting in the recent poll; and whether he will introduce a short Bill to entend the vote to all the electors on the Parliamentary roll?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the negative. As regards the second part, I am not prepared to give any undertaking as to legislation dealing with this matter.