HC Deb 21 February 1924 vol 169 cc2030-1W

asked the Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he is aware that dissatisfaction is felt amongst returning officers throughout the country at the decision to print all forms in connection with Parliamentary elections in bulk and to circulate them throughout the country; and whether, in view of the fact that this will cause inconvenience without any economy, he will reconsider the whole question?


asked the Prime Minister whether the Stationery Office propose, after 1st March next, to print the stationery forms used in Parliamentary elections in bulk, to be issued to returning officers as required; whether he is aware that the returning officers are of opinion that this will result neither in economy nor efficiency, and that it is arousing considerable opposition in the localities; and whether he will give instructions that the matter should be reconsidered?


I would refer the hon. and gallant. Members to the replies which I gave on the 14th and 19th instant in regard to this subject to the hon. Members for Weston-super-Mare (Mr. Murrell), Harborough (Mr. Black), Montrose Burghs (Mr. Sturrock), and York (Sir J. Marriott).