Mr. W. A. JENKINS
asked the Minister of Health if he is aware of the circumstances under which Mr. J. W. Franks, one of the representatives of the South Ward of the Parish of Kingston-on-Thames, became disqualified for holding the position of guardian, namely on account of the fact that ho became a paying patient in the Kingston and District Hospital, for his treatment therein paying a sum of £3 3s. per week besides the fee for a special operating surgeon; and will he take steps to bring about an amendment of the law so that the disqualification to hold the office of guardian shall not be suffered in any future similar cases?
§ Mr. WHEATLEY
I am aware of the case to which the hon. Member refers, and I would draw his attention to Clause 7 of the Representation of the People Act (1918) Amendment Bill which received a Second Reading on the 29th February last.