HC Deb 30 April 1929 vol 227 c1391W

asked the Secretary of State for War whether, in the event of any Territorial units being in camp at the time the General Election is held, instructions will be posted to each member of such unit who is likely to be in camp at such time, enclosing a form which he can fill in and return to the registration officer or registration officers for the constituency or constituencies in which he is registered and claiming that his name be placed on the absent voters list?


I do not think it would be practicable to provide that instructions and forms shall be posted to each member of the unit. But instructions are being issued that it shall be carefully explained to all Territorials who are likely to be in camp on the day of the Election how they can be registered as absent voters, and a stock of the appropriate form is being supplied to each unit concerned. Posters are being provided for display at the headquarters of units and detachments concerned explaining how the form can be obtained and completed.