HC Deb 22 June 1939 vol 348 cc2458-9W
Mr. Little

asked the Home Secretary whether he would consider altering the law governing parliamentary elections so that an elected representative who fails to take his seat within six months, except for medical reasons, shall be deemed to have vacated his seat?

Sir S. Hoare

I have noted the suggestion, but legislation on the lines indicated would not seem likely to be effective in the situation which I think my hon. Friend has in mind.