HC Deb 21 July 1949 vol 467 c69W
Mr. Janner

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he has considered the proposal, a copy of which has been sent him, of the Council of the Association of Municipal Corporations, that the municipal elections in 1950 and 1951 should be held on Saturdays; if he is aware that this would prevent religious Jews and others who keep Saturday as the Sabbath day, from voting; and whether he will decline to implement this proposal, which would disfranchise the large number of people concerned.

Mr. Ede

I am considering the proposal made by the Association of Municipal Corporations, and in making my decision I will not overlook the point made by my hon. Friend.