HC Deb 14 March 1950 vol 472 c50W
86. Mr. Collick

asked the Secretary of State for War if he will arrange for troops proceeding overseas to sign the necessary declaration cards before embarkation, to entitle them to vote by proxy.

Mr. Strachey

Existing procedure provides that either on his first declaration or at any subsequent time a soldier, whether at home or overseas, may appoint a proxy by completing Part 2 of the declaration form. As a further precaution, however, instructions are being issued to the effect that all soldiers will be reminded, as part of the normal drafting procedure, to appoint proxies if they have not already done so.