HC Deb 23 March 1955 vol 538 c192W
78. Mr. Awbery

asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies how far the three yearsspent by Malayan students in Great Britain are taken into consideration as residence in Malaya when calculating the period for continuous residential qualification for both the vote and candidature.

Mr. Hopkinson

Malayan students who were in Great Britain during the qualifying period for the forthcoming Federal elections have, on their return, if not otherwise disqualified, been allowed to register as electors if during their absence they have continued to regard the Federation as their home. They would no doubt also be treated as eligible to stand as candidates.

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