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London Parliamentary Registers

Volume 180: debated on Wednesday 7 August 1907

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I beg to ask the Prime Minister whether he is aware that there are some 200,000 men in London who are kept off the register of Parliamentary electors by changing their residences; and whether he will consider the advisability of remedying this state of affairs by bringing in next session a Bill to place Londoners in the same position as residents in other large towns by enabling them to claim for successive occupation from any one division of London to any other.

(Sir H. CAMPBELL-BANNERMAN, Stirling Burghs)

I am aware of the special electoral disabilities which attach to the London voter, and my hon. friend may be assured that they will be considered by the Government when the reform of electoral anomalies and defects is undertaken. When that may be, however, I am not, at present, in a position to say.