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Electoral Reform (Barbados)

Volume 389: debated on Wednesday 12 May 1943

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asked the Secretary of State for the Colonies what action it is proposed to take in Barbados following on the presentation of a Select Committee's Report on a Bill to amend the Representation of the People Act, this Bill having provided for the reduction of income qualifications for voters and the introduction of the female franchise?

This report by a Select Committee of the Barbados House of Assembly has been under discussion in that House, but I have not yet heard whether, and, if so, in what form, they passed the Bill. The next step would be consideration of the Bill by the Legislative Council.