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Local Elections (Candidates Abroad)

Volume 413: debated on Friday 24 August 1945

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asked the Prime Minister if, in view of the passing of the Local Elections (Service Abroad) Bill, he will be prepared to instruct the Service Departments that candidates will not only be allowed to stand for election, but if elected be given leave to take their seats in the body to which they have been elected.

As was promised by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for the Home Department, this matter has been carefully considered, but I am not satisfied that there are sufficient grounds for taking action in the sense desired by the hon. Member.