Address for Return
"showing the total number of electors on the register now in force in each Parliamentary Constituency in England, Wales and Northern Ireland and in each Local Government Area in England and Wales."—[Mr. Oliver.]
Motion made, and Question proposed,
"That an Address be presented for a Return showing the total number of electors on the register now in force in each Parliamentary Constituency and in each Local Government Area in Scotland."—[Mr. Thomas Fraser.]
Mr. Speaker, could we have a little explanation of this Motion?
Usually these matters are dealt with in a purely formal manner.
With great respect, Sir, I was hoping that perhaps the Secretary of State for Scotland would give us a few words of explantaion.
If it is necessary, I will say that this is the ordinary routine for the purpose of getting the Return asked for In the Motion. There has never been any occasion in the past either for questions or for debate on the matter.
Question put, and agreed to.
On a point of Order, Mr. Speaker. Could anything be done to heat this Chamber so that we can do our work properly?
I share the hon. and gallant Member's feelings, but it is not within my power to do anything.
Would the Minister of Fuel and Power be able to do anything?