Oral Answers to Questions — Elections (Compulsory Voting).

– in the House of Commons on 9th March 1922.

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Photo of Sir Harry Brittain Sir Harry Brittain , Acton

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asked the Prime Minister whether, following the example of other European countries, he can see his way to introduce legislation for the purpose of making voting at elections compulsory on the part of those who are entitled to that privilege?

Mr. CHAMBERLAIN:

No, Sir. I do not think that the adoption of my hon. Friend's proposal is desirable.

Photo of Sir Harry Brittain Sir Harry Brittain , Acton

Is the right hon. Gentleman not aware that this system works perfectly well in certain countries of Europe, and is the only way to get at the real wishes of the electors?

Mr. CHAMBERLAIN:

No. I was not aware of that.