Women Franchise.

Oral Answers to Questions — Peace Treaties. – in the House of Commons on 17th July 1922.

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Photo of Mr Charles White Mr Charles White , Derbyshire Western

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asked the Prime Minister whether the Government intend during the present Session, or during the lifetime of the present Parliament, to pass a Bill into law granting the franchise to women on equal terms with men?

Photo of Mr David Lloyd George Mr David Lloyd George , Caernarvon District of Boroughs

No, Sir. As I have stated in reply to similar questions, I do not think it would be wise to re-open after so short an interval franchise questions which were settled by general agreement in the last Parliament.

Photo of Mr Charles White Mr Charles White , Derbyshire Western

Does not the right hon. Gentleman intend to carry out the pledge made prior to the election of 1918, or is this to be another of the broken pledges of the Government?