Electoral Register.

Oral Answers to Questions — Unemployment. – in the House of Commons at on 18 February 1929.

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Photo of Sir Harry Brittain Sir Harry Brittain , Acton

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asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he can now state the increase in the number of electors on the register as the result, of the Representation of the People Act, 1928, and to what extent that number differs from the official estimate?

Photo of Mr William Joynson-Hicks Mr William Joynson-Hicks , Twickenham

I cannot yet add anything to the reply which I gave on the 31st ultimo to a similar question put by the hon. Member for Blackpool (Sir W. de Frece).

Photo of Sir Harry Brittain Sir Harry Brittain , Acton

If I put down a question for this day week, will the right hon. Gentleman be able to give a reply?

Photo of Mr William Joynson-Hicks Mr William Joynson-Hicks , Twickenham

The hon. Member can put a question, but the answer which I gave in January was that I could not give the figures until after 1st May.

Photo of Mr Ernest Thurtle Mr Ernest Thurtle , Shoreditch

Is the right hon. Gentleman satisfied that the increase is such as to ensure comfortable Labour majorities?