Oral Answers to Questions — Parliamentary Candidates (Pledges).

– in the House of Commons on 24th November 1931.

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Photo of Mr George Buchanan Mr George Buchanan , Glasgow Gorbals

45.

asked the Prime Minister if he is 'aware that many candidates for election to Parliament, previous to the General Election, were asked to sign a document which renounced their rights to vote freely in this House if elected; and if he will take steps to make it illegal to put any such pressure upon Parliamentary candidates?

Photo of Mr Ramsay Macdonald Mr Ramsay Macdonald , Seaham

The answer is in the negative. This would seem to be a matter which should be left to the judgment of candidates themselves, and of the electorate in their constituencies.