New Clause. — [Extension of persons who may be appointed proxies for service voters at university elections.]

Orders of the Day — Representation of the People Bill – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 17th January 1945.

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  1. (1) Notwithstanding anything in the Third Schedule to the Act of 1918 as it applies to university constituencies by virtue of Section thirty-six of that Act, any person may be appointed proxy to vote at a university election, and may vote as proxy at such an election, on behalf of a member of the forces, seaman or other person if—
    1. (a) he could be appointed to vote, and could vote, on his behalf at that election if the constituency were not a university constituency; and
    2. (b) his proxy paper is issued to him in pursuance of an application made in accordance with Section eighteen of the Act of 1943 (which enlarges the right of members of the forces and seamen while that Act is in force to appoint a proxy in a university constituency and contains provisions for identifying their applications) or with that Section as extended by electoral registrations to war workers abroad.
  2. (2) Any proxy paper issued before the commencement of this Act shall be deemed to have been validly issued if it would have been validly issued by virtue of the foregoing Sub-section, had that Sub-section then been in force.—[Mr. H. Morrison.]

Brought up, and read the First and Second time, and added to the Bill.