– in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 22nd March 1945.
Sir G. Arland-Troyte:
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether he will arrange for electors to vote at the nearest polling booth to their residence in order that they may be saved long journeys to record their votes.
The existing law provides for the appointment of polling places for polling districts in such manner as to give all electors in the constituency such reasonable facilities for voting as are practicable in the circumstances, and I am not aware of any general or even widespread demand for facilities on the lines suggested by my hon. and gallant Friend.
If the hon. and gallant Gentleman will let me have particulars, I will look into those cases.
Does not my right hon. Friend realise that the trouble is that the Tory Party will not have cars at their disposal at the next election?
Will special arrangements be made in areas where bombing has been extensive and where certain schools that used to be used for this purpose will no longer be available?