Electoral Law (MR. Speaker's Conference)

Part of the debate – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 24th July 1968.

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Photo of Dr Winnie Ewing Dr Winnie Ewing , Hamilton 12:00 am, 24th July 1968

Is the Home Secretary aware that the recommendation of the reduction of the voting age will be welcomed by the Scottish National Party? Is it not the case that when the voting age was 21 the average age at which votes were cast was 23, and that when the age is reduced to 18, as I hope it will be, the average age at which votes will be cast will be 20?