§ 29. Mr. G. Strauss
asked the Home Secretary why the same facilities available for men serving in the Armed Forces to vote at by-elections are not afforded to women members of the Forces?
§ Mr. Peake
The question whether the procedure under which men in His Majesty's Forces whose names are on the Register are entitled to vote as absent voters applies to members of the women's Services who are not serving abroad or afloat is a legal question on which I have no power to make an authoritative pronouncement. The position of such persons is, however, receiving further consideration.
Is the hon. Member aware that there is very great feeling in the Services on this matter?