§ 24. Mr. Rhys Davies
asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department how far the number of allegations of corrupt practices in municipal administration has increased since the abandonment of elections of municipal councillors.
§ Mr. H. Morrison
I do not know what is the basis for the suggestion in my hon. Friend's Question that there has been an increase in allegations of corrupt practices in municipal administration during the war. In any case, however, I have no reason to think that the suspension of municipal elections has had any significance in this connection.