§ Sir T. BRAMSDON
asked the Minister of Health whether a merchant seaman, temporarily resident in Portsmouth, and at present on the absent voters' list for that residence, who, owing to the nature of his calling, will be absent from Portsmouth when the next register is being compiled will be included in that register?
§ Mr. SHORTT
My right hon. Friend has asked me to reply to this question. I am afraid I cannot give a categorical answer as the decision would depend on the facts with regard to the man's residence during the qualifying period. The question of including the name in the340W register would fall to be decided, in the first instance, by the registration officer, subject to the usual provisions as to claims and appeals.