Documents and Readings in the History of Europe Since 1918

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Date: 1928

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World History

78.

The Enfranchisement of Women in Great Britain

a. THE ACT OF FEBRUARY 6, 1918

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4.—(1)A woman shall be entitled to be registered as a parliamentary elector for a constituency . . . if she—

(a) has attained the age of thirty years; and

(b) is not subject to any legal incapacity; and

(c) is entitled to be registered as a local government elector in respect of the occupation in that constituency of land or premises (not being a dwelling-house) of a yearly value of not less than five pounds or of a dwelling-house, or is the wife of a husband entitled to be so registered.

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b. THE ACT OF JULY 2, 1928

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1. For the purpose of providing that the parliamentary franchise shall be the same for men and women, subsections (1) and (2) of section four of the Representation of the People Act, 1918 . . . shall be repealed and the following section shall be substituted for sections (1) and (2) of that Act:—

(Section to be substituted for the said section one.)

"—(1) A person shall be entitled to be registered as a parliamentary elector for a constituency . . . if he or she is of full age and not subject to any legal incapacity; and

(a) Has the requisite residence qualification; or

(b) has the requisite business premises qualification; or

(c) is the husband or wife of a person entitled to be so registered in respect of a business premises qualification.

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3 Representation of the People Act, 1918, in The Public General Statutes [of Great Britain] 1917–18, Council of Law Reporting, London, 1918, p. 255.

4 Representation of the People (Equal Franchise) Act, 1928, in The Public General Acts [of Great Britain] 1928, Council of Law Reporting, London, 1928, p. 28.

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Chicago: "The Enfranchisement of Women in Great Britain," Documents and Readings in the History of Europe Since 1918 in Documents and Readings in the History of Europe Since 1918, ed. Walter Consuelo Langsam and James Michael Egan (Chicage: Lippincott, 1951), 279–280. Original Sources, accessed July 22, 2024, http://originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=PDCF3P4BP1F51UF.

MLA: . "The Enfranchisement of Women in Great Britain." Documents and Readings in the History of Europe Since 1918, in Documents and Readings in the History of Europe Since 1918, edited by Walter Consuelo Langsam and James Michael Egan, Chicage, Lippincott, 1951, pp. 279–280. Original Sources. 22 Jul. 2024. http://originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=PDCF3P4BP1F51UF.

Harvard: , 'The Enfranchisement of Women in Great Britain' in Documents and Readings in the History of Europe Since 1918. cited in 1951, Documents and Readings in the History of Europe Since 1918, ed. , Lippincott, Chicage, pp.279–280. Original Sources, retrieved 22 July 2024, from http://originalsources.com/Document.aspx?DocID=PDCF3P4BP1F51UF.