4 NOVEMBER 1916, Page 14

In the House of Commons. on Wednesday the Government measure'entitled

" TheEpecial Register Bill " while being considOrM in Committee was strongly opposed. The Speaker having decided- that it was not in order to move an instruction that soldiers qua soldiers should have votes, the House refused to go on discussing the Bill. Not a member could be found to urge the Government to continue with it. Ultimately Sir Edward Carson suggested that the Government should bring in-another Bill on which the question of soldiers' votes could be raised, and inthe end, though not without protest from Mr. Asquith; this suggestion was adopted..