WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3RD.|1897-02-06|The North Wales Times - Welsh Newspapers Online
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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3RD. T T 1,Sl -.9 HOUSE OF COMMONS. Mr. FAITHFULL BEGG moved the second reading of the Parliamentary Franchise (Ex- tension to Women) Bill. Mr. ATHERLEY JONES seconded, and said that what they sought to obtain was, a de- claration of the House for or against women's suffrage, leaving questions as to the scope and extent of qualifications to be dealt with, if the bill passed, in Committee. Mr RADCLIFFE COOKE moved the rejec- tion of the bill, on the ground that there was no demand for it, and that'the men, who made and maintained the State, ought to govern it. Mr. LABOUCHERE said that the vast majo- rity of women felt, and clearly recognised that they were not fit, and did not wish to govern. If the bill were passed, the logical outcome of it must be, that they would ultimately have to give the vote to every woman. Sir W. LAWSON and Professor JEBB hav- ing spoken in favour of the bill, Sir W. HARCOURT said he should not like to give a silent vote but he should confine his remarks to a single point, the numerical rela- tion between bhe two sexes. There were, in this country, 1,290,000 more women than men and this bill amounted, practically, to an appeal for the enfranchisement of the majority. It would be a very fundamental change in the constitution of the country to establish it upon an Amazonian basis, or a popular womanhood majority. Mr. COURTNEY having supported the bill, the closure was moved, and adopted by 214 votes to 170. The second reading of the bill was then car- ried by 228 votes to 157; and the House ad- journed. -D"I-

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