The returning officer always has to do thait. Possibly he obtains [DOT]the necessary information by simply examining the list. Now, howeveT, he may have to decide whether on that nomination
paper there are 25 men duly entitled to vote-subject, of course, to whatever judicial review there may be afterwards. That task may be slightly more difficult than it was before, but I do not think that any candidate would have difficulty in seeing to it that there were on his nomination paper at least 25 who were qualified to vote. As to the second point raised by my hon. friend regarding the necessity for provision against the tearing down of the lists, section 258 of the Act as it now stands, and as it will stand, provides severe penalties for such an offence. As to the furnishing of copies, I think that the hon. gentleman's suggestion is a reasonable one. There is no difficulty now about getting the lists to the candidates. I have asked that an amendment be prepared to provide that the enumerators shall furnish each candidate with a list.
Subtopic: THE HOUSE IN COMMITTEE ON THE WARTIME ELECTIONS ACT-RULE 17B APPLIED.