WOMEN SHOULD BE GRANTED THE PARLIAMENTARY VOTE BECAUSE :
1. Modern politics, particularly politics after the War, will increasingly tend to hinge on social and often entirely domestic affairs, such as the care of infant life, the newer systems of education, regulation of the Drink traffic and matters affecting town planning. Food prices, coal prices, house rents - in the days after the war these will become of greater importance than ever; therefore, even those who contend that "Woman's sphere is the home" cannot logically deny her a voice upon questions of which she has first-hand knowledge - of the regulation of affairs in which she is an acknowledged expert. Questions also, which, while affecting the whole race, touch women, particularly mothers, in a more personal and intimate fashion.
2. In view of their practical knowledge of the cost of living, "home-making" etc. women's work on Parish and municipal Councils has proved its value. We may therefore justly draw the conclusion that in the enlarged sphere of corporate house-keeping known as legislation, they will take a similar place. This is no mere assumption, but has been tried and found to be the case in those countries where men and women have an equal voice in shaping the laws.
3. Before the war nearly five million women and girls were engaged in industrial, commercial and professional pursuits, in Great Britain. Since the war it is probable that almost a million more have joined the ranks of wage-earners. Mr Sydney Webb, the well-known writer and student of social affairs, has estimated that the average wage of the working woman in Britain is from 10/- to 15/- per week. Thus six millions of the nation's workers, the worst paid, to whom the majority of the higher paid posts and professions are closed, are unprotected by a vote, and a