In Custodia Legis: Law Librarians of Congress

The following is a guest post by Clare Feikert-Ahalt, foreign law specialist for the United Kingdom at the Law Library of Congress. This is the second post in a two part series. To read the first post, click here.

Parliamentary Actions and Activities

A Parliamentary Committee for Women’s Suffrage was established in December 1893 as a non-party organization to provide women with the vote and worked to promote all bills and amendments that would help this cause. By 1897 the Committee had 31 members and at this time it became a Conservative Party committee.

In the years 1910-1912, the government considered various Conciliation Bills, which were introduced by backbench members of Parliament and would have provided some women who owned property with the right to vote, but none were enacted. In 1913, the Women’s Suffrage Bill was introduced as a private members bill, but did not make it past the

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