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Joint Stock Companies And Local Government

Volume 181: debated on Monday 19 August 1907

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I beg to ask the President of the Local Government Board whether he proposes to take any action in the direction of giving to joint stock companies representation on the local bodies, to the rates of which they contribute.

The matter could only be dealt with by legislation, and I am not able to promise to introduce a Bill on the subject.

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It is not for me to defend. Hitherto votes have only been given to sentient human beings.