HC Deb 02 May 1893 vol 11 c1742
MR. BYLES (York, W. R., Shipley)

I beg to ask the Attorney General whether he is aware that by the original Act of the Leeds and Liverpool Canal Company (10 Geo. III c. 114, s. 7) that company was compelled to enrol at the West Riding Registry all its contracts and deeds, so that the public were able to obtain access thereto and to get copies, and that by a subsequent Private Act (54 and 55 Vic. c. 177, s. 71) this provision was repealed; and, if so, whether he would, when opportunity occurs, recommend such legislation as would enable the public to obtain access to the contracts and deeds of the said Company which relate to matters in which they have an interest?


I believe the statements in the question are correct. The question whether legislation shall be undertaken will be taken into consideration.