HC Deb 22 October 1908 vol 194 cc1359-60
LORD R. CECIL (Marylebone, E.)

I beg to ask the President of the Board of Trade when he proposes to introduce the promised Bill for the purpose of forbidding statutory corporations to make contributions out of their funds towards political contests.


I am not able at present to make any statement on this subject. I may, however, inform the noble Lord that Returns have been obtained from the railway companies giving details of their subscriptions to institutions and associations of various characters not under the control of the individual companies during the year 1907, and it is proposed to lay these particulars on the Table of the House.