§ 54. Mr. Shinwell
asked the Secretary to the Treasury how far his Department has communicated with local authorities asking for information respecting services rendered by hon. Members which might disqualify them from membership of this House; and what replies have been received.
§ Mr. H. Brooke
No such communication has been addressed to local authorities. I am advised that local authority contracts are not within the scope of the House of Commons (Disqualification) Act, 1782.