§ Mr. Whitaker
asked the President of the Board of Trade whether he will now introduce legislation to give shareholders the right to contract out of contributions paid by their company to political causes, similar to the right of trade unionists to contract out.
§ Mr. Darling
No. Information about political contributions by companies will soon have to be published in accordance66W with the Companies Act, 1967, and that, in my view, will give shareholders sufficient protection.