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4. Will

you
take care

that every person appointed by the Council to enquire whether such accommodation is necessary shall be the Council's Medical Officer, or other properly qualified person, independent of local influence ?

(6) Allotments. 5. Will you support petitions for allotments, suitable in rental, quality and position, where the Rural Sanitary Authority fails to provide them; and, will you, in such cases, press for the exercise, by the Council itself, of its powers for this purpose ?

(c) Enforcement of the Law. 6. Will you take care that the provisions of the Rivers Pollution Prevention Act, and all other Acts administered by the Council, are rigidly enforced without respect of person?

(d) Other Duties. 7. Will you press for the publication of a list of all charitable funds belonging to the parish or other public authorities within the county ?

8. Will you take care that the polling districts are so arranged that there shall be a station within easy walking distance of every voter ?

9. Will you vote for the application of the funds derived by the Council from the licenses and liquor duties to the purposes of technical education ?

10. Will you urge the publication of an annual report and balance-sheet by the County Council, similar to that published by School Boards ?

11. Will you press for the exercise by the Council of its power of freeing from toll all bridges and ferries within the county, and for the provision of new ones where needed ?

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13. Will you in every possible case prefer the direct employment of labour by the Council to the intervention of a contractor ?

14. Whenever it is found necessary to employ a contractor, will you insist upon the insertion, in all contracts for supplies, as well as for works, of clauses stipulating (1) against sub-contracting or sweating ; (2) for the payment of the trade union rate of wages, if any is fixed for that trade; (3) that the working hours shall be those recognised as fair in that trade?

15. Will you insist upon the Council making an earnest endeavour, by cooperating with the Boards of Guardians, to find, in all periods of depression and distress, temporary useful and honourable employment for those out of work, by the arrangement of the public works which would normally be undertaken in such a way as to increase employment at these periods? III.-LOCAL GOVERNMENT

REFORM. 16. Are you in favour of the establishment of purely elective Parish Councils, with appropriate administrative and rating powers ?

17. Will you support such an amendment of the law as would : (a) Enable women, if elected, to serve

upon County Councils (and upon

District or Parish Councils)? (6) Abolish County Aldermen, so as to

make the County Council entirely

elective? 18. Are you in favour of the County Council having undivided control of the police, and unrestricted power to choose its own clerk ?

19. Will you support such an extension of the powers of the County Council as would enable it to :(a) Construct and maintain high roads,

light railways and rural tramways

where thought necessary ?
(6) Exercise control over canals and

navigable rivers within the coun-
ty?

(c) Construct and maintain works for

water storage and distribution, and

for the prevention of floods?
(d) Pay the travelling expenses of its

members, and a compensation to
them for time spent on country

business?
20. Are you in favour of the Parish
Councils being granted power to :
(a) Take land compulsorily, upon a fair

rental, or at a fair price, for letting
in allotments, or building cottages

upon ?
(6) Adopt the Free Libraries Acts, the

Baths and Washouses Act, and
the Paving and Lighting Acts, if

deemed desirable ?
(c) Manage the village publichouse in

the interests of the parish ? 21. Will you support the equitable division of all rates between owner and occupier ? 22. Are you in favour of allowing the free use, for political and other meetings, of all suitable schoolrooms or other buildings wholly or partially maintained out of public funds ?

Signature of Candidate..

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