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DEPUTATION TO MR ASQUITH.

NATIONALISATION OF RAILWAYS. WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE BILL. (Received February 14, 1.30 p.m.) LONDON, February 13., , The Parliamentary Committee of the Trade Union Congress waited upon Mr Asquith to urge the nationalisation of the railways and the introduction of women's suffrage. Mr Asquith replied that State acquisition would inevitably be followed by a demand for reduction in fares and rates,"and a request by the employees for shorter hours and increased wages. A Royal Commission was inquiring into the question, and the ultimate determination might well be left until the report was presented. ■Mr'.Asquith declined to introduce.a Women's Suffrage Bill.

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DEPUTATION TO MR ASQUITH., Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8794, 14 February 1914

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DEPUTATION TO MR ASQUITH. Ashburton Guardian, Volume XXXIII, Issue 8794, 14 February 1914

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