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THE PARIS EXHIBITION OF 1867.

REPRESENTATION OF SCOTLAND.

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REPRESENTATION OF SCOTLAND. A memorial to Government on the subject -of in- creased representation to Scotland and of a third mem- ber for the city of Edinburgh has been signed by the Lord Provost, the Master of the Merchant Company, and the chairman of the Chamber of Commerce of that city in behalf of the bodies they represent. The memorialists set forth that while they have no wish to insist upon a rigid adoption of the basis of popula- tion or revenue in allocating representation, they think that in any proposals for enfranchisement the various parts of the United Kingdom should be dealt with fairly and equitably, and upon the same general prin- ciples. They therefore trust that such additional members will be given to Scotland as she may be fairly entitled to as compared with the sis- ter countries, and especially for giving such re- presentation to large and important constituencies as will correspond to those which the Government measure will enfranchise elsewhere. The memorialists then mention the case of Edinburgh, which they state has increased from 167,000 of population in 1861 to nearly 200,000 in 1867. They add that it appears from a return obtained this Session that of all the large towns of the United Kingdom other than London Edinburgh contributes the largest proportion of the aggregate taxation to every 5,000 of population, and is second only to Liverpool in the amount of inhabited house duty charged against these several towns. It further appears from the return that in Edinburgh the pro- portion of houses charged with house duty to every 5,000 of the population considerably exceeds that of any of the other large towns included in the return. These facts show that Edinburgh has a larger propor- tion of the middle and wealthy classes and a smaller proportion of the working classes than any other of the large towns referred to, "and as the measure of her Majesty's Government does not profess to be based on population alone, but on population combined with wealth, it is submitted that these facts are sufficient to establish a peculiar and pre-eminent claim on the part of Edinburgh to a third member."

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