Letter: Curb fat cats

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Sir: In the 1980s governments sought to modify the law regulating trade unions - an area which practically all could see needed attention.

In the 1990s it has become more and more evident that the law relating to commercial companies needs attention. Directors - with the aid of a few "outsiders" on the remuneration committee - seem to have the power to sit round the boardroom table and vote for one another to "steal" the shareholders' money. "Block votes" exercised (in many instances by proxy) at AGMs enable a few to overpower any kind of democratic control.

Are any of the parties contending the current election proposing to tackle this problem?

F W DAWBER

Macclesfield, Cheshire

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