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De Lanzac de Laborie, Paris sous Napoleon (Paris, 1905, seq.); A.
The sous-prefecs, having very limited powers of deciding questions, serve above all as intermediaries between the prefect and the persons under his administration.
The National Assembly, which passed the law of the 10th of August 1871, had also decided to suppress the sous-prefets, but M.
Since then the Chamber of Deputies has on several occasions taken advantage of the budget to attempt the suppression of the sous-prefecs by refusing to vote the amount necessary for the payment of their salaries.