HC Deb 27 May 1853 vol 127 cc708-9

said, that one of the Members appointed to serve upon this Committee, the hon. Member for Tewkesbury (Mr. Martin), was in precisely the same position as the hon. Member for Dundee, being at present engaged upon a private Committee. He therefore moved—"That the attendance of Mr. Martin on the Bury St. Edmund's Election Committee be dispensed with."


seconded the Motion.


thought that as hon. Members were well aware that their names were placed upon panels to serve upon Election Committees, they ought, if they were engaged on railway or other private Committees, to apprise the General Committee of Elections of the fact, and they would then probably be exempted from serving on Election Committees. He must say, however, that he thought Election Committees had paramount claims to the service of Members beyond railway or any private Committees.

Ordered—That the attendance of John Martin, Esq., on the said Committee, be dispensed with.