§ SIR ROBERT CLIFTON
said, he would beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury, Whether the notification issued by a Committee at Oxford promoting the re-election of a prominent Member of Her Majesty's Government that the Election will take place in the second week in July next, has been made on the authority of any Member of Her Majesty's Government?
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER
said, that in answering the Question he would first of all thank the hon. Baronet for designating him as "a prominent Member of Her Majesty's Government," for he presumed that it was himself to whom the hon. Baronet alluded. He had not received the notification referred to by the hon. Baronet, and he was not quite certain that he was acquainted with its terms, lie was not aware, and he believed that his noble Friend at the head of the Government was not aware, that it meant anything more than an expression of that speculation upon the subject which generally prevailed. Ho believed that it did not rest upon the authority of any Member of the Government, and certainly not upon the authority of the "prominent Member of Her Majesty's Government" alluded to by the hon. Baronet.