§ MR. SEXTON (Belfast, W.)
asked Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer, If Mr. George Fydell Rowley, Conservative candidate for the borough of Boston in the General Election of 1880, who was reported by the Royal Commission which inquired into the Boston election as having been guilty of systematic and extensive bribery of electors, who was, in consequence of that Report, deprived of the Commission of the Peace, and who is still subject to legal disabilities, has been appointed High Sheriff of Rutlandshire for the present year; and, whether, if so, he will be superseded in the office of High Sheriff of Rutlandshire?
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER (Mr. GOSCHEN) (St. George's, Hanover Square)
It is not proposed to submit the name of Mr. Rowley to Her Majesty as High Sheriff of Rutland.
§ MR. GOSCHEN
The hon. Member is, doubtless, aware that nominations take place years beforehand by anticipation; and he must also be aware that Mr. Rowley has disqualified himself for the office.