§ MR. SEXTON (Belfast, W.)
I wish to ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer a Question—of which I have sent him Notice—Whether he is aware that the Patronage Secretary to the Treasury lately conveyed, through the ordinary channel, to Members of this House the information that a Parliamentary vacancy existed in the constituency of East Down; and I wish to ask whether the hon. and gallant Member (Captain Ker) applied to him for the Chiltern Hundreds, or any similar office?
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER (Mr. GOSCHEN) (St. George's, Hanover Square)
On Monday night I received an application for the Chiltern Hundreds from the hon. and gallant Member for East Down (Captain Ker). Before the warrant was issued I received a request for permission to withdraw the application, and in consequence the Chiltern Hundreds were not granted.