§ MR. PATRICK JOSEPH O'BRIEN (Monaghan, N.)
I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether the Member for Rochester has applied for the Chiltern Hundreds, or in any other form acquainted the Government of his intention to vacate his seat; and, if not, whether it is the intention of the Government to take any steps in the matter?
§ * THE FIRST LORD OF THE TREASURY (Mr. W. H. SMITH,) Strand, Westminster
The Chancellor of the Exchequer, to whom such applications are made, has informed me that no application has been made by the hon. Member for Rochester.
§ MR. THEOBALD
May I ask whether Members of Parliament who have been sent to prison, or are constantly being in prison, have applied for the Chiltern Hundreds?