HC Deb 29 March 1889 vol 334 cc1155-6

asked the President of the Board of Trade whether it was the fact that a Mr. Mowle, of Ashford, Kent, was recently appointed Receiver in Bankruptcy; whether at the time of such appointment he was the Conservative Registration Agent, and resigned that post on his appointment as Receiver; whether his partner, Mr. Brocher, had since been appointed the Conservative Registration Agent in his stead; and whether it was recognized to be consistent with his position that a Receiver's partner should carry on the work of a Party Registration Agent?


I believe the statements in the first three paragraphs of the question are correct, except that I am informed that Mr. Brocher is not Mr. Mowle's partner, but is employed in his office, and that his employment is only temporary, to complete work begun by Mr. Mowle. I do not think he should hold the appointment permanently, and I shall address a communication to Mr. Mowle to that effect.