HC Deb 17 March 1890 vol 342 c1011
MR. COBB (Warwick, S.E.,) Rugby

I wish to ask whether the attention of the First Lord of the Treasury has been called to the injustice that has resulted to the electors of Aston Manor in consequence of the 18 months' absence of the Member for that constituency? I also wish to know whether the Government has taken, or will take, steps to bring pressure to bear upon the hon. Member?


My attention has been called to the subject by the question of the hon. Member himself. I regret the prolonged absence of any supporter of the Government. Such absence is not, however, unusual on cither side of the House, and there are at present other Members who have been absent for a considerable time. I have reason to believe that the hon. Member for Aston Manor (Mr. Kynoch) will shortly return. The hon. Member for Rugby (Mr. Cobb) will then have an opportunity of imparting to the hon. Member for Aston his regret at his long absence. It is not my duty to interfere between a Member and his constituency, and I decline to interfere.