§ MR. SUMMERS (Huddersfield)
I beg to ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his attention has been called to the public announcement made by the Member for Windsor that he was about to resign his seat for that constituency; whether he is aware that at the present time the constituency in question is to all intents and purposes in the midst of an election contest; and whether, in these circumstances, he will inform the House whether the hon. Gentleman has applied for the Chiltern Hundreds; and, if so, what action, if any, he proposes to take in the matter?
§ * THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER (Mr. GOSCHEN,) St. George's, Hanover Square
My attention has been called to the public announcement made by the hon. Member for Windsor (Mr. Richardson Gardner) that he is about to resign his seat. I am aware that the constituency at present is, to all intents and purposes, in the midst of an electoral contest. But I may inform the hon. Member that I have not received any application for the Chiltern Hundreds. If I do, it will, of course, be granted.