HC Deb 09 August 1892 vol 7 cc187-8

acquainted the House that he had received the following Letter:—

"No. 7, H.M. New General Register House, Edinburgh, 8 August, 1892.

To the Right Honble. the Speaker of the House of Commons, London.

Greenock Election.


As directed by the Judges for the trial of Election Petitions in Scotland, I have the honour to transmit to you the enclosed Certificate, and to remain,

Your obedient Servant,


Principal Clerk of Session.

We, Andrew Rutherford Clark (Lord Rutherfurd Clark) and James Adam (Lord Adam), being two of the Judges on the rota for the trial of election Petitions, hereby Certify to the Right Honourable The Speaker of the House of Commons, That, in a Court held by us at Edinburgh, on eighth August, Eighteen hundred and ninety-two, for the trial of the election Petition of Sir Thomas Sutherland, K.C.M.G., of Bute House, Cromwell Road, London, Shipowner, and others, claiming that the said Sir Thomas Sutherland had been duly elected as Member of Parliament for the Burgh of Greenock, at he election on fourth July, Eighteen hundred and ninety-two, found and determined that the return of John Bruce, of Yonderton, Aberdeenshire, and Pump Court, Temple, London, Barrister-at-Law, as Member of Parliament for the said Burgh of Greenock, was an undue return within the meaning of the Act 31 and 32 Victoria, caput 125, Section 5, and that the Petitioner, the said Sir Thomas Sutherland, was duly elected, and ought to have been returned as Member for the said Burgh.

Given under our hands at Edinburgh, the eighth day of August, Eighteen hundred and ninety-two,


Lord Rutherfurd Clark.


Lord Adam.

Ordered, That the Clerk of the Crown do attend this House forthwith with the last Return for the said Burgh of Greenock, and amend the same by striking out the name of John Bruce, esquire, and inserting the name of Sir Thomas Sutherland, K.C.M.G.

The Clerk of the Crown attending, amended the Return accordingly.

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