HC Deb 19 June 1900 vol 84 c446
SIR CHARLES CAMERON (Glasgow, Bridgeton)

I beg to ask the Lord Advocate whether he is aware that Mr. W. C. Smith, Sheriff of Ross and Cromarty, has announced his intention of complying with a requisition of Aberdeen electors to stand as a candidate for Parliament; if so, whether Mr. Smith has resigned his sheriffship; and, if not, whether there is any precedent for a candidate for Parliamentary honours retaining that judicial, office.


The fact is as stated in the first paragraph of the question. Concurrently with the announcement referred to, Mr. Smith dispatched to me at Dover House his resignation for presentation in the proper quarter, but owing to the accident that this happened during the Parliamentary holiday it did not come into my hands for a few days later.