HC Deb 14 February 1901 vol 89 c57

In the High Court of Justice.

The Parliamentary Elections Act, 1868.

The Corrupt and Illegal Practices Prevention Acts, 1883 and 1895.

To the Right Honourable the Speaker of the House of Commons.

Election for the Borough of Christ church in the County of Hants, holden on the 3rd day of October, 1900.

In the matter of an Election Petition for the said Borough presented to His Majesty's High Court of Justice (King's Bench Division) on the 20th day of October, 1900.

Thomas Allnutt Brassey, Petitioner.

Kenneth Robert Balfour, M.P., Respondent.

We, Sir William Rann Kennedy, Knight, and Sir Arthur Moseley Channell, Knight, two of the Judges of the High Court of Justice, now on the Rota of Judges selected by the said Court to try Parliamentary Election Petitions in England and Wales (presented during the year ending the 24th day of October, 1901),

Do hereby Report that an application for liberty to withdraw this Petition was heard before us in open Court on the 4th day of February, 1901.

Having heard 'Counsel on both sides, and read the affidavits sworn and filed by the respective parties to the Petition and others, pursuant to the Statute,

We ordered that the Petitioner should have leave to withdraw his Petition.

We further Report that, in our opinion, the withdrawal of this Petition was not the result of any payment, terms, or undertaking, or in consideration of am payment, or in consideration that the seat should at any time be vacated, or in consideration of the withdrawal of any other Election Petition, or for any other consideration.

Dated this 8th day of February 1901,