HC Deb 14 March 1911 vol 22 cc2067-8

In the High Court of Justice, King's Bench Division.

The Parliamentary Elections Act, 1868.

The Corrupt and Illegal Practices Prevention Act, 1883.

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

Election of a Member of Parliament for the Mile End Division of the Borough of Tower Hamlets, holden on the 7th day of December, 1910.

In the matter of a Petition relating to the said Election presented to His Majesty's High Court of Justice, on the 31st day of December, 1910.

Bertram Stuart Straus Petitioner. The honourable Harry Lawson Webster Lawson.… Respondent.

We, the honourable Sir Edward Ridley, Knight, and the honourable Sir Arthur Moseley Channell, Knight, two of the Judges of the High Court of Justice for the time being on the rota for the trial of Parliamentary Election Petitions in England and Wales, do hereby report—

  1. (1) That an application for leave to withdraw this Petition was heard before us in open Court on this 10th day of March, 1911;
  2. (2) That having heard counsel on both sides, and read the affidavits of parties to the Petition, their solicitors, and election agents, we ordered that the Petitioner should have leave to withdraw this Petition;
  3. (3) That in our opinion the withdrawal of this Petition was not the result of any agreement, terms, or undertaking, nor in consideration of any payment, nor in consideration that the seat should at any time be vacated nor in consideration of the withdrawal of any other Election Petition, nor for any other consideration.

Dated this 10th day of March, 1911.