HC Deb 07 July 1919 vol 117 c1386
50. Sir J. D. REES

asked the Prime Minister whether he will give the House an opportunity of rescinding its 'Resolution of I689, which renders a Member of Parliament ineligible for the office of High Sheriff?


I am not disposed to think that there is any general desire on the part of the House for the action proposed.

Sir J. D. REES

Is my right hon. Friend aware that recently there has been such difficulty in providing suitable residences for this office that men resident outside the counties to which they are appointed high sheriffs have necessarily been appointed, and is there any objection to rescinding this Resolution?


There is the objection of finding the time. But when I was Chancellor of the Exchequer I was present when these appointments were made, and I do not think Members of the House desire what is asked.