§ Mr. SPEAKER acquainted the House that he had received the following Certificate and Report from the Judges appointed to try the Election Petition relating to the Election for the North-Eastern Division of the County of Derby.
§ In the High Court of Justice,
§ King's Bench Division.
§ In the Matter of the Parliamentary Election for the North-Eastern Division of Derbyshire, holden on the 15th day of November, 1922,
§ In the Matter of a Petition relating to the said Election, presented to the High Court on the 8th day of of December, 1922, wherein Joseph Stanley Holmes was the Petitioner, and Frank Lee and Harry Reginald Cleaver were the Respondents.
§ To the Right Honourable
§ The SPEAKER OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS.49
§ The case raised by the above-mentioned Petition having been stated as a Special Case—
§ It is hereby certified that the King's Bench Division of His Majesty's High Court of Justice did, on Friday, the 20th day of April, 1923, determine as follows:
§ That the above-mentioned Election was not void for any of the reasons stated in the Petition.
§ That Frank Lee, the Respondent in the said Petition, was duly elected and returned at the above-mentioned Election.
§ HORACE E. AVORY,
§ JOHN SANKEY,
§ 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.
§ Dated this 20th day of April, 1923.
§ Ordered, "That the said certificate be entered in the Journals of this House."—[Colonel Leslie Wilson.]