HC Deb 02 August 1935 vol 304 c2981

acquainted the House that he had received a letter from Admiral Sir Colin Keppel, G.C.V.O., K.C.I.E., C.B., D.S.O., the Serjeant-at-Arms attending this House, which Mr. Speaker read to the House, as followeth:

1st August, 1935.


I have the honour to make application that you will be pleased to sanction my retirement on 1st October next from my Office by Patent of His Majesty's Serjeant-at-Arms attending the Speaker of the House of Commons. I have been in the service of this Honourable House for upwards of twenty years, and I feel that the time has arrived when it is desirable that I should no longer retain my appointment.

I have the honour to be, Sir,

Your obedient Servant,



The PRIME MINISTER (Mr. Baldwin)

I am sure that the House has heard with sincere regret of the letter which you, Sir, have just read. When the House resumes in October, I will move a Resolution expressing the appreciation of this House to Sir Colin Keppel for his services as Serjeant-at-Arms.

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