§ Mr. SPEAKER acquainted the House that he had received a letter from Sir Horace Christian Dawkins, K.C.B., M.B.E., the Clerk of the House, which Mr. SPEAKER read as followeth:
§ Sir, 30th July, 1937.
§ I have the honour to inform you that, after forty-six years in the service of this House, nineteen of which have been spent at the Table, I desire to resign the Patent of Clerk of the House of Commons which I have been proud to hold for the last seven years.
§ It is with great regret that I leave the service of the House and I should like to express to you, Sir, and to all Members of the House in this and previous Parliaments, as well as to all my colleagues, my sincere gratitude for the unfailing kindness and courtesy shown to me, and also to express a hope that the performance of my duties in this high and honourable Office has met with the approval of those whom it has been my privilege to serve to the best of my abilities.
§ I am, Sir,
§ Your obedient servant,
§ HORACE C. DAWKINS.
§ To the Right Honourable The Speaker.
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§ and (2) in the Standing Committees under the following heads:
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§ —[The Deputy-Chairman.]