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Recorder Of London

Volume 154: debated on Tuesday 30 May 1922

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asked the Lord Privy Seal whether he can make any statement concerning the communications which have taken place between the Lord Chancellor and the hon. and learned Member for Upton?

I thought the hon. and gallant Gentleman's curiosity would have been satisfied by the statement made yesterday and by the publication of the correspondence in the Press. I have nothing to add.

Can the right hon. Gentleman explain why the Lord Chancellor said the practice was to impose the condition that the Recorder should not continue to be a Member of the House, and what accounts for the change of attitude now?

Is it usual to use the word "curiosity" in referring to an hon. Member's question?

I withdraw the offensive word and substitute "his thirst for knowledge."

Will any opportunity occur for discussing the Motion which stands on the Paper in reference to this matter in the name of several hon. Members?

My attention has been called to the Motion, but, after the answer I gave yesterday, I cannot think there is any reason for making a special allowance of time for a Motion on this subject.