§ VISCOUNT FOLKESTONE
asked Mr. Attorney General, Whether it is compatible with the duties of an official Receiver in Bankruptcy to act as an election agent; and, if such is the case, whether the performance of electioneering functions by a salaried official is in contravention of the provisions of the 1544 Parliamentary Elections (Corrupt and Illegal Practices) Act of last Session?
§ THE ATTORNEY GENERAL (Sir HENRY JAMES)
, in reply, said, there was nothing in the Bankruptcy Act prohibiting a Receiver in Bankruptcy from acting as an election agent, nor would his doing so be in contravention of the Parliamentary Elections (Corrupt and Illegal Practices) Act. There was, in fact, nothing but the good feeling which controlled the extent to which such an officer might take part in an election which could supply any rule on the subject.