§ Mr. SPEAKER informed the House that he had issued Warrants for New Writs during the recess.
§ For St. Andrew's District Burghs, in the room of Henry Torrens Anstruther, esquire, who hath accepted the Office of a Representative in the Conseil d'Administration of the Suez Canal Company; City of Rochester, James Hubert Gascoyne Cecil, commonly called Viscount Cranborne, called to the House of Peers; County of Meath (South Division), James 74 Laurence Carew, esquire, deceased County of Leitrim (Northern Division) Patrick Aloysius M'Hugh, esquire, an adjudicated bankrupt; Borough of Belfast (West Division), Hugh Oakley Arnold-Forster, esquire, who hath accepted the Office of Secretary of State for War; Borough of Warwick and Leamington, the honourable Alfred Lyttelton, K.C., who hath accepted the Office of Secretary of State for the Colonies; South-East Lancashire (Westhoughton Division), George Villiers Stanley, C.B., commonly called Lord Stanley, who hath accepted the Office of Postmaster-General; County of Southampton (Southern or Fareham Division), Lieutenant - Colonel Arthur Hamilton Lee, who hath accepted the Office of Civil Lord of the Admiralty; City of Londonderry, James Albert Edward Hamilton, commonly called Marquess of Hamilton, who hath accepted the Office of Treasurer of His Majesty's Household; North Lancashire (Chorley Division), David Alexander Edward Lindsay, commonly called Lord Balcarres, who hath accepted the Office of Junior Lord of the Treasury; Borough of Camberwell (Dulwich Division), Sir John Blundell Maple, baronet, deceased Borough of Lewisham, John Penn esquire, deceased; County of Devon (Mid or Ashburton Division), the Right Honourable Charles Seale-Hayne, deceased; County of Salop (Ludlow Division), Robert Jasper More, esquire, deceased; City of Norwich, Sir Harry Bullard, knight, deceased; Borough of Gateshead, Sir William Allan, knight, deceased; Ayr Boroughs, Charles Lind- say Orr-Ewing, esquire, deceased.
Mr. SPEAKER also informed the House that he had received the following letters:—
15, Bishopsgate Street, Within, E.C.,
1st February, 1904.
The Right Honourable
The Speaker of the House of Commons.
I have the honour to inform you that the Firm of Antony Gibbs and Sons, of which I and my brother Vicary Gibbs are members, accepted a contract with the Admiralty on the 2nd December last.
I am, Sir,
Your obedient servant.
1st February, 1904.
I have the honour to inform you that at the latter end of last year, I (as a partner in the firm of Antony Gibbs and Sons) entered into a contract with the Admiralty, and am advised that by so doing I have, under an Act of George
III. vacated my seat in Parliament.
I beg to remain, Mr. Speaker,
Your obedient humble servant,