Motion made, and Question proposed,
That Mr. Speaker do issue his Warrant to the Clerk of the Crown to make out a new Writ for the electing of a Member to serve in this present Parliament for the Borough Constituency of Bristol, West in the room of the Right Honourable Sir Walter Turner Monckton, K.C.M.G., K.C.V.O., M.C., Q.C., called up to the House of Peers.—[Mr. Heath.]
§ 11.5 a.m.
§ Mr. R. J. Mellish (Bermondsey)
While I do not, of course, oppose the issue of the Writ, I should like to take the opportunity to ask the Patronage Secretary what is the position now in view of the result of the Lewisham, North by-election. Will the Government continue with the issue of the Writ, or will they resign and face the country as a whole?
§ Mr. Emrys Hughes (South Ayrshire)
Before we approve the Motion, I should like to suggest to the Chief Whip that he ought to organise a day of national mourning.
§ Question put and agreed to.