New Clause. — (Amendment of form of Certificate.)

Part of Orders of the Day — Ministers of the Crown and House of Commons Disquali Fication Bill. – in the House of Commons on 18th February 1942.

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Photo of Sir Godfrey Nicholson Sir Godfrey Nicholson , Farnham

Why in this case should you insert the Prime Minister between the electors and the Member, whereas you are not giving the Prime Minister power to call upon a Member to resign his seat if he never attends the House? You are introducing a novel element and saying that the Prime Minister is qualified to say whether a Member can claim to represent his constituency.