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Definition of Chiltern Hundreds, Stewardship of The Stewardship of The Chiltern Hundreds

In accordance with the work A Dictionary of Law, this is a description of Chiltern Hundreds, Stewardship of The Stewardship of The Chiltern Hundreds : An appointment that, as a nominal office of profit under the Crown, disqualifies its holder from membership of the House of Commons. Although the appointment has been a sinecure since the 18th century, it has been retained as a disqualifying office to enable members to give up their seats during the lifetime of a parliament (a member cannot by law resign his seat). After obtaining the stewardship (an application for which is never refused), the member resigns the office so as to make it available for re-use.

A second office used for the same purpose is the stewardship of the Manor of Northstead. The law relating to both these offices is now contained in the House of Commons Disqualification Act 1975.

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  • Article Name: Chiltern
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