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Gerry Adams

Asked about Gerry Adams resigning as an MP, the PMS replied that Gerry Adams had asked to resign. He had written to the Speaker setting out his intentions and the only method available for someone wanting to resign was to take up a position such as the Crown Steward and Bailiff of the Chiltern Hundreds.

The PMS said that the Chancellor had therefore appointed Gerry Adams to that post, but Gerry Adams had not accepted.

Asked if Gerry Adams had received an apology from No10, the PMS said that we did not comment on private conversations.

On whether this process could be avoided, the PMS said that as he understood it, this was the only way someone could resign from Parliament.

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