A copy of the letter sent from Mark Reckless MP to the Chancellor of the Exchequer to effect his resignation. Through a Resolution of the House of 2 March 1624, Members of Parliament cannot directly resign but may vacate their seat through death, disqualification and expulsion. MPs who accept an office where payment is possible (an office of profit) are disqualified from Parliament under the House of Commons Disqualification Act 1975. The Crown Steward and Bailiff of the Chiltern Hundreds and the Crown Steward and Bailiff of the Manor of Northstead are two such offices used for this purpose. Appointments to these offices are made on request by the Chancellor of the Exchequer.