HC Deb 29 July 1842 vol 65 c841
Lord Palmerston

wished to know from the right hon. Baronet whether Government were prepared to give the sanction of the Crown to an application of some portion of the education grant to the encouragement of the singing classes in Exeter-hall. When the question was before addressed to the right hon. Baronet, he understood the right hon. Baronet to express himself disposed to afford that encouragement, but to require further time for consideration. Perhaps the right hon. Baronet would now say whether he had sufficiently considered the subject.

Sir R. Peel

said, he had not yet been able to give sufficient attention to the subject, and would scarcely be able to bring forward any specific vote in the present Session. The subject was not yet sufficiently matured, but his own feeling was in favour of affording public aid.