§ Lord Ashley
said: In reference to the communication made by my right hon. Friend at the head of Her Majesty's Government to this House last year, and also to his opening statement in introducing the proposal of this grant to Maynooth, I wish to ask him whether it be his intention to propose any further plan of academical education in Ireland; and if so, whether he will be good enough, either before we go into Committee, or immediately after, to state simply the outline of such scheme?
§ Sir R. Peel
I am obliged to the noble Lord for having given me notice of his question, and I beg to state that it is the intention of Her Majesty's Government to propose other measures with regard to academical education in Ireland, irrespective of the measure before the House. It certainly was my earnest wish to proceed with this Bill before any other business; but I will undertake, before the third reading, to give—or that some Member of the Government shall give—a general outline of those other measures.