HC Deb 08 August 1854 vol 135 cc1477-8

Order for consideration of Lords' Amendments read.


said, he rose to call attention to the circumstance that those Amendments excluded the University of Durham from the operation of the Bill, which had only been originally included in it after a very considerable discussion in that House. Now, he must say, after the question had undergone so complete an investigation—after the proposal had met with the sanction of Her Majesty's Ministers in that House, he was entirely unprepared to find, without any previous notification of such an intention, an Amendment made by a Cabinet Minister in the other House, and supported by another Cabinet Minister, to the effect of excluding the University of Durham from the Bill. Still he was not without hope that the noble Viscount the Secretary for the Home Department, on a reconsideration of the subject, would see fit to reinsert the name of the University of Durham in the Bill.

Notice taken, that Forty Members were not present; House counted; and Forty Members not being present,

The House was adjourned at half after Twelve o'clock.