§ MR. LAYARD
said, he begged to ask the right hon. and learned Lord Advocate whether it was the intention of the Government to introduce any measure in the course of the present Session for the union of the Universities of Aberdeen? Great inconvenience arose from the present state of matters, students being deprived of the use of the library and other advantages.
§ THE LORD ADVOCATE
said, that the subject of the introduction of a measure for the purpose of uniting the Universities of Aberdeen engaged the attention of the late Government, and he believed that a union between those bodies was desirable; but difficulties were experienced as to how far the institutions should be merged, and whether the chairs of each should be included in the amalgamation. He was happy to say that the parties locally interested in the question were now nearly 2044 agreed as to the terms of union; and he would only add that he should cheerfully lend them his best assistance to carry out their object.