§ Order for Committee read.
§ House in Committee.
§ MR. A. SMITH
said, he must object to the extensive and arbitrary powers which it was sought to confer upon the Crown under the provisions of the Bill.
§ MR. G. A. HAMILTON
explained, that the object of the Bill was merely to carry out an arrangement made in 1857 between the Crown and the Bishopric of Durham. The sixth clause saved to all persons and bodies corporate and politic the same rights which they had before the Bill, and there was therefore no aggression on the rights of the public whatever.
§ Bill, as amended, passed through Committee.
§ House resumed.
§ Bill reported, as amended; to be considered To-morrow.