HC Deb 04 August 1859 vol 155 cc998-9

Order for Committee read.

MR. WHITESIDE moved, that the House resolve itself into Committee on this Bill.

Motion made, and Question proposed, "The Mr. Speaker do now leave the Chair."

MR. COWPER moved, that the House resolve itself into Committee that day three months.

Amendment proposed— To leave out from the word 'That' to the end of the Question, in order to add the words' this House will, upon this day three months, resolve itself into the said Committee," instead thereof.


resisted the Amendment, which he contended would be an act of injustice to the University of Dublin.


concurred in the opinion expressed by Mr. Whiteside, and added that the Bill was simply intended to remedy a clerical error in the Medical Act of last year, which excluded licentiates in surgery of the University of Dublin from its operation.


said, that the omission was a mere clerical error.


denied that there was any clerical error in the Medical Act, which was passed in its present shape intentionally.

Question, "That the words proposed to be left out stand part of the Question," put and agreed to.

Main Question put and agreed to.

House in Committee.

Clause 1.


said, the object of the clause was to extend the operation of the Medical Act from the masters in surgery by degree in Irish Universities, to licentiates, a measure which was never contemplated by the former Act, and moved that the clause be struck out.

MR. EWING moved, that the Chairman report progress.

Motion made and Question put, "That the Chairman do report progress."

The Committee divided:—Ayes 19; Noes 97: Majority 78.

Clause agreed to.

Clause 2 struck out; remaining Clauses passed through Committee.

House resumed.

Bill reported.