§ MR. MELLOR
said, he rose to move for leave to bring in a Bill to remove doubts as to the eligibility of certain persons to be trustees of certain charities. The single object of the proposed measure was, that for the future, in the event of a vacancy occurring in the trusteeship of a charity, no person should be deemed ineligible by reason of his belonging to any particular religious denomination, unless it were expressly provided by the deed or charter under which the charity was constituted, that members of that particular class should be excluded, or that members of only one class should be admitted. This appeared so reasonable a provision that he anticipated no objection to it, particularly as it had received the approval of the right hon. Gentleman.
§ LORD JOHN MANNERS
said, he had no intention to oppose the introduction of the Bill, but it must not be supposed that the acquiescence of hon. Gentlemen on that side of the House implied any assent to its principles.
Leave given.Bill to remove doubts as to the eligibility of certain persons to be Trustees of certain Charities, ordered to be brought in by Mr. MELLOR, Mr. EVANS, and Mr. BAINES.