HC Deb 07 March 1860 vol 157 cc90-1

House in Committee according to Order. Mr. MASSEY in the Chair.

(In the Committee.)


said, he had a series of verbal Amendments to move, the object of which was to insure that the scheme of the college and the scheme of the Commissioners should appear on an equal footing before the Judicial Committee of Prviy Council. He would also suggest the propriety of some security being taken against the appointment of any of the Oxford University Commissioners to sit on the Judicial Committee of Privy Council when adjudicating upon the ordinance.


said, it was not usual, and would be inconvenient in any Act of Parliament, to limit the discretion of the Crown in the selection of the members of the Judicial Committee of Privy Council. But he had no hesitation in informing the noble Lord that in advising Her Majesty in the choice of such persons care should be taken to avoid the selection of members of the Privy Council who might have acted on the Oxford University Commission when the ordinance that was the subject of discussion was passed.

Amendments agreed to.

Bill passed through Committee.

House resumed: Bill reported, without Amendment.