HC Deb 04 July 1864 vol 176 c818

Order for Second Reading read.


in moving the second reading of the Bill, said, that some of the recommendations of the Royal Commission which had inquired into the state of education in our Public Schools, would, when carried out, affect the governing bodies, and the object of this Bill was merely to provide that no new vested interest should be created after the passing of this Act, which should stand in the way of any future regulations which Parliament might think proper to make.

Moved, "That the Bill be now read a second time."—(Sir George Grey.)


said, this Bill was a very important one, affecting, as it did, the interests of an influential body of men, and he thought therefore that its object should have been explained more fully than had been done by the right hon. Gentleman. They had no means of knowing that the new Parliament which they were to have next February would condescend to legislate on this subject. He hoped, therefore, another opportunity of discussing the merits of the Bill would be afforded even at this late period of the Session.

Motion agreed to.

Bill read 2o, and committed for To-morrow.

House adjourned at half after One o'clock.