§ SIR JOHN PAKINGTON
, in moving that a Select Committee be appointed to inquire into the constitution of the Committee of Council on Education, &c, said, that the Motion was, in fact, for the renewal of a Committee which sat during the whole of last Session, and which was engaged in the investigation of the two Questions stated. The scope of the inquiry proved to be so extended, and the evidence so voluminous, that the Committee were unable to conclude their labours and present their Report; and, under these circumstances, he contented himself by merely moving for the re-appointment of the Committee.
Motion agreed to.
Select Committee appointed, "to inquire into the constitution of the Committee of Council on Education, and the system under which the business of the office is conducted; and also into the best mode of extending the benefits of Government Inspection and the Parliamentary Grant to schools at present unassisted by the State."—(Sir John Pakington.)
And on February 20 Select Committee nominated as follows:—
Sir JOHN PAKINGTON, Mr. BRUCE, Viscount CRAN-BOURNE, Mr. BUXTON, Mr. HOWES, Mr. CLAY, MR. ADDERLEY, Mr. HENRY COWPER, Sir STAFFORD NORTHCOTE, Sir COLMAN O'LOGHLEN, Mr. WALPOLE, Mr. SHAW LEFEVRE, Mr. LIDDELL, Mr. MORRISON, and Mr. STIRLING:—Power to send for persons, papers, and records; Five to be the quorum.