HC Deb 15 March 1866 vol 182 c288

(Mr. LAWSON) said, with respect to a Question put to him by the hon. and learned Member for Belfast (Sir Hugh Cairns) on a previous occasion, he wished now to state that, while no summons was issued for the meeting of the Convocation, the Senate did issue a summons for a meeting of their own body, which was afterwards countermanded. He understood that the Senate thought it would be better not to hold that meeting pending the changes which might be proposed to be made in the constitution of the institution.