§ (Mr. Fawcett, Mr. Bouverie.)
§ Order for Committee read.
§ Motion made, and Question proposed, "That Mr. Speaker do now leave the Chair."
§ MR. BENTINCK
, who had given notice of au Amendment that the House do resolve itself into Committee this day six months, said, as there was not now (five 963 o'clock) time for fully discussing the subject, he would not bring forward his Motion if the hon. Member for Brighton would fix the third reading for a day when a full discussion could take place.
§ MR. FAWCETT
would be glad to meet the convenience of both sides of the House as to the day when the third reading should be taken. Any day that suited the convenience of the hon. Gentleman would suit his.
§ Bill considered in Committee.
§ (In the Committee.)
(Provided, That nothing in this Act contained shall affect the obligation under which any College or Hall may be, in virtue of any statute or ordinance either of such College or of the University within which such Hall is situate, to maintain itself in connection with the Church of England,)—(Mr. Neate,)
—brought up, and read the first time.
§ SIR WILLIAM HEATHCOTE
said, that the clause would protect the Bill from a good deal of misconception, and therefore, if the hon. Member for Brighton saw no objection to it, he hoped that he would not oppose its introduction.
§ MR. BOUVERIE
thought the clause would have no meaning whatever. It would only conciliate the ignorance of those who did not take the trouble to understand the intention of the Legislature. It could have no conceivable effect on the statutes of the colleges, and only repealed the conditions that had been imposed on them by the Act of Parliament.
§ MR. SELWYN
supported the clause. It would prevent misconception, and in that respect alone would be very useful.
§ Motion made, and Question put, "That the said Clause be now read a second time."
§ The Committee divided: — Ayes 92; Noes 86: Majority 6.
§ Bill reported; as amended, to be considered To-morrow.