HC Deb 25 March 1870 vol 200 c638

said, he would beg to ask the right hon. Member for Cambridgeshire, Whether he will consent to defer the Motion of which he has given notice, so as to allow the Public Schools Commissioners an opportunity of more fully considering the objections which have been taken to the statute with regard to the governing body of Rugby before they are discussed in this House? He was afraid discussion of the subject at present would not be advantageous to the school; he was assured the right hon. Gentleman would not be without an opportunity of bringing forward his Motion, and he believed delay would result in a reconsideration of the matter by the Public Schools Commissioners?


said, in reply, that he would be quite willing to comply with the suggestion of his right hon. Friend, provided he had an assurance from his right hon. Friend at the head of the Government, or his right hon. Friend the Vice President of the Committee of Council, that an opportunity would be afforded him of bringing forward his Motion in case the Public Schools Commissioners should not arrive at a satisfactory settlement.


said, in the absence of his right hon. Friend the First Lord of the Treasury, he could assure the right hon. Member for Cambridgeshire that full opportunity would be given to him to bring on his Motion, provided he thought it necessary to do so, either in consequence of the Public Schools Commissioners not reconsidering the matter or not arriving at a result satisfactory to him. He could also assure his right hon. Friend that the approval of the Privy Council should not be signified to the proposals of the Commission until his right hon. Friend and Parliament had an opportunity of expressing an opinion on the matter.


said, in that case he would not press his Motion that evening.