HC Deb 01 August 1882 vol 273 c372

asked the Vice President of the Council, Whether Selwyn College, Cambridge, being an avowedly denominational institution, and the draft charter having been laid before Parliament during the University vacation, and when, from the present state of business, it cannot be dealt with by Parliament, the Government will delay the issue of the charter until a sufficient opportunity has been afforded for considering its provisions?


Sir, the grant of a Royal Charter to Selwyn College does not come in any way before the Education Department. I have ascertained that the draft Charter and the Petition were laid before Parliament on June 30, in accordance with the provisions of the College Charters Act of 1871, which requires that those documents shall be for not less than 30 days before Parliament before receiving the Royal sanction. The requisite period having elapsed, it will be submitted to Her Majesty for approval at the next Council.