HC Deb 24 March 1884 vol 286 c597

asked the Vice President of the Council, Whether an application has been made for, the grant of a Charter to an institution; called St. Paul's Hostel, in the University of Cambridge; whether the documents relating thereto will be laid before Parliament, in accordance with "The College Charter Act, 1871;"and, whether in particular the University of Cambridge will have an opportunity of expressing its opinion on the subject before a decision is arrived at?


Sir, an application has been received from Mr. Robert Potts, M.A., of Trinity College, in the University of Cambridge, for the foundation and incorporation of an institution to be called St. Paul's Hostel, in that University, which has been referred to a Committee of the Privy Council. If, on consideration by the Committee, it is found that the application comes within the provisions of the College Charter Act, 1871, the Petition and draft Charter will be laid before Parliament before the Report of the Committee is submitted to Her Majesty. The Petition and draft Charter lodged by Mr. Potts have been laid before, and have been considered by, the Council of the Senate of the University.