HC Deb 02 April 1889 vol 334 c1394
SIR GUYER HUNTER (Hackney, Central)

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether it was the case that certain formulæ for new bye-laws had been put forward by the Governing Body of the Royal College of Surgeons of England for his approval without their having been duly confirmed; whether he was aware that the said formulæ included a repetition of the demand that every member of the Council of the College to be elected in future shall declare his acceptance of the existing bye-laws of the College, including bye-law xvii., which the general body of the members have formally declared to be in contravention of their ancient rights, and are now contesting at law; and whether he would withhold his assent to the formulæ until the provisions referred to were withdrawn, or until they had been submitted to a meeting of the members of the College?


The matters referred to in the question are now under my consideration, and I will consult the Law Officers of the Crown before taking any action.