MR. SIDEBOTTOM (Cheshire, Hyde)
I beg to ask the Under Secretary of State for the Colonies whether the Law Officers of the Crown have yet reported upon the question of the powers possessed by the University of Trinity College, Toronto; and, if, so, whether he can now state if the Royal Charter granted to that University gives it authority to examine candidates, and to issue degrees in the faculties of arts, medicine, divinity, law, and music, outside the diocese of Toronto?
THE UNDER SECRETARY OF STATE FOR THE COLONIESH. de WORMS, Liverpool, East Toxteth)
The Law Officers have reported; but the matter is one on which only a judicial tribunal can give an authoritative opinion, and Her Majesty's Government are considering with the Law Officers whether, and how, the question can be brought before such a tribunal.