HL Deb 07 April 1835 vol 27 cc876-7
Lord Brougham

seeing a noble Lord opposite in his place, wished to put to him a question on a subject of considerable importance. He understood from the votes of the other House, that an Address to the Crown had been carried, praying that a Charter might be granted to the London University under certain restrictions as to the degrees to be there conferred, and that an answer had been sent to that Address, stating that this matter had been, as he was well aware, before referred to the Privy Council, and that his. Majesty would cause the examination by them to be resumed, or the result of the proceedings there to be laid before the other House of Parliament. He wished to know whether any further steps had been taken on the subject. He asked this, because, perhaps, the noble Lord might not know the state in which the proceedings were. In fact, the matter had been fully argued by Counsel, and time was taken to consider the result, and at the time of the dissolution of the late Government he was in correspondence with a noble and learned Friend, the present Lord Chancellor, who with him had most attentively listened to the arguments on both sides upon the course that was to be pursued. He himself had intended to call the Privy Council together upon the subject.

Lord Rosslyn

said, that as yet no further step had been taken in consequence of the Address. He was aware that the case had been fully argued, and that it stood over for the decision of the Privy Council.

Subject dropped.

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