HL Deb 30 March 1835 vol 27 cc360-1
The Marquess of Camden

said, that he rose now in order to express his thanks to the noble Duke for the courtesy he had shown in postponing the third reading of this Bill in order to enable him (the Marquess of Camden) to consult the University with which he was connected upon the subject. The consequence of his communication with the University was, that neither he nor they had any wish to oppose the further progress of the Bill. That courtesy had also enabled the University, since the introduction of the measure, to turn their minds to the particular object of the Bill, and he could assure their Lordships that there was among the persons connected with the University of Cambridge no indisposition whatever to meet in the fairest manner the provisions of this Bill, and to assist in promoting the object of it so far as it seemed to them fit to do so. There was in that University every disposition to act in accordance with the principle of the Bill, so far as that could be done without endangering the discipline of the University. Their sole object was to promote as much as possible piety and learning among those who resorted to the University.

The Duke of Richmond

said, he was happy to have been able to gratify the noble Marquess by postponing this Bill, and glad to find that no opposition would now be offered to it. He moved that it be read a third time.

Lord Brougham

was very sorry that after the postponement which had already taken place, he should he obliged to ask the noble Duke still further to postpone the Bill for two or three days. This arose not from any objection to the principle of the Bill, with which he most fully concurred, but from some difficulties of a technical nature, affecting some of its clauses. By Thursday next he hoped to be able to remove them. He had consulted the noble and learned Lord on the Woolsack, who agreed with him as to these difficulties.

The Duke of Richmond

was obliged to the noble, and learned Lords for their attention to the Bill, and for endeavouring to remove those technical objections that might impede its execution; and he consented to postpone it to Thursday.

Third reading postponed.