HL Deb 04 July 1837 vol 38 c1773
The Bishop of Exeter

observed, with reference to a message which had been brought from the House of Commons, requesting that he might be allowed to attend to be examined before the Committee of that House on education in Ireland, that he was a Member of their Lordships' Committee on this same subject, and, therefore, that he was not disposed to attend to give evidence elsewhere, conceiving that such a course would be inconvenient and unjust towards their Lordships.

Lord Ellenborough

said, that it was the privilege of their Lordships not to attend Committees of the other House unless they pleased; but the best course to be pursued was to remain silent in reference to the request of the Commons.

The conversation dropped.

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