HL Deb 16 July 1840 vol 55 cc753-4
The Marquess of Lansdowne

said he was anxious, before the order of the day was read, to move for the minutes of the proceedings of the Education Committee of the Privy Council. The noble Marquess expressed his confident hope that the labours of the committee would be productive of very great benefit, especially as certain differences which had previously existed with other parties had been in a great degree removed.

The Archbishop of Canterbury

said, the proper time for entering into a discussion on the subject of education would be when the minutes were laid on the table; but still he felt it incumbent on him to express the great satisfaction which he experienced at the adjustment of the differences which had existed between the friends of church education and the committee of the Privy Council. The chief difficulty related to the appointment of inspectors, and that difficulty, he was happy to say, had been overcome. Should the arrangements which had been made be fully and fairly carried into effect, which he believed would be the case, he had no doubt, judging from the nature of the discussions and negotiations which had taken place in reference to them, that they would be found to operate very beneficially.

Motion agreed to.

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