HL Deb 29 July 1851 vol 118 c1680

House in Committee (according to order).

Clauses 1 to 19 inclusive, agreed to.

On Clause 20,


moved that the three Royal London hospitals should be exempted from the operation of the Bill. He was, he said, connected with only one of those hospitals—Christ Church—the pecuniary affairs of which were managed with the strictest propriety, and no abuse had ever been alleged against it. If the hospitals should be placed under the commission established by this Bill, persons would not be anxious to become governors, and the interests of the charity would thereby suffer. The noble Duke eulogised the system of education at Christ's Hospital, and instanced the recent case of a boy educated there who had taken high honours at Cambridge, and was now Regius Professor of Civil Law at that University, Mr. Sumner Mayne.

After a few words from the Earl of Warwick, which were inaudible in the gallery,


said, that the noble Duke had quite mistaken the operation of the Bill. There would not be the slightest interference with the details of the management of these institutions. There were many other charities which had desired to be exempted from the operation of the Bill, and he did not see on what grounds they could exempt one without granting a similar exemption to others. There was no interference proposed by the Bill that any person could reasonably object to.

After a few words from the Earl of CHICHESTER and the Marquess of SALISBURY,

Amendment Negatived.

House adjourned till To-morrow.

Back to