HL Deb 04 May 1855 vol 138 cc93-4

begged leave to move an Address to Her Majesty, praying Her Majesty to order that there should be presented to their Lordships Copies of recent communications from some of the Royal Commissioners, appointed in 1850, to inquire into the State of the University of Cambridge, addressed to the First Lord of the Treasury and to the Lord Chancellor, respecting a Scheme of Government for the University of Cambridge. He understood the noble Lord on the woolsack would make no objection to the production of those communications, and therefore he hoped there would be no objection to his Motion on the part of their Lordships.


said, he knew of no communications that had been addressed to the Government on the subject. Letters from four members of the late Commission, and from the Secretary of the Commission, had been addressed to him (the Lord Chancellor), and he did not see the least possible objection to produce them; but the Motion must be in the shape of a Motion for papers, and not for an Address to Her Majesty.

Papers ordered to be laid before the House.