§ Order of the Day for the Second Reading read.
§ Moved, That the Bill be now read 2a: (The Duke of Somerset.)
§ LORD CHELMSFORD
said, it seemed somewhat unfair, there having been a trustee appointed two years ago in the interests of the annuitants of the fund, now to propose, that if the trustee happened to be removed in any way, the annuitants were not to have the power of appointing his successor, but that he 1427 Should be appointed by the Admiralty. Such a proposal Was, he thought, contrary to the understanding on the subject in 1861.
§ THE DUKE OF SOMERSET
Suggested that before the next stage of the Bill some arrangement might, perhaps, be entered into between the parties concerned which would obviate the objection of the noble and learned Lord.
§ Motion agreed to: Bill read 2a accordingly, and committed to a Committee of the Whole House on Thursday next.