HL Deb 26 February 1867 vol 185 cc1002-3

Order of the Day for the House to be put into a Committee read.


presented, a Petition of a Committee of inhabitants of Rugby and neighbourhood, interested in Rugby School. The Bill, he remarked, gave powers to the governing bodies and masters which might be exercised in such a way as to injure very materially the privilege of persons entitled to send their sons free to the school. All that the petitioners asked was that before such powers were exercised they should have an opportunity of communicating with the governing bodies on the subject. That, in his opinion, was not by any means an unreasonable request.


I apprehend that there is some little difference between giving notice to a public body, which has a special interest in the subject, and giving notice to the inhabitants generally. If my noble Friend will put the proposed Amendment in my hands, it shall be taken into consideration before the Report is brought up. I had hoped, however, that the Bill would go down to the other House in precisely the same form as was approved by your Lordships last year.

House in Committee; an Amendment made; the Report thereof to be received on Monday next, and Bill to be printed as amended (No. 29.)