§ 3.8 p.m.
§ Order of the Day for the Second Reading read.
My Lords, Bromley College was founded by John Warner, Bishop of Rochester, in 1671. It now houses 45 necessitous widows of clergymen, preference being given to those coming from the Diocese of Rochester. The Bill provides for an overhaul of the existing code of administration, including providing nursing care for residents. Shepherd's College is a wing of five houses erected by Miss Shepherd in the grounds of Bromley College to house daughters who have lived there with their mothers and have become disqualified by their death. It is a separate foundation, with the Archbishop of Canterbury and the Bishop of Rochester as trustees, but in practice it is managed by the Trustees of Bromley College. The Bill consolidates as one the two foundations. The change requires the consent of Parliament. It has been widely publicised and no objection has been raised. I beg to move that the Bill be read a second time.
§ Moved, That the Bill be now read 2a. —(Lord Amulree.)
§ On Question, Bill read 2a: Committee negatived.