asked the Lord President of the Council if he will introduce legislation to enable him to take action in respect of governors of corporations having Royal Charters in instances in which the corporation concerned has acted in breach of its charter.
The hon. and learned Gentleman asked whether I would introduce legislation. Legislation is not necessary. The Crown may at this moment, if it wishes, take proceedings through the High Court for the forfeiture of any charter. On the specific point he mentions, my hon. Friend at the Department of Education and Science has already told him that, on the best legal advice obtainable, there is no infringement of the charter.