13 APRIL 1867, Page 3

The Oxford Test Bill was extended to Cambridge, by an

instruction to the Committee moved by Mr. Fawcett on Wednes- day, which instruction was carried by a majority of 253 to 166, —or 87, the largest majority yet obtained on this subject, Mr. Butler-Johnstone and a few other Conservatives voting with the Liberals. Sir W. He.athcote said he had prepared an amendment -excluding Dissenters from the governing bodies of both Universi- ties, but in face of the great majority against him he did not ask for a division. So the Bill, as amended, passed through Com- mittee, but will probably be opposed on the third reading, and cer- tainly in the House of Lord, where, we suppose, it will, as usual, be either crippled by amendments which the Commons will not accept, or thrown out.