HC Deb 19 July 1867 vol 188 c1723

said, he would beg to ask the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Whether, as one means of obtaining information with regard to Technical Education abroad, he will instruct the Secretaries of Embassies and Legations to inquire into the existence, the working, and the effects of schools or colleges for Technical Education in the different counties in which they were accredited?


said, he was quite prepared to issue Instructions for that purpose, and had no doubt that in that way they would be able to obtain a good deal of useful information. He gave the answer, however, subject to this reservation—that in the event of its being determined by the Committee of Privy Council to set on foot a special inquiry into that subject, then, perhaps, it would be unnecessary for him to issue the Instructions contemplated by the hon. Gentleman's Question.