said, he wished to ask the Vice President of the Committee of Council on Education, If it is true that 700 Mr. Whitworth has offered a very large sum to be applied in promotion of Technical Instruction; and, if so, whether he can state what is the precise nature of the endowment, and whether he can lay upon the table of the House any Papers on the subject?
§ LORD ROBERT MONTAGU
Sir, it is true that Mr. Whitworth has made a most munificent offer, in a letter addressed to the First Lord of the Treasury, on the 18th of March last. Mr. Whitworth proposes to found thirty scholarships of the annual value of £100 each, to be open to public competition, and to be obtained by proof of intelligence and efficiency in mechanics and cognate sciences. I need not say that that generous offer was accepted with thanks by the Committee of Council on Education, and the Minute embodying his letter, which is the only Paper on the subject, I propose to lay of the table of the House.