HC Deb 26 August 1880 vol 256 cc93-4

asked the Vice President of the Council, Whether, having regard to the fact that South Wales is fully represented in the Departmental Committee appointed to in- quire into the state of higher education in Wales, and North Wales is wholly unrepresented, he will add to that Committee one or more Members having special knowledge of the educational requirements of North Wales?


Sir, in reply to my hon. and learned Friend, I beg to assure him that the gentlemen selected to serve on this Committee were chosen solely for their knowledge of, and fitness to deal with, the question of higher education in Wales. Five out of six are natives of the Principality, and Professor Rhys has a special acquaintance with the educational requirements of North Wales, he having been for several years Inspector of Schools in that locality. After full consideration of all the circumstances of the case, we are of opinion that it is desirable to adhere to the Committee as it stands.