HC Deb 26 July 1883 vol 282 cc535-6

asked the Vice President of the Council, Whether he intends to take a Vote, or to apply any part of Vote 8, Class 4, for any portion of the current financial year, in aid of the expenses of the new proposed colleges for North and South Wales respectively; and, if so, before such Vote is proposed, he will undertake that the House shall have an opportunity of considering the scheme for "the management and maintenance" of these Colleges, referred to in a Government note to the Estimates (1883–4) for Aberystwith College (Class 4, Vote 8)?


Sir, no part of the Vote referred to is for the proposed new Colleges for North and South Wales. It is granted to Aberystwith College, pending the establishment of those Colleges. The scheme for the South Wales College at Cardiff is now before us, and we have asked the Treasury for a provisional Vote of £2,000 for the last half of the current financial year. If it is too late for this Session I shall move it early in the next. I promise the noble Lord that the scheme shall be laid on the Table before the Vote is taken.