HC Deb 11 June 1888 vol 326 c1704

asked the Lord Advocate, Whether the Government, in selecting the members of the Scotch Universities Commission, had regard to the question whether these noblemen and gentlemen had been educated at any of the Scotch Universities, or otherwise possessed a practical acquaintance with the Scotch University system; and, whether he will be prepared, on the second reading of the Universities (Scotland) Bill, to state to the House the qualifications of the proposed Commissioners in this respect?

THE LORD ADVOCATE (Mr. J. H. A. MACDONALD) (Edinburgh and St. Andrew's Universities)

Those responsible for the names already placed upon the Paper for the Commission believe that those nominated are, as a body, well acquainted with the Scottish University system, and that they take a deep interest in it, and most of them have received their education under it. I hope the hon. Member will see that it would be impossible to enter into personal detail on such matters.