HC Deb 17 May 1888 vol 326 c562
MR. BRYCE (Aberdeen, S.)

asked the First Lord of the Treasury, When Her Majesty's Government propose to state the names of the persons to be appointed Commissioners under the Scottish Universities Bill, which has been introduced in the House of Lords? He also wished to ask, in consequence of a rumour that the Government proposed that the Commission should consist of 15 Members, whether the right hon. Gentleman could now state the number of Commissioners?

THE FIRST LORD (Mr. W. H. SMITH) (Strand, Westminster)

As the latter Question was not put upon the Paper, I have not informed myself upon the subject; and, therefore, I am unable to give the hon. Member the information he asks for. With regard to the Question on the Paper, the Government hope to be able to state the names of the Commissioners under the Scotch Universities Bill during the Committee stage in the House of Lords; but, in any case, they will be stated before the Bill leaves that House.