HC Deb 28 February 1889 vol 333 cc581-2

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is now prepared to lay upon the Table the promised scheme for aiding provincial colleges, and to fix the date when it will come into operation.


A Vote for Provincial Colleges has been put down in the Estimates for 1889–90. The Government have found considerable difficulty in deciding what colleges should be entitled to share in it, and in what proportions and on what conditions it should be distributed between them. They have accordingly appointed a small Committee to make particular inquiries and advise them on these points. The Committee will sit at an early date, and its deliberations are not likely to be prolonged. Upon receiving its Report the Government will settle the scheme of distribution. The sum voted will, of course, be available for the colleges which are entitled to share in it during the coming financial year.

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