HC Deb 11 May 1893 vol 12 c636
MR. STANLEY LEIGHTON (Shropshire, Oswestry)

I beg to ask the Vice President of the Committee of Council on Education whether the University College of Bangor is subsidised out of moneys voted by Parliament; and, if so, what is the amount of the annual grant; and whether he can inform the House what Ministerial Department is responsible for the Vote, and to whose account the grant, if approved by Parliament, is paid?


The Estimates for each year since 1884–5 have included a Vote of £4,000 to the University College of North Wales, Bangor, which will be found under Class IV., Head 7 (Universities and Colleges, Great Britain. The Treasury is the accounting Department for the Vote which includes this item, and pays it quarterly to the treasurer of the College. But the Vice President of the Committee of Council on Education is the Minister who, as representing the Government in this House on educational matters, would defend the Vote or give explanations with regard to it.


May I ask if any Report will be laid before this House to show that the funds are properly administered, before the Vote is asked for?


Perhaps the hon. Gentleman will put that question on the Paper.