HC Deb 14 April 1896 vol 39 cc898-9

I beg to ask the First Lord of the Treasury whether the Parliamentary Grant to King's College will not only be restored, but considerably increased; and, if so, whether provision is made for such increase in the present Estimates, or will it be otherwise provided?


No increase is proposed this Session in regard to King's College. My right hon. Friend the Chancellor of the Exchequer authorises me to say that, in accordance with an undertaking given by him to a deputation which waited upon him, he has appointed three gentlemen—Mr. T. H. Warren, President of Magdalen College, Oxford, Mr. D. G. Liveing, Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge, and Mr. Chalmers, of the Treasury—to visit the colleges sharing in the grant made to universities and colleges in Great Britain, and to investigate the character and quality of university work done, and to inquire generally into the position which each college occupies, both financially and in other respects. When their Report is received, which the Chancellor of the Exchequer expects will be some time in the autumn, he will be in a position to judge whether a case has been made out for recommending Parliament to increase the sum to each of the colleges sharing in the grant.