§ *SIR FRANCIS POWELL (Wigan)
I beg to ask Mr. Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he intends, in accordance with the precedent of 1896, to appoint Commissioners to visit and report upon the University Colleges receiving grants from the State before any fresh allocations of the grants in 1902; and, if so, whether he can say when and by whom such visitations will he made.
§ THE CHANCELLOR, OF TUB EXCHEQUER (Sir M. HICKS BEACH,) Bristol, W.
Yes, Sir. Dr. H. G. Woods, formerly President of Trinity College, Oxford, and Dr. Alexander Hill, Master of Downing College, Cambridge, have consented to serve as Commissioners. Arrangements for the visitation are now being made, and it will begin at an early date.
§ *SIR FRANCIS POWELL
I presume the officials and those interested in the conduct of the colleges will have an opportunity of stating their case.
§ MR. PALMER (Salisbury)
Will the visitations be extended to other colleges of a similar nature, which have not yet-received the grants?
§ SIR M. HICKS BEACH
said that any college doing what was properly university work would be included in the inquiry. If any college which had not received any grant sent in an application from which it appeared that it came within the rule he would consider it.