§ SIR WILLIAM COLLINS (St. Pancras, W.)
I beg to ask the President of the Board of Education what action he proposes to take on the Report of the 789 Departmental Committee on the Royal College of Science and the School of Mines; and whether any re-organisation of the University of London is contemplated, with a view to the association with it of the Royal College of Science and the School of Mines.
§ THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF EDUCATION (Mr. BIRRELL,) Bristol, N.
The Report of the Departmental Committed is receiving the careful consideration of the Board; they are awaiting a communication from the Senate of London University on the subject. I am afraid I cannot make any more definite statement for the present.
§ SIR PHILIP MAGNUS (London University)
Can the right hon. Gentleman give an assurance that the Senate of the University of London will have ample opportunity of expressing their views before a definite decision is arrived at?
§ MR. BIRRELL
I am awaiting a communication from the Senate of that body, and it shall have all the attention it deserves.