HC Deb 12 March 1906 vol 153 c871

To ask the President of the Board of Education whether he is aware that the authorities of the day training colleges attached to University Colleges are strongly opposed to the proposals of the Board made in the last paragraph of Circular 530, issued in July 1905; whether the changes there proposed would prevent, to a considerable extent, the day students from attending the University College classes and from proceeding to a degree, and tend to segregate them from the University students; and whether he will consider whether the changes are educationally desirable, and should be maintained.

(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) My attention has been called to this matter, and the Board have just issued a letter stating their position in the matter, a copy of which I will send to the hon. Member. The Board have no desire to prevent suitable students from attending University college classes, or to segregate them from other students.