§ 69. Mr. DUNCAN MILLAR
asked when the fixing of an inclusive fee was first imposed as a condition of the payment of Grants to the Scottish universities; whether the decision of the Treasury was arrived at after consultation with the Scottish Education Department; and what considerations were before the Treasury when coming to their decision?
§ Mr. MASTERMAN
The Treasury letter of 14th July, 1910, announced that the additional Grants which Parliament was being asked to provide would be subject to the condition, inter alia, of the adoption of an inclusive fee, uniform in the four universities, for degree courses. This decision was made after consideration of the observations of the Scotch Education Department on the Report of the Elgin Committee. It would hardly be possible within the limits of an answer in the House to state all the considerations before the Treasury, but I may refer to 39 the approval of the inclusive fee expressed by the Elgin Committee, and to the evidence given before that Committee.