HC Deb 26 February 1912 vol 34 c995

asked whether any and, if any, what steps have been taken to establish a school of Oriental languages within the University of London, as recommended by Lord Reay's Committee?


The India Office Committee on the School of Oriental Languages, under the chairmanship of Lord Cromer, submitted an interim Report to the Secretary of State in June last which dealt with the question of site and buildings. Since then negotiations have been proceeding with the London Institution which the Secretary of State hopes will result in the early introduction of a Bill by means of which the school may be housed in the institution buildings and enjoy the benefit of the library. When the matter has progressed rather further the way will be open for Lord Cromer's Committee to present a final Report upon the organisation of the school.