HC Deb 21 April 1915 vol 71 c269
33. Mr. JOHN

asked the President of the Board of Education whether the Government contemplate appointing a Royal Commission to consider the relations of the University of Wales to its constituent colleges; whether, if so, the reference for such Commission will also enable it to investigate the adequacy or otherwise of the financial resources now placed at the disposal of the university and the colleges, having full regard to the much more liberal treatment by the State of Scotland and of Ireland, to the need for very considerable development of the existing provisions for agricultural education and research in Wales; and whether generally such Commission may, in considering the requirements of Wales, take cognisance of the most modern Continental, Colonial, and American practice?


My right hon. Friend is not at present in a position to reply to this question. The Board must not be understood as endorsing the statement as to the more liberal treatment of Scotland and Ireland by the State.