HC Deb 26 July 1915 vol 73 c1950
45. Mr. KING

asked the Prime Minister whether he has consulted with the authorities of Oxford University with a view of some arrangement being made whereby funds for the Rhodes scholarships held at Oxford by German subjects nominated by the German Kaiser may be diverted during the War; and whether any action will be taken in this direction?

The PRIME MINISTER (Mr. Asquith)

These scholarships are in abeyance, and nothing has been or can be paid in respect of them during the War. It would require special legislation to divert these scholarships to other purposes, which in present circumstances I am not prepared to initiate.


Will the right hon. Gentleman make inquiries as to whether there would not be a unanimous approval of legislation of this kind which might be carried through without any discussion or waste of time.