HC Deb 01 June 1916 vol 82 c2889
36. Major CHAPPLE

asked the Minister of Munitions whether, before committing himself to any encouragement to the establishment of an imperial school of technical optics and the costly overlapping it may involve, he will cause inquiry to be made into the accommodation and facilities for experimental and research work on optical glass and on lens problems at the Imperial College of Science and Technology, South Kensington?

Colonel LEE

The Minister of Munitions is fully alive to the importance of dealing with the matter by a comprehensive scheme such as he understands is favoured by the Board of Education and the London County Council, which would include both the Imperial College and the Northampton Institute, and would obviate anything like overlapping or competition.