HC Deb 01 May 1922 vol 153 cc957-8

asked the Prime Minister whether his attention has been drawn to the fact that the only opportunity of discussing the grants to British universities, the position of women students and teachers at Cambridge University as settled by the recent decision, and the important recommendations of the Royal Commission on the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge will be upon the Treasury Vote and not on the Vote for the Board of Education; and whether, seeing that this is not a satisfactory method, in view of the far-reaching character of the issues raised, he will be prepared to grant a separate day for the Parliamentary discussion of these problems?


The Universities and Colleges Vote covers England and Scotland, and the expenditure is accounted for by the Treasury and not by the Board of Education. Arrangements can be made for a discussion of this Vote on one of the days allotted to Supply if a request is made in the usual manner.


Will the Government be prepared to support a Bill to place women at Cambridge on the same equality?


That does not arise out of the question on the Paper.