HC Deb 07 August 1924 vol 176 cc3093-4

asked the President of the Board of Education whether it is the intention of the Government to apply the recommendations of the Haldane Commission to the University of London; and whether he can make any statement on the subject?


I have reviewed the present position, and have consulted with a selection of the most important academic authorities. While there is a strong desire for reform in many quarters, there is also a general feeling that some of the findings of the Haldane Commission require re-consideration, in view of the long period which has elapsed since it reported. I propose to appoint a Departmental Committee, in order to lay down the basis upon which a Statutory Commission could act, and I am glad to be able to announce that Lord Ernie has consented to be its Chairman. The other members have not yet been appointed, but I hope to announce them shortly.

Forward to