HC Deb 20 December 1933 vol 284 c1316

(by Private Notice) asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether his attention has been called to the controversies within the University of Durham which have now persisted for a number of years and have caused much public attention in the North of England; and whether the Government propose to take any action in the matter?

The CHANCELLOR of the EXCHEQUER (Mr. Chamberlain)

The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. As regards the second part, the Government have decided to set up a Royal Commission to inquire into the organisation of the University of Durham and its constituent Colleges. The terms of reference of the commission and its personnel will be announced in due course.


Will any time limit be set on the work of the commission?


No. I do not think so.