HC Deb 07 December 1943 vol 395 cc775-6
51. Mr. Harvey

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer the nature of the changes which have been made in the University Grants Committee and the names of the present members?

The Chancellor of the Exchequer (Sir John Anderson)

I have increased to 15 the number of members of the Committee, in order that their advice to the Government on the important problems that lie ahead may be based on the widest range of experience. Before the war the Committee numbered 10, but had been reduced by deaths and resignations to five immediately before the appointment of the new members. I am circulating in the OFFICIAL REPORT a list of the members of the Committee. Arrangements are being made to hold the first meeting of the new Committee at an early date.

Mr. Harvey

Do the rules still preclude Members who are in the employment of universities from being members of that Committee?

Sir J. Anderson

That rule has been changed.

Following is the list:


Sir Walter Moberly, D.S.O., Litt.D.