HC Deb 08 November 1945 vol 415 cc1430-1
15. Mr. Goronwy Roberts

asked the Minister of Education whether she is satisfied that the interests of the trades unions and the Workers Educational Association are sufficiently represented on the sub-committee appointed by the Governing Council of Coleg Harlech, Merioneth, to draw up a short list of applicants for the post of warden of the college.

Miss Wilkinson

I understand that the Council of Coleg Harlech includes representatives of trade unions and of the North and South Wales Districts of the Workers Educational Association and I have no doubt that in appointing the subcommittee they had regard to those interests.

Major Peter Roberts

Will the Minister assure the House that she will use her best endeavours to see that the great work done by the W.E.A., which is a non-political body—[HON. MEMBERS: "Oh"]—it is a non-political body—does not become the subject of a political party squabble?

Mr. Lindsay

Will the right hon. Lady realise that this admirable institution is an autonomous body?

Miss Wilkinson

The only thing with which the question is concerned is whether they are represented on the Council, and their honorary secretary is a member of the Council.

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