HC Deb 10 April 1952 vol 498 cc2959-60
13. Mr. Driberg

asked the Minister of Education what grants are made by her Department to the Philosophical Society of England.

The Minister of Education (Miss Florence Horsbrugh)

None, Sir.

Mr. Driberg

May I ask the right hon. Lady whether she saw Professor Ryle's exposure in a recent issue of the "Spectator" of this completely bogus organisation, and are there any steps which she can take to protect the public from confusion which may be caused by the activities of these degree-hawking impostors?

Miss Horsbugh

Unless this society applies to me for a grant, I am afraid that I have no business to inquire into it, but I have been interested to read some of the statements which I have found in various papers.