HC Deb 27 April 1961 vol 639 c607
17. Mr. Willey

asked the Minister of Education whether he will state the membership of his Standing Advisory Committee on questions arising from the system of awards from public funds.

Sir D. Eccles

The Committee is to be appointed jointly by my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Scotland and myself. I am glad to say that Sir Francis Hill has accepted our invitation to be Chairman. The names of the remaining members will be announced as soon as possible.

Mr. Willey

I appreciate the right hon. Gentleman's statement and I look forward to the announcement of the names of the other members of the Committee. Is the right hon. Gentleman in a position to say when he is likely to introduce the Bill which has been promised?

Sir D. Eccles

I cannot say that at present.

Mrs. White

As the Committee will be particularly concerned with matters relating to students, will the right hon. Gentleman bear their interests in mind when forming the Committee?

Sir D. Eccles

That is the purpose of the Committee, but I am doubtful about representation by students, if that is what the hon. Lady means.