HC Deb 15 June 1961 vol 642 cc624-5
22. Miss Herbison

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer what representations he has received on the conferring of university status on the Royal College of Science and Technology, Glasgow; and what recommendations on this question he has received from the University Grants Committee.

Sir E. Boyle

I would refer the hon. Lady to my reply to the hon. Member for Dunfermline Burghs (Dr. A. Thompson) on 8th June.

Miss Herbison

I have in my hand the reply which the Financial Secretary gave, which was most unsatisfactory. Does not he realise that most educationists in Scotland have been convinced for a very long time that this college, with its high educational reputation, ought to have the status of a university conferred on it?

Sir E. Boyle

That may be, but my reply on 8th June was perfectly true. My understanding today is exactly the same as it was when I answered on that occasion.