HC Deb 28 June 1962 vol 661 cc1343-4
17. Mr. Albu

asked the Minister of Education what plans he has for the future of the College of Aeronautics.

The Minister of Education (Sir David Eccles)

The college wishes to continue as an institution of post-graduate teaching and research. Its present policy is to concentrate primarily on aeronautics but to extend its activities, as it has already begun to do, into allied disciplines such as automobile engineering, control engineering and welding technology. This policy has my full support.

Mr. Albu

Can the right hon. Gentleman say whether he is able to give the college the go-ahead on its present policy, or is he awaiting the report of the Robbins Committee before finally considering what should be done?

Sir D. Eccles

The college has plenty of scope for expanding now, but I am aware of the further plan that the college has laid before the Robbins Committee, and we must await the report of that Committee.