HC Deb 09 April 1964 vol 692 c1194
14. Mr. W. Hamilton

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what arrangements he has made to ensure that the pattern of university expansion in Scotland meets the special requirements of Scottish education.

Sir E. Boyle

My right hon. Friend is confident that the University Grants Committee and the Scottish universities will continue to take full account of the needs of Scottish education in making their plans for expansion.

Mr. Hamilton

Does not the right hon. Gentleman think that Answer to be extremely vague even for his Department? Can he give us specific figures, and in particular an assurance that the emergency programme which the Robbins Report recommended will be amply carried out and in good time?

Sir E. Boyle

There is a later Question on the Order Paper about the figures, but on the urgency of the matter a special sub-committee of the U.G.C. will be visiting Scotland in the course of this month or next to discuss and consider approved alternative sites for the creation of a new Scottish university.