HC Deb 10 March 1964 vol 691 cc224-5
8. Mr. Gower

asked the Lord President of the Council and Minister for Science what representations he has received for the authorisation of an additional University in Wales.

Mr. Hogg

I understand that representations have been received from the Borough of Flint, Hay Urban District Council, Llandrindod Wells Urban District Council and Montgomeryshire Education Committee for the establishment of a new university in their respective localities; the Monmouthshire Federation of Trades and Labour Councils has proposed Builth Wells, whilst the Rural District Council of Builth has supported Mid-Wales. In addition, hon. Members and other individuals have written to support these representations.

Mr. Gower

Has my right hon. and learned Friend noted that the Civil Estimates, just published, reveal that Newcastle University alone will receive in grants something like three-quarters of the recurrent expenditure that the whole of Wales will receive and that Scotland, with less than twice the Welsh population, will receive nearly three times as much? Surely, this indicates that Wales is not getting a fair crack of the whip.

Mr. Hogg

I assure the House that the University Grants Committee will take great note of what my hon. Friend has said.

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