HC Deb 26 May 1966 vol 729 cc714-5
41. Mr. Hamling

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether he will now make a statement on the administration of technical colleges.

Mr. Crosland

I would refer my hon, Friend to the White Paper, "A Plan for Polytechnics and Other Colleges", which was published last Tuesday. If my hon. Friend has government of colleges particularly in mind, I would refer him to paragraph 25 of the White Paper.

Mr. Hamling

While welcoming my right hon. Friend's White Paper, may I ask him to take steps to see that his real views on technical education are made known, as against the legends which are so often printed?

Mr. Crosland

I have profound sympathy with that reference to the debate on the binary system—the so-called debate which, to put it mildly, has often not been on a very high level of either intellect or accuracy.