HC Deb 19 October 1909 vol 12 cc273-4W

asked the Prime Minister whether he is aware of the Memorandum on Oxford Reform published by the Chancellor of the University; whether he is aware of the report of a committee of the Council of the Senate of Cambridge Uni- versity bearing upon similar aspects of university work; and whether he will consider the advisability of now recommending the appointment of a Royal Commission to consider the necessity of reform in the government and administration of the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge?


I am aware of both the documents referred to in the question, and I understand that both the Universities are giving careful consideration, in the light of these documents, to the various important questions raised therein. In the meantime, and until more precise information is forthcoming as to what action the Universities feel it desirable to adopt in the way of modification of their existing systems, I think it would be at least premature to take any steps in the direction indicated by my hon. Friend.