HC Deb 28 July 1910 vol 19 cc2510-1W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether any portion of the Grant to universities may be made available to the direct encouragement of scientific research; and whether, in particular, in view of the high character of original research carried out at St. Mary's Hospital bacteriological department, and in view also of the acknowledged importance of those results in combating tuberculosis, he will take steps to ensure the removal of the financial embarrassment which threatens to impede the work of that institution?


The Grant made annually by Parliament in aid of the university colleges is distributed on the recommendation of the Advisory Committee, and the Committee has always paid special attention to the post-graduate and research work of colleges applying for a share in the Grant. I am not aware of the circumstances of the bacteriological department of St. Mary's Hospital, to which the hon. Member refers, but any institution which desires to participate in the Grant, and which is prepared to satisfy the conditions laid down in the Treasury Minute of 3rd June, 1909—presented to Parliament—see House of Commons Paper, No. 182, of 1909—should make application, in the first instance, to the Advisory Committee.