HC Deb 17 July 1912 vol 41 cc408-9W

asked the President of the Board of Education whether his attention has been called to the resolution recently passed by the London County Council to the effect that the University of London should continue to confer degrees on all British subjects in all faculties other than medicine on the results of examinations alone; and whether, in view of the hostility to external examinations exhibited by members of the Royal Commission on University Education in London, he will represent to that body, on behalf of his Board, the need there is for continuing the external examinations which have made the reputation of London University?


I understand that such a resolution as the hon. Member mentions, was recently passed by the London County Council. The Government clearly cannot make representations to the Royal Commission appointed on their recommendation to advise the Crown upon various questions connected with the University of London. I should add that I must not be taken to accept the statement of the attitude of the Commissioners contained in the second part of the question.