HC Deb 27 October 1919 vol 120 c310W
Captain COOTE

asked the President of the Board of Education whether the Universities Bureau still exists; if so, whether it has been able to arrange for interchange of facilities in matriculation between our own and Colonial universities; and whether he has considered the possibility of arranging similar facilities between our own universities and the universities of Allied countries?


I am happy to inform the hon. and gallant Member that the Universities Bureau of the British Empire still exists. The Bureau is an independent body established by the universities themselves, and I am not, therefore, able to speak at first hand of their activities. I am, however, given to understand that the equivalence of matriculation standards as between our own and Colonial universities is and has been under consideration by conferences of all the universities which the Bureau represents with a view to facilitating the interchange of matriculated students.