HC Deb 08 June 1920 vol 130 c256W

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether, in the event of county councils and boroughs voting sums from their rates to support Bristol University, similar amounts will be given for the same object from the National Exchequer?


Grants amounting to £22,500 will be paid by the Treasury to Bristol University during the present financial year. I am informed that the support accorded to the University by local authorities from the rates is confined to a grant of £7,000 per annum made by the Bristol Corporation, of which £3,000 is paid in respect of students' fees, leaving a net contribution towards the expenses of the University of £4,000 per annum, and that, while grants from the Treasury have more than doubled since 1914, no increase has been made during this period in the contribution of the local authority.