Mr. W. A. JENKINS
asked the President of the Board of Education the date and amount of the last increase in the Government grant to the Welsh University; the total amount of Government grant for last year; the amount received 264W by the University authorities under the 1d. rate which was to be raised as a condition of receiving the increased permanent grant; how these funds have been disposed of by the University authorities; whether the tuition fees charged to students have been raised; and, if so, to what extent and for what reason?
§ Sir W. JOYNSON-HICKS
The last increase of Treasury grant to the University of Wales was one of £1,053 in respect of the current academic year, which was announced to the university on 21st December last. The total amount of Treasury grant for the last academic year (1921–22) was £95,947, of which £49,947 represented the equivalent of the produce of a 1d. rate over the whole of Wales: the equivalent grant for the current academic year has since been raised to £51,000 by the addition of the sum of £1,053 mentioned above. Full particulars of the disbursement by the university of the sums received from the produce of the 1d. rate and the Treasury grant will be found in the printed accounts of the university. The following statement appears in the Report of the University Council for the last academic yearThe council submitted to the Court at its meeting on 20th July, 1922, a full statement of the financial position of the university, and in accordance with the resolution passed at that meeting the four constituent colleges have been asked to increase the fees of all students by 25 per cent. as from 1st October, 1923. The increase will still leave the fees of Welsh colleges at a substantially lower figure than those charged in all the provincial universities of England.