HC Deb 28 November 1928 vol 223 cc438-9W

asked the President of the Board of Education if the Leather-sellers' Company made any conditions which would exclude London University from benefiting by the Elliot, Moseley, and Humble Foundations providing exhibitions for university students; and why the Board of Education have made conditions confining these exhibitions to the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, whereas the Rogers and Holmdel' Foundations, administered by the same company, are tenable at London University as well as at Oxford and Cambridge?


The condition as to the tenure of these exhibitions exclusively at Oxford and Cambridge, which at present applies to all the exhibitions referred to by the hon. Member, is im- posed not by the Leathersellers' Company nor by the Board of Education, but by the existing Trusts. The Board have published the draft of a scheme for these endowments, by which it is proposed to relax this condition in the case of the Rogers' Foundation, and any objections to this draft, including of course objection received from the University of London, will receive careful consideration.