HC Deb 12 October 1943 vol 392 cc736-7W
Mr. Thorne

asked the Financial Secretary to the Treasury whether the Government propose to give a grant towards the £250,000 research station to be built at Oxford for eye research?

Mr. Assheton

I have seen the public appeal which has recently been made for £250,000 to build, equip and endow the research laboratories of a Department of Ophthalmology at Oxford University. No question of Government aid towards the cost of this scheme has been raised; if it were, it would no doubt have to be considered along with the other post-war needs of the Universities.