HC Deb 28 July 1960 vol 627 cc179-80W
81. Mr. Ridsdale

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he is aware that a suggested site for the proposed University of Essex has been chosen without adequate opportunity being given to the representatives of northeast Essex to express their views; what proposals he has received regarding plans for this university; and if he will make a statement.

Sir E. Boyle

The University Grants Committee are considering an approach which has been made to them about the possible establishment of a University of Essex. I understand that the Essex Promotion Committee have considered a number of possible sites for a university (if it were decided to establish one) and are discussing the question with the University Grants Committee.