HC Deb 09 April 1964 vol 692 cc227-8W
28. Dr. Bray

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what discussions have now taken place between the Government and the University Grants Committee on the factors which should determine the location of new universities.

Sir E. Boyle

The Government statement on the Robbins Report made it clear that, apart from the new university for Scotland, the Robbins proposals for new universities would be considered during the formulation of the 10-year programme by the University Grants Committee and the Government. With regard to location, it is for the University Grants Committee to advise the Government in the first place in the light of all relevant factors. The University Grants Committee and the Government Departments concerned are studying the regional planning considerations to be taken into account.