§ Mr. Iorwerth Thomas
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what consideration he has given to the resolution sent to him on 15th July, 1964, by the Court of Governors of the 68W University College of South Wales and Monmouthshire; and whether he will recommend the appointment of a Royal Commission to inquire into the future structure of higher education in South Wales and Monmouthshire.
§ Mr. Abse
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether he will now accede to the request made to him by the Court of Governors of the University College of South Wales and Monmouthshire to recommend the appointment of a Royal Commission to consider the future position and status of the constituent institutions at present comprised in the University of Wales, and the future structure of higher education generally for the whole of the Principality.
§ Mr. M. Stewart
I do not think that this question can be appropriately considered until the outcome of the current discussions in the Council of the University of Wales is known.
§ Mr. Ness Edwards
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what is to be the future status of the College of Advanced Technology, Cardiff; and whether its future will be considered in conjunction with the communication from the South Wales and Monmouth. shire University College which he has recently received.
§ Mr. M. Stewart
The Welsh College of Advanced Technology will be financed through the Universilty Grants Committee from 1st April, 1965, and an Academic Advisory Committee is considering its future development. On the latter part of the Question, I would refer my hon. Friend to the Written Reply I have today given my hon. Friends the Members for Rhondda, West (Mr. Iorwerth Thomas) and Pontypool (Mr. Abse).