HC Deb 27 January 1966 vol 723 cc117-8W
105. Mr. Hooson

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science for how long the arrangements under which an agricultural college for Wales might be established have been under consideration by the Welsh Joint Education Committee; and whether he will now call upon the Committee to report and put detailed proposals to him for setting up such an agricultural college.

Mr. Crosland

I saw representatives of the Welsh Joint Education Committee in March, 1965, to explore new arrangements for financing a College, and my Department wrote confirming our views in April. We have now heard from the Committee that it has found sufficient support amongst its member authorities to justify its going ahead with the project, but it has not yet put detailed proposals to me. We have urged it to do this as soon as it can; but I would expect the planning of this project to take time.