HC Deb 06 May 1966 vol 727 cc168-9W
Mr. Brian Harrison

asked the Minister of Overseas Development whether the Report of the Higher Education Mission to the South Pacific will be published; and whether its recommendations have been accepted.

Mr. Oram

The Report is being published today.

Her Majesty's Government in the United Kingdom welcome the Report and propose to discuss it as soon as possible with the other Governments and interests concerned with educational and economic development in the area. If they agree that the concept of a comprehensive third level institution outlined in the Report is one which ought to be worked out in greater detail at an early date, it will be necessary to examine such questions as the suitability of the site and the availability of the buildings, sources of capital and recurrent finance, the organisation of the proposed institution, and the balance of courses within it, bearing in mind the educational and manpower situation of the area.