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GRANTS TO WELSH COLLEGES.

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GRANTS TO WELSH COLLEGES.

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Cabinet Minister could not very well attend the deputation to his fellow-Minister, but he showed his interest in the proceedings and dis- cussed the situation with his Welsh colleagues. The Chairman having introduced the deputa- tion to the Chancellor and stated the object of the interview, Mr. Brynmor Jones made a clear and comprehensive but necessarily brief state- ment of the position and claims of the con- stituent colleges for further assistance from the Treasury. Mr. William Jones followed, and gave instances of the sacrifices made by the people of Wales during many years in the cause of higher education. Mr. S. T. Evans very ably urged the right of Wales to be regarded as a separate entity in educational matters and its claim to special and distinctive treatment. Mr. Asquith, in his reply, observed that the time was not altogether opportune for con- sidering so important a financial question, seeing that he hoped to introduce the Budget for the year on Monday next, but he expressed his pleasure at meeting the members of the deputa- tion, and said he was glad of the opportunity of hearing their views. He need hardly inform them that to press the special circumstances of Wales and the sacrifices that she had made on behalf of education was in his case only forcing an open door. Having expressed the opinion that the real question at issue was whether the amounts now contributed by the Treasury towards the Welsh Colleges were adequate to enable them to discharge their duties in regard to supplying and developing higher education in the Principality, the Chancellor asked the deputation "to formulate its request in the language of pounds, shillings, and pence as regards each college." He further asked the deputation whether a college or colleges would be willing to submit to any or all of the con- ditions laid down in the Treasury Minute covering the grants now made to the English University Colleges, and, if not, to particularise those to which they objected, together with the grounds of their objections, In conclusion he said I do not wish to hurry you, but I hope that in due course you will supply me with the information that I have asked for, and I can assure you that it will receive my sym- pathetic consideration."