WHAT WALES WANTS? [BY WELSH NATIONALIST.] The demand for a more efficient administration of the various Acts of Parliament in Wales, as well as the antipathy which exists in our great departments of State towards Wales and Welsh matters, are again receiving attention by public bodies and the press in the Principality. We have during the last ten years heard a great deal about a Welsh Department of Education, Welsh Department of Agriculture, Welsh Department of the Local Government Board, &c. A Welsh De- partment of the Board of Education was created in December, 1906, and we have reluctantly come to the conclusion that it does not give us what we wanted. The policy of the Welsh Department is the policy of the Board of Education, and is, naturally, that of its political head, viz., the Minister for Education. It was proved to us in the management of the Education Bill, 1906, that the Board of Education was not equipped with officers specially trained in Welsh educational matters, for it was deemed neces- sary to entrust that part of the Bill providing for the establishment of a National Council of Education for Wales to the President of the Board of Trade (Mr. Lloyd George), who was in charge of the trade and commerce of the country, and who at that time was conducting the Merchant Shipping Bill and other Board of Trade Bills through the House of Commons. It has, moreover, been proved to the Welsh people that in administrative matters the policy of the Board, as expressed even through its Welsh Depart- ment, cannot be brought to recognise the demands of Wales for special national treatment. During the last three years national conferences have been held and representative deputations formed to maintain unimpaired the status of the Central Welsh Board, to secure for Wales her proper share of the increased secondary school grants, and to continue the policy of giving to all of our normal students the advantages of university education. I do not find fault with the Welsh Department of Education for this I simply regret the circumstances which makes the Minister, responsible for the policy of an English Board of Education, also responsible for a Welsh educational system. With the adminis- tration of agricultural and Local Government Board matters relating to Wales through Welsh Depart- *ments of the Board of Agriculture and the Local Government Board, Wales would experience the same difficulties, for the policy of each department would be dictated by its political head, viz., by the President of the Board of Agriculture and the Presi- dent of the Local Government Board, who would naturally do more to meet the wishes of the pre- dominant partner than those of the Principality. There is only one way of securing for Wales her right and just demand in legislative and administra- tive matters, and that is by creating a Welsh Office of State, with a Minister responsible to the Crown for Welsh affairs. This Minister would be responsible for all matters educational, agricultural, local government, mining, &c and his office would be necessarily arranged in corresponding departments, and his policy in all these matters would naturally accord with the ideas and aspirations of the Welsh people, as well as with the peculiar circumstances in which they would be situated. His own comfort and success would depend entirely on the skill and aptitude shown by him to meet the requirements of the Principality, and where now we have to go to the unnecessary expense of holding conventions and sending deputations to London and elsewhere, the Welsh Minister could always, by whispering in the ear of a colleague in the Ministry and by steady and consistent work in his department, secure for Wales the rights and privileges which are now and have been for so many years enjoyed by the other consti- tuent parts of the United Kingdom. The time has now arrived for Wales to push for- ward this demand; the King's Address on the opening of Parliament will be read in a few days. This is not a political matter; the right of Wales for special treatment in legislation and administration has been recognised by our two great political parties. The Irish people have always supported our national movements, and the Labour Party in the House of Commons has pledged itself to protect and safeguard the rights of individual persons and nationalities. The Welsh members in Parliament should assert themselves, and then it necessarily follows that our distinguished fellow-countrymen in the present Ministry will exercise all their influence, if only to remove a state of affairs which makes them respon- sible, and that unjustly so, because of the indifference shown by all Governments to Wales and Welsh matters.
Since the death of the Rev. John Pugh, the Welsh Calvinistic Methodist Forward Movement has lost a great deal of its vitality. Mr. Pugh was a born organiser, and his death is an irretrievable loss to the Forward Movement.
University College of North Wales. A meeting of the council of the college was held ia the library of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion, Chancery Lane, London, on Wednesday. The Right Hon. Lord Kenyon was appointed Chairman of of the Council for the year, and Mr. Henry Lewis, vice-chairman. Mr. H. T. Hare, the architect of the new buildings, submitted designs for the Prichard-Jones Hall at an estimated cost of £17,000, which were adopted subject to the approval of the donor. The hall will accommodate about 1,000 persons, and includes a large entrance hall or crush room, with ample cloak room accommodation. Mr. H. R. Davies, of Treborth, undertook to provide the cost of the four statues which are to be placed on the four external niches of the tower. The Council passed a unanimous vote of thanks to Mr. Davies for his generous offer. With reference to the question of the teaching of Economics at the college, referred to the Council by the Court of Governors at its meeting in October last, it was resolved, upon consideration of a special report from the Senate, that the income from the Robert Griffith legacy, which the college would shortly receive, should be appropriated to this purpose, and, with the income from the George Rae Fund, should next session be applied to the establishment of courses of lectures in the quarry districts upon Econ- omic subjects, in accordance with a wish which had been expressed by the Quarry- men's Union. The Standing Committees were re-elected for the year. A letter was read from the Secretary of the Treasury forwarding copy of Treasury minute as to the allocation and payment of the additional Government Grant. Among other condi- tions, the Treasury stipulated that the grant shall not be utilized for the provision of under-graduate scholarships, which must be a charge upon other funds of the college and in particular on private benefactions or grants from local authorities nor may the grant be used for the provision of new de- partments in the college. Before any new department is started, the necessary funds must be secured from other sources than the Government grant. Principal Sir Henry R. Reichel was re-elected the representative of the Council upon the Court of the Welsh National Museum, and Professor J. E. Lloyd upon the Court of the Welsh National Library. The Rev. T. Shankland was re- appointed the representative of the college upon the Haverfordwest Baptist College Foundation, and Professor Winter was appointed the representative upon the Rural Education Conference.
Our Newport and district readers should note that Mrs. Percy Jones, L.R.A.M., Mor- lais House, St. John's Road, Newport, gives lessons in pianoforte playing, as well as harmony and theory, at moderate terms. Mrs Percy Jones is a highly accomplished pianist, and is a late pupil of Oscar Beringer, Esq. At the Cambridge Local Examinations, the following candidates from Brynhyfryd High School, Stow Hill, Newport, were successful :-Senior, Dora Newby junior, Doris Ponsford and Claude Kilmister. Bryn- hyfryd High School is an excellent one, situated in a beautiful part of Newport, and standing in its own grounds. A special feature is the commercial department, where pupils receive thorough training in shorthand and typewriting.
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