Royal Veterinary College.

Oral Answers to Questions — Agriculture. – in the House of Commons on 10th December 1931.

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Photo of Sir Francis Fremantle Sir Francis Fremantle , St Albans

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asked the Minister of Agriculture if any decision has been made regarding the proposed grant for the rebuilding of the Royal Veterinary College as essential for the existence of veterinary training and research; and if he is aware that it was largely on the prospect of a Government grant that the appeal of the college for the support of private individuals was made?

Photo of Mr John Gilmour Mr John Gilmour , Glasgow Pollok

I am unable for the present to add anything to the statement regarding this grant made on page 7 of the White. Paper on Reductions in National Expenditure. I am aware of the circumstance mentioned in the latter part of the question.

Photo of Sir Francis Fremantle Sir Francis Fremantle , St Albans

Does my right hon. Friend realise that if the grant is stopped it will stop the research which is the basis of economy of a service which needs it very seriously?

Photo of Mr John Gilmour Mr John Gilmour , Glasgow Pollok

I am aware of the necessity for economy, and I entertain hopes that some progress may be made.