Loughborough College (Status)

Oral Answers to Questions — Education – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 30th October 1952.

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Photo of Mr William Wells Mr William Wells , Walsall 12:00 am, 30th October 1952

asked the Minister of Education what changes are being made in the status and organisation of Loughborough College.

Photo of Dame Florence Horsbrugh Dame Florence Horsbrugh , Manchester Moss Side

As from 1st September the Engineering and Science Departments of Loughborough College ceased to be maintained by the Leicestershire local education authority and became a separate establishment, known as the Institute of Technology, Loughborough College. The Institute is controlled by an independent governing body, and receives direct grant from my Department. Other parts of Loughborough College remain under the control of the local education authority.

Photo of Mr William Wells Mr William Wells , Walsall

Will the right hon. Lady indicate to what extent, if any, it is proposed that this change should constitute a precedent for technical colleges of national repute?

Photo of Dame Florence Horsbrugh Dame Florence Horsbrugh , Manchester Moss Side

I think we must deal with each case on its merits.