University of the Air

Oral Answers to Questions — Education and Science – in the House of Commons at 12:00 am on 20th July 1967.

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Photo of Mr Willie Hamilton Mr Willie Hamilton , Fife West 12:00 am, 20th July 1967

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science if he is yet in a position to make a statement on the commencement of the operation of the University of the Air.

Photo of Miss Jennie Lee Miss Jennie Lee , Cannock

The essential preparatory work is going ahead most satisfactorily. I hope to make a more precise statement soon.

Photo of Mr Willie Hamilton Mr Willie Hamilton , Fife West

How soon is "soon"? Is the project being held up by finance or by disagreement on principles as to the operation of the scheme?

Photo of Miss Jennie Lee Miss Jennie Lee , Cannock

I am grateful to my hon. Friend for the interest and support with which he has always favoured me. The scheme is not being held up either on points of principle or on finance.

Photo of Sir Edward Boyle Sir Edward Boyle , Birmingham Handsworth

Does the hon. Lady expect to make a statement before the House rises for the Summer Recess? Is she not aware that this is becoming something of a non-saga of rather considerable length? The House hopes to hear something soon.

Photo of Miss Jennie Lee Miss Jennie Lee , Cannock

I am only too anxious to make a complete statement to the House.