§ MR. W. J. CORBET
asked, Whether it is intended that any portion of the small endowment of £20,000 per annum granted for the new Royal University in Ireland shall be diverted from its special purpose to increase indirectly the endowment of £36,000 per annum enjoyed by the Queen's Colleges, viz. by paying additional salaries to persons already holding offices of emolument in them who may seek for and obtain appointments in the Royal University while still retaining their positions and salaries in the Queen's Colleges?
§ THE ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR IRELAND (Mr. W. M. JOHNSON)
Sir, the Fellows of the Royal University of Ireland are to constitute a Board of Examiners, and their salaries will be £400 per annum. If any person elected a Fellow holds any office of emolument endowed with public money in any other University, he will not receive the full salary of £400 a-year, but only so much of it as with his other emolument will make up in all the full annual sum of £400. With this explanation I answer the hon. Member's Question in the negative.
§ MR. O'DONNELL
wished to know, was he to understand that in such cases portions of the £400 would be withdrawn from the purposes of education altogether?
§ THE ATTORNEY GENERAL FOR IRELAND (Mr. W. M. JOHNSON), in reply, said, there was no ground at all for such a suggestion.