HC Deb 04 June 1896 vol 41 cc413-4
MR. D. KILBRIDE (Galway, N.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, whether he is aware that the Corporate Body of Queen's College, Galway, at meetings held on 25th, 27th, 28th, 29th, and 30th March 1882, prepared new draft statutes for that College, and recommended, among other changes, the abolition of the College Council; and whether these draft statutes were ever submitted to Her Majesty's Government; and, if so, what decision was arrived at with respect to them?


The hon. Member was good enough to communicate with me on this subject by letter; in consequence of which I have made further inquires, and am now informed by the President of Galway College that in March, 1882, certain suggestions were prepared at meetings of the Corporate Body of the College for alterations in the statutes, including a proposal to substitute the Corporate Body for the Council, as the Governing Body of the College. The suggestions were brought under the notice of the Lord Lieutenant of the day by the late President of Belfast College, after consultation with the Presidents of Galway and Cork Colleges, but it does not appear that any action was taken on them at the time, no doubt in view of the more general Inquiry held in 1884.


asked whether, now that the right hon. Gentleman was cognisant of these facts, he intended to take any action in the matter?


said he had not considered that question.