§ MR. EDWARD M'HUGH (Armagh, S.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland would he state the cost per head respectively of students in the Queen's Colleges of Belfast, Cork, and Galway?
§ MR. GERALD BALFOUR
If by the Question is meant the sum resulting from the division of the amount of the income of the Queen's Colleges, so far as they are derived from Imperial funds, by the number of students at present in attendance, then the figures would work out to about £20 in respect of Belfast College, £47 for Cork, and £82 for Galway College. In giving these figures, however, I ought to add that I attach very little value to them as representing the comparative contribution of institutions like the Queen's Colleges to the cause of education.