§ MR. PINKERTON (Galway)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if the Government has received a claim from any representative body in Ulster in favour of limiting the appointment of President of Queen's College, Belfast, to Presbyterians or Presbyterian divines; and whether that claim has been conceded, or is the appointment open to Catholics.
§ MR. G. W. BALFOUR
I am not aware that a claim, such as is referred to in the first paragraph, has been received at any time by the Irish Government; certainly no such claim has been received by the present Government. The appointment is open to Roman Catholics.