§ DR. CLARK (Caithness)
I beg to ask the Lord Advocate whether he can state the number of professors in the Theological Faculties of the Scottish Universities, and the amount paid to them for their services from foes, endowments, or grants from Parliament; and whether there is any fund for the superannuation of such professors, and its source?
§ THE LORD ADVOCATE (Mr. A. GRAHAM MURRAY,) Buteshire
As regards the first part of the Question, the honourable Member will find the information he desires in the Annual Statistical Reports, page 3, made by the University Court of each University in terms of section 30 of the Universities (Scotland) Act, 1889, and which have been laid before Parliament and circulated for the year 1896–97. As regards the second part, there is no special fund for superannuations, but Ordinances 32 and 53 deal with the granting of pensions to professors retiring from age or infirmity, and Ordinances 25, 26, 27, and 16 provide for the order of priority in which such charges fall to be met out of the general university revenue.