HC Deb 23 January 1902 vol 101 c685

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, whether he can state why the Chair of Zoology, vacant by the resignation of Professor Haddan, F.R.S., has not been filled; whether it is intended to continue the teaching of this branch of science, and whether he can state in whose hands the appointment is invested; whether the power of appointment stillvests with the President of the Council of Education, or whether it has been transferred to the Department of Agriculture and Technical Education, Ireland, and whether in the latter event the College of Science retains the title and privileges of a Royal College.


The vacancy has not yet been filled, because the Department has not, so far, succeeded in procuring the services of a Professor with a special knowledge of Agricultural Zoology in addition to that of pure Zoology. The teaching of the latter will be continued, and, pending a permanent appointment, a provisional arrangement has been made for instruction in Zoology. The appointment is vested in the Department. There has been no change in the title and privileges of the College consequent on the transfer to the Department of the powers and duties of the Board of Education, South Kensington.