HC Deb 23 February 1903 vol 118 c505
MR. McKEAN (Monaghan, S.)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland if his attention has been drawn to the circumstances under which a recent appointment has been made to a vacancy in the position of Lecturer in Organic Chemistry at the Royal College of Science in Ireland; whether he is aware that the Assistant Secretary to the Technical Instruction Department of the Board of Agriculture conferred the position on a gentleman who only became a candidate for it at the solicitation of the Department; and will he explain why another candidate, of at least equal qualifications, who is an Irishman residing in Ireland, a Roman Catholic, and graduate and Fellow of the Royal University of Ireland, and who was, in addition, recommended by the gentleman who obtained the appointment, was passed over.


The gentleman selected for this appointment, which was made by the Department, is an Irishman. He has had considerable experience as a lecturer.