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