HC Deb 12 July 1904 vol 137 cc1362-3

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether he can state whether any appointments, outside their professional appointments, are held by the professor of English, the professor of chemistry, the professor of logic, and the professor of pathology, at Queen's College, Belfast; whether he can state if their college work is limited to five months in the year; and whether he has received any representations as to the necessity for the appointment of assistants at the public cost.


The professors in question hold no appointments other than examinerships. The Clark Lectureship, conferred by Trinity College, Cambridge, is also held by the professor of English. So far from the work of the professors being limited, as suggested, to a period of five months, in the year, the professors in some cases are only able to obtain a vacation of six weeks. The reply to the last query is in the negative.


Is it the case that the sittings only extend over five months in the year?


I will deal with that in answer to another Question.