HC Deb 19 July 1904 vol 138 cc424-5
MR. JOHN REDMOND (Waterford)

I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether, for some years past, the students of Queen's Colleges, who hold exhibitions, scholarships, and prizes in those institutions which are not open to competition to any other students, have been permitted also to compete for and to hold, without any deduction, the exhibitions, scholarships, and prizes of the Royal University; and, if so, whether, in view of Section 9 of the Act of Parliament founding the Royal University, he proposes to take any action in the matter.


When a student of the Royal University gains an exhibition, scholarship, or prize in the University, a deduction is made in respect of any exhibition, scholarship, or prize of which he is at the time the holder in any of the Queen's Colleges. The Senate are advised that this practice is in accordance with the provisions of the Statute. A special committee of the Senate has been appointed to consider the question of making more stringent the regulations in this respect.


Is any deduction made in the scholarship where the student fails to pass the ordinary examination for the University in the very subject for which he was elected to the scholarship.


I must ask for notice of that.