HC Deb 06 February 1908 vol 183 cc1052-3
MR. RAWLINSON (Cambridge University)

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been called to a speech of the Provost of Trinity College, Dublin, at Manchester, on 5th December last, in reference to a forthcoming Irish University Bill; whether the speech was made with his authority; and whether the terms of such speech, or any and what parts of it, were submitted for his approval before the speech was delivered.

(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) I call the hon. Member's attention to a letter, published in The Times and other newspapers of 4th February, from the Provost of Trinity College, Dublin, which will give him all the information he is entitled to. I never asked the Provost to make any speech, and had no desire that he should do so; but I told him that if he did make a speech he was at liberty to state that the proposed Government measure left-Trinity College alone.