HC Deb 04 May 1908 vol 187 c1628

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether his attention has been called to the resolution passed at a special meeting of the General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church in Ireland at Belfast on Wednesday, 29th April, condemning the University Bill; and whether, in view of that and other influential expressions of opinion against the endowment by the State of a Roman Catholic University in Dublin and a Presbyterian University in Belfast, he intends to drop the measure.

(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) The Answer to the first part of the Question is that I have seen the resolution referred to; to the second part, that I do not admit that the proposals before the House are accurately described in the language used by the hon. and gallant Member, and that I intend to proceed with the Bill.