§ MR. RAWLINSON (Cambridge University)
To ask the Secretary to the Treasury what are the maximum terms of superannuation which can be given to professors of Queen's College, Cork, and Queen's College, Galway, under the Irish University Bill; what were the terms of superannuation granted to the professors and officers of the Queen's University in Ireland who were not transferred to equivalent posts in the Royal University of Ireland; and what 1620 were the terms of superannuation granted to professors and officers of Marischal College, Aberdeen, whose services were not retained upon the amalgamation of the college with the University of Aberdeen.
(Answered by Mr. Hobhouse.) The maximum terms of superannuation, that is to say, pension granted on retirement through age or infirmity, which can be given to the professors under the Irish. University Bill are the same as can be given to them now, viz., two-thirds of salary and emoluments, according to the scale laid down by Section 2 of the Superannuation Act of 1859. The maximum terms of compensation, as distinguished from superannuation, are to be determined in each case by the Commissioners appointed under the Bill, subject to an appeal to the Lord-Lieutenant in Council. Professors and officers of the Queen's University in Ireland, who were not transferred to equivalent posts in the Royal University of Ireland, were declared entitled to receive by way of retiring pension the full amount of their salaries as officers of the Queen's University, under Section 14 of The University (Ireland) Education Act, 1879. The Universities (Scotland) Act, 1858, under which Marischal College. Aberdeen, was amalgamated with the University of Aberdeen, does not prescribe the amount of compensation to be granted to professors and officers whose services were not retained; and I am not aware of the amount of compensation awarded.