HC Deb 25 May 1908 vol 189 cc736-7
MR. YOXALL (Nottingham, W.)

To ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord-Lieutenant of Ireland whether, under the Irish University Bill, if it becomes law, the present examining functions of the Royal University of Ireland will be continued for at least so long a period as will afford to present undergraduates of the University at least the minimum necessary opportunity for completing the examinations at present open to external or private students.

(Answered by Mr. Birrell.) This matter is not dealt with under the Bill, but if my hon. friend will refer to the preliminary draft charters of the two new Universities he will find that a term of five years is allowed for admitting external students to a final examination for an initial degree. I refer to 1 (c) of the clause headed "Conditions as to grant of degrees."