§ Mr. HAYDEN
asked the Attorney-General for Ireland whether his attention has been calld to the alteration of the dates of the examinations in arts of extern students by the National University; and whether, in view of the direction in the Act that the governing body of the university shall, so far as practicable, provide for any such students obtaining degrees on conditions not more onerous than those under which they could obtain corresponding degrees in the Royal University of Ire- 403W land, he will say what steps, if any, have been taken to ascertain whether this proposed action is in accordance with the provisions of the Act?
§ Mr. BIRRELL
I am informed that the dates of examinations were adopted by the governing body of the university after much consideration, first by a special committee, then by the general board of studies, and finally by the senate itself. I see no reason at all to suppose that the requirements and directions of the Act were not in all respects complied with.