HC Deb 15 March 1917 vol 91 c1311W

asked the Secretary for Scotland whether the professor of astronomy in Glasgow University, who holds office under the Crown, is still in receipt of the salary of that position, although he has had leave of absence on account of his German extraction for many months; has any substitute been appointed; and, if not, how are the students of that subject in the university being dealt with in the meantime?


The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative. I am informed that arrangements have been made by the University Court under which the Assistant Astronomer Royal for Scotland acts as substitute professor, and, along with the assistant to the professor, is providing the instruction required by the students.