§ 20. Mr. Beggs
To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make it his policy, when fixing the block grant for Queen's University, Belfast, to stipulate that open competitions be held for academic posts and that all heads of department be required to spend a minimum number of days per week on university business; and if he will make a statement.
§ Dr. Mawhinney
No. Appointments to academic posts at Queen's University, Belfast and the conditions of service of staff are entirely matters for the university authorities.