Queen's University, Belfast (Examination Scripts, Censorship).

Oral Answers to Questions — Ministry of Information. – in the House of Commons on 21st May 1941.

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Photo of Professor Douglas Savory Professor Douglas Savory , Queen's University of Belfast

asked the Minister of Information whether he is aware that the Queen's University, of Belfast, is precluded by its charter from holding any examinations leading up to a degree without the co-operation of external examiners; and will he therefore give instructions to the chief postal censor that examination scripts, corrected by external examiners in Great Britain, shall be transmitted to the university without the necessity of obtaining a permit, and that the sealed packets containing the marked scripts shall not be opened by the officials of the postal and telegraph censorship department, as the university is prepared to offer all the necessary guarantees?

Photo of Hon. Harold Nicolson Hon. Harold Nicolson , Leicester West

My right hon. Friend regrets that it is not legally possible for him to issue the instructions proposed by the hon. Member. If, however, the appropriate authority in Queen's University, Belfast, will communicate with the Chief Postal Censor, steps will be taken to facilitate the grant of the necessary permits.