CEISTEANNA—QUESTIONS. - ROTUNDA POST OFFICE. WORKERS' BENEFIT FORMS DESTROYED.

AODH O CULACHAIN

To ask the Minister for Industry and Commerce if he will give an assurance that the unemployment benefit due to workers whose claim forms were destroyed in the recent burning of the Rotunda Post Office will be paid before Christmas.

Special efforts have been made to reconstruct promptly the claim forms and other documents relating to applications for unemployment benefit destroyed when the Rotunda Post Office was burnt, and, so far as can be ascertained, only four such applications are still outstanding. If it is possible to do so, these applications will be disposed of before Christmas, and special instructions to that effect have been issued.