CEISTEANNA—QUESTIONS. - VICTIMISED CIVIL SERVANTS.

To ask the Minister for Finance whether, in view of the fact that nearly two months have elapsed since a previous question was asked on the subject of setting up a committee to investigate the cases of victimised civil servants, he is now in a position to state on what date he proposes to set up this committee, and whether it is a fact that a similar committee in connection with resigned police has for some time been in existence, and does he intend to discriminate between the two classes to the disadvantage of civil servants?

I am not yet in a position to give the exact date on which the Committee will be set up, but it is hoped that the necessary arrangements will be complete early in the New Year. All the obvious cases, I am informed, have been dealt with.