To ask the Minister for Defence whether he is yet able to state when the military authorities will be in a position to hand over possession of the Hibernian Hall, Ballina, to the owners; and what action has been taken, or is being taken, with regard to the question of compensation for its occupation?

I regret I will not be in a position to make a definite statement in this matter for another month. The question of rent, however, will be considered at once.