To ask the Minister for Defence if he can say whether the claim for a dependant's allowance made by Mrs. Anne Loughnane, of Ballyglass, Kilconnell, Co. Galway, on account of her son, Patrick Loughnane, who joined the Army at Loughrea on 14th March, 1922, has yet been considered; if so, what decision has been arrived at with regard to her claim.

The case is under investigation, and an early decision will be taken on it.