CEISTEANNA—QUESTIONS. ORAL ANSWERS. - CLARE ASSISTANT COUNTY SURVEYORS.

asked the Minister for Local Government if his attention had been drawn to the proposals of the Clare County Council granting large increases of salary to Assistant County Surveyors on the eve of a sworn inquiry into the County administration, and to ask whether these advances were regular and would be sanctioned by his Department.

The answer to the first part of the question is in the affirmative.

As regards the second and third parts the question of the regularity of the proceedings is being inquired into, and the case will be fully considered before sanction is given or withheld.