WRITTEN ANSWERS. - CLAIM FOR MONEY ADVANCED.

asked the Minister for Defence if he is aware that a sum of £32, which was advanced by Mr. Ernest Mercier, of Durrow Mills, Leix, to Quartermaster Matthew Cavanagh. in July, 1922, for the purpose of paying the troops, still remains unpaid, and, if so, when it will be paid, and whether Mr. Mercier will be allowed interest from July, 1922, to date.

There has been some delay in dealing with this matter owing to the difficulty in getting into touch with the officer concerned. The investigation has now been completed and payment will be made in the next few days.