Ceisteanna—Questions. Written Answers. - The Shannon Electricity Contractors.

asked the Minister for Industry and Commerce whether he has received in any form whatsoever a claim or claims from the contractors to the Minister under the Shannon Electricity Act, 1925, for all the works carried out under that Act, which would make the total cost of the said works as completed, including capital charges during construction, exceed the £5,835,000 granted by the Dáil to defray such total cost; and if such claim or claims have been received, to state the number of them, the date upon which each claim was filed, its amount and the aggregate total of all such claims.

The contractors' final account dated 16th August, 1930, included, as it is not unusual in such accounts, a substantial number of extra claims. These have not been allowed and are at present sub judice. I am not now prepared to give more information on the matter.