asked the Minister for Finance if he will state with reference to the general secretary of the Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers' Association and the secretary of the Leinster Milk Producers' Association whether either of them was at any time employed in the Civil Service; and, if so, during what period, and in what capacity, and, further, if he will state whether either is in receipt of a Civil Service pension; and, if so, the amount of the pension.
Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Secretaries of Milk Associations.
Presumably the question relates to Mr. Liam Barry who I understand is the general secretary of the Irish Creamery Milk Suppliers' Association. Mr. Barry was employed in the Civil Service from the 14th December, 1928, to the 27th November, 1950, as second class assistant, clerical officer, investigation officer and social welfare officer. His services were dispensed with on the 28th November, 1950, and he is not in receipt of a Civil Service pension.
I have no information as to whether the secretary of the Leinster Milk Producers' Association was at any time employed in the Civil Service.
Is it in order that questions relating to private citizens should appear on the Order Paper?This question is obviously intended to take away a man's character.
This question was invited.
The Deputy has become conscientious all of a sudden.
It is intended to destroy a man's character.
Is that not a reflection on the Chair?
Obviously, it is intended to destroy a man's character.
Is the Minister aware that this gentleman was described in this House——
As the question was quite in order it appeared on the Order Paper.