asked the Minister for Home Affairs if he is aware that, although Mr. Laurence Berns, poulterer, of Kildare, has furnished bills several times to the Commandant's Office, Civic Guard Depot, for £15 for provisions supplied in December, 1922, he has not been paid yet, and whether the Minister will give instructions to have this long overdue account paid.
CEISTEANNA—QUESTIONS. ORAL ANSWERS. - KILDARE POULTERER'S ACCOUNT.
I am informed that Mr. Berns supplied eggs to the Guards mess at their Depot in Kildare. Provisions so supplied are not chargeable to public funds, and consequently payment in such cases is a matter for settlement between the trader concerned and the officer in charge of the messing account. I understand that Mr. Berns has been repeatedly informed that not more than 50 dozen eggs were supplied by him, and payment for that quantity amounting to £7 10s. has been repeatedly offered to him in settlement of his account. Liability for any greater quantity is denied.