WRITTEN ANSWERS. - STRADBALLY ARMY ACCOUNT.

asked the Minister for Defence if he has received repeated applications from Mr. Collins, Stradbally, Leix, for payment of an amount of £3 17s. 0d., representing charges for coal supplied to the Military authorities stationed at Woodlands, Stradbally, Leix, and if he can now state when this amount will be paid.

A cheque for £3 17s. 0d. in settlement of Mr. Collins' account was issued by the Office of Public Works on the 19th ultimo.