asked the Minister for Defence if he has received repeated applications from Mr. R. F. Brennan, printer, 19 Church Street, Portlaoighise, Leix, for payment of an amount of £12 15s. 0d., representing charges for printing work done for the Military authorities in Portlaoighise in October and December, 1922, and January, 1923, and if he can now state when the amount will be paid.

I regret the delay in dealing with Mr. Brennan's claim. Mr. Brennan will be interviewed forthwith, and when certain particulars have been obtained, his claim will be settled at once.