WRITTEN ANSWERS. - BALLYMAHON TRADER'S ARMY ACCOUNT.

SEÁN O LAIDHIN

asked the Minister for Defence whether he is aware that a sum of £104 10s. is due to Mr. M. Whelan, merchant, Ballymahon, Co. Longford, in respect of goods supplied to the military stationed at Ballymahon; and whether, seeing that the applicant has made several applications for payment without result, he will expedite settlement of this account.

I understand that the Office of Public Works will settle Mr. Whelan's account at a very early date.