asked the Minister for Finance whether he has received repeated applications from the Portlaoighise Town Commissioners for payment of an amount of £70, representing legal expenses incurred on the advice of the Dáil Ministry of Local Government in 1920; whether this claim is being considered by the Committee set up under the Indemnity Act, 1924, and if in view of the fact that the Commissioners are pressing for payment of same since 1920, he will expedite the hearing and settlement of this old outstanding claim.
CEISTEANNA—QUESTIONS. ORAL ANSWERS. - LEGAL EXPENSES—TOWN COMMISSIONERS' CLAIM.
As stated in my reply to the Deputy in May last, the claim referred to was referred to the Committee set up under the Indemnity Act, 1924. Owing to the large number of claims that have been received, it has not been possible for the Committee to dispose of the one now in question.
In view of the fact that this claim is outstanding since 1920, and that the Town Commissioners have at present no funde, will the Minister undertake to see that the hearing of this claim is expedited?
I will communicate with the Committee on that.