CEISTEANNA—QUESTIONS. ORAL ANSWERS. - INDEMNITY ACT COMMITTEE—CONSIDERATION OF CLAIMS.

asked the Minister for Finance if he can state the number of claims submitted to the Committee set up under the Indemnity Act, 1924, the number of cases already considered and reported on, the number of claims rejected, also the number of claims admitted and the amount of compensation paid or payable in such cases.

The number of claims submitted to the Committee is approximately 5,000. Of these nearly 2,000 have been reported upon, approximately 900 being rejected for various reasons. In the remaining cases reported upon over £14,000 has been or is about to be paid by way of compensation.