Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Revenue Commissioners and Ennis Company.

asked the Minister for Finance if his attention was directed to the evidence of a State witness given in the Central Criminal Court to the effect that because of the acts of two men, Messrs. Walter Chapman and Ted Town, the State was deprived of certain revenues totalling £11,000; whether the Revenue Commissioners have taken any and what steps to verify the evidence given in this case or to recover any moneys due to the State by the firm of Messrs. L. Jordan and Company.

I understand that evidence was given as to the probable effect on the revenue of certain activities of the persons named, but I am not in a position to say whether any actual loss to the revenue was incurred. As regards the second part of the question, the Deputy may rest assured that the Revenue Commissioners, in the normal exercise of their functions, take the appropriate steps in every matter of the kind; but, of course, he will appreciate that particulars in relation to any individual case cannot be divulged.