§ COLONEL KING-HARMAN
asked the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, If he can give the date on which Mr. Field received £600, part of the £3,000 awarded to him as compensation for injuries inflicted upon him; 27 why this payment was so long delayed; and, why only £600, out of the award of £3,000, has been paid to Mr. Field, having regard to the fact that the Return published on the 7th of March last states that the levy was ordered to be made "Forthwith, in one sum?"
§ MR. TREVELYAN
Sir, the Collector General of Rates handed £600 to Mr. Field's solicitor on the 14th of last month, the amount collected up to that time. The meaning "forthwith in one sum" is that the collection is made as rapidly as possible under one warrant— this being done. The warrant lasts for 12 months, and in order to meet Mr. Field, although it gave additional trouble to the officials, the money is being paid as it comes in without waiting till the whole sum is collected. A further payment of £600 will be made directly.