§ MR. HEALY
asked the Secretary to the Treasury, When the arrangement was made with Mr. Corry Connellan that his pension should be paid through the Bank of Ireland; by whom was it made; is there any precedent for such a practice; if so, can cases be quoted; was the arrangement made in writing; if so, can the correspondence be laid upon the Table; is the pension paid quarterly or yearly; and, will the Trea- 907 sury ascertain from the Bank how and to where they transmitted the amount to Mr. Connellan?
§ MR. COURTNEY
Sir, this arrangement was made in November, 1868, with the Bank of Ireland. The recipient holds a power of attorney, and there is no right to interfere. A power of attorney is a document which is popularly used, and the arrangement is a common one. Rather more than 3 per cent of the persons entitled get their pensions in this way. The pension is paid quarterly.