§ MR. JAMES DALY (Monaghan, S.)
I beg to ask the Chief Secretary to the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, whether he is aware that the Secretary to the Grand Jury of the county Monaghan charges road contractors 8d. for each tender form, while the charge in county Louth is 6d. for each tender form; whether he can state how much per 1,000 the Secretary to the Grand Jury of county Monaghan pays more for printing tender forms than the Secretary to the Grand Jury of Louth; and, to what purpose this charge of 8d. per tender form is put by the Secretary to the Grand Jury of the county Monaghan?
§ MR. GERALD BALFOUR
I am informed by the Secretary to the Grand Jury of Monaghan that contractors are only charged 6d. for forms of tender in accordance with the Statute, but that, for the convenience of contractors in the remote barony of Farney, the practice has existed for a number of years to send an assistant to that barony for the purpose of supplying tenders to parties requiring them, and in these cases an additional sum of 2d. has been charged to cover travelling expenses. The charge for tenders in Monaghan is applied to defray the cost of preparation of the tenders.