§ 10. Mr. FITZPATRICK
asked the Under-Secretary of State for War if he is aware that in October, 1915, the district purchasing officer for Queen's County requisitioned a quantity of hay from Mr. John Kennedy, of Ballyreilly, Ballybrophy, at a contract price of £4 per ton with a promise to pay an extra allowance of 5s. per ton per month during the period the hay remained on Mr. Kennedy's premises; that the hay was not removed until the 24th January, 1916, when a claim was made by the vendor for the extra 5s. per ton, which was refused; that according to the contract note Mr. Kennedy was to receive an advance of £60 on account in October, 1915, but no payment was made until 24th March, 1916; and, as Mr. Kennedy has suffered financial loss, both as regards the non-payment of the extra 5s. per ton and the withholding of the purchase money for five months, whether inquiries will be made with a view to granting him adequate compensation?
§ Mr. FORSTER
Full inquiries have been made into this case, and I am informed that Mr. Kennedy has been paid everything to which he was entitled under the contract referred to.