Dáil Éireann - Volume 5 - 07 December, 1923
WRITTEN ANSWERS. - DEDUCTION FROM LEIX MERCHANT'S ACCOUNT.
Mr. P.J. EGAN Mr. P.J. EGAN
Mr. P.J. EGAN asked the Minister for Defence whether, in paying the account of Messrs. Mercier & Sons, Durrow, Leix, the Army 10 per cent. on the account was deducted; whether the Quartermaster-General has informed Messrs. Mercier that the deduction was made in accordance with the instructions received from the Army Finance Department; whether he is aware that the deduction is a purely arbitrary one, and whether he will explain on what basis it has been made?
General MULCAHY General MULCAHY
General MULCAHY: The deductions made from Messrs. Mercier's accounts are for overcharges for hirage of cars. The hirage rates allowable have been fixed after careful consideration, and would appear to be reasonable.
Dáil Éireann 5 WRITTEN ANSWERS. DEDUCTION FROM LEIX MERCHANT'S ACCOUNT.