§ 15. Mr. PATRICK MEEHAN
asked the hon. Member for St. George's-in-the-East under what circumstances Fenton Whelan, of Mountmellick, Queen's county, was summoned for not stamping the cards of four employés in May last, if he is aware that the four employés were casual workers, employed for two days, whose cards were not stamped through inadvertence; if he will state why no demand was made for payment of the contributions before the issue of the summons; and if it was reasonable under the circumstances to compel Whelan to pay the costs of the proceedings?
§ Mr. W. BENN
The employer referred to was summoned under the provisions of Section 69 (2) of the National Insurance Act, 1911, after repeated warnings by the inspectors of the Commission. The summons was withdrawn on payment by the employer of the arrears of contributions due, and the question of costs was settled by agreement with him.