The only practicable method of payment in these cases, since personal payment is impossible, is by cheque, and as payment is made from Dublin the cheques are drawn on the Bank of Ireland. The next and final payment is due not later than 31st March, and cheques will be posted in time to enable clearance to be made before that date. As regards the second part of the question, income Tax is assessed and deducted from the pay of these ex-cadets as in the case of all other public servants. If there is any complaint as to the amount deducted it is promptly investigated, and if a refund were found to be due it would be made at once. I am informed, however, that no such case has arisen.