30 1931

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Number 30 of 1931.


APPROPRIATION ACT, 1931.


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

GRANTS OUT OF THE CENTRAL FUND.

Section

1.

Issue of £14,903,876 out of the Central Fund.

2.

Power for the Minister for Finance to borrow.

APPROPRIATION OF GRANTS.

3.

Appropriation of sums voted for supply services.

4.

Declaration required in certain cases before receipt of sums appropriated.

5.

Short title.

ABSTRACT OF SCHEDULES (A) AND (B) TO WHICH THIS ACT REFERS.

Schedule (A).

Schedule (B).


Act Referred to

Railways Act, 1924

No. 29 of 1924

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Number 30 of 1931.


APPROPRIATION ACT, 1931.


AN ACT TO APPLY CERTAIN SUMS OUT OF THE CENTRAL FUND TO THE SERVICE OF THE YEAR ENDING ON THE THIRTY-FIRST DAY OF MARCH ONE THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED AND THIRTY-TWO AND TO APPROPRIATE THE SUPPLIES GRANTED IN THIS SESSION OF THE OIREACHTAS. [30th July, 1931.]

BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS OF SAORSTÁT EIREANN AS FOLLOWS:—

GRANTS OUT OF THE CENTRAL FUND.

Issue of £14,903,876 out of the Central Fund.

1. —The Minister for Finance may issue out of the Central Fund and apply towards making good the supply granted for the service of the year ending on the thirty-first day of March, one thousand nine hundred and thirty-two, the sum of fourteen million, nine hundred and three thousand eight hundred and seventy-six pounds.

Power for the Minister for Finance to borrow.

2. —(1) The Minister for Finance may borrow from any person and the Bank of Ireland may advance to the Minister for Finance any sum or sums not exceeding in the whole fourteen million, nine hundred and three thousand eight hundred and seventy-six pounds and for the purpose of such borrowing the Minister for Finance may create and issue any securities bearing such rate of interest and subject to such conditions as to repayments, redemption or otherwise as he thinks fit.

(2) The principal and interest of any securities issued under this Act and the expenses incurred in connection with the issue of such securities shall be charged on the Central Fund or the growing produce thereof.

(3) Any moneys raised by securities issued under this Act shall be placed to the credit of the account of the Exchequer and shall form part of the Central Fund and be available in any manner in which such Fund is available.

APPROPRIATION OF GRANTS.

Appropriation of sums voted for supply services.

3. —All sums granted by this Act and the other Act mentioned in Schedule (A) annexed to this Act out of the Central Fund towards making good the supply granted, amounting, as appears by the said Schedule, in the aggregate to the sum of twenty-three million, one hundred and thirty-two thousand nine hundred and thirty-nine pounds, are appropriated and shall be deemed to have been appropriated as from the date of the passing of the Acts mentioned in the said Schedule (A) for the services and purposes expressed in Schedule (B) annexed hereto. The abstract of schedules and schedules annexed thereto, with the notes (if any) to such schedules shall be deemed to be part of this Act in the same manner as if they had been contained in the body thereof.

In addition to the sums hereby granted out of the Central Fund there may be applied out of any money directed under section 2 of the Public Accounts and Charges Act, 1891, to be applied as appropriations-in-aid of the grants for the services and purposes specified in Schedule (B) annexed hereto, the sums respectively set forth in the last column of the said Schedule.

Declaration required in certain cases before receipt of sums appropriated.

4. —A person shall not receive any part of a grant which may be made in pursuance of this Act for non-effective services until he has subscribed such declaration as may from time to time be prescribed by a warrant of the Minister for Finance before one of the persons prescribed by such warrant:

Provided that whenever any such payment is made at more frequent intervals than once in a quarter the Minister for Finance may dispense with the production of more than one declaration in respect of each quarter.

Any person who makes a declaration for the purpose of this section knowing the same to be untrue in any material particular shall be guilty of a misdemeanour.

Short title.

5. —This Act may be cited for all purposes as the Appropriation Act, 1931.

ABSTRACT OF SCHEDULES (A) AND (B) TO WHICH THIS ACT REFERS.

Schedule (A).

GRANTS.

Grants out of the Central Fund

£23,132,939

Schedule (B).

APPROPRIATION OF GRANTS.

Sums not exceeding:

Supply Grants

Appropriations-in-aid

£

s.

d.

£

s.

d.

1930-31 (Supplementary)

385,565

0

0

4,783

0

0

1931-32

22,747,374

0

0

1,029,158

0

0

Schedule (A).

GRANTS OUT OF CENTRAL FUND.

£

s.

d.

For the Service of the year ended on the 31st March, 1931:

Under Act No. 5 of 1931

385,565

0

0

For the Service of the year ending on the 31st March, 1932:

Under Act No. 5 of 1931

7,843,498

0

0

Under this Act

14,903,876

0

0

Total

23,132,939

0

0

Schedule (B).

APPROPRIATION OF GRANTS.

Part I.

Schedule of Supplementary sums granted and of sums which may be applied as Appropriations-in-aid in addition thereto to defray the charges for the several Public Services herein particularly mentioned for the year ended on the 31st day of March, 1931.

Sums not exceeding

Vote No.

Title

Supply Grants

Appropriations-in-Aid

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

£

£

40

For the Salaries and Expenses of the Office of the Minister for Local Government and Public Health; including Grants and other Expenses in connection with Housing, Grants to Local Authorities and Sundry Grants-in-Aid, and the Expenses of the Office of the Inspector of Mental Hospitals

2,578

41

For the Salaries and Expenses of the Office of the Registrar-General of Births, etc. (7 & 8 Vic., c. 81, s. 54; 26 Vic., c. 11, s. 9; 26 & 27 Vic., c. 52, s. 11 & c. 90, s. 20; 42 & 43 Vic., c. 70; and 43 & 44 Vic., c. 13)

3,300

43

For the Salaries and Expenses of the Insurance Commission and for sundry Contributions and Grants in repect of the cost of Benefits and Expenses of Administration under the National Health Insurance Acts, 1911–29 (including certain Grants-in-Aid)

3,906

46

For the Expenses of Primary Education including Grants-in-Aid of the Teachers Pension Fund

14,800

48

For the Expenses connected with Technical Instruction

1,600

100

49

For the Salaries and Expenses of the Institutions of Science and Art in Dublin, including sundry Grants-in-Aid, etc.

10

52

For the Salaries and Expenses of the Office of the Minister for Agriculture and of certain services administered by that Office including sundry Grants-in-Aid

10

4,683

54

For the Salaries and Expenses of the Office of the Minister for Lands and Fisheries and of certain Services administered by that Office, including sundry Grants-in-Aid

23,450

56

For the Salaries and Expenses of the Office of the Minister for Industry and Commerce, including the Rates Advisory Committee

20

57

For payments under the Railways Act, 1924 , the Tramways and Public Companies (Ireland) Act, 1883, etc., and for other purposes connected with Irish Transport

7,750

59

For the Salaries and Expenses of the Marine Service (Merchant Shipping Acts, 1894–1921, Crown Lands Acts, 1829–1866)

1,000

68

For the Remuneration for Cost of Management of Government Stocks of Saorstát Eireann

115

69

For Electrical Battery Research and Development

25,000

70

For Contributions towards the Relief of Unemployment and Distress

300,000

71

For the repayment to the Contingency Fund of certain Miscellaneous Advances

2,026

Total

385,565

4,783

Part II.

Schedule of sums granted and of sums which may be applied as appropriations in aid in addition thereto, to defray the charges for the several Public Services herein particularly mentioned, which will come in course of payment during the year ending on the 31st day of March, 1932.

Sums not exceeding

Vote No.

Title

Supply Grants

Appropriations-in-Aid

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

£

£

 1

For the Salaries and Expenses of the Governor-General's Establishment (No. 14 of 1923)

5,041

 2

For the Salaries and Expenses of the Oireachtas

116,885

 3

For the Salaries and Expenses of the Department of the President of the Executive Council

11,543

 4

For the Salaries and Expenses of the Office of the Comptroller and Auditor-General (No. 1 of 1923), including the National Insurance Audit Office

18,111

 5

For the Salaries and Expenses of the Office of the Minister for Finance, including the Paymaster-General's Office

62,328

 6

For the Salaries and Expenses of the Office of the Revenue Commissioners, including certain other Services administered by that Office

671,150

16,455

 7

For the payment of Old Age Pensions (8 Edw. 7, c. 40; 1 and 2 Geo. 5, c. 16; 9 and 10 Geo. 5, c. 102; No. 19 of 1924, and No. 1 of 1928); for Pensions under the Blind Persons Act, 1920 (10 and 11 Geo. 5, c. 49, s. 1); and for certain Administrative Expenses in connection therewith

2,756,500

1,000

 8

For Capital for the Local Loans Fund, and to make repayment to the British Government in respect of local loans outstanding

1,170,000

 9

For the Salaries and other Expenses of Commissions, Committees, and Special Inquiries

10,244

10

For the Salaries and Expenses of the Office of Public Works (1 & 2 Will. 4, c. 33, ss. 5 and 6; 5 & 6 Vict., c. 89, ss. 1 and 2; 9 & 10 Vict., c. 86, ss. 2, 7 and 9; 10 Vict., c. 32, s. 3; 33 & 34 Vict., c. 46, s. 42; 40 & 41 Vict., c. 27; 44 & 45 Vict., c. 49, s. 31; &c.)

101,376

11,500

11

For Expenditure in respect of Public Buildings; for the Maintenance of certain Parks and Public Works; for the Execution and Maintenance of Drainage Works; and sundry Grants-in-Aid

678,282

113,680

12

For the Salaries and Expenses of the State Laboratory

7,378

13

For the Salaries and Expenses of the Civil Service Commission (Nos. 5 of 1924, and 41 of 1926), and of the Local Appointments Commission (No. 39 of 1926)

13,206

14

For payments in respect of destruction of or injuries to, Property under the Damage to Property (Compensation) Acts, 1923 to 1926, and otherwise

187,100

15

For certain payments of Compensation in respect of Personal Injuries or Death

2,690

16

For Pensions, Superannuation, Compensation, and Additional and other Allowances and Gratuities under sundry statutes; Extra-Statutory Pensions, Allowances, and Gratuities awarded by the Minister for Finance; the salary of the Medical Referee and occasional fees to Doctors; sundry Repayments in respect of Pensions and Compensation at present paid by the British Government; etc. (4 & 5 Will. 4, c. 24; 22 Vict., c. 26; 50 & 51 Vict., c. 67; 55 & 56 Vict., c. 40; 6 Edw. 7, c. 58; 9 Edw. 7, c. 10; 4 & 5 Geo. 5, c. 86; 7 & 8 Geo. 5, c. 42; 9 & 10 Geo. 5, c. 67; 9 & 10 Geo. 5, c. 68; 9 & 10 Geo. 5, c. 83; 10 & 11 Geo. 5, c. 36; No. 1 of 1922; No. 34 of 1923; No. 7 of 1925; No. 27 of 1926; No. 11 of 1929; No. 36 of 1929; etc.)

1,697,945

2,150

17

For Rates and Contributions in lieu of Rates, etc., in respect of Government Property, and for Contributions towards Rates on Buildings occupied by Representatives of External Governments

87,500

3,100

18

For Secret Services

10,000

19

For the Salaries and Expenses of the Tariff Commission (No. 40 of 1926 and No. 31 of 1930)

4,928

20

For Expenses under the Electoral Act, 1923, and the Juries Act, 1927

19,000

21

For certain Miscellaneous Expenses including certain Grants-in Aid

9,225

22

For Stationery, Printing, Paper, Binding, and Printed Books for the Public Service; for the Salaries and Expenses of the Stationery Office and for sundry Miscellaneous Services, including Reports of Oireachtas Debates

119,283

24,940

23

For the Salaries and Expenses of the General Valuation and Boundary Survey, under the Acts 15 & 16 Vict., c. 63; 17 Vict., c. 8; 17 Vict., c. 17; 20 & 21 Vict., c. 45; 22 & 23 Vict., c. 8; 23 Vict., c. 4; 27 & 28 Vict., c. 52; 37 & 38 Vict., c. 70; 61 & 62 Vict., c. 37; No. 19 of 1923; and No. 3 of 1927; and under the Local Government (Application and Adaptation of Enactments) Order, 1925; including Estate Duty Valuation (10 Edw. 7, c. 8)

34,846

6,745

24

For the Salaries and Expenses of the Ordnance Survey and of Minor Services including the Facsimile Reproduction of Ancient Manuscripts

44,382

2,815

25

For the increase of the Agricultural Grant (No. 35 of 1925)

599,011

26

For the Expenses of Criminal Prosecutions and other Law Charges, including a Grant in relief of certain Expenses payable by Statute out of Local Rates

60,887

1,200

27

For Expenses in connection with Haulbowline Dockyard

5,800

28

For Contributions towards and Grants-in-Aid of the Expenses of University Institutions, including Grants under the Irish Universities Act, 1908, the Land Act, 1923, the University Education (Agriculture and Dairy Science) Act, 1926, and the University College, Galway, Act, 1929 (8 Edw. 7, c. 38; No. 42 of 1923; No. 32 of 1926; and No. 35 of 1929)

154,000

29

For Payment of Subsidy in respect of Beet Sugar (No. 37 of 1925)

162,500

30

For the Salaries and Expenses of the Quit Rent Office

4,189

31

For the Salaries and Expenses of the Office of the Minister for Justice

40,401

32

For the Salaries and Expenses of the Gárda Síochána (No. 7 of 1925)

1,609,426

25,669

33

For the Expenses of Prisons, the Borstal Institution, and the Maintenance of Criminal Lunatics confined in District Mental Hospitals (17 & 18 Vict., c. 76; 34 & 35 Vict., c. 112; s. 6; 40 & 41 Vict., c. 49; 47 & 48 Vict., c. 36; 61 & 62 Vict., c. 60; 1 Edw. 7, c. 17, s. 3; 8 Edw. 7, c. 59; and 4 & 5 Geo. 5, c. 58)

89,327

14,000

34

For such of the Salaries and Expenses of the District Court as are not charged on the Central Fund (No. 10 of 1924, secs. 70 & 76; No. 27 of 1926, secs. 49 & 50; and No. 15 of 1928, sec. 13)

39,548

35

For such of the Salaries and Expenses of the Supreme Court and High Court of Justice as are not charged on the Central Fund (No. 27 of 1926)

53,710

3,210

36

For the Salaries and Expenses of the Land Registry and of the Registry of Deeds

49,659

37

For the Salaries, Allowances and Expenses of Circuit Court Officers, Deputy Circuit Judges, and certain Local Registering Authorities; and the Expenses of Revision of Voters and Jurors Lists (54 & 55 Vict., c. 66, sec. 7; No. 27 of 1926, sec. 66; No. 15 of 1928, sec. 9; and No. 37 of 1929)

58,862

15,510

38

For the Salaries and Expenses of the Public Record Office and of the Keeper of State Papers, Dublin (30 & 31 Vict., c. 70; 38 & 39 Vict., c. 59; and 39 & 40 Vict., c. 58)

5,547

39

For the Salaries and Expenses of the Charitable Donations and Bequests Office (7 & 8 Vict., c. 97, ss. 7 & 8; 30 & 31 Vict., c. 54, s. 24; and 34 & 35 Vict., c. 102)

3,502

48

4o

For the Salaries and Expenses of the Office of the Minister for Local Government and Public Health, including Grants and other Expenses in connection with Housing, Grants to Local Authorities and Sundry Grants-in-Aid, and the Expenses of the Office of the Inspector of Mental Hospitals

517,517

15,331

41

For the Salaries and Expenses of the Office of the Registrar General of Births, etc. (7 & 8 Vict., c. 81, s. 54; 26 Vict., c. 11, s. 9; 26 & 27 Vict., c. 52, s. 11, and c. 90, s. 20; 42 & 43 Vict., c. 70; and 43 & 44 Vict., c. 13)

14,696

5,350

42

For the Expenses of the Maintenance of Criminal Lunatics in the Dundrum Asylum

15,116

973

43

For the Salaries and Expenses of the Insurance Commission and for Sundry Contributions and Grants in respect of the cost of Benefits and Expenses of Administration under the National Health Insurance Acts, 1911 to 1929, (including certain Grants-in-Aid)

309,917

4,093

44

For Charges connected with Hospitals and Infirmaries, including Sundry Grants-in-Aid

6,595

45

For the Expenses of the Office of the Minister for Education, including the cost of Administration, Inspection, etc.

169,647

70

46

For the Expenses of Primary Education including Grants-in-Aid of the Teachers' Pension Fund

3,638,051

7,755

47

For Secondary Education, including the Teachers' Salaries Grant, Capitation Grant and Incremental Salary to Secondary School Teachers

36,700

340,725

48

For the Expenses connected with Technical Instruction and Continuation Education

181,103

32,538

49

For the Salaries and Expenses of the Institutions of Science and Art in Dublin, including Sundry Grants-in-Aid, etc.

40,719

490

50

For Expenses of Reformatory and Industrial Schools, including Places of Detention (8 Edw. 7, c. 67; No. 17 of 1926; and No. 24 of 1929)

118,703

3,900

51

For the Salaries and Expenses of the National Gallery

4,298

52

For the Salaries and Expenses of the Office of the Minister for Agriculture and of certain Services administered by that Office, including Sundry Grants-in-Aid

469,978

161,366

53

For Salaries and Expenses in connection with Forestry (9 and 10 Geo. 5, c. 58; No. 16 of 1924; and No. 34 of 1928)

64,588

5,050

54

For the Salaries and Expenses of the Office of the Minister for Lands and Fisheries, and of certain Services administered by that Office, including Grants in connection with Housing and Sundry Grants-in-Aid

232,157

101,250

55

For the Salaries and Expenses of the Office of the Irish Land Commission (44 & 45 Vict., c. 49, s. 46 and c. 71, s. 4; 48 & 49 Vict., c. 73, ss. 17, 18 and 20; 53 & 54 Vict., c. 49, s. 2; 54 & 55 Vict., c. 48; 3 Edw. 7, c. 37; 7 Edw. 7, c. 38 and c. 56; 9 Edw. 7, c. 42; Nos. 27 and 42 of 1923, 25 of 1925, 11 of 1926, 10 of 1927, and 31 and 41 of 1929)

578,901

118,700

56

For the Salaries and Expenses of the Office of the Minister for Industry and Commerce, including the Rates Advisory Committee

107,180

4,385

57

For Payments under the Railways Act, 1924 , the Tramways and Public Companies (Ireland) Act, 1883, etc., and for other purposes connected with Irish Transport

38,025

26,705

58

For the Salaries and other Expenses of the Railway Tribunal constituted under the Railways Act, 1924 (No. 29 of 1924)

6,917

59

For the Salaries and Expenses of the Marine Service (Merchant Shipping Acts, 1894–1921, Crown Lands Acts, 1829–1866)

7,024

4,750

6ο

For the Salaries and Expenses in connection with Unemployment Insurance and Employment Exchanges, including contributions to the Unemployment Fund

160,374

136,100

61

For the Salaries and Expenses of the Industrial and Commercial Property Registration Office (No. 16 of 1927 and No. 13 of 1929)

22,860

62

For the Salaries and Expenses of the Office of the Minister for Posts and Telegraphs, and of certain other Services administered by that Office, including Telephones

2,201,775

91,720

63

For the Salaries and other expenses in connection with Wireless Broadcasting

78,784

64

For the cost of the Army, including Army Reserve

1,437,041

29,910

65

For Wound and Disability Pensions, Further Pensions and Married Pensions, Allowances and Gratuities (No. 26 of 1923, and No. 12 of 1927), and for Sundry Contributions and Expenses in respect thereof, and for Military Service Pensions (No. 48 of 1924), etc.

200,439

66

For the Salaries and Expenses of the Office of the Minister for External Affairs, and of certain Services administered by that Office

59,879

67

For a Grant-in-Aid of the Expenses of the League of Nations, and for other Expenses in connection therewith

11,355

68

For Remuneration for Cost of Management of Government Stocks of Saorstát Eireann

12,698

69

For Contributions towards the relief of Unemployment and Distress

175,000

70

For the further increase of the Agricultural Grant

750,000

Total

22,747,374

1,029,158