33 1923

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Number 33.


APPROPRIATION ACT, 1923.


ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

Section

1.

Issue of £31,312 811 out of the Central Fund.

2.

Power for the Minister for Finance to borrow.

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)

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Number 33.


APPROPRIATION ACT, 1923.


AN ACT TO APPLY A SUM OUT OF THE CENTRAL FUND TO THE SERVICE OF THE YEAR ENDING ON THE THIRTY-FIRST DAY OF MARCH, ONE THOUSAND NINE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-FOUR, AND TO APPROPRIATE THE FURTHER SUPPLIES GRANTED IN THIS SESSION OF THE OIREACHTAS. [8th August, 1923.]

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

Grants out of Central Fund.

Issue of £31,312 811 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 twenty-four, the sum of thirty-one million three hundred and twelve thousand eight hundred and eleven 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 on the credit of the said sum any sum or sums not exceeding in the whole thirty-one million three hundred and twelve thousand eight hundred and eleven 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 repayment, 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 said Central Fund towards making good the supply granted, amounting, as appears by the said Schedule, in the aggregate, to the sum of forty-six million one hundred and four thousand eight hundred and ninety-nine pounds are appropriated, and shall be deemed to have been appropriated as from the date of the passing of the Act mentioned in the said Schedule (A), for the services and purposes expressed in Schedule (B) annexed hereto.

The abstract of schedules and schedules annexed hereto, 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 two 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, 1923.

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


SCHEDULE (A).

Grants out of the Central Fund

£46,104,899.


SCHEDULE (B).

Appropriation of grants.

Sums not exceeding

Supply Grants

Appropriations in Aid.

1922—1923 (Supplementary)

£692,914

1923—1924

£45,411,985

£470,280

SCHEDULE (A).

Grant out of the Central Fund.

For the service of the year ended on the 31st March, 1923:—

£

Under Act No. 7 of 1923 (Central Fund (No. 1) Act)

692,914

For the service of the year ending on the 31st March, 1924:—

Under Act No. 7 of 1923 (Central Fund (No. 1) Act)

14,099,174

Under this Act

31,312,811

Total

£46,104,899

SCHEDULE (B).—Part I.

Schedule of Supplementary Sums granted to defray the charges for the Services herein particularly mentioned for the year ended on the 31st day of March, 1923, viz.:—

Sums not exceeding

______

Supply Grants.

Appropriations in Aid.

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

No.

£

£

13

For expenditure in respect of Public Buildings; for the maintenance of certain parks and public works, for maintenance of drainage works on the river Shannon, and sundry Grants in Aid

149,378

14

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

24,378

19

For the expenses of the Department of National Education, including grants in aid of the Teachers' Pension Fund

79,400

32

For the salaries and expenses of the Ministry of Industry and Commerce, including Umpire and Court of Referees, contributions to the Unemployment Insurance Fund and to Special Schemes, and to the Unemployed Workers' Dependants' Fund, and payment to Associations under the Unemployment Insurance Acts

58,225

39

For the cost of the Army

267,000

55

For the salaries and expenses of the Post Office, including Telegraphs and Telephones

103,500

65

For the salaries and expenses of Seanad Eireann

11,033

Total

£692,914

SCHEDULE (B).—Part II.

Schedule of Sums granted and of sums which may be applied as Appropriations in Aid in addition thereto to defray the Charges of the several Public Services herein particularly mentioned, which will come in course of payment during the year ending 31st day of March, 1924, viz.:—

Sums not exceeding

_____

Supply Grants.

Appropriations in Aid.

(1)

(2)

(3)

(4)

No

£

£

1

For such of the salaries and expenses of the Governor-General's Establishment as are not charged on the Central Fund

11,423

2

For the salaries and expenses of the Oireachtas

95,060

3

For the salaries and expenses of the President and Office of the Executive Council

7,399

4

For such of the salaries and expenses of the Department of the Comptroller and Auditor-General as are not charged on the Central Fund

16,000

200

5

For the salaries and expenses of the Ministry of Finance and Branch Departments

50,496

6

For the salaries and expenses of the Revenue Department

634,250

1,800

7

For Old Age Pensions under the Old Age Pensions Acts, 1908 to 1919, for certain Administrative Expenses connected therewith, and for Pensions under the Blind Persons Act, 1920

3,277,000

700

8

For the provision of Capital for the Local Loans Fund and to make repayment to the British Government in respect of local loans outstanding on 1st April, 1922

705,000

9

For the salaries and other expenses of Temporary Commissions, Committees and Special Inquiries

14,755

10

For the salaries and expenses of the Office of Public Works

70,678

16,918

11

For expenditure in respect of Public Buildings; for the maintenance of certain parks and public works; for the maintenance of drainage works on the river Shannon, and Sundry Grants in Aid

1,165,700

14,060

12

For expenditure in respect of Payments under the Tramways and Public Companies (Ireland) Act, 1883, etc., and for other purposes connected with Irish Railways

54,708

13

For payments by way of Loans for Purposes of Reconstruction

100,000

14

For expenditure in respect of destruction of, or injuries to, property on or after the 21st January, 1919

10,385,000

15

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

500,550

16

For expenditure in respect of Superannuation, Compensation, Compassionate and Additional Allowances and Gratuities under sundry Statutes; Compensation under Article 10 of the Treaty of the 6th December, 1921; Compassionate Allowances, Gratuities and Supplementary Pensions awarded by the Minister for Finance; the salary of the Medical Referee; and sundry payments in respect of Pensions at present paid by the British Government

1,640,055

17

For expenditure in respect of Rates and Contributions in lieu of Rates, etc., in respect of Government Property

120,000

18

For Secret Services

50,000

19

For a Grant in Aid for a Contingency Fund

20,000

20

For the Ireland Development Grant (Grant in Aid)

159,500

21

For a Grant in Aid of the Development Fund

41,000

22

For expenses under the Representation of the People Act, 1918

54,000

23

For the salaries and expenses of the National Gallery

4,644

24

For certain Miscellaneous Expenses, including certain Grants in Aid

6,715

50

25

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

205,000

25,975

26

For the salaries and expenses of the General Valuation and Boundary Survey, including Estate Duty Valuation under the Finance (1909-10) Act, 1910

37,192

7,920

27

For the salaries and expenses of the office of the Commissioners of Charitable Donations and Bequests

2,915

48

28

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 1921 (including certain Grants in Aid)

348,663

1,000

29

For the salaries, allowances and expenses of various County Court officers, Bonus to Chairmen of Quarter Sessions and Recorders, and to Clerks of the Crown and Peace, and for the expenses of Revision

75,203

4,570

30

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

54,154

200

31

For expenditure in connection with Haulbowline Dockyard

85,000

32

For the salaries and expenses of the Ministry of Home Affairs

29,546

33

For the salaries and expenses of the Civic Guard

1,147,939

7,000

34

For the salaries and expenses of the Criminal Investigation Department

47,554

35

For the salaries and expenses of the Commissioner of Police, the Police Courts, and the Metropolitan Police Establishment of Dublin

327,537

61,119

36

For expenditure in respect of the General Prisons Board, and of the Establishments under their control, the Registration of Habitual Criminals, and the Maintenance of Criminal Lunatics confined in District Mental Hospitals

225,631

1,500

37

For the salaries and expenses of District Justices

42,00

38

For such of the salaries and expenses of the Supreme Court of Judicature as are not charged on the Central Fund

152,300

5,370

39

For the expenses of the maintenance of Criminal Lunatics in Dundrum Asylum

15,715

5,104

40

For the salaries and expenses of the Public Record Office, and of the Keeper of State Papers, Dublin

10,635

41

For the salaries and expenses of the Ministry of Local Government, 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 Lunatic Asylums

955,202

8,244

42

For the salaries and expenses of the Department of the Registrar-General of Births, etc.

20,740

1,000

43

For expenditure in respect of Hospitals and Infirmaries, and certain miscellaneous Charitable and other Allowances, including sundry Grants in Aid

16,738

44

For expenditure in respect of Reformatory and Industrial Schools, including Places of Detention

108,288

1,700

45

For the salaries and expenses of the Ministry of Agriculture, and of certain Services administered by that Ministry, including sundry Grants in Aid

400,982

48,392

46

For the salaries and expenses of the Institutions of Science and Art in Dublin, and of the Geological Survey of Ireland, and Annual Grants to Schools and Classes of Science and Art and Technical Instruction, including sundry Grants in Aid, administered by the Ministry of Agriculture

197,216

3,190

47

For the salaries and expenses of the Ordnance Survey, and of Minor Services connected therewith

45,350

1,500

48

For a Grant in Aid of the Forestry Fund

18,825

49

For the salaries and expenses of the Office of the Irish Land Commission, and the salaries and expenses of the Land Settlement Department

242,149

16,000

50

For Grants administered by the Congested Districts Board, including Grants in Aid

169,750

51

For the expenses of the Department of National Education, including Grants in Aid of the Teachers' Pension Fund

3,954,469

750

52

For expenditure in respect of Intermediate Education, including the Teachers' Salaries Grant

132,750

370

53

For a Grant in Aid of the expenses of University Institutions, including Grants under the Irish Universities Act, 1908

110,800

54

For the salary of the Secretary, including Bonus, and the expenses of the Office of the Commissioners for managing certain School Endowments in Ireland

938

100

55

For the salaries and expenses of the Ministry of Industry and Commerce, including Umpire and Courts of Referees; for Contributions to the Unemployment Fund and to Special Schemes; for Payments to Associations under the Unemployment Insurance Acts; for advances to workpeople under the Labour Exchanges Act, 1909; for fees and expenses of Medical Referees under the Workmen's Compensation Act, 1906; for fees to certifying Surgeons under the Factory and Workshops Act, 1901; for fees and expenses under the Trade Board Acts, 1909 and 1918; for fees and expenses under the Electricity (Supply) Act, 1919, and the Gas Regulation Act, 1920; and for Contributions towards the expenses of an Irish Stall at the Daily Mirror Fashion Fair

295,445

100,550

56

For the salaries and expenses of the Transport Department of the Ministry of Industry and Commerce, including certain payments in connection with Railways

16,778

2,000

57

For the salaries and expenses of the Marine Service

15,580

1,800

58

For expenditure in respect of the Army

10,664,500

15,000

59

For the salaries and expenses of the Post Office, including Telegraphs and Telephones

2,831,864

113,150

60

For the salaries and expenses of the Ministry of External Affairs

60,552

61

For the salaries and expenses of the Ministry of Fisheries

28,575

3,000

62

For making repayment to the British Government in respect of Annuities under the Land Purchase Acts, 1881 to 1909.

3,133,577

Total

£45,411,985

£470,280