Go bhfuil sé oiriúnach a údarú go n-íocfar amach as airgead a sholáthróidh an tOireachtas gach costas chun aon Acht do chur in éifeacht a rithfar sa tSiosón so chun socrú do dhéanamh chun radio-thelegrafaíocht ar tír, ar muir, agus san aer, do regleáil agus do stiúrú, agus chun saghasanna áirithe stáisiún comharthaíochta radhairc agus fuama do regleáil agus do stiúrú, agus chun Stáislúin Fhoirleatha leis an Stát do bhunú agus do chimeád i dtreó, agus chun socrú do dhéanamh i gcóir nithe eile a bhaineas le Radio-Thelegrafaíocht, le Radio-Chomharthaíocht agus le Fóirleatha fé seach.
That it is expedient to authorise the payment out of moneys to be provided by the Oireachtas of all the expenses of carrying into effect any Act of the present Session to make provision for the regulation and control of wireless telegraphy on land, at sea, and in the air, and for the regulation and control of certain classes of visual and sound signalling stations, and for the establishment and maintenance of State Broadcasting Stations, and to provide for other matters relating to Wireless Telegraphy, Signalling and Broadcasting respectively.
The main expense in connection with broadcasting will, of course, arise from the establishment and maintenance of broadcasting stations. Other expenses of a more or less trivial nature will arise from the collection of licence fees and from various headquarters expenses, but they will be very small. In general, we may say that the expenses to be borne under this Bill will be in connection with the carrying on of broadcasting stations. The amount of this will, of course, depend on the number of stations and on the class of station that is in existence at any particular time. It is anticipated that the licence fees, and such other revenues as may be obtained as, for instance, from the tax on wireless instruments, should suffice, or very nearly suffice, to pay the whole expense of maintaining the broadcasting service, and that contributions from the general taxpayer, if any at all, should be small.