Go ndeontar suim ná raghaidh thar £80.052 chun slánuithe na suime is gá chun íoctha an Mhuirir a thiocfidh chun bheith iníochta i rith na bliana dar críoch an 31adh lá de Mhárta, 1930, chun Tuarastail agus Costaisí an Oireachtas.
That a sum not exceeding £80,052 be granted to complete the sum necessary to defray the Charge which will come in course of payment during the year ending on the 31st day of March, 1930, for the Salaries and Expenses of the Oireachtas.
The Oireachtas Vote for this year differs from last year's Vote mainly because of the increased provision for travelling expenses for both Deputies and Senators. As I explained previously, there are two causes for the fact that the travelling expenses are higher. One is that not merely have all the Deputies taken their seats, but there is also the fact that the narrow majority leads to a better attendance of Deputies than when there was a bigger majority. Consequently, there is more travelling. The Bill that was passed in 1928 also led to some increase because it gave facilities to Deputies which they had not before. It gave facilities in that it provided an alternative to travelling by rail. That has led to some increase in the case of travelling expenses. The other increases are due to ordinary increments in the salaries of staffs.