Ceisteanna—Questions. Oral Answers. - Moneys Withheld from British Government.

asked the Minister for Finance if he will state in respect of the sums withheld or to be withheld from the British Government on the grounds that they were not due by the Saorstát Government in respect of the years 1932-3, 1933-4, 1934-5, and amounting respectively to £4,764,767, £4,906,859 and £4,842,810; how these sums are made up, showing the separate amounts for each year for land annuities, repayments of local loans, R.I.C. pensions, civil pensions and any other headings included in those sums.

The reply is in the form of a table, which will be inserted in the official report.

Following is the reply:—

PARTICULARS OF THE AMOUNTS WITHHELD IN THE FINANCIAL YEARS 1932-33 AND 1933-34 FROM THE BRITISH GOVERNMENT, ON THE GROUNDS THAT THEY WERE NOT DUE BY THE SAORSTAT GOVERNMENT, AND ESTIMATES OF THE CORRESPONDING AMOUNTS, ON THE SAME BASIS, IN RESPECT OF THE FINANCIAL YEAR 1934-35.

ITEM

1932-33

1933-34

1934-35

£

£

£

Land Purchase Annuities

2,968,795

2,958,230

2,950,000

Civil Pensions

101,439

98,496

95,047

R.I.C. Pensions (including Paymaster-General Charges

929,811

1,079,124

1,040,800

Judicial Pensions

8,955

16,335

15,499

Pensions (Administrative and Audit) Charges

1,965

1,927

1,940

Contribution towards Charges for Bonus and Excess Stock

134,500

134,500

134,500

Local Loans Annuity

600,000

600,000

600,000

Public Offices (Site) Annuity

13,222

13,222

Annuity expired May, 1933

Railways and Marine Works Acts Annuity

6,080

5,024

5,024

TOTALS

£4,764,767

4,906,858

4,842,810