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Dáil Éireann debate -
Tuesday, 23 Jul 1935

Vol. 58 No. 9

Committee on Finance. - Diseases of Animals Bill, 1935—Money Resolution.

I move:—

That it is expedient to authorise the payment out of moneys provided by the Oireachtas of any expenses incurred by the Minister for Agriculture pursuant to the provisions of any Act of the present session to amend the Diseases of Animals (Ireland) Acts, 1894 to 1934, in relation to the Slaughter of Animals affected with disease, and to make provision for other matters connected with the matters aforesaid.

I was asked, I think, on the Second Reading Stage of this Bill, what the likely expenditure would be under the Bill for the remainder of the year. It is not expected that this Bill will be operative until some time in the autumn and, therefore, for only about half the year and in three or four counties at most. The total expenditure for that period is calculated to be somewhere between £7,000 and £8,000 for this year. At any rate I think a Supplementary Estimate would be necessary.

Why anticipate that it will be confined to three or four counties this year?

Dr. Ryan

Because, as I explained on the Second Reading, it is intended to take the country county by county, and to clear them off, through Roscrea factory, of old cows. It is not anticipated that we could cover more than three or four counties during the remainder of this financial year.

Question put and agreed to.