Go ndeontar suim Bhreise ná raghaidh thar £1,504 chun íoctha an Mhuirir a thiocfaidh chun bheith iníoctha i rith na bliana dar críoch an 31adh lá de Mhárta, 1938, chun Costaisí Príosún, na Fundúireachta Borstal, agus coinneáil-suas na nGealt gCuirpthe a coinnítear in Ospidéil Mheabhar-Ghalar Cheanntair (17 agus 18 Vict., c. 76; 34 agus 35 Vict., c. 112, a. 6; 40 agus 41 Vict., c. 49; 47 agus 48 Vict., c. 36; 61 agus 62 Vict., c. 60; 1 Edw. VII., c. 17, a, 3; 8 Edw. VII., c. 59; agus 4 agus 5 Geo. V., c. 58).
That a Supplementary sum not exceeding £1,504 be granted to defray the charge which will come in course of payment during the year ending 31st March, 1938, for the Expenses of Prisons, the Borstal Institution, and the Maintenance of Criminal Lunatics confined in District Mental Hospitals. (17 and 18 Vict., c. 76; 34 and 35 Vict., c. 112, sec. 6; 40 and 41 Vict., c. 49; 47 and 48 Vict., c. 36; 61 and 62 Vict., c. 60; 1 Edw. VII., c. 17, sec. 3; 8 Edw. VII., c. 59; and 4 and 5 Geo. V, c. 58).
This sum of £1,504 which is asked for is due to additional sums required under the following headings: victualling, £500; electric light installation, £24; manufacturing department, £1,600. These amounts will be set off by Appropriations-in-Aid, £300 and savings on other sub-heads, £320. The increase in victualling is due to an unexpected increase in the cost of food as compared with last year. As to the electric light installation, provision was made in the Estimates last year for £200 to carry out certain electric lighting in the prison warders' quarters attached to Mountjoy. A sum of £164 was expended and a sum of £24 for materials became due for payment within the financial year which was not anticipated at that time. The increase in the manufacturing department is due to unexpectedly large orders from the Post Office and from the Army. There were 4,000 palliasse cases for the Army and 2,200 mail bags for the Post Office. The sum will be recouped to the prison service, but it will not come in this financial year; it will not come until after the 31st March.