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Dáil Éireann debate -
Friday, 14 Jul 1950

Vol. 122 No. 10

Committee on Finance. - Appropriation Bill, 1950—All Stages.

Leave given to introduce a Bill entitled an Act to apply a certain sum out of the Central Fund to the service of the year ending on the 31st day of March, 1951, to appropriate to the proper supply services and purposes the sums granted by the Central Fund Act, 1950, and this Act, and to make certain provision in relation to borrowing.—(Minister for Finance.)

I move that the Bill be now read a Second Time. The Appropriation Bill is an annual feature of the financial year and is in the usual stereotyped form. Section 1 authorises the issue from the Central Fund of the balance of the amount granted to meet the cost of the Supply Services for the current financial year. Section 3 appropriates to the proper Supply Services and purposes the sums granted by Dáil Éireann and remaining unappropriated, and Section 2 is the usual borrowing clause.

Will the Minister say whether he proposes to ask the public for a loan before the Dáil reassembles?

I may. It all depends on circumstances.

Question put and agreed to.
Bill put through Committee, reported without amendment, received for final consideration and passed.

This is a Money Bill within the meaning of Article 22 of the Constitution, Seanad Éireann to be notified accordingly.