REPORTS AND MINISTERIAL MOTIONS. - APPROPRIATIONS.

The MINISTER FOR FINANCE explained that the appropriations as set out in his report fell under two heads; (a) ordinary Departmental expenses and (b) expenditure in connection with proposals already sanctioned by the Dáil, or appearing on the agenda for the present session.
He now moved that the following appropriations be made:—

Defence

£10,000

Consular Services

10,000

Irish

5,000

Foreign Affairs

6,000

General Contingency Fund

20,000

PADRUIG O MAILLE (Connemara) seconded the motion, which was agreed to.
The MINISTER FOR FINANCE then moved for a vote covering the total estimates required for each Department, omitting, however, such amounts as might be required on foot of proposals yet to be submitted at the present Session, it being understood that the adoption of such proposals included the adoption of the vote required to put them into execution:—

Agriculture

£900

Defence

10,175

Finance

10,185

Finance (Bank extension)

25,800

Fisheries

1,655

Foreign Affairs

6,650

Home Affairs

11,075

Irish

5,000

Labour

450

Local Government

2,642

Propaganda

950

Trade and Commerce

12,375

Secretariat

920

Subscriptions & Donations

1,000

General Contingencies

20,000

TOTAL

£109,777

A. MACCABE (Sligo South) seconded the motion which was put and carried.