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Dáil Éireann díospóireacht -
Wednesday, 8 Feb 1939

Vol. 74 No. 1

Supplementary and Additional Estimates.

I move:—

That leave be given by the Dáil to introduce the following Supplementary and Additional Estimates for the service of the year ending on the 31st day of March, 1939, namely:—

Votes Nos.—

2 (Houses of the Oireachtas),

8 (Compensation Bounties),

22 (Stationery and Printing),

39 (Public Record Office),

61 (Unemployment Insurance and Unemployment Assistance),

67 (External Affairs),

68 (League of Nations),

73 (Repayments to the Contingency Fund),

65 (Army).

Leave granted.

When is it proposed to take those Estimates?

With the exception of No. 65, if the House is willing it would facilitate us to be allowed to take them to-morrow. A large number of them are rather unimportant Supplementary Estimates that usually come at the end of the year, and it is desirable that we should be able, if possible, to dispose of them by next week, in due time to allow this House and the Seanad to consider the Vote on Account before the end of the financial year.

Is it intended to take these Estimates before the discussion on the Valuation Bill to-morrow?

That is a matter upon which the Chief Whip is going to approach the Chief Whip of the Opposition Party and the Whips of the other Parties in the House, in order to see whether an arrangement might be made, subject to the convenience of the Parties in the House.

The Minister will realise if he wants to finish the Second Reading discussion on the Valuation Bill—I do not know whether it can be finished or not—that the discussion on some of these Estimates might eat into Parliamentary time to-morrow.

It is not an imperative necessity that the Second Reading of the Valuation Bill should be completed to-morrow. In that matter I am entirely in the hands of the Whips as to what arrangement they may make.

With the exception of No. 65, the Estimates will be considered to-morrow?

No. 65 could be taken to-morrow week.

Ordered accordingly.