Tairgim:—

Go ndeontar suim Breise ná raghaidh thar £11,000 chun íoctha an Mhuirir a thiocfas chun bheith iníoctha i rith na bliana dar críoch an 31ú Márta, 1945, chun Pinsean, Aois-Liúntais, Cúitimh, agus Liúntais agus Aiscí, breise agus eile, fé Reachta Iolartha (4 agus 5 Will. 4, c. 24; 22 Vict., c. 26; 50 agus 51 Vict., c. 67; 55 agus 56 Vict., c. 40; 6 Edw. 7, c. 58; 9 Edw. 7, c. 10; 4 agus 5 Geo. 5, c. 86; 9 agus 10 Geo. 5, c. 67 agus c. 68; 10 agus 11 Geo. 5, c. 36; Uimh. 1 de 1922; Uimh. 34 de 1923; Uimh. 7 de 1925; Uimh. 27 de 1926; Uimh. 11 agus Uimh. 36 de 1929; Uimh. 32 de 1933; Uimh. 9 de 1934; Uimh. 39 de 1936; Uimh. 29 de 1938; Uimh. 16 agus Uimh. 21 de 1939; Uimh. 24 de 1942; etc.); Pinsean, Liúntais agus Aiscí, nach cinn Reachtúla, arna ndeonadh ag an Aire Airgeadais; táillí do Dhochtúirí Réitigh agus corr-tháillí do Dhochtúirí; etc.

That a Supplementary sum not exceeding £11,000 be granted to defray the Charge which will come in course of payment during the year ending 31st March, 1945, for Pensions, Superannuation, Compensation and Additional and other Allowances and Gratuities under sundry Statutes (4 and 5 Will. 4, c. 24; 22 Vict., c. 26; 50 and 51 Vict., c. 67; 55 and 56 Vict., c. 40; 6 Edw. 7, c. 58; 9 Edw. 7, c. 10; 4 and 5 Geo. 5, c. 86; 9 and 10 Geo. 5, c. 67 and c. 68; 10 and 11 Geo. 5, c. 36; No. 1 of 1922; No. 34 of 1923; No. 7 of 1925; No. 27 of 1926; No. 11 and No. 36 of 1929; No. 32 of 1933; No. 9 of 1934; No. 39 of 1936; No. 29 of 1938; No. 16 and No. 21 of 1939; No. 24 of 1942; etc.); ExtraStatutory Pensions, Allowances, and Gratuities awarded by the Minister for Finance; fees to Medical Referees and occasional fees to Doctors, etc.

The need for the increased provision of £11,000 required in connection with this Vote is attributable to two recent Government decisions: (1) that the cost-of-living bonus payable to serving officers should be related as from the 1st January, 1945, to a figure of 110 instead of the figure of 85 hitherto obtaining; (2) that the bonus element of all pensions awarded since the stabilisation of the bonus in June, 1940, should, with effect from the 1st January, 1945, be related to the figure 110 or such lower figure (105 actually) as would in the ordinary course have applied, had there been no stabilisation.

Decision No. 1 has the effect of immediately increasing requirements in respect of pensions and lump sums payable to or in respect of all officers retiring on or after the 1st January last. Decision No. 2 increases, with effect from the same date, pensions actually in course of payment prior to that date. This decision does not affect lump sum or gratuity payments.

It is estimated that these bonus concessions will involve increased expenditure during the current financial year amounting to £3,000 in sub-head A, annual allowances, that is, pensions, and £10,000 in sub-head B, additional allowances, that is, lump sums and gratuities. A saving of £2,000 is anticipated on other sub-heads of the Vote, leaving £11,000 as the net amount required to meet the further demands in respect of sub-heads A and B up to the 31st March, 1945.