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.
Committee on Finance. - Appropriation Bill, 1950—All Stages.
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.
This is a Money Bill within the meaning of Article 22 of the Constitution, Seanad Éireann to be notified accordingly.