No. 3 of 1922.
APPROPRIATION ACT, 1922.
AN ACT TO GRANT AND APPROPRIATE CERTAIN SUMS FOR THE SERVICE OF THE FINANCIAL YEAR ENDING ON THE 31st DAY OF MARCH, 1923. [20th December, 1922.]
BE IT ENACTED BY THE OIREACHTAS OF SAORSTÁT EIREANN AS FOLLOWS:—
1.—The Minister of Finance may issue out of the Central Fund and apply towards making good the supply granted for the service of the year ending on the thirty-first day of March, one thousand nine hundred and twenty-three, such sum as together with sums already issued for Supply Services out of the Consolidated Fund of the Provisional Government shall amount to the aggregate sum of thirty-eight million fifty-one thousand and eighty-six pounds.
2.—(i.) The Minister of Finance may borrow from any person or banking corporation in Saorstát Eireann and the Bank of Ireland may advance to the Minister of Finance on the credit of the sum authorised to be issued by Section One of this Act any sum or sums not exceeding the amount so authorised, and for the purpose of such borrowing the Minister of Finance may create and issue any securities bearing such rate of interest and subject to such conditions as to repayment, redemption or otherwise as he thinks fit.
(ii.) The principal and interest of any securities issued under this Act and the expenses incurred in connection with the issue of such securities shall be charged on the Central Fund or the growing produce thereof.
(iii.) Any money raised by securities issued under this Act shall be placed to the credit of the account of the Exchequer and shall form part of the Central Fund and be available in any manner in which such Fund is available.
3. All sums granted by this Act, together with sums already issued for Supply Services out of the Consolidated Fund of the Provisional Government, amounting in the aggregate to thirty-eight million fifty-one thousand and eighty-six pounds as set out in column (3) of the Schedule to this Act, are appropriated and shall be deemed to have been appropriated for the services and purposes expressed in column (2) of the said Schedule.
The said Schedule shall be deemed to be part of this Act in the same manner as if it had been contained in the body thereof.
In addition to the sums hereby granted out of the Central Fund there may be applied out of any money directed under Section two of the Public Accounts and Charges Act, 1891, to be applied as appropriations in aid of the grants for the services and purposes specified in column (2) of the said Schedule the sums respectively set forth in column (4) of the said Schedule.
4. A person shall not receive any part of a grant which may be made in pursuance of this Act for non-effective services until he has subscribed such declaration as may from time to time be prescribed by a warrant of the Minister of Finance before one of the persons prescribed by such warrant.
Provided that whenever any such payment is made at more frequent intervals than once in a quarter the Minister of Finance may dispense with the production of more than one declaration in respect of each quarter.
Any person who makes a declaration for the purpose of this section, knowing the same to be untrue in any material particular, shall be guilty of a misdemeanour.
5. This Act may be cited for all purposes as the Appropriation Act, 1922.