Committee on Finance. - Health Bill, 1947—Money Resolution.

Tuesday, 10 June 1947

Dáil Éireann Debate
Vol. 106 No. 12

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Minister for Health (Dr. Ryan): Information on James Ryan  Zoom on James Ryan  I move:—

That it is expedient to authorise such payments out of moneys provided by the Oireachtas as are necessary to give effect to any Act of the present session to make further and better provision in relation to the health of the people and to provide for the making of regulations by virtue of which certain charges may be made.

General Mulcahy: Information on Richard James Mulcahy  Zoom on Richard James Mulcahy  Has the Minister any idea what the financial cost will be under the Money Resolution?

Dr. Ryan: Information on James Ryan  Zoom on James Ryan  As regards the Money Resolution, the best estimate we can make out at the moment is that the Exchequer's share of expenditure under the mother and child service will be about £250,000 per annum; under the tuberculosis service, £250,000; allowances for infectious cases under Section 39, £150,000, and for smaller items like medical preparations inspection, consultative councils, staff, etc., about £50,000, or a total of £700,000. That means that the total amount to be spent on the mother and child service will be £450,000; the tuberculosis grant for the current financial year is estimated at £300,000; so that the total cost to the Exchequer when the Bill comes to be implemented will be £550,000. Then there are the allowances which I mentioned for the maintenance of relatives of those detained for infectious diseases and so on, the total cost of which will be about £300,000, of which the Exchequer will pay half.

General Mulcahy: Information on Richard James Mulcahy  Zoom on Richard James Mulcahy  Do I understand that that is the cost of the full development contemplated under the Bill?

[1454]Dr. Ryan: Information on James Ryan  Zoom on James Ryan  Yes, under these headings.

Dr. O'Higgins: Information on Dr Thomas Francis O'Higgins Snr.  Zoom on Dr Thomas Francis O'Higgins Snr.  For the year?

Dr. Ryan: Information on James Ryan  Zoom on James Ryan  Per annum.

General Mulcahy: Information on Richard James Mulcahy  Zoom on Richard James Mulcahy  Per annum for the full development contemplated under the Bill?

Dr. Ryan: Information on James Ryan  Zoom on James Ryan  Yes, so far as we can see at the moment.

Question put and agreed to.

Resolution reported and agreed to.


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