Dáil Éireann - Volume 68 - 08 June, 1937
Committee on Finance. - Vote 66—Army Pensions.
Minister for Defence (Mr. Aiken) Minister for Defence (Mr. Aiken)
Minister for Defence (Mr. Aiken): I move:—
Go ndeontar suim Bhreise ná raghaidh thar £7,726 chun íoctha an Mhuirir a thiocfaidh chun bheith iníoctha i rith na bliana dar críoch an 31adh lá de Mhárta, 1938, chun Pinsean Créachta agus Mí-ábaltachta, Pinsean Breise agus Pinsean Fear Pósta, Liúntaisí agus Aiscí (Uimh. 26 de 1923, Uimh. 12 de 1927, Uimh. 24 de 1932, agus Uimh. 15 de 1937), Pinsean Seirbhíse Míleata (Uimh. 48 de 1924 agus Uimh. 43 de 1934), Pinsean, Liúntaisí agus Aiscí (Uimh. 37 de 1936), agus chun Síntiúisí agus Costaisí Iolardha ina dtaobh san, etc.
That a Supplementary sum not exceeding £7,726 be granted to defray the Charge which will come in course of payment during the year ending on the 31st day of March, 1938, for Wound and Disability Pensions, Further Pensions and Married Pensions, Allowances and Gratuities (No. 26 of 1923, No. 12 of 1927, No. 24 of 1932, and No. 15 of 1937) Military Service Pensions (No. 48 of 1924, and No. 43 of 1934), Pensions, Allowances, and Gratuities (No. 37 of 1936), and for Sundry Contributions and Expenses in respect thereof, etc.
The present Estimate for £7,726 covers the amount which it is anticipated will come in course of payment during the present financial year in respect of pensions, allowances and gratuities under the Army Pensions Act, 1937, and the Connaught Rangers Act, 1936. The amount is made up as follows:— Wound and disability pensions and gratuities under the new Act, £2,948;  allowances and gratuities to dependents under the new Act, £2,094; Connaught Rangers pensions and gratuities, £2,684. The part of the Vote which relates to the Connaught Rangers is really a revote. It was included in last year's Estimate but we had not the matter cleared up and we have to renew the provision in the present financial year.
Mr. Dillon Mr. Dillon
Mr. Dillon: Could the Minister tell me whether, under the various Acts under which this money is being distributed, a case of this kind is covered —a man who fought in 1916 and who, as a result of sickness obviously contracted as a consequence of his service in 1916, coupled with the subsequent imprisonment, dies and leaves a widow and children. They already have a pension under some previous Act. Do the terms of any of these Acts operate to increase that pension for the widow or the provision for the children?
Mr. Aiken Mr. Aiken
Mr. Aiken: No, except in the case of signatories.
Vote agreed to and reported.
Dáil Éireann 68 Committee on Finance. Vote 66—Army Pensions.