S.I. No. 69/1932 - Vocational Education (Grants) Amending Regulations, 1932.



WHEREAS it is enacted by sub-section (1) of section 53 of the Vocational Education Act, 1930 , (No. 29 of 1930), that the Minister for Education may, out of moneys provided by the Oireachtas, make grants to vocational education committees in aid of expenditure under annual schemes in accordance with regulations made by the said Minister with the approval of the Minister for Finance :

NOW, I, Tomás Ó Deirg, Minister for Education, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by section 53 of the Vocational Education Act, 1930 , and of every and any other power me in this behalf enabling and with the approval of the Minister for Finance do hereby make the following regulations :—

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Vocational Education (Grants) Amending Regulations, 1932.

2. In these Regulations the expression " the Regulations of 1931 " means the Vocational Education (Grants) Regulations, 1931, and every expression to which a particular meaning is assigned by those Regulations has that meaning in these Regulations.

3. The Interpretation Act, 1923 (No. 46 of 1923), applies to the interpretation of these Regulations in like manner as it applies to the interpretation of an Act of the Oireachtas.

4. For the purpose of deciding whether a committee has achieved or maintained a reasonable standard of efficiency in the discharge of its functions, within the meaning of regulation 8 of the Regulations of 1931, the Minister may have regard to all or any of the following matters, that is to say :

(a) the accommodation and equipment provided,

(b) the nature of the curriculum,

(c) the instruction in subjects of curriculum,

(d) the duration of courses of instruction,

(e) the economic employment of teachers,

(f) such other matters as the Minister considers relevant.

5.—(1) Where in the financial year commencing on the 1st day of April, 1932, the annual local contribution paid by a rating authority to a committee exceeds the minimum annual liability of such rating authority in respect of such committee by any sum (in these Regulations referred to as the contribution excess) the Minister may, in that financial year, if he is satisfied that by reason of special expenditure reasonably and properly incurred or any other special circumstances such committee requires a special addition to its funds, make to such committee a special additional grant of an amount not exceeding—

(i) if such committee is a committee for a borough vocational education area or for an urban district vocational education area (other than the vocational education areas coterminous with the County Borough of Dublin and the Borough of Dun Laoghaire respectively), an amount equal to four times the contribution excess, or

(ii) if such committee is a committee for a county vocational education area, an amount equal to the contribution excess.

(2) For the purposes of any calculation made in accordance with this regulation—

(a) special statutory provisions for the different assessment of particular kinds of property or particular parts of the area of a rating authority shall be disregarded, and

(b) any fraction of a pound equal to or less than the sum of ten shillings may be disregarded and every other such fraction may be treated as a pound, and

(c) the minimum annual liability shall be calculated from the Valuation Lists under the Valuation Acts in force for the financial year beginning on the 1st day of April, 1932.

6. Where a committee has made default in the payment to the Commissioners of Public Works in Ireland of any sum payable by such committee to the said Commissioners in respect of a loan by the said Commissioners to such committee, the Minister on being satisfied of such default, may pay to the said Commissioners, in discharge or part discharge (as the case may require), of the sum in respect of which such default was made, the whole or so much as may be necessary of any grant or additional grant payable under section 53 of the Act to such committee, and such payment to the said Commissioners shall be deemed to be made by such Minister at the request and on behalf of such Committee.

Given under my Seal of Office this 24th day of August, 1932.


Minister for Education.

Seán McEntee, Minister for Finance, approves of the foregoing Regulations, as witness his Seal of Office affixed hereto this 24th day of August, 1932.


for Secretary,

Department of Finance.