S.I. No. 341/1941 - Vocational Education Act, 1930 (Grants Under Section 53) Regulations, 1941.


STATUTORY RULES AND ORDERS. 1941. No. 341.

VOCATIONAL EDUCATION ACT, 1930 (GRANTS UNDER SECTION 53) REGULATIONS, 1941.

WHEREAS it is enacted by subsection (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, TOM?S Ó DEIRG, Minister for Education, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by section 53 of the Vocational Education Act, 1930 (No. 29 of 1930), and of every and any other power me in this behalf enabling, do hereby, with the approval of the Minister for Finance, make the following regulations :—

1. These Regulations may be cited as the Vocational Education Act, 1930 (Grants under section 53) Regulations, 1941.

2. In these Regulations—

the expression " the Act " means the Vocational Education Act, 1930 (No. 29 of 1930) ;

the expression " the Minister " means the Minister for Education;

the word " committee " means a vocational education committee ;

the expression " the Dublin City Vocational Education area " means the vocational education area which is the county borough of Dublin ;

the expression " the Dún Laoghaire Vocational Education area " means the vocational education area which is the borough of Dún Laoghaire.

3. The Interpretation Act, 1937 (No. 38 of 1937), applies to these Regulations.

4. —(1) Where in the financial year commencing on the 1st day of April, 1941, 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, make to such committee under section 53 of the act a grant (to be called and known as an Additional Grant) of an amount not exceeding—

(a) if such committee is the committee for the Dublin City Vocational Education area, the total of the following—

(i) an amount equal to the contribution excess, and

(ii) a sum equal to the sum by which the contribution excess paid by the rating authority for the Dublin City Vocational Education area in the financial year which commenced on the 1st day of April, 1939, was subsequently increased to the amount demanded by the said committee ; or

(b) if such committee is the committee for a borough vocational education area (other than the Dublin City Vocational Education area) or for an urban district vocational education area (other than the Dún Laoghaire Vocational Education area) an amount equal to four times the contribution excess ; or

(c) if such committee is the committee for the Dún Laoghaire Vocational Education area, an amount equal to twice the contribution excess ; or

(d) if such committee is the 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 expression " the minimum annual liability " has the meaning assigned to it by subsection (2) of section 43 of the act, as amended by section 3 of the Vocational Education (Amendment) Act, 1936 (No. 50 of 1936).

5. Regulation 4 of the Vocational Education (Grants) Amending Regulations, 1932 ( S. R. & O. No. 69 of 1932 ), is hereby amended by the insertion therein, before paragraph (f), of the following additional paragraph, that is to say—

"(ee) The extent to which such efficiency has been affected by the position of the committee's funds or other exceptional or unavoidable circumstances.

Given under my Official Seal this 3rd day of July, 1941.

TOM?S Ó DEIRG,

Minister for Education.

I approve of the foregoing Regulations.

SE?N T. Ó CEALLAIGH,

Minister for Finance.