Health Services (Financial Provisions) Act, 1947

Diversion of portion of estate duty grant.

6.—In respect of the year 1948-49 and every subsequent year, the amount payable out of the Local Taxation Account under paragraph (b) of subsection (1) of section 3 of the Probate Duties (Ireland) Act, 1888 , shall, in lieu of being distributed in the manner provided by the said paragraph (b),—

(a) as regards three-eighths thereof, be distributed among councils of counties and corporations of county boroughs as or on behalf of public assistance authorities in the respective proportions in which the said amount was so distributed immediately before the 1st day of April, 1948;

(b) as regards five-eighths thereof, be paid into or disposed of for the benefit of the Exchequer in such manner as the Minister for Finance may direct.