PAYMENTS FOR METEOROLOGICAL SERVICES.
I am directed by the Minister for Industry and Commerce to refer to my examination by the Committee of Public Accounts on the 27th ultimo in connection with the Appropriation Account of the Vote for the Transport and Meteorological Services for 1943/4, and to inform you, for the information of the Committee, that the contribution of £6,000 towards the cost of Transatlantic Air Services (item 2 Extra Receipts payable to Exchequer) is made by the United Kingdom Government in respect of Meteorological Services, as explained in the Dáil on the 30th July, 1936—vide column 2362 of the official report for that date.
(Signed) R. C. FERGUSON,
Department of Industry and
10th July, 1945.