The Committee has made progress in the matters referred to it and has agreed to the following interim Report:—
The Committee reports that during the year ended 31st March, 1960, expenditure in excess of the amount voted by the Oireachtas has been incurred under the vote hereinafter mentioned.
STATEMENT OF EXCESS.
A statement of the sum required to be voted in order to make good an excess on the Grant for External Affairs.
For the sum of £6,937 the sanction of the Oireachtas will be required. The excess is attributable to increased expenditure due to transfers of officers abroad arising from unforeseen causes and to higher expenditure than was estimated on postage, stationery, telegrams and telephones.
The Committee sees no objection to this sum being provided by an excess vote.
(Signed) LIAM COSGRAVE,
2nd November, 1960.