The SECRETARY FOR FINANCE presented the Report and amplified certain of the matters contained therein.
D. BUCKLEY (Kildare North) proposed the adoption of the Report, and asked if anything had been done in regard to the issuing of receipt stamps which could be used by Merchants throughout the country.
The SECRETARY FOR FINANCE, in reply, stated that this matter came under the heading of licenses and was being dealt with as such.
The SECRETARY FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT seconded the motion for the adoption of the Report.
Reference having been made to the presence in Ireland of a number of the Knights of Columbus, it was decided on the suggestion of the ACTING-PRESIDENT, that Messrs. Dolan, Fitzgerald and Mac Guinness should interview a number of them with a view to securing their co-operation for the Loan work in America.
The SECRETARY FOR FINANCE stated that the money received by him from the Friends of Irish Freedom Fund had been credited to the Self-Determination Fund. As regards the Collection in Australia Dr. Mannix had put it down at £25,000, but this had been considered a very conservative estimate.
J.J. WALSH (Cork City) raised the question of publicans' licenses, which amounted to £8,000 in Cork City.
The SECRETARY FOR FINANCE stated that this matter would require very careful consideration.
The SECRETARY FOR DEFENCE wanted an assurance that sufficient money would be provided for the establishment of an Import and Export Warehouse. Their Consular Service could not be kept going without such a House. The Consuls should be appointed as Agents of the Company so that they might be in a position to do effective work.
The Report was put and adopted.