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ACCOUNT of the Sum Expended, compared with the Sum Granted, to defray the Expenses of the SURVEY OF THE UNITED KINGDOM, and of Minor Services connected therewith, in the Year ended 31st March 1906, showing the Surplus or Deficit upon each Sub-Head of the Vote.

Expenditure, compared with Grant. SERVICE. GRANT. EXPENDITURE. - Less More than Granted. than Granted. A —Pay and Extra Pay of, and Allowances £. s £. s. d. £. s. d. £. s. d to, Staff - - - - - - || 8,445 – 8,000 9 9 444 10 3 B.—Extra Pay and Allowances to NonCommissioned Officers and Sappers - 18,500 – 16,877 12 9 1,622 7 3 C.—Pay, &c. of Civil Assistants, Labourers, &c. - - - - - - - || 174,505 – 176,223 16 5 - 1,718 16 5 C 1.--Contract Work - - 200 — - 200 — – D.—Travelling Expenses - - - 4,650 – 3,849 5 10 || 800 14 2 E.—Electricity, Gas, Water, and Household Articles - - - - - 2,000 – 1,726 – 2 273 19 10 F.—Stores - - - - 19,650 – 19,126 10 – 523 10 – G.--Incidental Expenses - - 4,300 – *3,950 10 – 349 10 – GROSS TOTAL - - - £. 232,250 – – 229,754 4 11 |4,214 11 6 1,718 16 5 X----' Net Surplus of Gross Estimate over Expenditure. £. 2,495 15 1 Surpl f A riation Deduct, Estimated. Realised. wo . Ons H–Appropriations in Aid - - - - 24,600 – 27,081 15 4 4. 2,481 15 4 Total Surplus to be Surrendered. NET TOTAL - - - £. 207,650 – 202,672 9 7 £. 4,977 10 5

* The expenditure on Sub-Head G., “Incidental Expenses,” includes payments as compensation for damage sustained

by owners of property to the amount of 54l. 15s. 3d.

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CLASS I.-comtimwed.

Wote 10.—SURVEYs of THE UNITED KINGDOM–continued.

ExPLANATION of the Causes of Variation between Expenditure and Grant.

A.—The saving arose from (a) the stoppage of the Director's allowance for quarters on the retirement of the late Director, (b) the staff being incomplete in number for the greater part of the year.

B.—The saving arose from a deficiency in the number of sappers available for employment.

C.—The excess, which was authorised by the Treasury on 20th March, 1906 (4813/06), is due to the necessary employment of an extra force of civilians to compensate for the deficiency in the military establishment.

C 1.-No work became available for execution by contract.
D.—The saving arose from reductions in the force employed at field work.
E.—The saving arose from re-arrangements and the substitution of electricity for gas.
F.—The saving arose through not purchasing some map presses that were provided for.

G.—Savings arose on all the incidental expenses—Postage, Carriage of Stores, Medical Bills, and Contingencies—of which no definite estimate can he previously made.

H.—The variations between the estimate and receipts were as follows:—

Estimate. Receipts.

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. s. d. £. s. d.

Sale of Maps, &c. - - - - - - - - - |21,200 — — 22,094 6 1
Maps for Land Judges' Department and Land Commission, Ireland 1,800 – – 2,160 7 11
Revision of Maps on Town Scales in Urban Districts, and other | 1,000 – – 2,019 10 8

work for which repayment is made.

Other Miscellaneous Receipts - - - - - - - 600 — — 807 10 S 24,600 – – 27,081 15 4

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Excess of Receipts - - - - - £. 2,481 15s. 4d.

The Surplus of 3,117 l. 5s. 8d., shown on the Account of the Vote “Surveys of the United Kingdom,” for the Year ended 31st March 1905, has been surrendered.

Ordnance Survey Office, Southampton, i R. C. Hellard, Col., 9 November 1906. s Accounting Officer.

I certify that this Account has been examined under my directions, and is correct.

John A. Kempe,

Examined, Comptroller and Auditor General. H. J. Bidwell.

CLASS I.—continued.

VOTE 10.

SURVEYS OF THE UNITED KINGDOM.

REPORT OF THE COMPTROLLER AND AUDITOR GENERAL.

1. ExPENDITURE in excess of the Estimate has taken place under Sub-Head C. Excess.

2. As in previous years, the Account includes expenditure upon the preparation of Sol Special Maps for use in proceedings before the Land Judges in Ireland, the cost of which Maps. is recoverable when the estates concerned have been dealt with by the Land Court. The balance outstanding against the Land Judges' Court on the 31st March, 1906, was Outstanding

2,185l. 12s. 8d., as compared with 2,597l. 3s. 6d. on the 31st March, 1905. Balance. 3. The Amount to be Surrendered is, as shown by the Account, 4,977.l.. 10s. 5d. Surplus. £. 8. d. Grant (Gross) - - - - - - - 232,250 – —

Expenditure (Gross) - - -

229,754 4 11

Net Surplus - - £. 2,495 15 1

Add-
Appropriations in Aid realised in excess of the
Estimate - - - - - - - - 2,481 15 4
Total Amount to be Surrendered - - - £. 4,977 10 5

STORE ACCOUNTs.

4. A local test examination of the Store Accounts at Southampton and Dublin has store

been carried out by my officers with generally satisfactory results. Accounts.

John A. Kempe,
Comptroller and Auditor General.

CLASS I.-continued.

VOTE 11.
HARBOURS UNDER THE BOARD OF TRADE.

ACCOUNT of the Sum Expended, compared with the Sum Granted, to pay the Expenses of Maintaining certain HARBOURs under the BoARD OF TRADE and for GRANTS IN AID of HARBOURs, in the year ended 31st March 1906, showing the Surplus or Deficit upon each Sub-Head of the Vote.

Expenditure, compared with Grant.

SERVICE. GRANT. ExPENDITURE.

| Less More than Granted. than Granted.

HARBOURS. £. s. d. £. s. d. £. s. d. £. s. d.

A.—Holyhead Harbour - - - - 6,150 – — 6,471 18 1 - 321 18 1 B.—Spurn Point Works . - - - 1,200 – – 423 5 – || 776 15 — C.—Grants in Aid of Harbours - - - || 19,815 – – 10,351 10 – 9,463 10 -

GROSS TOTAL - - - £. 27,165 – – 17,246 13 1 |10,240 5 - 321 18 1

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4. 9,918 6 11 Deduct, Estimated. Realised. Dorianoi. souoni in D.—Appropriations in Aid . . . . . 2,600 – – 2,507 12 8 £. 92 7 4

Net Surplus to be Surrendered. NET TOTAL - - - £. 24,565 – – 14,739 – 5 £9,825 19 7

EXPLANATION of the Causes of variation between Expenditure and Grant.

A.—Excess caused by cost of repairs during the year on Soldiers' Point House, and of certain improvements in the heating, etc., of the house occupied by the Captain of the Port, sanctioned by Treasury Letters No. 4486 of 14th March 1905, and No. 10279 of 6th June 1905.

B.—The sum provided for a new groyne was not expended.

C.—The sums taken were not fully expended, as the conditions governing the Grants were not complied with during the year.

D.—Over-estimated.

The Surplus of 11,549, 98.6d, shown on the Account of the Vote “Harbours under the Board of Trade,” for the year ended 31st March 1905, has been surrendered.

Board of Trade, } T. W. P. Blomefield, 15 November 1906. Accounting Officer.

I certify that this Account has been examined under my directions, and is correct.

Examined, ... - John A. Kempe,
H. J. Bidwell. Comptroller and Auditor General.

CLASS I.—continued.

VOTE 11.

HARBOURS UNIDER THE BOARD OF TRADE.

REPORT OF THE COMPTROLLER AND AUDITOR GENERAL.

1.—Expenditure in excess of the Estimate has taken place under Sub-Head A. Excess.

2.—The under expenditure of 9,463. 108, shown under Sub-Head C., is mainly in Under respect of Pwllheli and Lerwick Harbours.

expenditure. 3.—The Amount to be Surrendered is, as shown by the Account, 9,825l. 19s. 7d. Surplus. £. S. d. Grant (Gross) - - - - - - - 27,165 – — Expenditure (Gross) - - - - - - - 17,246 13 1 Net Surplus - - £9,918 6 11 Deduct, Estimated Appropriations in Aid not Realised - - - 92 7 4 Net Amount to be Surrendered - - - £.9,825 19 7

John A. Kempe,
Comptroller and Auditor General.

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