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CLASS II.-continued.

VOTE 1.

HOUSE OF LORDS OFFICES.

ACCOUNT of the Sum Expended, compared with the Sum Granted, to pay the Salaries and Expenses in the Offices of the House OF LORDs, 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. o Less More than Granted. than Granted. DEPARTMENT OF THE LORD CHAN- £. s £. s. d. 1 #. S. d. £. s. d. CELLOR : A.—Salaries - - - - - - 5,434 – 5,418 15 6 15 4 6 DEPARTMENT OF THE CHAIRMAN OF COMMITTEES : B.—Salaries - - - - - - 4,408 – 4,407 10 – – 10 – DEPARTMENT OF THE CLERK OF THE PARLIAMENTS: C.—Salaries - - - - - - | 18,366 – 18,338 7 7 27 12 5 D.—Incidents - - - - - - 705 – 655 8 7 49 11 5 DEPARTMENT OF THE GENTLEMAN USHER OF THE BLACK ROD : E.—Salaries - - - - - - 1,300 – 1,300 — — - DEPARTMENT OF THE LIBRARIAN F.—Salaries - - - - - - 1,644 – 1,642 9 5 1 10 7 -G.—Incidents - - - - - - 40 – 23 7 1 16 12 11 DEPARTMENT OF THE LORD GREAT CHAMBERLAIN : H.—Salaries - - - - - - || 4,589 — 4,579 11 6 9 8 6 I. —Incidents - - - - - - 110 – 94 11 11 15 8 1 CONTINGENT ExPENSES OF THE HOUSE OF LORDS: K.—Witnesses attending Committees - - 200 – 56 – 6 || 143 19 6 - L.—Shorthand Writers - - - - 800 – 530 15 – || 269 5 — -M.—Miscellaneous Expenses - - - 45 – 24 — — 21 — — N.—Calendaring Historical Documents. - 360 — 358 16 — 1 4 – 0.—Police - - - - - - - 4,050 – 3,882 11 8 || 167 8 4 GROSS TOTAL - - - £. 42,051 – 41,312 4 9 || 738 15 3 2–’ Surplus of Gross Estimate over Expenditure. 3. 738 15 3 Surplus of Appropriations in Estimated. Realised. Aid Realised. Deduct, - - P–Appropriations in Aid - - - - || 25,000 – 30,239 19 9 £. 5,239 19 9 Total Surplus to be Surrendered NET TOTAL - - - £. 17,051 - 11,072 5 — £. 5,978 15 — 27, X 2

CLAss II.-continued.

Wote 1.—House of LORDS OFFICEs—continued.

Explan ATION of the Causes of Variation between Expenditure and Grant.

A.–Saving arising from the absence of extra Clerical assistance, there having been no public function necessitating such a charge.

B.—Fraction of a pound.

C.—Savings arising from the smallness of the charge on the item of “Indexes to Reports of Select Committees” and also on the item of “Nautical Assessors.”

D.—The charges for Delivery of Minutes, &c., and for Postage, Parcels, Cab-hire, &c., were below the Estimate.

§ } The charges on these Sub-Heads were severally below the Estimate.

H.—Saving arising from the death of a Messenger in December, 1905.
I. — The charge on this Sub-Head was below the Estimate.

K. ! The charges on these Sub-Heads, which cannot be accurately estimated, were severally below the

L. Estimate.

M.)

N. | The charges on these Sub-Heads were severally below the Estimate.
O.

P.—Appropriations-in-Aid.—The amount of Fees received on Private Bills and Oppositions thereto was above the Estimate, the probable sum that will be received thereon being most difficult of calculation, with any degree of accuracy, before the publication of the Estimate.

Estimated amount of Fees to be applied as Appropriations in Aid - - - £.25,000 — —

£. s. d.

Amount of Fees realised in the Year 1905–1906 - - - - - - - 33,768 7 1 Deducted for payment of Superannuation Allowances beyond the interest on the

invested Fee Fund, Fees returned, &c. - - - - - - - - 3,528 7 4

Amount shown as Appropriations in Aid realised - - - - - - £. 30,239 19 9

ExTRA REMUNERATION.

£. s. d. A. H. Robinson, Clerk- - - 33 8 – From the Board of Trade Vote (Light Railway Commission).

The Surplus of 3,957l. 18s. 6d., shown on the Account of the Vote “House of Lords Offices,” for the year ended 31st March 1905, has been surrendered.

22nd November 1906. Henry Graham, Accounting Officer.

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

Examined, John A. Kempe,
JW. M. Martin. Comptroller and Auditor General.

Class II—continued

WOTE 1.

HOUSE OF LORDS OFFICEs.

REPORT OF THE COMPTROLLER AND AUDITOR GENERAL.

1. The Amount to be Surrendered is, as shown by the Account, 5,978l. 15s. –d. Surplus. £. 8. d. Grant (Gross) - - - - - - - 42,051 – — Expenditure (Gross) - - - - - - 41,312 4 9 Surplus - - - £. 738 15 3 Add

Appropriations in Aid realised in excess of the Estimate £. 5,239 19 9

Total Amount to be Surrendered - - - £. 5,978 15 —

APPROPRIATIONS IN AID.

2. The full amount of Fees realised in the year 1905–6 was 33,768l. 7s. ld, of Appropria. which 3,528, 7s. 4d. was applied in making good the amount by which the Super-tions in Aid. annuation Allowances of the Officers of the House of Lords exceeded the interest of the invested Fee Fund, which is applied in payment of these allowances.

FEE FUND ACCOUNT.

3. A detailed examination has been given to the Fee Fund Account, and the result Fee Fana was satisfactory. Account.

John A. Kempe,
Comptroller and Auditor General.

CLASS II.--continued.

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VOTE 2.

House of commons of FICEs.

ACCOUNT of the Sum Expended, compared with the Sum Granted, to pay the Salaries and Expenses in the Offices of the House of CoMMONs, 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 CHAIRMAN OF COMMITTEE OF WAYS AND MEANs, &c. £. s £. s. d £. s. d. £. s. d A.—Salaries- - - - - - - 3,500 – 3,407 19 4 92 – 8 DEPARTMENT OF THE CLERK OF THE HOUSE: B.—-Salaries and Allowances - - - 27,021 – 26,296 19 7 || 724 – 5 C.—Postage and Incidental Expenses - - 45 – 37 3 11 7 16 1 DEPARTMENT OF THE SPEAKER : D.—Salaries and Allowances - - - 8,424 – 8,329 11 2 94 8 10 E.—Delivery of Wotes and rows) 900 – 887 15 — 12 5 — Papers - - - - DEPARTMENT OF THE SERGEANT-AT-ARMS: F.—Salaries, Wages, and Allowances - - || 10,228 – 10,065 17 6 162 2 6 G.—Incidental Expenses - - - - 3,365 - 3,337 14 6 27 5 6 H. --Witnesses and other Committee *) 500 – 41 13 1 458 6 11 penses - - - - - - I.—Shorthand Writers - - - - 1,000 – 647 7 3 || 352 12 9 K.—Police and Miscellaneous Expenses - 4,517 – 4,326 3 5 190 16 7 GROSS TOTAL - - - £. 59,500 – 57,378 4 9 2,121 15 3 Surplus of Gross Estimate over Expenditure. 4. 2,121 15 3 Surplus of A\otions in Aid Deduct, Estimated. Realised. ealised. L. —Appropriations in Aid (Fees) - - 24,000 – 27,948 11 6 42, 3,948 11 6 Total Surplus to be Surrendered. NET TOTAL - - - £. 35,500 – 29,429 13 3 £. 6,070 6 9

CLASS II.-continued.

Vote 2–House of CoMMONS OFFICES.–continued.

ExPLANATION of the Causes of Variation between Expenditure and Grant.

A.—Saving caused by the vacancy in the office of Chairman of Ways and Means during the Whitsuntide receSS. B.—Saving caused by changes in the staff and by the number of public petitions being small. C.—The expense of postage was less than estimated.

D.—Saving caused by changes in the staff.
E.—The expense of the delivery of votes and papers was below the estimate.
F.—Saving caused by changes in the staff.
G.—Incidental expenses were less than estimated.

H. and I.—The number of witnesses called and the amount of evidence given before Select Committees was very small.

K.—The cost of police was below the estimate.

L—The amount of fees cannot be accurately estimated;

it much depends on the amount of contentious private business.

The Surplus of 4,032l. 13s. 6d., shown on the Account of the Vote “House of Commons Offices,” for the year ended 31st March 1905, has been surrendered. W. Gibbons,

Accounting Officer.

26 July, 1906. James W. Lowther,

Speaker. I certify that this Account has been examined under my directions, and is correct. Examined, John A. Kempe, W. M. Martin. Comptroller and Auditor General. VOTE 2. REPORT OF THE COMPTROLLER AND AUDITOR GENERAL. The Amount to be Surrendered is, as shown by the Account, 6,070l. 6s. 9d. Surplus. - £. S. d. Grant (Gross) - - - - - - - - 59,500 — — Expenditure (Gross) - - - - - - - 57,378 4 9 - Surplus - - - £. 2,121 15 3 AddAppropriations in Aid realised in excess of the Estimate - - - - - - - - 3,948 11 6 Total Amount to be Surrendered - - - £. 6,070 6 9

John A. Kempe, Comptroller and Auditor General.

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