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REVENUE DEPARTMENTs, AND POST OFFICE PACKET AND TELEGRAPH SERVICEs.

VOTE 1. - - - - - -

C U S T O M S. - - - - -

ACCOUNT of the Sum Expended, compared with the Sum Granted, to defray the Salaries showing the Surplus or Deficit

Expenditure, compared with Grant. SERVICE. GRANT. ExPENDITURE. Less More than Granted. than Granted. SUPERINTENDING ESTABLISHMENT. £. s. d £. s. d £. s. d £. s. d A. 1.--Salaries and Allowances in addition thereto - - - - 69,155 – – 69,173 14 10 - - 18 14 10 2.—Travelling and Subsistence Allowances and Incidental Expenses - 1,200 – 1,357 9 3 157 9 3 £ 70,355 – – 70,531 4 1 - - 176 4 1 PORT ESTABLISHMENTS. B. 1–Salaries and Allowances in addition thereto - - - - |658,949 – – Ditto (Supplementary) - - - 4,000 – -] 657,236 10 – 5,712 10 - || 2 —Travelling and Subsistence Allowances - - - - - 8,200 – — S,983 8 4 783 8 4 3.—Removal Expenses of Officers - 4,800 – — 5,492 8 2 | - - 692 8 2 4.—Uniform Clothing - - 7,200 – – 6,461 19 10 738 – 2 5.—Incidental Expenses - 3,250 – – 3,797 18 2 | - - 547 18 2 4, 686,399 – — o 4 6 6,450 10 2 2,023 14 8 C.—PURCHASEs AND MAINTENANCE of WESSELS AND BOATs - - 9,500 – I} t Ditto (Supplementary) - - - 1,400 – - 10,740 10 8 159 9 4 D.—INSTRUMENTS AND MATERIALs FOR REVENUE PURPOSES - - - 2,550 – – 1,913 19 8 636 – 4 || -- - - - Carried forward - - £, now. - - o 18 11 7,245 19 10 2,109 18 9

REVENUE DEPARTMENTs, AND Post OFFICE PACKET AND TELEGRAPH SERVICEs.

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and Expenses of the CUSTOMs DEPARTMENT, in the Year ended 31st March 1906, upon each Sub-Head of the Vote.

Explanation of the Causes of Variation between Expenditure and Grant

A. 1–Temporary employment of Clerks of the Second Division in lieu of Assistant Clerks.

2.—Increased inspection of Outports.

B. 1.-Due partly to vacancies and partly to the estimated expenditure on account of the Waterguard Concessions being somewhat less than was anticipated when the Supplementary Estimate was prepared.

2.—Partly Aliens Act and partly general increase due to special services. 3.—Partly Aliens Act, but a varying expenditure.

4.—Saving due partly to vacancies and partly to Officers not having completed probation in time to be supplied with uniform.

5.—Mainly due to carriage of Tobacco Stalks and Refuse for purpose of Sale (vide increase in Customs Sales—Appropriations in Aid, No. 5).

C.—Saving on cost of coal, and stores generally.

D. –Fewer renewals than had been anticipated.

REVENUE DEPARTMENTS, AND POST OFFICE PACKET AND TELEGRAPH SERVICEs.

Vote. 1.-CUSTOMs—continued.

Account of the Sum Expended, compared with the Sum Granted, to defray the Salaries and

Expenditure, compared with Grant. SERVICE GRANT. EXPENDITURE. Less More than Granted. than Granted. £. s. d. £. s. d. £. s. d. £. s. d. Brought forward - - || 770,204 – – 765,157 18 11 7,245 19 10 | 2,199 18 9 LAw CHARGES, SUBsistENCE OF PRISONERs, &c. E. 1.--Salaries - - - - 4,650 – — 4,035 3 6 614 || 6 6 || r - - 2.--Law Charges, Subsistence of Prisoners, #. &c. - 600 – – 709 9 9 - 109 9 9 3.--Rewards for the capture of Smugglers - - - - - 3,000 — — 3,208 – 2 | - - 208 – 2 4. —Expenses arising from the custody * o zo and disposal of goods seized, &c. 50 – – 78 6 10 || - 28 6 10 |£. 8,300 – — 8,031 – 3 614 16 6 345 16 9 F. 1.-FINE FUND - - - - 100 — — 55 — — 45 – – || - 2.—Loss by Default, Fraud or Accident - - - - 50 – — 959 10 11 - 909 10 11 G.—SUPERANNUATIONS AND OTHER NON- 200,989 EFFECTIVE CHARGES - - > — 1 | 1 16 9 || - - o Ditto (Supplementary) - - - 5,400 —s 206,86 472 16 9 H.—CoMMUTATION ANNUITIES - 407 – — 406 14 – – 6 – | GROSS soriginal £ 974,650) TOTAL \Supplementary £ Żósóoj4. 985,450 – – |981,472 – 10 7,906 2 4 || 3,928 3 2 Net Surplus of Gross Estimate over Expenditure. £. 3,977 19 2 Deduct, Surplus of A iations in Aid I.—APPROPRIATIONS IN AID - - - Estimated. Realised. urplus o #. lons in Original £ 50,050 - -Supplementary - £ %) 51,850 – – 53,327 10 4 £. 1,477 10 4 Total Surplus to be Surrendered. Not Total - - £. 933,600 – – 1928,144 10 6 £. 5,455 9 6

REVENUE DEPARTMENTs, AND POST OFFICE PACKET AND TELEGRAPH SERVICEs.

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Expenses of the Customs Department, in the Year ended 31st March 1906, &c.—contal.

Explanation of the Causes of Variation between Expenditure and Grant.

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E. 1.-The amount of 200l. added to the Solicitor's personal allowance was not required, owing to the appointment of a Preventive Officer, whose salary falls under B. 1, a. Provision for Counsel's Fees not fully expended.

2.—A varying amount.

The increase is mainly due to the expenses connected with a 3.—A varying amount. seizure of two Coopers (vide—increase in Customs Sales— Appropriations in Aid, No. 5).

4.—A varying amount.

F. l.—A fixed amount voted.

2.—Sligo defalcations.

G. — Superannuations ceased during the year less in amount than had been anticipated.

H. — Fractional difference.

I.—The receipts from No. 4, “Proceeds of Sale of Stores,” were 1111, from No. 6, “Moneys received from Merchants, etc.” 646l., and from No. 9, “Bill of Entry Receipts,” 68l. less than estimated. On the other hand, the receipts from No. 3, “Fees for Registration of Ships,” were 1,642l., from No. 5, “Proceeds of Customs Sales,” 1,022l., from No. 7, “ Charges for Collecting Local Dues,” 104l., from No. 8, “Fines, etc.,” 64l., and from No. 10, “Cost of Collection of Revenue, etc., in the Isle of Man,” 143l., more than was anticipated in the original Estimate. “Services and Expenses on account of the Aliens Act, 1905,” is a new item, and realised 1,126l. ; the net increase being 1,477.l.. 10s. 4d.

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NOTES. 1.—The sum of 262l. 1s. 2d. accounted for in previous years as Appropriations in Aid of Vote was repaid in 1905–6. 2.—Sub-Head B. 5. 3l. 11s. 4d. paid to a labourer at Methil as compensation for accidental injury, due to a spit in the hands of a Preventive Officer going too far through a bale of flax and piercing his foot. 3.—Sub-Head C. The following sums have been paid in respect of damages to other Wessels, &c. Newcastle, 80l., Cork, ll. 10s., Newcastle, 21., London, 1.l., Plymouth, 3l. 10s.

4.—Bonus granted to Customs. Copyist (Treasury Letter 1390, 28 January, 1887), J. Maddox, 371. 10s.

The Surplus of 6,934. 1s. 4d. shown on the Account of the Vote “Customs” for the year ended 31st March 1905 has been surrendered.

I certify that the foregoing is a correct Statement. - ~ > Albert D. Greig, Accountant onto s Office, } Accountant and Comptroller General, - Accounting Officer.

I certify that this Account has been examined by officers under my directions in accordance with the 29th Section of the Act 29 & 30 Vict. c. 39, including a test audit as directed by Treasury Minute of the

27th March 1899, and that the Account is correct.

John A. Kempe,

Examined,
W. M. Martin. Comptroller and Auditor General.

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