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REVENUE DEPARTMENTs, AND Post OFFICE PACKET AND TELEGRAPH SERVICEs.

Vote 2.—INLAND REVENUE–continued.

Account of the Sum Expended, compared with the Sum Granted, for the Inland

SERVICE,

Brought forward - -

K.—Postage, Carriage, Advertisements, and Stamps for Revenue purposes.

L. —Laboratory Expenses and Incidents

M.—Paper for Adhesive Stamps and Licences, Printing and Gumming, Bookbinding, Small Stores, &c.

N.—Copies of Poor Rates, &c., for Income #. Purposes, &c.

O.—Law Charges—Solicitors’ Offices -

P.—Law Charges—Expenses of Prosecutions

Q—Rewards to Officers and others for Detections, &c.

R.—Losses by Fraud, Default and Accident

Carried forward

Expenditure,
compared with Grant.
GRANT. EXPENDITURE.
Less More

than Granted. than Granted. - £. s. £. s. d. £. s. d. £. s. d. 1,859,000 – 1,848,327 1 9415,103 15 11}|4,430 17 9 47,300 – 47,289 13 1 10 6 11 1,600 – 1,702 7 34 - 102 7 34 8,100 – 7,472 9 4 627 10 8 -

1,800 – 1,609 9 2, 190 10 9} . 21,140 – 20,005 3 11 1,134 16 1 16,000 - 18,898 8 10 - - 2,898 8 10 11,000 – 11,330 2 – - - 330 2 – 200 - 1,407 13 63 - - 1,207 13 6} i | | 1,958,042 9 - wo – 5 8,969 9 5

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REVENUE DEPARTMENTS, AND POST OFFICE PACKET AND TELEGRAPH SERVICES.

- - - - Vote 2–INLAND REVENUE–continued.

Revenue Department, in the Year ended 31st March 1906—continued.

Explanation of Variation between Expenditure and Grant.

K.—The provision for Postage was not fully expended.
L.—The cost of Chemicals, &c., was more than was anticipated.

M.—The sums provided for water-marked paper and for printing and gumming Inland Revenue Adhesive Stamps were in excess of the requirements.

N.—The cost of obtaining copies of Poor Rates was less than the amount estimated.
O. —The saving arises in consequence of establishment changes in London and Dublin.

P. The Estimate was based on the amount of expenses incurred in the preceding year, but a greatly increased sum proved to be required in carrying out the various prosecutions in respect of Excise offences during the year. In this connection it .# be noted that the amount of the penalties recovered and treated as Appropriations in Aid of Wote exceeded the amount anticipated by about 7,000l.

Q.--The excess is mainly due to the payment of two special rewards of 100l. and 200l. respectively, for which prior Treasury sanction was obtained.

R.—The following amounts have been charged to this Sub-Head under specific Treasury Authority, viz.:

Amount. Particulars of Charge. Tr**un. Remarks. £. s. d. Theft of Stamps and Cash at the In- - The thief was traced, and on convicti 10 13 8 s land Revenue Office, High **) 27th April, 1905. { tenced to f loo, - 1On Was Sen. - - our months' imprisonment 1 - \ Camden Town. y 30th May, 1905 labour. prison with hard Poło, §§ of larceny and bound 7 l of - - 19th July. 1905. over under the rits ender's Act. Deficienc 49 10 Default of a Collector Of Taxes uly, 190 is covered by a corresponding saving under §. Head E. 3 4 6 Money Orders issued in repayment of 5 17 5 ::::::: Tax stolen and fraudulently ) | 13th October, 1905. The thief cannot be traced. cashed.

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REVENUE DEPARTMENTs, AND Post OFFICE PACKET AND TELEGRAPH SERVICES.

WOTE 2.—INLAND REVENUE—continued. - - - -

Account of the Sum Expended, compared with the Sum Granted, for the Inland

Expenditure, compared with Grant.

SERVICE. GRANT. EXPENDITURE.
Less More

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arges, W.—Annuity to the National Debt Com- 237 – — 236 15 — – 5 – | - missioners for Commutations of Pensions. GRoss ToTAL - - £. 2,253,000 – – 2,243,842 4 10}|18,127 4 64, 8,969 9 5 Net Surplus of Gross Estimate over Expenditure. £ 9,157 15 1; Estimated. Realised. S - * - Deduct, * - surposion in W.—Appropriations in Aid - - - £. 17,000 – – 24,396 10 4 4. 7,396 10 4 Total Surplus to be Surrendered. NET TOTAL - - - £.2,236,000 – – 2,219,445 14 6). £. 16,554 5 54

T.—Twelve late Collectors and eight late Clerks to Collectors received pensions from the Land Revenues of the Crown in the year 1905–6 in connection with the collection of Quit Rents in Ireland, amounting in all to 429l. 9s. 11d. REVENUE DEPARTMENTS, AND POST OFFICE PACKET AND TELEGRAPH SERVICES.

- - - - - Wote 2.—INLAND REVENUE—continued.

Revenue Department, in the Year ended 31st March 1906—continued.

Explanation of Variation between Expenditure and Grant.

S.—A larger provision had been made in view of the increases in the establishment, but the amount was not fully expended.

T.—The amount of the Pensions lapsed through death was somewhat greater than was anticipated.

W.—Fractional variation.

W.—The anticipated receipt was largely augmented by several heavy penalties recovered in respect of offences against the Excise Laws.

REVENUE DEPARTMENTs, AND POST OFFICE PACKET AND TELEGRAPH SERVICEs.

WOTE 2–INLAND REven UE—continued.

The Surplus of 9,344l. 3s. 3d., shown on the Account of the Vote “Inland Revenue,” for the year ended 31st March 1905, has been surrendered.

I certify that the foregoing is a correct Account.

Alfred Stair, Inland Revenue Office, Accountant and Comptroller General, 30 November 1906. Accounting Officer.

I certify that this account has been examined by officers under my direction, in accordance with the 29th Section of the Act 29 & 30 Vict., c. 39, including a test audit as directed by Treasury Minute of 27th March, 1899, and that the Account is correct.

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

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