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REVENUE DEPARTMENTs, AND POST OFFICE PACKET AND TELEGRAPH SERVICES.
Vote 5.—Post OFFICE TELEGRAPHS-continued.
involving an increase of staff, was submitted to the Treasury on the 31st October 1904, who postponed its consideration pending the settlement of the question of abolishing District Depôts, and this again stands over owing to the difficulty of obtaining a suitable site at Birmingham. }. the introduction of this proposed system of cross-check, I
would point, out that the Post Office appear to lack a valuable safeguard against frauds or irregularities.
10. With reference to a sum of 147 l. 10s. –d., written off, with the consent of the Telephone Treasury, in respect of Telephone Apparatus destroyed by fire at Tottenham, it appears, Apparato from the Schedule of Losses for the quarter ended 31st December 1905, that a claim for o by
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the value of the Apparatus was made upon the Renters, who, however, declined to pay, Tot...ham. and the Postmaster-General was advised that as the Private Wire Agreement contained no provision expressly providing for such a contingency, the claim could not be enforced. It is understood that a clause, rendering the Renters liable for any damage that the Lines or the Apparatus may sustain by fire on their premises, will be inserted in the new Form of Agreement to be prepared by the Department.
11. A test examination of the Account of Telegraph Revenue has been made at the Examina. Chief Offices in London, Dublin, and Edinburgh. The results have oved generally tion of
satisfactory, and the Post Office and the Treasury have been so informe o:
John A. Kempe,
POST OFFICE TELEGRAPHS (TELEPHONIC SYSTEM).
An Account of the Receipts and Payments by the Postmaster General under the Telegraph Acts, 1892, 1896, 1898, 1899, and 1904.
.* | total for the Total * | Total for the Total - in the Year previously to in the Year previously to ended expired period. 31st March 1906. ended expired period. 31st March 1906. 31st March 1906. 31st March 1906. £. s. d. £. s. d. £. s. d. AC. s. d. £. s. d. £. s. d. To Balance brought 5,214 – 8 - - By Balance on 31st - 5,214 – 8 forward. March 1905 ,, Expenditure on 774,435 11 24|4,783,176 9 3 || 5,557,612 – 5} | Works, etc. , Advances from the 750,000 - - || 5,000,000 - - ) 5,750,000 - - Cr. Exchequer. ,, Expenditure on Stores 12,401 15 10 || 211,609 10 1 199,207 14 3 | not yet allocated (Suspense Head). , Balance on 31st 6,819 14 84 - 6,819 14 83 March, 1906. | i £. 762,083 15 4, 5,000,000 - - 5,756,819 14 81 £. 762,033 15 4}| 5,000,000 - - || 5,756,819 14 84 General Post Office, L. Maclean, Charles A. King,
30 November 1906. Principal Book-keeper. Comptroller and Accountant General.
REvex UE DEPARTMENTS, AND POST OFFICE PACKET AND TELEGRAPH SERVICEs—continued.
THE subjoined Summary compares the Gross Expenditure for the Services of the Revenue Departments with the Gross Grants for the Year 1905-6 ; and also shows the variation between the Sums Estimated and Realised as Appropriations in Aid, together with other Extra Receipts, payable to the Excheque:
- Expenditure, A iations in Aid Other Extra Receipts,
Exchequer and Audit **) January 1907.
Comptroller General of the Receipt and Issue of His Majesty's Exchequer, and Auditor General of Public Accounts.
- Expenditure, - - - - - - Other Extra Receipts,