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Class IV—continued.

Vote 5.—WALLACE COLLECTION.—continued.

ExPLANATION of the Causes of Variation between Expenditure and Grant. A.—The excess is due to the employment of one Attendant and one Pensioner-Porter in lieu of a Constable. The saving on Sub-Head B. is due to this cause. B.—See explanation above.

C.—Over-estimated. The repairs requiring to be done to the works of art being widely different from year to year it is difficult to accurately forecast the expenditure which will be necessary under this head.

D.—It was found unnecessary to provide certain garments.

E.—These receipts chiefly consist of Admission Fees paid by Visitors on paying days, and cannot be accurately estimated.

Receipts derived from the sale of Catalogues.—Cannot be accurately estimated.

The Surplus of 102l. 18s. 5d., shown on the Account of the Vote “Wallace Collection,” for the year ended 31st March, 1905 has been surrendered. Claude Phillips, 28 November 1906. Accounting Officer.

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

Examined, John A. Kempe,
C. H. Archibald. Comptroller and Auditor General.

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CLASS IV.-continued.

VOTE 5.

WALL ACE COLLECTION.

REPORT OF THE COMPTROLLER AND AUDITOR GENERAL.

1. ExPENDITURE in excess of the Estimate has been incurred under Sub-Head A. Excess. 2. The Amount to be Surrendered is, as shown by the Account, 250l. 1s. 1d. Surplus. --- £. 8. d. Grant (Gross) - - - - - - - 7,343 – — Expenditure (Gross)- - - - - - 7,128 19 5 - Net Surplus £. 214 – 7 { Add,— Appropriations in Aid realised in excess of the Estimate - - - - - - - 36 – 6

- Total Amount to be Surrendered - £. 250 1 1

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ACCOUNT of the Sum Expended, compared with the Sum Granted, to pay Sundry Grants in Aid of SCIENTIFIC INVESTIGATION, &c., and other Grants, 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 e than Granted.] than Granted. GRANTS IN AID. | * , * ... a. o. o. i. e. a A.—Royal Society - - ... - - 15,500 – 15,500 – — - B.—Meteorological Office - ". 15,300 – 15,300 – o – - C.—Royal Geographical Society - - 500 – 500 – — - D.—Royal Academy of Music - - - 500 – 500 – — - E.—Royal College of Music - 500 – 500 – — - F—Marine Biological Association of the 1,000 - 1,000 – – - United Kingdom. G.—Royal Society of Edinburgh - - - - 300 – 300 - - - - H.—Scottish Meteorological Society - 100 – 100 — — - I.—Royal Irish Academy - - - 1,600 – 1,600 – — - J.-Royal Irish Academy of Music - 300 – 300 – — - K.—Royal Zoological Society of Ireland. . 500 – 500 – — - L.—Royal Hiberman Academy - - - 300 – 300 – — - M.—British School at Athens - - - 500 – 500 – – - OTHER GRANTS. N.—Edinburgh Observatory - - 1,600 – 1,589 12 7 10 7 5 O.—International Geodetic Association - 300 – 294 8 0 5 12 – P.—North Sea Fisheries Investigation 15,000 – 14,458 13 9 541 6 3 Q.—Research into Celtic MSS. - - 100 – 100 — – - g| 53,900 – 53,342 1.4 4 557 5 8 Surplus to be Surrendered - - - £. 557 5 8

CLAss IV.-continued.

Vote 6–SeienTIFIC INVESTIGATION, &c.—continued.

ExPLANATION of the Causes of Variation between Expenditure and Grant.

on ordinary expenditure of 60l. 7s. 5d., mainly due to a vacancy in the Office of #. of £50 to the First Assistant for the

N.—There was a .* rofessor Copeland's illness, and prior to the

Astronomer Royal, but this was reduced by the payment of a

extra work and responsibility thrown upon him during the late

appointment of a successor.
O.—Gain by Exchange on the annual subscription of 6,000 marks.

P.-. An approximate Estimate.
ExTRA RECEIPTs.

North Sea Fisheries Investigation: A sum of 21. 4s. 5d. was realized by the sale of old stores, &c., and paid into the Exchequer.

The Surplus of 923l.-s, 3d, shown on the Account of the Vote “Scientific Investigation, &c.," for the

year ended 31st March 1905, has been surrendered.
W. Blain,

- Treasury, ~ } . . 26 October 1906. Accounting Officer.

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

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

VOTE 6.

REPORT OF THE COMPTROLLER AND AUDITOR GENERAL

1. The Account shows a Surplus to be Surrendered of 557l. 5s. 8d. - Surplus. - - - £. s. d. Grant - - - - - - - - 53,900 — — Expenditure - - - - - - - 53,342 14 4 Surplus - - - £. 557 5 8

2. The annexed Account of the Meteorological Council for the year 1905–6 has been Meteoro

examined in my Department in detail and found correct. 3. 3. The Expenditure under Sub-Heads N., “ Edinburgh Observatory,” and P., “North Sub-Heads

Sea Fisheries Investigation,” has also been examined in detail and found correct. N., & P.

4. With the above exceptions, the Accounts of the various Societies receiving the Grants in Aid are not subject to examination in my Department.

- - John A. Kempe,
- Comptroller and Auditor General.

CLAss IV.-continued.

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Vote 6.—SCIENTIFIC INVESTIGATION, &c.—continued.
STATEMENT referred to in the foregoing Report.

METEOROLOGICAL OFFICE–ACCOUNT of RECEIPTs and PAYMENTs for the Year
ended 31st March 1906.

R E C E I PT S. P A Y M E N T S. £. s. d ADMINISTRATION: £. s. d. £. s. d. - Committee (Travelling) - 41 8 0 Balance from year 1904-1905 - || 1,010 4 9 Director - - g 1,000 0 0 — 1,041 8 - 0. 15,300 Salaries and Wages - - 1,108 19 0 Parliamentary Vote - - - - " | * - - Rent, Fuel, and Lighting - 719 7 4 Incidental and Contingent - Expenses...... . - - 324 17 5 Repayment for Forms, Incidental Items, 53 9 Furniture, Fittings, &c. - 73 13 10 &c. - - - - - - - 53 10 nses incidental to o Meteoro- 20 ogical Congress - - 20 1 1 9 SPECIAL RESEARCHES : 3 8 0 gl gre ———| 2,247 9 4 Special ResEArches: Salaries and other Charges - - 383 11 10. SUPPLY OF *. £ d LAND METEOROLOGY: woo. - e. 630 ić f Observatories and Stations, ports, including remuneration of 2,089 3 1 - - 1,088 18 Observers, etc. - - y Telegrams sent Abroad - 457 19 3 8 4 Saiaries of iscussion and - otions ol-ervation. 1,955 13 9 - 4,044 16 10SUPPLY OF INSTRUMENTs, &c. : WEATHER INFORMATION AND Re }. of cost of supply FORECASTs : * nstruments to Royal Telegraphic Reports and Navy - . . . . 701 7 10 Storm Warnings, renu. 2,463 19 9 Repayment of cost of Instru- neration of Observers, &c. s inents by Colonial Govern- Salaries:--Preparation and ments, Observers, &c. 890 16 7 Issue of Reports and Fore. I 402 5 7 Charges for Commission 28 13 2 1,620 17 7 casts - - - - y - — 3,866 5 4 INSPECTIONS: ANTARCTIC METEOROLOGY: 300 0 0 *::::and Travelling Ex. - 402 13 2. SUPERANNUATION ACCOUNT : OCEAN METEOROLOGY: ities - - - Salaries:—Discussion and #. Investment *: ! o reduction of Observations 1,703 0 3 Rossom. Tax 15 # as 11 los A*** - no 0 ° is 0 5. -- INSTRUMENTS : > Royal Navy - - - 601 7 10 Do. Proportion of salaries - 100 0 0 Mercantile Marine, Stations, Colonial Governments, &c. 1,281 19 2 Do. Proportion of Salaries - 246 0 0 —| 2,229 7 0. ANTARCTIC METEOROLOGY : Salaries and other charges - - 236 9 2. SUPERANNUATION : Pensions and Allowances - - 829 0 O BALANCE: Cash at Bank - - 2,578 16 8 - Cash at Office - - 42 18 7 || 2,621 15 3. £. 19.7 9,722 16 4 £. 19,722 16 4

«» 1:... ." March 31st the amount of 23 per cent. Annuities held for the provision of Superannuation Annuities was

W. N. Shaw,
Director.

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