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Class I.—continued.

Vote 10.

SURVEYS OF THE UNITED KINGDOM.

ACCOUNT of the Sum Expended, compared with the Sum Granted, to defray the Expenses of the Survey Of The United Kingdom, and of Minor Services connected therewith, in the Year ended 31st March 1906, showing the Surplus or Deficit upon each Sub-Head of the Vote.

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* The expenditure on Sub-Head G., "Incidental Expenses," includes payments as compensation for damage sustained by owners of property to the amount of 541. 15s. 3d.

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Class I.—continued.

Vote 10.—Surveys Of The United Kingdomcontinued.

Explanation of the Causes of Variation between Expenditure and Grant.

A.—The saving arose from

(a) the stoppage of the Director's allowance for quarters on the retirement of the late Director,

(b) the staff being incomplete in number for the greater part of the year.

B.—The saving arose from a deficiency in the number of sappers available for employment.

C.—The excess, which was authorised by the Treasury on 20th March, 1906 (4813/06), is due to the necessary employment of an extra force of civilians to compensate for the deficiency in the military establishment.

C 1.—No work became available for execution by contract.

D.—The saving arose from reductions in the force employed at field work.

E.—The saving arose from re-arrangements and the substitution of electricity for gas.

F.—The saving arose through not purchasing some map presses that were provided for.

G.—Savings arose on all the incidental expenses—Postage, Carriage of Stores, Medical Bills, and Contingencies—of which no definite estimate can he previously made.

H.—The variations between the estimate and receipts were as follows :—

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The Surplus of 3,117/. 5s. 8d., shown on the Account of the Vote "Surveys of the United Kingdom," for the Year ended 31st March 1905, has been surrendered.

Ordnance Survey Office, Southampton,'! 9 November 1906. I

K. C. Hellard, Col.,

Accounting Officer.

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

John A. Kempe,

Examined, Comptroller and Auditor General.

Class I.—continued.

Vote 10.

SURVEYS OF THE UNITED KINGDOM.

REPORT OF THE COMPTROLLER AND AUDITOR GENERAL.

1. Expenditure in excess of the Estimate has taken place under Sub-Head C. Excess

2. As in previous years, the Account includes expenditure upon the preparation of Special Special Maps for use in proceedings before the Land Judges in Ireland, the cost of which Maps, is recoverable when the estates concerned have been dealt with by the Land Court.

The balance outstanding against the Land Judges' Court on the 31st March, 1906, was Outstanding 2,1851. 12s. 3d., as compared with 2.597Z. 3s. 6d. on the 31st March, 1905. Balance.

3. The Amount to be Surrendered is, as shown by the Account, 4,977£. 10*. 5d. Surplus.

£. a. d. Grant (Gross) - - - 232,250

Expenditure (Gross) 229,754 4 11

Net Surplus - - - £. 2,495 15 1
Add

Appropriations in Aid realised in excess of the

Estimate 2,481 15 4

Total Amount to be Surrendered - - - £. 4,977 10 5

Store Accounts.

4. A local test examination of the Store Accounts at Southampton and Dublin has Store been carried out by my officers with generally satisfactory results. Accounts.

John A. Kempe,
Comptroller and Auditor General.

Class I.—continued.

Vote 11.
HARBOURS UNDER THE BOARD OF TRADE.

ACCOUNT of the Sum Expended, compared with the Sum Granted, to pay the Expenses of Maintaining certain Harbours under the Board Of Trade and for Grants In Aid Of Harbours, in the year ended 31st March 1906, showing the Surplus or Deficit upon each Sub-Head of the Vote.

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Explanation of the Causes of variation between Expenditure and Grant.

A.—Excess caused by cost of repairs during the year on Soldiers' Point House, and of certain improvements in the heating, etc., of the house occupied by the Captain of the Port, sanctioned by Treasury Letters No. 4486 of 14th March 1905, and No. 10279 of 6th June 1905.

B.—The sum provided for a new groyne was not expended.

C.—The sums taken were not fully expended, as the conditions governing the Grants were not complied with during the year.

D.—Over-estimated.

The Surplus of 11,5492. 9s. Gd., shown on the Account of the Vote "Harbours under the Board of Trade," for the year ended 31st March 1905, has been surrendered.

Board of Trade, 1

15 November 1906.J

T. W. P. BlomtfieU,

Accounting Officer.

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

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John A. Kempe,

Class I.—continued.

Vote 11.
HARBOURS UNDER THE BOARD OF TRADE.

REPORT OF THE COMPTROLLER AND AUDITOR GENERAL

1.—Expenditure in excess of the Estimate has taken place under Sub-Head A. Excess.

2.—The under expenditure of 9,463£. 10s., shown under Sub-Head C., is mainly in Under respect of Pwllheli and Lerwick Harbours. expenditure.

3.—The Amount to be Surrendered is, as shown by the Account, 9,825£. 19s. 7d. Surplus.

£. s. d. Grant (Gross) - 27,165 -

Expenditure (Gross) - - - 17,246 13 1

Net Surplus - - £.9,918 6 11

Deduct,
Estimated Appropriations in Aid not Realised - - - 92 7 4

Net Amount to be Surrendered - - - £.9,825 19 7

John A. Kempe,
Comptroller and Auditor General.

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