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Class I.—continued.

Vote 12.
PETERHEAD HARBOUR.

ACCOUNT of the Sum Expended, compared with the Sum Granted, towards the Expense of Constructing a new Harbour Of Refuge at Peterhead, in the Year ended 31st March 1906, showing the Surplus or Deficit upon each Sub-Head of the Vote.

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£. s. d.

- 70 - Amount of Extra Receipts realised in the year 1905-1906, and paid over to Exchequer

(viz., Sale of Materials, Rents, &c.) - - - - - - - - - 141 4 7

Estimated Amount of Extra Receipts payable to Exchequer

Explanation of the Causes of Variation between Expenditure and Grant.

A.—Surplus: Due to delay in letting the contract for light on South Breakwater, owing to alteration in the characteristic of the light.

B.—Surplus: Casual variation.

C.—Surplus: The requirements for Travelling and Contingencies were less than anticipated.

D.—Surplus: Fractional difference.

Extra Receipts.—The amount realized by the sale of old stores was more than anticipated.

The Surplus of 633Z. 18s. 4d., shown on the Account of the Vote "Peterhead Harbour," for the year ended 31st March 1905, has been surrendered.

Admiralty, )

November 1906. f

Alfred Eyles, Accounting Officer.

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

Class 1.—continued.

Vote 12.
PETERHEAD HARBOUR.

REPORT OF THE COMPTROLLER AND AUDITOR GENERAL.

1. The aggregate value of the Plant and Stores in hand on the 31st March 1906 Value of was 37,471?. 16s. 3i<7., distributed as follows:—

£. s. d.
Special Plant (professionally valued at 1st April 1906) - 28,139 - -

General Tools (professionally valued at 1st April 1906) - 3,021 8 9
Materials (New and Old) - - ... 6,311 7 6J-

2. The Surplus to be Surrendered is, as shown by the Account, 606?. 13s. 7<i Surplus.

£. s. d. Grant - - 32,000 -

Expenditure 31,393 6 5

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Class I.—continued.

Vote 13.

RATES ON GOVERNMENT PROPERTY.

ACCOUNT of the Sum Expended, compared with the Sum Granted, for Rates and CONTRIBUTIONS in lieu of Rates, &c., in respect of Government Property, and for Rates on Houses occupied by Representatives of Foreign Powers, and to pay the Salaries and Expenses of the Rating Of Government Property Department, and a Contribution towards the Expenses of the MetroPolitan Fire Brigade, in the Year ended 31st March 1906, showing the Surplus or Deficit upon each Sub-Head of the Vote.

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Class I.—continued.

Vote 13.—Rates On Government Propertycontinued.

Explanation of the Causes of Variation between Expenditure and Grant.
A.—Excess due to the appointment of an Assistant Valuer from 1st January, 1906.
B.—More travelling was necessary than was estimated for.

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C.—Several new properties did not come into occupation so early as was anticipated, and the increase in poundage was not so great as was estimated.

D. E. F.—Casual differences.

H.—The increase in the poundage of rates was not so great as was estimated.

I.—Casual difference between estimate and receipts.

The Surplus of 9.956Z. 4s. Id., shown on the Account of the Vote "Rates on Government Property,'"

for the year ended 31st March 1905, has been surrendered.

Treasury, \ W. Blaim,

27 November 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.

Class I.—continued.

Vote 13.
RATES ON GOVERNMENT PROPERTY.

REPORT OF THE COMPTROLLER AND AUDITOR GENERAL. Excess. i Expenditure in excess of the Estimate has taken place under Sub-Heads A. and R

Surplus. 2. The Amount to be Surrendered is, as shown by the Account, 17,2851. 38. 3d

£. s. d. Grant (Gross) - - 643,465 -

Expenditure (Gross"* - - - 626,671 11 11

Net Surplus - £.16,793 8 1

Add,—
Appropriations in Aid realised in excess of the Estimate - - 491 15 2

Total Amount to be Surrendered - - - £.17,285 3 3

John A. Kempe,

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