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Estimated Amount of Extra Receipts payable to the Exchequer

Amount of Extra Receipts realised in 1905-1906, and paid to Exchequer - . .

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Class II.—continued.

Vote 3.—Treasury And Subordinate Departmentscontinued.

Explanation of the Causes of Variation between Expenditure »»<! Grant.

A.—The saving was mainly due to the non-payment of salary to a First-class Clerk whose services were temporarily lent to the Natal Government, to delay in filling up certain vacancies, and to the death of a First-class Clerk, the ensuing vacancies being filled up at initial rates of salary.

B and D.—Cannot be accurately estimated.

C.—It is impossible to foresee what enquiries may be necessary. Provision reduced in 1906-7.

E.—The expenditure on Clerical assistance, Typewriting, »Vc., was less than had been anticipated.

F.— The amount of travelling, &c., which may be necessary, cannot bo foreseen.

G and I.—Casual variation.

H.—The Fees depend upon the number and nature of the Bills required to be drafted, and cannot therefore be accurately estimated.

K.—The excess is due to the payment of remuneration (100/.) for work on the Statutory Kules ai'd Orders, for which no provision had been made in the Estimate. The provision for attendance of Draftsmen before Committees of Parliament (50/.) was not required.

L.—The saving was due to the retirement of a Principal Clerk.
M and O.—Cannot be accurately estimated.
N.—Casual excess.

P.—Excess due to payments to Boy Clerks for overtime work, mainly in connection with the Registration of Joint Stock Companies.

Q.—Casual saving.

R.—Cannot be accurately estimated.

W.—The Appropriations in Aid were as under:—

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Class II.—continued.

Vote 3.—Treasury And Subordinate Departmentscontinued.

Extra Receipts—Stamps.

These Fees, which are received in connection with the Registration of Joint Stock Companies, vary with the number of Companies registered and the amount of their Capita!.

The Surplus of 4,447?. lls. 2rf. shown on the Account of the Vote " Treasury and Subordinate Department?," for the year ended 31st March 1905, has been surrendered.

Treasury, \ W. Blain,

27 November 1906. f 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 3.
REPORT OF THE COMPTROLLER AND AUDITOR GENERAL.

1. Expenditure in excess of the Estimate has taken place under Sub-Heads K., Excess. N., and P.

2. The Amount to be Surrendered is, as shown by the Account, 4,073?. 16s. lid. Surplus.

£. s. d.

Grant (Gross) 102,209 -

Expenditure (Gross) 99,054 2 10

Net Surplus - - £. 3,154 17 2
Add,—

Appropriations in Aid realised in excess of the Estimate - 918 19 9

Total Amount to be Surrendered - - £. 4,073 16 11

Extra Receipts, payable to Exchequer.

3. In addition to the Extra Receipts shown upon the Account, a sum of 5002. has been Managepaid to the Exchequer in repayment of the expenses of the Treasury in connection IPent °f with the administration of the Local Loans Fund, partly out of the Income of that pJJ^ Loans Fund, and partly out of receipts by the Public Works Loan Commissioners in excess of the Amount appropriated in aid of their Vote. This sum of 5002. forms part of the total amount of 31,3572. 3s. lid. to which reference is made in paragraph 2 of my Report on Ckss II., Vote 21.

John A. Kempe,
Comptroller and Auditor General.

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