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VOTE 10.—BANKRUPTCY DEPARTMENT OF THE BOARD OF TRADE-continued.
(B.) (3395-1906.) Sir,
Treasury Chambers, 28 February 1906. I Am directed by the Lords Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury to transmit to you herewith, copies of Accounts for the year 1904-1905, showing the cost of administration under the Bankruptcy Act, 1883, and the Companies (Winding-up) Act, 1890, respectively.
I am to state that, with the concurrence of the Board of Trade, My Lords propose to prefer a claim against the Bankruptcy Fees Account for 26,8591. 28. 4d., and against the Companies (Winding-up) Act Fees Account, for 8,2231. 138. 1d., and to pay these balances to the Exchequer.
I am, Sir,
Your obedient Servant, The Comptroller and Auditor-General.
(Signed) E. W. Hamilton.
VOTE 10.-BANKRUPTCY DEPARTMENT OF THE BOARD OF TRADE-continued.
(WINDING-UP) Act, 1890, for the Year 1904–1905.
52 12 1
7. Cost of Services rendered by the Inland Revenue Department in connection with
8,223 13 1
(C.) STATEMENT showing the RECEIPTS into and PAYMENTS out of the BANKRUPTCY
FEES ACCOUNT from 1st April 1905 to 31st March 1906.
(C. 1.) STATEMENT showing the RECEIPTS into and PAYMENTS out of the COMPANIES (WINDING-UP)
Act Fees Account from 1st April 1905 to 31st March 1906.
Fees from County Courts
Transfers to Companies Liquidation
General (Treasury Deposit Fund)
Fees in 1904-05
252 8 11
8,515 1 10
37,683 14 1
37,683 14 1
CLASS II. continued.
BOARD OF AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES.
ACCOUNT of the Sum Expended, compared with the Sum Granted, to pay the Salaries and
Expenses of the BOARD OF AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES, and of the Royal BOTANIC GARDENS, Kew, including certain Grants in Aid, in the Year ended 31st March 1906, showing the Surplus or Deficit upon each Sub-Head of the Vote.
VOTE 11.-BOARD OF AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES--continued.
EXPLANATION of the Causes of Variation between Expenditure and Grant.
A.—The saving is mainly due to the post of Assistant Private Secretary to the President remaining vacant. and to changes in the personnel of the office consequent upon death and retirements.
B.-Cannot be accurately estimated. The saving is chiefly due to economies effected by a reorganisation of the Inspectorate. Less has been taken for 1906-7.
C.-The Expenditure under this Sub-Head is necessarily subject to fluctuation, and cannot be estimated with exactness.
H. 1.-On the appointment of Lt. Col. Prain as Director, in December 1905, the Treasury sanctioned the retention of Sir W. Thiselton-Dyer, as an Advisory Officer, until the end of the financial year, with remuneration of an amount equal to the difference between his existing salary and the pension to be awarded him for that period. The Expenditure for Temporary Technical Assistance was larger than estimated for, and the House Allowances of Î'wo Foremen were increased, with the permission of the Treasury, from 10s. to 158. per week. These were the chief causes of the excess.
H. 2.-Over estimated.
H. 3.-Over estimated.
H. 4.-Over estimated.
The Head of the Survey Branch was paid 501. for work performed for the Redistribution Committee, and an Inspector received a gratuity of 1001. for acting as Secretary to the Fruit Culture Committee-both were paid out of the Vote for Temporary Commissions. Two permanent Writers were paid 871. 188. 1d. and 151. Os. 3d., respectively, for engrossing and copying documents of which the cost is repaid by the persons interested.
The Surplus of 5,4301. 7s. 82., shown on the Account of the Vote “ Board of Agriculture and Fisheries,” for the year ended 31st March 1905, has been surrendered.
W'm. Thos. Taylor,
Clerk in Charge of Accounts.
T. H. Elliott,
Secretary and Accounting Officer.
Board of Agriculture and Fisheries,
27th November 1906.
I certify that this Account has been examined under my directions, and is correct.
John A. Kempe, Comptroller and Auditor General.
II. J. Bidwell.
CLASS II.- continued.
BOARD OF AGRICULTURE AND FISHERIES.
REPORT OF THE COMPTROLLER AND AUDITOR GENERAL.
1. Expenditure in excess of the Estimate has taken place under Sub-Heads C., and H 1.
2. The Grant in Aid (1001.) of the Cattle Pleuro-Pneumonia Account for Great Britain, and the further Grant in Aid (33,0001.) for expenses in connection with Swine Fever, have been paid over to the separate account at the Bank of England.
3. Balances amounting to 728l. 38. 5d. were due to the Board on 31st March last, from private persons, for repayable expenses charged to Sub-Head G. in connection with the Inclosure and Drainage and Land Improvements Acts.
4. The Amount to be Surrendered is, as shown by the Account, 2,9971. 48. 3d.
STORE ACCOUNTS. 5. A local test examination of the Store Records at Kew Gardens was made by officers of my Department with satisfactory results.
CATTLE PLEURO-PNEUMONIA ACCOUNT FOR GREAT BRITAIN. 6. The account of the receipts and expenditure of the Cattle Pleuro. Pneumonia Fund for Great Britain. as audited in my Department, is appended as in previous
It was estimated that 14,1711. 18. 11d. had been expended during the year out of Sub-Head A. in respect of the salaries of the Staff employed on Swine Fever business, and 9,3611. 38. 10d. out of Sub-Head B. in respect of their travelling expenses. Corresponding repayments have been made from the Fund to the credit of Sub-Head I. Appropriations in Aid.
John A. Kempe, Comptroller and Audítor General.