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REVENUE DEPARTMENTS, AND POST OFFICE PACKET AND TELEGRAPH SERVICES.

VOTE 2.-INLAND REVENUE-continued.

ACCOUNT of the Sum Expended, compared with the Sum Granted, for the Inland

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REVENUE DEPARTMENTS, AND POST OFFICE PACKET AND TELEGRAPH SERVICES.

VOTE 2.-INLAND REVENUE-continued.

Revenue Department, in the Year ended 31st March 1906-continued.

Explanation of Variation between Expenditure and Grant.

K. The provision for Postage was not fully expended.

L.-The cost of Chemicals, &c., was more than was anticipated.

M.-The sums provided for water-marked paper and for printing and gumming Inland Revenue Adhesive Stamps were in excess of the requirements.

N.-The cost of obtaining copies of Poor Rates was less than the amount estimated.

O.-The saving arises in consequence of establishment changes in London and Dublin.

P. The Estimate was based on the amount of expenses incurred in the preceding year, but a greatly increased sum proved to be required in carrying out the various prosecutions in respect of Excise offences during the year. In this connection it should be noted that the amount of the penalties recovered and treated as Appropriations in Aid of Vote exceeded the amount anticipated by about 7,0001.

Q.--The excess is mainly due to the payment of two special rewards of 100l. and 2007. respectively, for which prior Treasury sanction was obtained.

R. The following amounts have been charged to this Sub-Head under specific Treasury Authority, viz.:—

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T.-Twelve late Collectors and eight late Clerks to Collectors received pensions from the Land Revenues of the Crown in the year 1905-6 in connection with the collection of Quit Rents in Ireland, amounting in all to 4297. 98. 11d.

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REVENUE DEPARTMENTS, AND POST OFFICE PACKET AND TELEGRAPH SERVICES.

VOTE 2.-INLAND REVENUE-continued.

Revenue Department, in the Year ended 31st March 1906-continued.

Explanation of Variation between Expenditure and Grant.

S.-A larger provision had been made in view of the increases in the establishment, but the amount was not fully expended.

T.-The amount of the Pensions lapsed through death was somewhat greater than was anticipated.

V.-Fractional variation.

W. The anticipated receipt was largely augmented by several heavy penalties recovered in respect of offences against the Excise Laws.

REVENUE DEPARTMENTS, AND POST OFFICE PACKET AND TELEGRAPH SERVICES.

VOTE 2.-INLAND REVENUE-continued.

The Surplus of 9,3441. 3s. 3d., shown on the Account of the Vote "Inland Revenue," for the year ended 31st March 1905, has been surrendered.

I certify that the foregoing is a correct Account.

Inland Revenue Office,

30 November 1906. f

Alfred Stair,

Accountant and Comptroller General,
Accounting Officer.

I certify that this account has been examined by officers under my direction, in accordance with the 29th Section of the Act 29 & 30 Vict., c. 39, including a test audit as directed by Treasury Minute of 27th March, 1899, and that the Account is correct.

Examined,

W. M. Martin.

John A. Kempe, Comptroller and Auditor General.

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