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ARMAMENTS AND ENGINEER STORES.
I. AN ESTIMATE of the Sum which will be required in the Year ending 31st March 1908 to defray the Expense of ARMAMENTS and ENGINEER STORES, including Technical Committees.
One Million Six Hundred and Seventy-one Thousand Pounds.
(a) Includes 6,300l. for pay of Staff, formerly provided under Vote 1, Subhead C.
(b) Includes 1,6007. for stores for administrative telegraphs and telephones, formerly provided in Civil Votes.
Naval Members (consolidated salaries, one Captain Provided in Navy Estimates.
R.N. at 950l. and one at 750l., and one Marine
Officer at 7501.)
Military Member, ex officio (Ordnance Consulting Paid by Indian Government.
First Assistant Secretary (consolidated pay at 6501. Provided in Navy Estimates. a year)
Officer for Statistics
Second Assistant Secretary (consolidated pay)
(b) The amount provided in the Navy Estimates for pay (Vote 12) and travelling expenses (Vote 11) of naval members is 4,375. The travelling expenses and lodging allowances of military members provided in Vote 6 are estimated at 503, and the allowances (Vot 7) and clothing (Vote 8) of 1 Officer and 9 Military Clerks at 1887. The total charge for the Committee on Army and Navy Votes is, therefore, 15,1567.
(e) Extra pay to a Staff Captain in the War Office. The duties are now performed without extra psy.
Principal Experimental Officer
Regimental and Additional Pay of Military Proof Party: 2 Warrant
if in quarters.
(a) Exclusive of lodging allowance, provided in Vote 6.
(b) One is a Supernumerary Experimental Quartermaster-Serjeant to be absorbed on next vacancy,
(a) With quarters in addition.
(c) Formerly provided under Vote 1, Subhead C.
(b) With an additional 50l. if not accommodated in Quarters.
(d) With additional pay of 5s. a day and 507. a vear for Lectures on Machinery.
Vote 9.-ARMAMENTS AND ENGINEER STORES-continued.
F.-ROYAL ARTILLERY INSTITUTION AND ROTUNDA MUSEUM AND
Royal Artillery Institution and Rotunda Museum :
Secretary (inclusive of Regimental Pay and Allowances)
Custodian of Museum, two Model-cleaners, and 1 pensioner armourer
Royal Engineer Institute:
Secretary (in addition to Regimental Pay and Servant Allowance)
2 Pensioner Messengers
G.-REWARDS, &c. TO INVENTORS:
Amount required to provide Rewards for Inventions and for miscellaneous payments of a similar nature
The Inspection Staff inspects in detail both the Naval and Army Warlike Stores, as well as those supplied to the Colonies and India. The total value of the Stores to be inspected is approximately 3,600,000l. Towards the expense of the inspection, which (including 99,000l. for Stores used in proof and inspection) amounts to about 243,000l., a sum of 106,000!. is taken as an Appropriation in Aid on