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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.

Sub-HEADs under which this Vote will be accounted for.

II.
1907–08. 1906–07. INCREASE, DECREASE.
£. £. £. £.
A.—ORDNANCE COMMITTEE 10,090 9,830 260 -
B.—ORDNANCE RESEARCH BOARD 9,870 9,150 720 -
C.—EXPERIMENTAL ESTABLISHMENTS - - - 18,170 18,100 70 -
D.—ORDNANCE COLLEGE - (a) 25,590 20,550 5,040 -
E.—ROYAL ENGINEER COMMITTEE - 1,000 970 30 -
F.—ROYAL ARTILLERY INSTITUTION, &c., AND
ROYAL ENGINEER INSTITUTE - - - 1,200 1,200 - -
G.—REWARDS TO INVENTORS - 7,500 2,500 5,000 -
H.—INSPECTION OF WARLIKE AND ENGINEER
STORES - - - - - - - - - 143,780 156,200 - 12,420
J.—GUNS AND CARRIAGES 285,000 734,000 - 449,000
K.—AMMUNITION - - - 869,000 1,136,000 - 267,000
L.—SMALL ARMS - - - 493,000 578,500 - 85,500
M.—TRANSPORT VEHICLES 47,000 91,000 - 44,000
N.—MISCELLANEOUS ORDNANCE STORES . 86,100 103,000 - 16,900
0.—ENGINEER STORES . . . (b) 69,700 97,000 -- 27,300
Deduct, 2,067,000 2,958,000
P.—APPROPRIATIONS IN AID 396,000 415,000 19,000 -
TOTAL - - 1,671,000 2,543,000 30,120 902,120

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(*) Includes 6,300. for pay of Staff, formerly provided under Vote i. Subhead C.
(b) Includes 1,600l. for stores for administrative telegraphs and telephones, formerly provided in Civil Votes.

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£. 191,000

681,000 872,000

Vote 9.—ARMAMENTS AND ENGINEER STOREs—continued.

III. DETAILs of the foregoing. A.—ORDNANCE COMMITTEE : | ESTIMATE, ESTIMATE Numbers. 907–08. 1906–07. —H 1906–07. 1907–08. £. £. 1 | President of Ordnance Committee - - - - 1,500 1,500 1 Vice-President (consolidated salary, 1,150l.) - 3 3 Naval Members (consolidated salaries, one Captain || Provided in Navy Estimates. R.N. at 950l. and one at 750l., and one Marine rovided in Ayavy Estimates Officer at 750l.) - - - - - - - | J I Military Member, ex officio (Ordnance Consulting - Officer for India) - - - - - - - } Paid by Indian Government. 2 2 Royal Artillery Members, at 830l. a year (consolidated 1,660 1,660 salary) - - - - - - - - !) > 3. J 1 Royal Engineer Member (consolidated salary) - - 830 830 Fees to Civil Members - - - - - - 1,000 1,000 - - Associate Members: Officers specially summoned - 50 50 - - Associate Member for Explosives (paid by fees) - - 400 400 1 1 || Officer for Statistics - - - - - - - | (a) 450 (a) 450 1 1 | Secretary (consolidated salary) - - - - - 750 750 1 I First Assistant Secretary (consolidated pay, at 650l.) Provided in Navy Estimates a year) - - - - - - - -s 1 1 Second Assistant Secretary (consolidated pay) - - | (a) 450 (a) 450 1 1 Chief Clerk (Quartermaster), consolidated pay w) 300 250 per annum - - - - - - - - 1 Superintending (Warrant Officer || 146 146 8 8 Military Clerks | R.A.) - - - - 7 Military Staff Clerks R.A. - 723 573 19 19 Wages of 1 Computer, 2 Pensioner Clerks, 1 Foreman * Printer, 8 Printers, 1 Typist, 5 Messengers and 1 1,641 1,711 boy - - - - - - - - Contingencies and temporary labour - - - - 190 60 41 || 41 4. (b) 10,090 9,830 B.—ORDNANCE RESEARCH BOARD :

Fees to Members - - - - - - 1,450 1,450 Secretary - - - - - - - - (c) 50 1 1 Head Chemist - - - - - - - 1,000 15 15 14 Chemists and 1 Chemical Engineer (various 4,140 rates from 85l. 10s. to 360l. per annum includ- > ing extra pay) - - - - - - 2,994 45 45 Wages of 1 Storekeeper, 7 Writers, 1 Lad Writer,

1 Assistant Foreman of Fitters, 5 Fitters,
1 Millwright, 1 Tinsmith, 3 Stokers, 1 Leading
Factory Hand, 3 Factory Men, 2 Laboratory
Assistants, 9 Laboratory Attendants, 9

Labourers, and 1 Boy Messenger - - - 4,267 3,633 Contingencies - - - - - - - 13 23 61 || 61 £. 9,870 9,150

(a) Exclusive of lodging allowance, provided in Vote 6. ...

(b) The amount provided in the Navy, Estimates for pay (Vote 12) and travelling expenses (Vote 11) of naval members is 4,375i. The travelling expenses and lodging allowances of military members provided in Vote are estimated at 50%, and the allowances (Vot. 7) and clothing (Vote 8) of 1 Officer and 9 Military Clerks at 188!. The total charge for the Committee on Army and Navy Votes is, therefore, 15,156l.

(3) Extra pay to a staff Captain in the War Office. The duties are now performed without extra psy.

Vote 9.--ARMAMENTS AND ENGINEER STOREs—-continued.

C.–EXPERIMENTAL ESTABLISHMENTS :

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ESTIMATE | ESTIMATE, 1907–08. 1906–07. WOOLWICH : £. £. Principal Experimental Officer - - - - - - - | (a) 650 (a) 650 Assistant Experimental Officers, at 450l. - - - - - - - | (a) 2,250 (a) 2,250 * and Additional Pay of Military Proof Party: 2 Warrant fficers (a First Class Master Gunner and an Experimental SerjeantMajor), 1 Experimental Quarter-Master Serjeant, 4 Experimental Staff Serjeants, 1 Bombardier, and 32 Gunners, R.G.A. - - 2,642 2,693 Wages of 7 Writers, 2 Lad Writers, 2 Foremen, 4 Fitters, 1 Carpenter, 1 Linesman, 5 Leading Hands, 23 Skilled Labourers, 1 Bookkeeper, 1 Range Attendant, 1 Messenger and 1 Boy Messenger - 4,223 4,200 Contingencies - - - - - - - - - - - 5 7 £. 9,770 9,800 Rates of Pay, Daily, Weekly, or Annual. £. s. d. SHOEBURYNESS : Superintendent of Experiments - - - -{ o o } 650 650 First Assistant Superintendent of Experiments -{ #o: } 470 470 Second and Third Assistant Superintendents of s 400l., less 60l. 800 800 Experiments - - - - - - | if in quarters. } First Class Master Gunner (Warrant Officer) - – 8 — 146 Second Class Jsaster Gunner (Warrant Officer) - - – 7 8 - 140 Third Class Master Gunner - - - - - – 6 — 110 109. Experimental Serjeant-Major- - - - - – 7 10 143 Experimental Quartermaster-Serjeants - - - 6s. and 7s. 585 -Experimental Staff Serjeants - - - - - - 5 - 732 Serjeant-Major (Warrant Officer) - \ Instructors in 6 10 - 195: Company Serjeant-Majors - - J Gunnery. 5 — - 639. Quartermaster-Serjeants (for range duties) - - 6s. and 78. - 255 Laboratory Quartermaster-Serjeants - - - - – 6 — - 219. Company Serjeant-Majors (for range duties) - – 5 — - 183 Wheeler Serjeant - - - - - - - – 4 2 76 Wheeler Quartermaster-Serjeant - - - - 4 9 - 87. Wheeler Corporal - - - - - - - – 3 6 - 64 Corporals - - - - - - - - – 3 6 192 210 . Smith Corporal - - - - - - - - 3 6 - 64 Bombardiers - - - - - - - - - 3 3 119 118 . 28, 2}d. and l Gunners as Storemen, Magazinemen, Orderlies, &c. * pay at | 3,269 3,232. 9d. or 6d. 1 Superintending Clerk (Warrant Officer, R.A.) - – 7 6 137 119 3 Military Staff Clerks, R.A. - - - - - || 5s, and 5s. 6d. 293 274 Wages of 5 Pensioner Clerks, 1 Photographer, 2 Assistant Photographers, 1 Linesman - - - - 619 476. Contingencies - - - - - - - - 59 66 . 8,400 8,300 TOTAL, EXPERIMENTAL ESTABLISHMENTs - - - £. 18,170 18,100

(4) Exclusive of lodging allowance, provided in Vote 6.
(b) One is a Supernumerary Experimental Quartermaster-Serjeant to be absorbed on next vacancy,

Vote 9.—ARMAMENTS AND ENGINEER STOREs—continued.

ESTIMATE, ESTIMATE, D.—ORDNANCE COLLEGE : 1907–08. 1906–07. Numbers. - Rates of Pay. 1906-07. 1907-08. £. s. d. £. £. -I l Commandant - - - - - - - || 1,000 — — 1,000 1,000 (a) Executive Staff : 1 || 1 Adjutant - - - - - - - - - | (b) 350l. 400 350 4 1 Major R.A. (D.O.), 2 Lieutenants R.A. soo) - (c) 945 and 1 Quartermaster R.A. for personnel duties - - 111 32 N.C.O's and 79 men, R.G.A., for various duties - - - | (c) 5,355 2 3 Royal Artillery Clerks (1 a Warrant Officer) - - 5s. 6d. & 5s. 339 228 Working Pay of Military Artificers on Practice) . - - 1,584 Work - - - - - - - - - 3. 1,184 • 11 14 Wages of 1 Draughtsman, 4 Artificers, 1 Writer, 1 Book-keeper, 4 Pensioner Clerks, 1 Storekeeper, Hvarious rates. 1,232 937 1 Laboratory Boy and 1 Labourer - - 6 6 Pensioner Messengers and Extra Pay of Soldier as \| _ - - 412 342 Caretaker - - - - - l - - d s 4Contingencies and temporary labour an } - - Expenses of Examinations - - - - 383 283 Instructional Staff: 2 2 Chief Instructors (Military Officers) - - - | (b) 550l. 1,200 1,200 5 5 Instructors (Military Officers). - - - - | (b) 450l 2,450 2,450 - 1 o inMachinery (third cho 10.M., Ao } (b) 350l 400 1 - Quartermaster, R.A. - - - - - - { ()#.- o to } - 397 Servant Allowance - - - - - I - - - - 18 9s. 10d., with l - 1 Instructor in Electricity [Lieut. R.A. (D.O.)]- - soo | 204 Allowances. $99.9700l. 1 1 l Professor of Applied Mathematics - - - | by 50l. trien- | 700 700 nially. 1 l Professor of Chemistry and Physics - - || 600 – — 600 600 1 1 Professor of Electricity - - - - - - || 600 – – 600 600 l 1 Demonstrator in Chemistry - - - - - [| 150l. to 200l. l 165 160 by 5l. an1 l Demonstrator in Electricity - - - - - || nually. | 160 155 - - Fees to Royal College of Science for instruction in . - - 120 Metallurgy - - - - - - !) - 1 - Lecturer on Metallurgy - - - - - - 5l. a lecture. - 100 13 12 5 Warrant Officers (4 R.G.A. and 1 A.O.C.) and 7 - Non-Commissioned Officers (5 R.G.A. and : various rates. 1,437 1,557 A.O.C.) as Instructors - - - - - 17 17 wo#outmon. 12 Asitant Instructor. *) various rates. 2,670 2,551 Working Pay of 9 Non-Commissioned Officers, &c.,.\ for Instruction of Military Artificers - - -J| " - 234 238 65 183 TOTAL, Establishments of Ordnance College - - £. 22,590 15,050 Repayment to Ordnance Factories for expenses incidental to *) 3,000 5,500 training of Artificers for the Army - - - - - 3. 3. TOTAL, SUBHEAD D - - - £. 25,590 F- 20,550 E.—ROYAL ENGINEER COMMITTEE : 1 l Pay of Secretary - - - - - - - - - 650 650 3 3 Pensioner Clerks and Draughtsman - - - - - - 350 320 4 4 £. 1,000 970

(a) With quarters in addition.
(b) With an additional 50l. if not accommodated in Quarters.
(c) Formerly provided under Vote 1, Subhead C.
(d) With additional pay of 5s, a day and 50l. a vear for Lectures on Machinery.

Vote 9.—ARMAMENTS AND ENGINEER STOREs—continued.

ESTIMATE, ESTIMATE, 1907–08. 1906–07. E.-ROYAL ARTILLERY INSTITUTION AND ROTUNDA MUSEUM AND ROYAL ENGINEER INSTITUTE : Royal Artillery Institution and Rotunda Museum : 4. £. Secretary (inclusive of Regimental Pay and Allowances) - - - 500 500 Purchase of Models, &c., and Contingencies - - - - - 30 30 Custodian of Museum, two Model-cleaners, and 1 pensioner armourer 211 211 Total, Royal Artillery Institution, etc. 74.1 74.1 Royal Engineer Institute: Secretary (in addition to Regimental Pay and Servant Allowance). . . 200 200 Engineer Clerk, pay, 4s. to 5s. 6d. a day, by 6d. a day triennially, 120 120 messing allowance at 5d., and service pay at 6d. - - s 2 Pensioner Messengers - - - - - - - - - 101 101 Contingencies - - - - - - - - - - - 38 38 - Total, Royal Engineer Institute 459 459 ToTAL, SUB-HEAD F - £. 1,200 1,200 G.—REWARDS, &c. TO INVENTORS: Amount required to o. Rewards for Inventions and for miscellaneous payments of a similar nature - - - - - - - £. 7,500 2,500 H.—INSPECTION OF WARLIKE AND ENGINEER STORES SALARY. Numbers. Mini- Incre- || Maxi- (1) ESTABLISHMENTs: Illum. melit. Illum 1906–07. 1907–08. Military Staff. £. £. £. £. £. 2 2 | Chief Inspectors - . . . . (a)750 – (a)750 1,500 1,500 9 8 || Inspectors - - - - - - - (also — (a)550 4,400 4,950 20 18 Assistant Inspectors - - - - - (a)450 — (a)450 8,100 9,000 4 4 || Assistants to Chief Inspector, Woolwich (Equipment and Sealing Officers): District If a Lieutenant - (b)300 — (b)300 Officers or If a Captain - - (b)375 — (b)375 j 1,212 1,040 Quartermasters. UIf a Major - - (b)450 --- (b)450 Chemical and Photographic Establishments. After || 1 - Chemist - - - - - - - - || 550 | #} 6.50 - 650 100 l. 6 - Chemists at various rates ranging from 120l. to 500l. - - - - - - - || – -- - - 1,850 - 1 | Chemist - - - - - - - - || 500 || – 500 (c) 650 - 1 | Class I Chemist - - - - - - || 360 10 450 (c) 500 "— 2 ,, II Chemists - - - - - - 260 10 350 650 - 3 ,, III Chemists - - - - - || 110 10 250 540 Clerks (Civilians). 1. 1 || Clerk, Second Division (Higher Grade) - 250 10 350 260 250 Contingencies - - - - - - - - - 68 330 17,880 19,570 (2) WAGEs of Civili.AN SUBoRDINATEs : Woolwich Arsenal (for Guns, Carri , Ammunition, &c.) * - ,, . (Range Finding Establishment) - - - 80,000 89,550 Sheffield (for Steel at Contractors' Works) - - - Woolwich Dockyard (for Royal Engineer Stores) . . . - | (d) 5,140 (d) 5,260 Enfield and Birmingham (for Small Arms) - - - - - - 39,000 40,000 Woolwich Arsenal (Chemical Establishment) - - - 1,760 1,820 125,900 136,630 ToTAL, SUB-head H - £. 143,780 156,200

(a) Exclusive of Quarters or Lodging Allowance.
(c) Personal to present holder.

(b) Inclusive of all allowances.
(d) Includes pay &c., of two Warrant Officers, R.E.

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 106,000l. is taken as an Appropriation in Aid on

account of Stores inspected for the Navy.

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