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CLAss I.-continued.

Vote 9–PUBLIC BUILDINGS, GREAT BRITAIN–continued.

FOR NEW WORKS, &c., 1905–1906.-confinued.

O B S E R W A TI O N S. |- - - - - - - - - It was considered necessary that the District Foreman should - reside within the precincts of the Tower, and advantage was - taken of a re-arrangement of accommodation to carry out a scheme which also included the provision of an office for the Clerk of Works. - - - - - --- Provided for in amount voted.

- - - - - - - This was regarded as necessary to bring the equipment of the house up to modern ideas, on change of occupation.

- - - - - - - || Expenditure incurred on alterations and improvements con†." upon the opening of the Castle and Grounds to the

xpenditure to 31 - - March 1906 - 273 9 – Remanet. The claims for various legal and professional charges were not rendered till after the close of the year 1904–5.

Public. - - - - - - Provided for in amount voted. - - - - - - - Provided for in amount voted. £. s. d. | Expenditure to 31 - - | March 1906 - - 93 19 8 This is the balance of expenditure on this Service. The work was o: ending decision as to the precise type of instrument to opted. £. s. d.

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CLASS I.—continued.

Vote 9 –PUBLIC BUILDINGS, GREAT BRITAIN–continued.

STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURE

o Balance. Section DEscription. Wote. Expenditure. Unexpended. Excess. £, £. s. d. £. s. d. £. s. d. Brought forward from page 110 - - 68,670 59,928 9 7 11,255 6 1 2,513 15 8 Scotland. General Register House Extension : 20 Acquisition of Properties and additions to 700 1,657 8 7 || - - 957 8 7 uildings. Magnetic Observatory, Eskdale Muir : 6 Erection of Buildings - - - - - 10,000 2,752 9 4 7,247 10 8 || - 21 Sanitary Improvements in Public Offices, &c. 600 . 558 6 – 41 14 - || - 22 || Works and alterations of an Unforeseen or 1,700 2,146 18 – - - || 446 18 — Minor character. £. s. d. Minor Works - - - - 580 13 3 - - - - - - UNFor ESEEN Works, viz.:- Dunfermline Abbey: Restoration of old Norman 15 1 3 - - - - - - Doorway. General Register House: Fitting up rooms for storage 420 17 4 - - - - - of records. Fitting up, rooms for Lyon 272 13 1 - - - - - - King at Arms. Accommodation for Stationery 323 1 3 - - - - - - Office. Installation of Electric Light 534 11 10 --- . - - - - Carried above - £. £2,146 18 – e, 81,670 67,043 11 6 18,544 10 93.91s 2 3 | Net SAVING - - £14,626 8 6 £. £. s. d. £. s. d. £. s. d. Orange Street Waterworks: F 2 Renewal of high and low pressure Cylinders 800 - - 800 – – | and fitting same with Corliss Gear, New range of steam pipes and feed-water Heater. New Bed-plate &c. #9. 800 - - 800 – – || - - - _NET SAVING - - £800 – —

His Majesty's Office of Works, \ 29 November 1906. s

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CLASS I.-continued.

VOTE 9.

PUBLIC BUILDINGS, GREAT BRITAIN.

REPORT OF THE COMPTROLLER AND AUDITOR GENERAL.

F 1. onver in excess of the Estimate has taken place under Sub-Heads B, , and Us.

2. A Statement of Expenditure on “New Works, &c.,” included under Sub-Heads A and F, is appended to the Account. Treasury sanction has been obtained, where necessary, for expenditure not provided for in the Estimate and for excesses.

3. The gross savings under Sub-Head A, “New Works, &c.,” amount to 18,544l., the principal items being:— Grant. Unexpended. £. £. s. d A 1. Admiralty, Erection of Official Residences - - - - - - 10,000 - - 4,539 — A 2. Barry Dock, Erection of New Offices - 1,700 - - 1,371 – – A 9. Public Statues, “Physical Energy” - 2,000 - - 1,597 — A 15. Sunderland, Board of Trade Offices - 2,000 - - 836 – – A 16. Vaccine Station, Hendon - - - 7,000 - - 1,013 — — A 6. Scotland, Magnetic Observatory, Eskdale Muir - - - - - 10,000 - - 7,247 — The gross excesses under Sub-Head A amount to 3,918l., the principal items being:— Grant. Eaccess. £. £. S. d. A 8. Newcastle, Mercantile Marine Offices - 1,500 - - 1,408 — A 20. Scotland, General Register House Extension - - - - - - 700 - - 957

4. As stated in my Report on the Account of the Public Offices Sites Act, &c., a total provision of 375,000l. was made under the Public Buildings Expenses Acts 1898 and 1903. for the “Completion of the Admiralty, including Extension,” and for “Additional Accommodation.” It is estimated that a further sum of 80,000l. will be required out of Woted Moneys for the Residences for the First Lord and the Senior Naval Lord, in lieu of existing residences to be appropriated to official business. The first instalment (10,000l.) of this amount was voted for }. service of the year under .." and the sum of 5,460l.—s. 11d. is shown to have been expended on this New Work under Item 1 of Sub-Head A.

5. The Amount to be Surrendered is, as shown by the Account, 13,089l. 6s. 1d.

£. 8. d.
Grant (Gross) - - - - - - - - 490,605 – –
Expenditure (Gross) - - - - - - 475,691 9 11
Net Surplus - - - £. 14,913 10 1

Deduct,
Estimated Appropriations in Aid not realised - - 1,824 4 —
Net Amount to be Surrendered - - - £. 13,089 6 I

John A. Kempe, Comptroller and Auditor General.

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