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CLASS II.-continued.

VOTE 8.

BOARD OF T R A D E.

ACCOUNT of the Sum Expended, compared with the Sum Granted, to pay the Salaries and Expenses of the OFFICE of THE COMMITTEE of PRIvy Council FoR TRADE, and SUBORDINATE DEPARTMENTs, in the Year ended 31st March 1906, showing the Surplus or Deficit upon each Sub-Head of the Vote.

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ACCOUNT of the Sum Expended, compared with the Sum Granted, to pay the Salaries and Expenses of the OFFICE of THE COMMITTEE OF PRIvy Council, FoR TRADE, and SUBORDINATE DEPARTMENTs, in the Year ended 31st March 1906, showing the Surplus or Deficit upon each Sub-Head of the Vote.

Expenditure, compared with Grant. SERVICE. GRANT. EXPENDITURE. - Less More than Granted.] than Granted. | BOARD OF TRADE. £. s. d. £. s. d. £. s. d. £. s. d. A.—Salaries - - - - - - 57,912 – – 57,987 19 3 - 75 19 3 B.—Copying - - - - - - 4,060 – — 3,749 10 2 310 9 10 -C.—Special Services - - - - - || 10,572 – — 9,040 10 8 1,531 9 4 D.—Travelling Expenses - - - 3,000 – – 3,217 17 7 - 217 17 7 E.—Electric Laboratory - - - - 400 – — 132 – 11 267 19 1 F.—Incidental Expenses - - - - - | 1,035 – – | 1,043 9 10 - 8 9 10 LEGAL BRANCH. G.—Salaries - - - - - - 7,200 – – 7,043 3 5 || 156 16 7 H.—Travelling and Incidental Expenses - 250 – – 173 13 7 76 6 5 I.—Law Charges - - - - - - | 16,000 – – 14,678 12 8 1,321 7 4 STANDARDS DEPARTMENT. K.—Salaries - - - - - - 1,963 — — 1,685 8 11 277 11 1 L.—Incidental Expenses - - - - 870 – — 563 9 8 || 306 10 4 GENERAL REGISTER AND REcoRD OFFICE OF SHIPPING AND SEAMEN. M.—Salaries - - - - - - || 13,078 – – 12,903 l 6 174 18 6 N.—Copying, &c. - - - - - 630 — — 557 16 — 72 4 – O. —Travelling and Incidental Expenses - 125 – — 119 6 2 5 13 10 TOTAL for BOARD OF TRADE - - £. 117,095 – – 112,896 – 4 || 4,501 6 4 302 6 8 | CoMMERCIAL, LABOUR, AND STATISTICAL DEPARTMENT. P.—Salaries, Wages, and Allowances - 26,341 – – 25,157 14 1 | 1,183 5 11 Q.—Travelling Expenses - - - - 600 – – 484 9 - || 115 11 – -Carried forward £. 26,941 – – 25,642 3 1 | 1,298 16 11

CLASS II.-continued.

WoTE 8.—BOARD OF TRADE—continued.

SERVICE. GRANT. EXPENDITURE.

Brought forward - - - 26,941 –

Expenditure, compared with Grant.

Less More than Granted.] than Granted.

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– 25,642 3 1 | 1,298 16 11 R.—Incidental Expenses - - - - 750 – – 745 3 6 4 16 6 S.—Fees and Travelling Expenses under the Conciliation Act, 1896 - - - 700 – — 1,039 11 10 - 339 11 10 T.—Commercial Missions and Special Inquiries - - - - - - | 1,000 — — 650 - - 350 – - T 1.-Inquiries and Experiments in connection with Cotton Cultivation in the British Empire. . . . 500 – – 465 11 8 || 34 8 4 || – ToTAL for COMMERCIAL, LABOUR, 9 •) AND STATISTICAL o) £. assol - - so to 1 loss so in 10 PATENT OFFICE. U.—Salaries, Wages, and Allowances - - 93,859 – — 92,209 9 9 1,649 10 3 W.—Police - . . . . . . 295 - - 295 - 10 - – – 10 W.—Law Reporting - - - - - 1,800 – 1,426 8 4 || 373 11 8 X.—International Bureau - - - - 150 – – 14.1 5 10 8 14 2 -Y.—Travelling Expenses - - - - 30 — - 47 13 – - 17 13 – | Z.—Incidental Expenses - - - - 1,710 – – 1,335 9 7 || 374 10 5 ToTAL for PATENT OFFICE - - £. 97,844 – – 95,455 7 4 || 2,406 6 6 17 13 10 IIGHT RAILWAYS COMMISSION. AA.—Salaries and Allowances - - - 3,850 – 3,369 11 8 || 480 8 4 BB.—Travelling Expenses - - - - 400 — — 319 – 2 80 19 10 CC.—Incidental Expenses - - - - 50 – – 8 4 – 41 16 — Total - - || 4,300 – – 3,696 15 10 || 603 4 2 Gross TotAL - - - £. 249,130 – – 240,590 13 7 |9,198 18 9 659 12 4 |--— Net Surplus of Gross Estimate | over Expenditure. £. 8,539 6 5 Surplusotion in Deduct, Estimated. | Realised. DD.—Appropriations in Aid - - - 9,205 – – 10,155 15 4 £. 950 15 4 Total Surplus to be Surrendered. NET TOTAL - £. 239,925 – – 2004s, 18 s £. 9,490 1 9 |

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CLAss II.-continued.

WOTE 8.—BOARD OF TRADE—continued.

Explax ATION of the causes of variation between Expenditure and Grant.

A.—Slight variation. NoTE.—A Second Class Clerk received 35l. from the Vote for Temporary Commissions in connection with the Food Supplies Commission. B.—Over-estimated.

C.—No Expenditure was incurred in connection with Notice of Accidents, Prevention of Accidents, Electrical Power, and Railway and Canal Traffic Acts, and the Expenditure on Electric Light Provisional Orders and Special Inquiries was less than estimated. NoTE.—A sum of 95l. 11s. –d. was paid to a retired Naval Officer for giving evidence in connection with the Port of London Bill.

D.—Under-estimated.

E.—The Expenditure this year was much less than the average of previous years.

F.—Slight variation.

G.—The Solicitor did not expend the whole of his allowance for Clerks. In addition 200l. was paid out of Sub-Head I. (Law Charges) for services in connection with Boiler Explosion Inquiries.

H.—Over-estimated.

I.—The Expenditure under the Merchandise Marks and Patents, &c. Acts, and in connection with the Railway Commission and Detention of Ships, was less than anticipated. Sundry claims amounting to 1691. 2s. 1d, have been abandoned during the year with Treasury sanction. A sum of 27l. was paid to a retired Naval Officer for acting as a Commissioner in Boiler Explosion Inquiries.

K.—Saving due to a death and to the Temporary Assistant not being required during the whole of the year. A sum of 114l. 11s. 3d. was paid from this Sub-Head to a retired Army Officer.

L.—The subscription to the Metric Bureau and the cost of Instruments and Repairs were less than anticipated.

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P.—The Expenditure in connection with Trade Correspondents at Home and in the Colonies was less than estimated. NoTE.—A Second Class Clerk received 104l. 6s. 11d. from the Vote for Temporary Commissions in connection with the Food Supply Commission. An Assistant Staff Officer received 25l. from the Vote for Diplomatic Services and 50l. from the Imperial Institute Fund. A Second Division Clerk received

47 l. —s. 6d. for overtime.
Q.—Over-estimated.
R.—Slight variation.
S.—There were more cases in which the Board of Trade took action than was estimated.
T.—The whole of the charges for this service were net paid within the year.

T 1.—Over-estimated.

U.–Slightly over-estimated, and further saving due to retirements. NoTE.—Three Assistant Examiners received 137 l. 18s –d. from the Vote for the Board of Education for acting as Assistant Examiners, two received 100l. 16s. -d, from the Vote for Naval Services for acting as Temporary Assistants in the Nautical Almanac Office, and one received 421. from the Vote for the §§ Service Commission for acting as Occasional Assistant Examiner. One Deputy Examiner received 30l. for o a Digest of Patent Cases. An Examiner received 100l. for work performed in overtime. Treasury authority No. 23953, 31 January 1906.

W.—Slight variation.
W.—The number of cases for report was less than anticipated.
X.—Slight variation.

Y.—Under-estimated.
Z.—The Expenditure on Tracings of Drawings was less than estimated

AA.—The allowance for remuneration was not entirely expended.
BB.—Over-estimated.

CC.—Over-estimated.

CLASS II.-continued.

WOTE 8.—BOARD OF TRADE—comtimwed.

ExPLANATION of the Causes of Wariation between Expenditure and Grant—continued.

DD.—Appropriations in Aid:—

- - More Less Estimated. Realised. than Estimated. than Estimated. BOARD OF TRADE : £. s. d. £. s. al £. s. d. £. s. d. Fees for Tramway, Har: 1,155 – – 1,330 – - 175 – — - The applications were more bour, &c., Provisional numerous than expected. Orders. Fees for Electric Lighting, 2,000 — — . 2,750 – — 750 – – - The applications were more Provisional Orders. numerous than expected. Fees for inspecting Lime 150 – – 102 10 – - 47 10 - || Over-estimated. Juice. Contribution from Sea- 300 – – 300 – – -

men's Savings Bank for
Cost of Management.
Contribution from Lloyds 350 – – 350 – – - --
for compiling and editing
the Mercantile Navy List.
Miscellaneous Receipts - 2,700 – 2,685 8 7 - 14 11 5 | Slightly over-estimated.

Light Railways—Fees - 1,450 - -- 1,783 8 - 333 8 - - The applications were more numerous than expected.

Boiler Explosions—Costs 350 — — 425 – — 75 – — - Under-estimated. recovered - - Fees under Railways (Elec- 300 – — - - 300 – – | There were no cases under this trical Power) Act, 1903 Act. Standards Office: Fees under Weights and 450 – — 429 8 9 - 20 l l 3 Over-estimated. Measures Act, 1889. £. 9,205 – – 10,155 15 4 1,333 8 – 382 12 8 £950 15 4

During the year 1905–6 the sum of 10,0211. 3s. 1d. was received at the Patent Office by the sale of Patent Office Publications, and this amount was paid to the Stationery Office.

The Surplus of 5,0911. 3s. 2d., shown on the Account of the Vote “Board of Trade,” for the year ended 31st March 1905, has been surrendered.

Board of Trade, T. W. P. Blomefield, 30 November 1906. Accounting Officer.

I certify that this Account has been examined under my directions, and is correct. John A. Kempe, Examined, Comptroller and Auditor General. H. J. Bidwell.

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