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ACCOUNT of the Sum Expended, compared with the Sum Granted, to defray the Salaries and Expenses of the Establishment of the CROFTERs CoMMISSION, in the Year ended 31st March 1906. showing the Surplus or Deficit upon each Sub-Head of the Vote.

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A.—Salaries - - - - - - 3,735 – – 3,719 17 6 15 2 6 B–Travelling . . . . . . 700 - - 175 - - 225 - - C-Incidental Expenses . - - - 80 – – 76 17 11 3 2 1

D.—Remuneration to Sheriff Clerks - - 30 – – 1 || 4 - || 18 16 — £, 4,545 – – 4,282 19 5 - Surplus to be Surrendered - - - £. 262 – 7

Explanation of the Causes of Variation between Expenditure and Grant.

A.—Saving on the allowance for Assessors and Interpreters.

B.—Owing to illness and other causes the amount of time o away from Edinburgh by the Commissioners and their Staff was not so great as anticipated when the Estimate was framed.

C. and D.--Casual variations.

ExTRA REMUNERATION.

The Secretary of the Crofters Commission received £42 from the Congested Districts Board for special services on behalf of the Board.

The Surplus of 218l. 2s. 8d., shown on the Account of the Vote “Crofters Commission,” for the year ended 31st March 1905, has been surrendered.

P. Persse Sealy, Clerk in Charge of Accounts. Edi b h Kenneth Mackenzie, Exchequer, Edinburgh, - King's and Lord Treasurer's Remembrancer, 28, September, 1906. Accounting Officer

I certify that this Account has been examined under my directions, and is correct.

Examined, John A. Kempe,
H. J. Bidwell. Comptroller and Auditor General.

CLASS III.-continued. VOTE 12. C R O FTE R S CO M M ISSION. REPORT OF THE COMPTROLLER AND AUDITOR GENERAL. 1. The Surplus to be Surrendered is, as shown by the Account, 2621. —s. 7d. Surplus

£. S. d.

Grant - - - - - - - - - 4,545 – -
Expenditure - - - - - 4,282 19 5
Surplus - - - £. 262 – 7

ExTRA RECEIPTs, payable to ExchEQUER.

2. From a statement, furnished to me by the Inland Revenue Department, it appears Fee Stamps

that 12l. 14s. 6d. was received in that Department during the year for Fee, &c., Stamps in connection with this Vote.

John A. Kempe,
Comptroller and Auditor General.

CLAss III.-continued.

VOTE 13.
PR IS ON S, SCOT L A N D.

ACCOUNT of the Sum Expended, compared with the Sum Granted, to defray the Salaries and Expenses of the PRISON COMMISSIONERs for Scotland, and of the Prisons under their control, including the Maintenance of Criminal Lunatics and Inmates of the State Inebriate Reformatory, and the Preparation of Judicial Statistics, in the Year ended 31st March 1906, showing the Surplus or Deficit upon each Sub-Head of the Vote.

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SERVICE. GRANT. ExPENDITURE.
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PRISON COMMISSIONERS’ OFFICE. £. s. d. £. 8. d. £. s. d. £. s. d. A.—Salaries - - - - - - 5,787 – – 5,794 11 11 - 7 11 11 B.—Travelling Expenses - - - - 500 – — 460 10 10 39 9 2 C.—Incidental Expenses - - - - 130 — — 133 19 5 – 3 19 5

PRISONs, &c.

D.—Pay and Allowances of Officers (in - 984 2 S

cluding Uniform) - - - 41,740 – – 40,755 17 4 E. —Victualling - - - - - - 13,650 – – 13,409 10 7 240 9 5 F.—Clothing, Bedding, Furniture, &c. - - 3,700 – – 3,415 5 284 15 7 G.—Medicines, Surgical Instruments, &c. - 500 – — 483 6 16 16 6 H.-Gratuities to Prisoners - - - - 1,350 – – 1,362 11 - 12 8 11 I.--Fuel, Light, Water, Cleaning Articles, &c. 5,880 – – 5,391 11 48s 11 J. —Rents and Feu Duties - - - - 740 – — 728 14 – 11 6 – K.—Escort and Conveyance - - - 10,700 – — 10,456 18 10 243 l 2 I, New Buildings and Alterations - - 3,090 - - 2,704 13 s 385 & 4 M. Ordinary Repairs of Buildings - - 2,100 – – 2,090 19 — 9 1 – N.—Maintenance of Insane Prisoners Boarded Out - - - - - - - 120 — — 47 17 7 72 2 5 o—Incidental Expenses - - - - 930 - - 840 9 8 89 10 4 P. Contributions to Discharged Prisoners' Aid Societies - - - - - 630 — — 800 19 3 - 170 19 3 Q–Maintenance of Prisoners in Police Cells 1,020 – – 998 9 6 21 10 6 -R.—Purchase and Adaptation of Property - | 250 – — 1,801 10 4 - |Lol 10 4 – – GROSS TOTAL - - £. 92,817 – 91,677 7 8 2,886 2 2 wo 9 10 i | - i Net Surplus of Gross Estimate over Expenditure— £. 1,139 12 4 Estimated. Realised. suolo; §otion. - - - - - - - - 4. 1,485 2 10 S.—Appropriations in Aid - - - 5,067 – – 6,552 2 10 Total Surplus to be Surrendered—

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CLASS III.-continued.

Vote 13—PRISONS, SCOTLAND–comtinued.

EXPLANATION of the Causes of Variation between Expenditure and Grant.

A.—Excess caused by payment made to Dr. Edwin Matthew for services as Acting Assistant to Medical Adviser during the absence of Dr. James C. Dunlop in America, on the business of the Royal Commission on the care of the Feeble-minded—Treasury Letter 15th December, 1905, No. 22866/05 (S.O. No. 6336/32)— and payments to Boy Clerks engaged during absence of Abstractors on prolonged sick leave, less saving on allowance for temporary Draughtsman, and in respect of vacancy in Office of Abstractor for a short period. Treasury Letter 10th March, 1906, No. 4103/06 (S.O. No. 16500 D/14.)

B.—Less travelling than was anticipated.

C. and H.-Estimated as closely as possible. Treasury letter, 10th March 1906, No. 4103,06 (S.O. No. 16500 D/14).

D.—Saving owing partly to non-occupation of authorised offices, and partly on sums estimated for Officers' uniforms, substitutes for sick Officers, &c. No Marriage Gratuities were paid to Female Officers during the year.

E., G., J., K., M., and Q.-Estimated as carefully as possible.
F.—Saving due to utilisation of surplus stocks.

I.—Saving due to reduction in price of coal and coke.
L.—A detailed statement is appended with explanations of variations between Grant and Expenditure.
N.—The Expenditure under this head unexpectedly fell much below the average of recent years.
O.—Saving on sum estimated for transfers of officers.

P.—Excess owing to extended operations of Discharged Prisoners' Aid Societies, including formation of new Homes under the auspices of the Church of Scotland Committee on Social Work. Treasury Letters 10th March 1906, No. 4103/06, and 28th May 1906, No. 9364/06 (S.O. No. 16500 D/14 and 17.)

R.—Excess caused by purchase of additional land at Dumfries, authorised by Treasury Letter of 24th February 1906, No. 2827/06 (S.O. No. 16500 D/12.)

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The Excess of Manufactory Receipts over Expenditure (6,256l. 15s. 8d.) is accounted for as follows:–

Miscellaneous Receipts
| (Rents, &c.) - - !) 250

£ s. d.

Net profit, as per Manufacturing Statement, 1905–6 - - - - - - 6,191 7 1
£. s. d.
Add decrease in Total of Stock and Debts due to Manufactory - 320 4 0
Deduct decrease in Debts due by Manufactory - - - - - 254 15 5

- 65 8 7

e 6,25615 s

CLAss III.-continued.

Vote 13.—PRISONs, Scotland—continued.

The Surplus of 3,716l. 16s. 3d., shown on the Acoount of the Vote “Prisons, Scotland,” for the year ended 31st March 1905, has been surrendered,

A. B. McHardy,

Accounting Officer. H. E. Hicks.

D. Crombie,
Secretary. 19th November, 1906.

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.

NEW BUILDINGS AND ALTERATIONS, 1905–1906.

NAMES OF PRISONs. AMOUNT EXPENDITURE. CAUSE OF WARIATION BETWEEN VOTED. GRANT AND EXPENDITURE. £. £. s. d. Barunnie Prison, Glasgow - - - 1,000 1,228 17 5 More work done than was expected. Peterhead Prison - - - - - 100 37 - - Less Prison labour available than was anticipated. Inverness Prison - - - - - 800 233 18 9 Less Prison labour available than was anticipated and work postponed. Aberdeen Prison - - - - - 340 322 2 5 Perth Lunatic Department: Strong Cells- 200 200 19 1 Enlargement of windows, Duke Street and other Prisons - - - - 300 300 11 10 Minor alterations - - - - - 350 381 4 2 Excess caused by expenditure on improving fresh air supply being slightly more than was antici| | | Pated. £. 3,090 2,704 13 8

A. B. McHardy.

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