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CLASS III. continued.

VOTE 18.

DUBLIN METROPOLITAN POLICE.

ACCOUNT of the Sum Expended, compared with the. Sum Granted, to pay the Salaries and

Expenses of the COMMISSIONER OF POLICE, the POLICE Courts, and METROPOLITAN POLICE ESTABLISHMENT of Dublin, in the Year ended 31st March 1906, showing the Surplus or Deficit upon each Sub-Head of the Vote.

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CLASS III.

continued.

VOTE 18.-DUBLIN METROPOLITAN POLICE-continued.

EXPLANATION of the Causes of Variation between Expenditure and Grant.

A.—Saving on Salaries of Police Court Clerical Staff due to changes caused by death ; also saving on allowances.

B.-Force not recruited up to its full authorised strength. The estimated strength was 1,282 and the average strength for the year was 1,212.

C.
D.-- Casual difference between estimated and actual Expenditure.
E.

F.-Increase of the allowance paid to the Solicitor who assists in Police Prosecutions at the Police Courts. Treasury Letter 3402/05, 3 March 1905.

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Dr. J. D. Pratt, Assistant Medical Officer, received 401, as Medical Attendant at the Central Model Schools from the Vote for Public Education, Ireland, 1001. as Medical Officer at the Marlborough Street Training College from the funds of that Institution, 301. as Medical Officer of the Albert Institution from the Endowment Fund of the Department of Agriculture, 401. 15s.6d. for reporting accidents in Factories, &c., from the Vote for the Home Office, and 141. 148. -d. for Fees from the Vote for Law Charges and Criminal Prosecutions, Ireland.

Dr. H. W. Oulton, Principal Medical Officer, received 311. 10s. d. for Fees from the Vote for Law Charges and Criminal Prosecutions, Ireland.

Police Constable William Henry received 401. from the Vote for Prisons, Ireland, for acting as Clerk in the Registry of Habitual Criminals.

A gratuity of 801. was paid to the father of the late Police Constable Patrick Sheehan, who lost his life by sewer gas in bravely attempting to rescue a workman, who had become unconscious in the main drainage manhole at Burgh Quay, on 6 May 1905. Treasury Letter 11,325/05, of 27 June 1905.

The Surplus of 3,2221. 73. 11d., shown on the Account of the Vote “Dublin Metropolitan Police," for the year ended 31 March 1905, has been surrendered.

J. M. Goldsmith, Accountant.

John Ross of Bladensburg,
Chief Commissioner of Police,

Accounting Officer.

Metropolitan Police Office, Dublin Castle,

8 October 1906.

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 18.

DUBLIN METROPOLITAN POLICE.

REPORT OF THE COMPTROLLER AND AUDITOR GENERAL.

Excess.

1. Expenditure in excess of the Estimate has taken place under Sub-Heads D., E., F. and G.

Surplus.

2. The Amount to be Surrendered is, as shown by the Account, 3,2381. 198. 7d.

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CLASS III.—continued.

VOTE 19.

ROYAL IRISH CONSTABULARY.

ACCOUNT of the Sum Expended, compared with the Sum Granted, to defray the Expenses

of the ROYAL IRISH CONSTABULARY, in the Year ended 31st March 1906, showing the Surplus or Deficit upon each Sub-Head of the Vote.

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CLASS III.-continued.

VOTE 19.—ROYAL IRISH CONSTABULARY-continued.

EXPLANATION of the Causes of Variation between Expenditure and Grant. A.-This net Excess arises from changes in Salaries of some members of the Office Staff and from payments for overtime.

B.-The Saving is due to the Subsistence and Travelling Expenses of Head-quarter Officers having been less than expected.

C.--This Excess was caused by the resumption of recruiting, which had for a time been suspended. The average strength of Sergeants and Constables during the year was 9,498.

D.-This Saving resulted from the fact that reductions under the Sub-Head, due to waste of the Force, proved greater than had been anticipated.

E. and F.—These Savings are due to the fact that the performance by the Force of duty entitling to Subsistence allowances and travelling expenses was not quite so extensive as had been expected.

G.–Saving due to Contract rates for tailoring having been lower than anticipated at the time the Estimate was furnished, and to a portion of the cloth supplies for 1905–6 not having been delivered in time for payment before 31st March 1906.

H.-Saving resulted from the cost of completing the re-arming of the Force having proved less than the sum provided for that purpose in the Estimate.

I.-Saving arose from fewer horses having to be replaced than had been expected.

K.-Saving due to the occasional vacancies in the number of horses, and to a reduction in the number of Officers drawing Forage allowance.

1.-Excess caused by the Savings from abolition of barracks having proved less than was expected when the Estimate was framed, and by increases in rents of existing barracks.

M.- Saving results from the requirements for barrack bedding having, owing to reduction of Force, been smaller in extent than the forecast made of same.

N.— The Saving is an effect of recent reductions in the number of stations.
0.- This Saving is explained by the variable nature of the service.
P.-This Excess also arose from the variable nature of the service.

Q.--Excess caused by special Expenditure, incurred under Treasury authority, in testing Irish Cloth for Constabulary garments, and by Expenses of Drumdoe Inquiry, a portion of which was, under like authority, charged in year of account.

R.--The Saving results from the Expenditure on replacements of cars not having proved so large as had been anticipated.

* - This special Sub-Head was raised, under Treasury authority, to recoup an Officer for public money stolen from his office in barrack.

S.--This Excess was caused by the provision for new Pensions proving inadequate, owing to the retiroments during year to 31st March 1906 having been much in excess of the average of recent years.

T.— The Surplus was chiefly caused by the realisation, partly owing to prompt payments, of a much larger sum for the cost of detachments of Extra Police in counties than had been anticipated.

EXTRA REMUNERATION. A sum of 401. was paid during the year, from the Vote for “ Prisons, Ireland,” to a Constable for clerical duty in the Registry of Habitual Criminals.

The Surplus of 16,2431. 198. 4d., shown on the Account of the Vote "Royal Irish Constabulary,” for the year ended 31st March 1905, has been surrendered. Joseph F. Balfe,

N. Chamberlain, Clerk in Charge of Accounts.

Colonel, Royal Irish Constabulary Office,

Accounting Officer 20 November 1906.

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.

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