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CLAss I.-continued.

Vote 6.—ART AND SCIENCE BUILDINGS, GREAT BRITAIN–continued.

STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURE

Balance. Section. Description. Vote. Expenditure. - Unexpended. Excess. - - ---£. £. s. d. £. s. d. £. s. d. Brought forward - - - 7,000 6,575 17 10 2,558 12 – 2,134 9 10 SciENCE AND ART BUILDINGs—continued. Roy AL College of SciENCE, SouTH KENSINGTON. 7 Fittings and Furniture in New Buildings 5,000 3,664 10 - | 1,335 10 – 8 Fixing Wentilating Fans in the Metallur- 150 68 12 3 81 7 9 gical Laboratory. BoARD of Education OFFICES, SouTH KENSINGTON. 8 Installing Telephonic Communication be- - 4 2 7 - 4 2 7 1904-5 tween Offices. | | RoyAL Scottish MUSEUM, EDINBURGH. Iron Shutters for Windows - - - - 12 9 7 - 12 9 7 ENGLAND AND SCOTLAND. 9 Works and Alterations of a minor 500 192 19 10 307 – 2 character. 12,650 10,518 12 1 || 4,282 9 11 || 2,151 2

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CLASS I.-continued.

VOTE 6.

ART AND SCIENCE BUILDINGS, GREAT BRITAIN.

REPORT OF THE COMPTROLLER AND AUDITOR GENERAL.

Excess, 1. ExPENDITURE in excess of the Estimate has taken place under Sub-Head F.

Sub-Head.A. 2. A Statement of Expenditure on “New Works, &c.," included under Sub-Head A.,

New Works, is appended to the Account. Treasury authority has been given for Expenditure in excess of the sums provided and for works for which there was no provision in the Estimates. The following are the items on which the largest variation between the amount provided and the actual Expenditure has occurred —

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Savings. Estimate. Earpenditure.
£ £
A. 1.-British Museum, erection of Store
at Hendon - - - - 3,500 1,133
A 7-Royal College of Science, Fittings
and Furniture - - - - 5,000 3,664
Eaccess.

A. 3.-Natural History Museum, New

Drainage Works - - 2,000 4,119

3. The Amount to be Surrendered is, as shown by the Account, 3.8791. 10s. 8d.

Surplus.
£. s, d.
Grant (Gross) - - - - - - - - - 44,095 – —
Expenditure (Gross) - - - - - - - - 40,228 15 6
Net Surplus - - - £ 3,866 4 6

Add-
Appropriations in Aid realised in excess of the Estimate - 13 5 9

Total Amount to be Surrendered - - - £. 3,879 10 3

John A. Kempe, Comptroller and Auditor General.

CLASS I.-continued.

VOTE 7.
DIPLOMATIC AND CONSULAR BUILDINGS.

ACCOUNT of the Sum Expended, compared with the Sum Granted, for Expenditure in respect of DIPLOMATIC AND CONSULAR BUILDINGs, and for the Maintenance of certain CEMETERIES Abroad, 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,

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Purchases - - - 58,600 – – 51,379 7 2 7,220 12 10 B.—Maintenance and Repairs - - - 31,630 — — 33,358 16 9 - 1,728 16 9 C.—Rents, Insurance, &c. - - - - 5,600 – — 6,066 18 2 - 466 18 2 GROSS TOTAL £. 95,830 – – 90,805 2 1 || 7,220 12 10 |2,195 14 11 \–

Net Surplus of Gross Estimate over Expenditure.

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Deduct.— Estimated. Realised. - . . - - - £. 180 16, 8 D.—Appropriations in Aid - - - - 930 – – 1,110 16 8 Total Surplus to be Surrendered. NET TOTAL £. 94,900 – – | 89,694 5 5 £. 5,205 14 7

ExPLANATION of the Causes of Variation between Expenditure and Grant.

A.—See Statement of New Works.
B.—The cost of the re-decoration of the Embassy House at Berlin was greater than had been anticipated.

C.—Exceeding due to various increases in rents and taxes payable in respect of Buildings in China and Japan. D.—The Receipts from Sales of old materials and other casual sources were in excess of anticipation, and

a sum of 75l. 17s. 5d. was received in respect of a refund of overcharge on account of works carried out in Persia.

- ; CLAIM ABANDONED. In consequence of defalcations of Seraidar Isa Khan in connection with building works at Tehran, a refund of Krans 46.09:05 (75l. 17s. 5d.) was ordered by the local Tribunal. This sum, has, with Treasury Authority, been accepted in full settlement of Board's claim of about 1907.

The Surplus of 7,008l. 12s., 3d, shown on the Account of the Vote “Diplomatic and Consular Buildings,” for the year ended 31st March 1905, has been surrendered.

His Majesty's Office of Works, &c., Schomberg K. McDonnell, 29 November 1906. Accounting Officer.

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

Examined, - John A. Kempe,
C. H. Archibald. Comptroller and Auditor General.

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