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The enlargement of the premises had to be undertaken to afford | Expenditure to 31st March 1906

relief, the Offices being much congested.

The business has outgrown the accommodation afforded by the present office. A site has therefore been secured, and the

erection of new buildings commenced thereon : provision for the Service is made in the Estimates for 1906–7.

The increase of business rendered the hitherto existing accommodation inadequate. Measures have been taken for the

extension of the Office, and provision is made for the continuation of the work in the Estimates of 1906-7.

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The Cable Room bad to be rendered fireproof before the apparatus for the Switch Room could be fixed.

Preliminary expenditure in connection with proposed new Office.

Preliminary expenditure in connection with the new Post Office : provision for the continuation of the Service is made in the Estimates for 1906-7.

The extension of the Office was urgently called for. Provision is made for continuing the work in the Estimates for

1906–7.

The air space available for the staff was insufficient, and alterations were made with a view to affording better

accommodation.

This work was undertaken to provide for the security of the telegraph wires and the introduction of secondary batteries.

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Esher Post Office:

Additional accommodation.

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The Sorting Office was overcrowded and improvement urgently

required. The premises have been re-arranged and further Expenditure to 31st March 1906
accommodation provided.

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Remanet. This expenditure was incurred in connection with Expenditure to 31st March 1906

the provision of a retiring room, etc., for the Female Staff. 5

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Liverpool : Works in

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connection with Xmas pressure (1904-5).

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CLASS I.—continued.

VOTE 8.-REVENUE BUILDINGS—continued.

STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURE FOR NEW WORKS—continued.

OBSERVATIONS,

The accommodation for women was defective, and a new Battery Room was much needed.

Cost of fencing on Site of proposed new office.

The growth of business rendered the provision of further accommodation an urgent necessity. A site has been acquired

adjoining the existing premises, and the erection of additional premises proceeded with. Provision is made for the Service in the Estimates for 1906-7.

£. 8. d. 682 6 5

Remanet. The completion of this work was much delayed

through the inability of the Post Office Engineers to obtain the necessary apparatus. This entailed additional expense on the Contractors, who had to keep workmen in attendance

Expenditure to 31st March 1905 upon the Engineers, and a payment of 201. as compensation

for such loss, has, with Treasury approval, been made to them. Expenditure in connection with the fixing of concrete beds for motors, battery racks, &c.

The premises were enlarged by the landlord to meet the

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Pour Office requirements, and new fittings, etc., were thereby Expenditure to 31st March 1906

rendered necessary.

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The accommodation was inadequate. A piece of land adjoining has been rented, and the building (an iron one) extended

thereon.

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Expenditure to 31st March 1906

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