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CLASS III. continued.

VOTE 16.-IRISH LAND COMMISSION-continued.

EXPLANATION of the Causes of Variation between Expenditure and Grant.

A.-Excess 2871. 78. Od. Caused by the payment of Salaries to additional Staff.
B.-Saving 2,3331. 1s. 2d. Actual cost of Travelling was less than estimated.
C.-Excess 2691. 58. 2d. Caused by increased cost of advertising.

D.-Excess 421. 7s. -d. Caused by the payment of taxed costs incurred by the Public Trustee in the matter of Blacker-Douglass Trusts.

E.-Saving 1161. 48. 7d. Due to changes in the Solicitors' Staff and economies resulting therefrom during the year.

F.—Saving 5801. 1s. 10d. It is not possible to make a close estimate of this Expenditure.

G.-Excess 1,3921. 198. 5d. Caused by the amount available for the payment of interest and sinking fund on Guaranteed 24 per cent. Stock, issued on account of the Land Purchase Aid Fund, being insuficient to the extent of the excess.

Loss on Unoccupied Holdings. The loss in the year (68l. 18s. 5d.) has been charged to the Vote 1905-6, under sanction of Treasury Letter of 20 July 1906 (12,937/06).

H.-Excess of Receipts 1711. 178. ld. The costs recovered were greater than had been anticipated. Claims for costs against defaulting tenant purchasers, amounting to 41. 18. 11d., were abandoned with Treasury sanction.

EXTRA RECEIPTS.

Stamps-over-estimate.

EXTRA REMUNERATION.

Mr. C. Litton Falkiner, Legal Assistant Commissioner, received 691. 128. for services as an Inspector under the Historical MSS. Commission.

Mr. B. J. O'Donnell, Staff Officer, received 361. from the County Court Officers (Ireland) Vote for services as Registrar to a Revising Barrister.

The Surplus of 1921. 13s. 10d., shown on the Account of the Vote “ Irish Land Commission,” for the year ended 31st March 1905, has been surrendered.

J. H. Franks, R. Lewis,

Accounting Officer. Accountant.

22 November 1906.

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

Examined.

H. J. Bidwell.

John A. Kempe, Comptroller and Auditor General.

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CLASS IIl. continued.

VOTE 16.

IRISH LAND COMMISSION

REPORT OF THE COMPTROLLER AND AUDITOR GENERAL.

Excess.

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

Special Sub- 2. A special Sub-Head has been introduced, under Treasury sanction, to record Head

irrecoverable expenditure amounting to 68l. 188. 5d. on “ Unoccupied Holdings,” in respect "Unoccupied of which the Accounts had been closed during the year. Holdings." Surplus. 3. The Amount to be Surrendered is, as shown by the Account. 1,1401. 78. 8d.

£. Grant (Gross)

- 167,665 Expenditure (Gross)

- 166,696 9 5

8. d.

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CLASS III.—continued.

VOTE 17.

COUNTY COURT OFFICERS, &c., IRELAND.

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

Allowances, and Expenses of various COUNTY COURT OFFICERS, and of MAGISTRATES in IRELAND, and the Expenses of Revision, 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 17,-COUNTY COURT OFFICERS, &c., IRELAND—continued.

EXPLANATION of the Causes of Variation between Expenditure and Grant.
A.-Saving owing to temporary vacancy in the offices of Clerk of the Crown

and Peace, Local Registering Authority, and Local Registrar in
Bankruptcy, Co. Cork, E.R., and to the suspension of the salaries
attached to the two latter offices -

£. 297 2 11
Savings under Heads which can only be estimated for approximately :-
Registrars

£ 448 14
Process Servers

190 4

638 18

£. 936 - 11
Less,
Excess Expenditure due to :-
Appointment of Clerk of Crown and Peace, Co.
Leitrim

£. 423 14 2
Payments to Land Valuers not having fallen off
as expected -

394 10
Arrear of salary paid in course of year, but not
included in Estimate

50 16 4
Casual increase

1 129

8704 1

£. 65 16 10

£. 156 18 7

B.—Excess Expenditure due to appointment of Clerk of Crown and Peace, Co. Leitrim
Arrears of allowances proper to previous years paid in the course of year, but not

included in Estimate
Casual increase -

133 12
11 8 3

£. 301 18 10

C.-Casual saving.
D.-Saving owing to abatement of 10 per cent. from the salaries of two of the Resident

Magistrates in respect of Army pensions
Saving owing to the full number of Magistrates estimated for not having drawn pay

during the whole year

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E.—Provision was made for 66 Magistrates, but the full number did not draw allowances during the

whole year.

F.-Approximate Estimate.
G.–The Revision occupied somewhat less time than was anticipated.

H.-Increased receipts from Fees for préparation of Jurors' Lists owing to the union of the offices of Clerk of the Crown and Clerk of the Peace for the Counties of Antrim and Leitrim, and also from Fees taken in the local Courts of Bankruptcy, which fluctuate greatly and cannot be closely estimated.

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The sum of 381. was paid to Mr. Joseph Wilson, Registrar to the Recorder of Belfast, for acting as Deputy Clerk of the Peace at the annual Revision Sessions.

The Surplus of 2,6861. ls. 2d. shown on the Account of the Vote “County Court Officers, &c., Ireland, for the year ended 31st March 1905, has been surrendered.

R. W. A. Holmes,

Accounting Officer.
Anthony Ormsby,
Clerk in Charge of the Account.

Dublin Castle,
29 November 1906.

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

John A. Kempe, Examined,

Comptroller and Auditor General. H. J. Bidwell.

CLASS III. continued.

VOTE 17

COUNTY COURT OFFICERS, &c., IRELAND.

REPORT OF THE COMPTROLLER AND AUDITOR GENERAL,

1 Expenditure in excess of the Estimate has taken place under Sub-Head B.

Excess.

2. The Amount to be Surrendered is, as shown by the Account, 1,3621. 118. 11d.

Surplus.

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3. It appears from a statement furnished to me by the Inland Revenue Department Fee, &c. that 21,1051. 148. 8d. was received in that Department during the year for Fee, &c., Stamps, in connection with this Vote.

Stamps.

John A. Kempe,
Comptroller and Auditor General.

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