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CLASS I.- continued.
VOTE 8.-REVENUE BUILDINGS continued.
STATEMENT OF EXPENDITURE FOR NEW WORKS--continued.
£. $. d. 700 778 98
Remanet. The excess on the Estimate is due to the provision in (Total Estimate
the Stamp Office of a cord carrier for the transmission of war-)Expenditure to 31st March 1906 rants, a service not anticipated when the forecast was prepared.
Excess The requirements of the year were over-estimated.
The lease of the premises was for sale, and as in the event of the purchaser desiring to obtain possession for his own use it
would have been difficult to obtain other accommodation for the I. R. Department equally satisfactory, it was deemed
advisable to purchase it. Accommodation for the I. R. Department has been provided in the new Post Office in course of erection. This expenditure
represents the proportion of the total cost for the year applicable to the Inland Revenue Office : separate provision is made in the Estimates for 1906-7.
£ The expenditure to 31st March 1905 proved to be greater than had) Total Estimate
7,650 been anticipated when the Estimate for this year was prepared, Expenditure to 31st March 1906
8,062 17 7 with the result that the expected charge thereon has been correspondingly reduced. The excess on the total Estimate is due to unforeseen expenditure in connection with the foundations, and to increased cost of fittings.
£. 412 17 7
The exceeding on the year is due to an adjustment of account Total Estimate
between the Inland Revenue Office and the other services for Expenditure to 31st March 1906
Casual variation. The electric light installation has been carried out in conjunction with the work of improving the accommodation, and the expenditure cannot be differentiated between the two services. The total Estimate for the combined works was 1,3001. (5001. voted 1905-6, and 8001. sanctioned by the Treasury in 1904-5) as against a total expenditure to 31st March 1906 of 1,2771.
The Inland Revenue Commissioners strongly urged the necessity for improvements in the office accommodation, which was
unsatisfactory and inconvenient.
There was some delay in connection with the preparation of plans, ( Total Estimate
and the progress made by the contractors fell short of antici) Expenditure to 31st March 1906 pation.
£. 40,000 - 10,715
The work was delayed pending the completion of the purchase
of an additional strip of ground.
£. 16,850 8,357 15 4
302 19 2
Total Estimate was ees pected would have been defrayed during the year did | Expenditure to 31st March 1906 not come in course of payment till after the close thereof. There is a saving on the total estimate due to the receipt of
Balance a low tender.
The actual cost has proved less than the Estimate, the tender | Expenditure to 31st March 1906
£. S. d. 4,050 3,408 8 2
accepted having been exceptionally favourable.
The expenditure to 31st March 1905 exceeded expectation, the
result being a saving on the provision for 1905-6.
contract was taken at one lower price than , Expenditure to 31st March 1906 had been anticipated.
£. s. d. 2,560 2,051 111
£. 1,250 1,003 1 10