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TABLE OF CONTENTS.
(For Alphabetical Index, see page 247.)
VOTES for NON-EFFECTIVE Services (Nos. 14 to 16)
STATEMENT showing the net EXPENDITURE on ARMY SERVICES from 1898-99 to 1905-06, and the net ARMY ESTIMATES for 1906-07 and 1907-08, according to the several ARMY VOTES.
STATEMENT OF ARMY EXPENDITURE FROM 1898-99 TO 1905-06
VOTE II. VOTE III. VOTE IV. VOTE V. VOTE VI. VOTE VII. VOTE VIII VOTE IX. VOTE X.
Transport and Remounts.
22,573,953 1 185,097 1,603,554 233,375 1,204,448 20,094,256 22,120,724 4,585,049 11,960,765 3,288,499
10,521,393 499,739 761,249 421,054 1,231,995 1,346,413 4,751,934 1,033,092 2,508,168 1,828,877 10,292,400 511,400 817,000 438,000 1,220,000 1,422,300 4,577,000 812,000 3,302,000 2,264,200
1905-6 Expendi ture.
VOTE II. VOTE III. VOTE IV. VOTE V. VOTE VI. VOTE VII. VOTE VIII. VOTE IX.
Pay, &c., of
£. £. £. 243,037 1,527,854 1,327,272
Net increase on expenditure for 1897-98, 567,9837. Transport again increased, on account of the Soudan Expedition and Manoeuvres, and there was additional expenditure on Medical Services, Supplies, and Stores, due to the increase of the Army. 43,065,398 Extra charges due to the South African War, 22,790,000l.; other expenditure, 20,275,3987, showing net increase on 1898-99 of 179,0257, due to an increase of expenditure on Vote I. (additional numbers) and on Vote X. (Barracks, &c.). Cost of transport was reduced by suspension of ordinary moves through the war.
91,343,544 Extra charges due to the South African War, 61,991,000l., and China Expedition, 3,270,000l.; other expenditure, 26,082,5447, showing net increase on 1899-1900 of 5,807,1467., due chiefly to increased permanent numbers of the Army, to rise in the price of supplies, and to special training of the Auxiliary Forces, and home defence measures.
92,660,874 Extra charges due to the South African War, 62,324,5007., and China Expedition, 1,807,800/.; other expenditure, 28,528,5747., showing increase on 1900-01 of 2,446,0307. mainly due to the increase of the Army, and to expenditure on Mowatt" reserves
68,863,527 Extra charges due to the South African War, 39,307,000Z., China Expedition, 587,9007., and Somaliland Expedition, 252,000l., other expenditure, 28,716,6277., showing net increase on 1901-02 of 188,0537., due chiefly to the pension charges resulting from the war.
36,728,618 Extra charges due to the South African War, 3,230,000l. China Expedition, 393,000l.; Somaliland, 1,618,000l. ; other expenditure, 31,487,000l., showing a net increase on 1902-03 of 2,770,000l., due to retention of troops in South Africa, and to increased expenditure on field training and manœuvres, works, and the improvement of the Medical, Educational, Intelligence and Remount Departments. 28,895,624 Extra charges due to Somaliland operations, 412,000. Other expenditure, 28,483,000l., 1903-4 of 29,813,000 showing a net decrease on 3,004,000l. due to completion of expendi ture on "Mowatt" reserves of stores; to utilisation of stocks of clothing surplus after the war; to the reduction of men and animals in S. Africa; and to further receipts from sales of anima's and stores in S. Africa and China.
Reduction on normal expenditure of 1904-5. 4,0007. Savings due to reduction of Colonial Infantry establishments, disbandment of Garrison Regiment, etc., utilisation of more surplus clothing, and completion in 1904-5 of the "Mowatt reserve of Stores, were balanced by expenditure of 1,478.0007. on re-armament of Horse and Field Artillery and growth of charges for Service Pay, Army Reserve, Loan annuities and non-effective services. Net decrease on Estimate 1905-6, 17,0007. 1,187,000l. provided for 1e-armament of Horse and Field Artillery. Savings by reduction of Establishments and on Sea Transport, balance by increase of Army Reserve (220,000/.), partial exhaustion of surplus tocks of clothing, increased provision for Rifles and Small Arm Ammunition, and growth of non- effective charges.
Net decrease on Estimate 1906-7, 2,036,000Z. 488,000. provided for re-armament of Horse and Field Artillery (decrease 699.000Z.). Other savings by reduction of Establishments (men and horses), partly balanced by increases under Army Re
EXPLANATIONS of the DIFFERENCES between the Numbers and Amounts proposed in the ARMY ESTIMATES for 1907-08 and those VOTED for 1906-07.
VOTE A.-NUMBERS: DECREASE 14,100.
It is necessary, when Establishments are in course of reduction, to provide in this Vote for numbers temporarily in excess of the new (reduced) Establishments until they can be absorbed. Allowing for the provision so made in 1906-7 and 1907-8, the real reduction of Establishments is 16,600, as follows:
The following Statement shows in detail the variations in Regimental Units:
There are also some changes under Permanent Staff of Auxiliary Forces, Staff and Departments and Miscellaneous Establishments which result in a net decrease of 472 as follows:
(a) Veterinary Officers transferred from Departmental to Regimental Establishment.