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CIVIL SERVICE ACCOUNTS,
LAW AND JUSTICE.
REPORTS of the Comptroller and Auditor General on the APPROPRIATION
ACCOUNTS of the SUPPLY GRANTS included in the CIVIL SERVICE ESTIMATES, CLASS III., for the Year ended the 31st of March 1906 ; prepared and submitted for the Information of the House of Commons, in pursuance of the 22nd and 32nd Sections of the Act 29 & 30 Vict. c. 39.
14.-Law Charges and Criminal Prosecutions
355 358 362 365 368 371 374 381 384
ACCOUNT of the Sum Expended, compared with the Sum Granted, to defray the Salaries of the
LAW OFFICERS' DEPARTMENT; the Salaries and Expenses of the Department of the Solicitor for the Affairs of His Majesty's TREASURY, KING'S PROCTOR, and DIRECTOR of PUBLIC PROSECUTIONS ; the Costs of PROSECUTIONS, of other LEGAL PROCEEDINGS, and of PARLIAMENTARY AGENCY, in the Year ended 31st March 1906, showing the Surplus or Deficit upon each Sub-Head of the Vote.
CLASS 111.- continued
VOTE 1.-Law CHARGES, ENGLAND-continued.
EXPLANATION of the Causes of Variation between Expenditure and Grant.
A.- Part Allowance for office Disbursements unclaimed.
The Services provided for under these Sub-Heads are liable to fluctuate considerably, and the B.
Estimates, therefore, are necessarily approximate only. Sanction was given by Treasury Letters D.
23,812/05, 29/06 and 5,851/05 to incur excesses on Sub-Heads “D,”“F” and “JJ”; and covering E.
sanction to meet the total of such excesses out of savings on other Sub-Heads was given by F
Treasury Letter 20,682/06. C.- The preceding observation applies also to this Sub-Head, the payments during the year being mainly dependent upon the amount of, and the result of, litigation in which the various Departments represented by the Solicitor to the Treasury may be involved.
The expenditure under this Sub-Head is distributable among the several Departments and Matters as follows:
G.-The 0 following payments were made with Treasury Sanction from this Sub-Head, viz. :
H.- The Surplus on this Sub-Head is mainly attributable to the non-engagement of two additional Clerks for whom a provision of 4501. was made under the item “Personal Allowance for Clerks”; to savings on “Establishment Copying"; and to an unclaimed moiety of the amount provided for the Admiralty and War Office Agent at Malta.