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8. d.
Purchase of Freeholds of 50,230

Police Courts.
Purchase of Sites for New 39,278 10

Courts.
Improvements to existing 3,900

Courts.
Erection of New Police Courts 51,576 6 3
Discount on issue of Metro. 9,118 17

politan Police Debenture

Stock.
Investment of Premium in 2,750
Sinking Fund.

3,778 39

55,354 10 9,118 17

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£. 156,853 13 3

£. 152,750

160,631 17

3,778 3 9

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CLASS III. continued.

VOTE 7.

PRISONS, ENGLAND AND THE COLONIES.

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

the Prisons in ENGLAND, WALES, and the COLONIES, in the Year ended 31st March 1906, showing the Surplus or Deficit upon each Sub-Head of the Vote.

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PRISONS, &c.
D.-Pay and Allowances of Officers, including

Uniform
F.-Clothing, Bedding, Furniture, &c. ·

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G.-Medicines, Surgical Instruments, &c.
H.-Gratuities to Prisoners and Charities
I.—Lighting, Water, Cleaning Articles, &c. -
K.-Rent, &c.
L.-Escort and Conveyance -
M.-New Buildings and Alterations, &c.
N.-Ordinary Repairs of Buildings
0.-Fine Fund
P.—Travelling and Removal Expenses of

Officers
Q.-Incidental Expenses
R.- Maintenance of Criminal Lunatics

352,836
118,850
44,000

3,000
12,100
32,200

910 64,000 81,931 21,000

150

341,965 6 3 10,870 13 9
108,613 11 5 10,236 8 7
42,321 6 5 1,678 13 7

2,697 11 1 302 8 11
12,867 4
31,428 13 11 771 6 i

773 12 5 136
58,7R0 11 31 5,219 8 8

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CLASS III.—continued.

VOTE 7.-- PRISONS, ENGLAND AND THE COLONIES—continued.

EXPLANATION of the Causes of the Variation between Expenditure and Grant.
A.-Salaries.--Due to unexpected changes in the Head Office Staff.
B.-- Travelling Erpenses.---Less travelling than anticipated.

C.-Incidental Expenses.—Some advertising of contracts, which occurred near the end of the year, and which was provided for in the Estimate, was not paid for until the commencement-of the current year The remaining saving was incidental to Estimate.

D.--Puy anıl Allowances, &c.—It was not necessary to appoint all the officers taken for, the daily average population being 1,386 less than estimated. Certain additional cell accommodation, for which staff was provided, did not become available during the year. Marriage Gratuities were paid as shown in annexed list.

E.- Victualiing.—The daily average population being less than provided for accounts for the greater portion of this saving. The cost for food, &c., also worked out at rather less per head than anticipated.

F.-Clothing, &c.—The saving was due to the smaller number of prisoners to be provided for. A larger saving would have been effected, but the actual average cost per head was slightly higher than the Estimate.

G.-Addicines, dc.- The diminution in the number of prisoners as compared with Estimate, and a slight reduction in the actual cost per head, account for this saving.

H.--Gratuities, dr.--Due to increased grants to Discharged Prisoners' Aid Societies, and also to the larger gratuities which were earned by convicts in long sentence division.

I.- Lighting, &c.—Saving due to smaller numbers, modified by the actual cost per head being rather higher than was estimated.

K.- Rent, dr.-A house for which rent had been provided in the Estimate was purchased, and so rent was saved. Another house, for the rent of which provision was made, was not taken.

L.Escort, &c.—Due partly to smaller numbers than estimated for, and partly to the increased accommodation, rendering fewer transfers of prisoners necessary.

M.–New Buildings, &c.— Explanation attached.
N.-Ordinary Repairs, dc.--Incidental to Estimate.
0.Fine Fund.—This is regulated by the amount of fines levied upon the officers.
P.-Trurelling, &c.-Fewer transfers of officers than anticipated.

Q.- Incidental Expenses.- Incidental to Estimate. The actual cost per head was slightly higher than estimated. A payment of 201. was made under this Sub-Head to A. G. Cattrell

, an ex-prisoner, as compensation for illegal treatment in Lewes Prison, and 501. to his solicitors for costs, under Treasury Tuthority of 28/6 05 (No. 1)

R.--Maintenance of Criminal Lunatics.— The number of criminal lunatics has increased more rapidly than anticipated

S.- Maintenance of Invalids, dc.- A steadily diminishing charge.

T.—Loss by Fraud. — The Governor of St. Albans Prison embezzled public money in his charge to the extent of 2851. 58. 4 d., for which he has been tried and sentenced to three years penal servitude. The Treasury, by their letter of 18th May, 1906 (No. ***), authorised the raising of this Sub-Head. A saving under Sub-Head D, Pay, &c., has occurred by the non-issue to the Governor of salary amounting to 87. 78. 3.1., due to him at the time of his absconding.

U.- Appropriations in Aid.—The receipts were larger than anticipated owing to the number of prisoners employed on work for the Manufacturing Department being higher than ever before ; but, owing to the dearth of orders from Government Departments, many were employed on work which did not necessitate the purchase of raw material, consequently the Expenditure was less than was estimated.

EXTRA REMUNERATION. Fees paid by Coroners to certain Medical Officers, whose salaries are charged under D., are included in Q. A Second Class Clerk has received a gratuity of 60l. in connection with Registration work.

The total amount of fines abated from Officers' pay was 741. 10s. 6d. The cost of the maintenance of convicts employed on the Admiralty Works was 8,4491. 2s. 11d., and on War Office Works was 4,7281. Os. 8d.

The Surplus of 15,8281. 11s. 6d., shown on the Account of the Vote “Prisons, England and the Colonies ” for the year ended 31st March 1905, has been surrendered.

E. Ruggles-Brise,

Accounting Officer.

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

John A. Kempe, Examined,

Comptroller and Auditor General. H. J. Bidwell.

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CLASS III.—continued.

VOTE 7.-PRISONS, ENGLAND AND THE COLONIES-continued.

M.—NEW BUILDINGS AND ALTERATIONS.-Expenditure, 1905–1906.

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75 Incidental to Estimate.

('asual variation in connection with

the employment of prison labour. In this case, work did not progress as fast as was expected. The Expenditure in 1904-05 9,6071., leaving a balance of 6,8931. of the original Estimate 16,5001., of which only 5,938l. was expended during 1905-06. The balance of 9551. is due to the lowness of Con.

tractor's Tender. Saving due to the fact that prison

labour was not available as soon as,

nor to the extent, anticipated. 364 The amount expended in 1904-05

(5,936l.) added to the current year's Expenditure, produces 13,5001., which is only 3001. in excess of the

Estimate (13,2001.) 255 Casual variation in connection with

the employment of prison lahour. In this case more work was done

than was expected. Saving due to bad weather bindering

progress. Saving due to postponement of work,

owing to the necessity for non-inter. ference with the Heating Appai atus during the Autumn, which would have been involved if the work had

proceeded. 770 | 7561. for replacing dangerous windows

at Stafford was approved by Treas. ury Letter 2900;06, dated 19/2/06. Excess incidental to Estimate.

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1,450 1,4?21. for providing accommodation

for Juvenile Adults was approved by Treasury Letter 22867/05, dated 15/12/05. Excess incidental to

Estimate. 955 9501. for providing accommodation for

Juvenile Adults was approved by Treasury Letter 22867/05, dated 15/12/05.

Excess incidental to Estimate. 292 1:281. for providing accommodation for

Juvenile Adults was approved by Treasury Letter22867705, dareil 15/12/05. Saving is difference between Estimate and Tender, which

was low. 1,605 2,0521. for providing accommodation

for Juvenile Adults was approved by Treasury Letter 22867/05, dated 15/12/05. Saving is difference be. tween Estimate and Tender, which

was low. 125 | Due to the necessity for the execution

of unforeseen work. 2,576 3,6001. for purchase of land and erec

tion of cottages at Maidstone, approved by Treasury Letter 21053/05, dated 15/11/05. Saving effected through work not being started soon

enough to complete during year. 55 Ca-ual variations.

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IV Sanitary Services
V

Workshops and Stores VI Hospitals :

1,000

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2: Various Prisons in small sums

VII Security
VIII Miscellaneous

£. 81,931-83,986Net Excess

2,049

Total £.

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CLASS III. continued.

VOTE 7.-PRISONS, ENGLAND AND THE COLONIES—continued.

ABSTRACT STATEMENT of the MANUFACTURING ACCOUNTS of PRISONS in ENGLAND and WALES,

for the Year ended 31st March 1906. Dr.

Cr.

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* The connection between Net Profit (25,3502. 148. 1142.), as per Manufacturing Accounts, 1905-1906, and Net Receipts iu respect of manufacturing operations (20,1661. 118. 11fd.), as per Appropriation Account, is shown as follows :

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