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CLASS II. continued.
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY FOR SCOTLAND.
ACCOUNT of the Sum Expended, compared with the Sum Granted, for the Salaries and Expenses
of the Office of His Majesty's SECRETARY FOR SCOTLAND, and Subordinate Office, Expenses under the Inebriates Acts 1879–1900, and Expenses under the Private Legislation Procedure (Scotland) Act, 1899, including a Grant in Aid of the Congested Districts (Scotland) Fund, in the Year ended 31st March 1906, showing the Surplus or Deficit upon each Sub-Head of the Vote.
Amount of Extra Receipts realised in the Year 1905-6, and paid over to Exchequer
977 11 8
Estimated amount of Receipts under the Alkali Acts, 1881 and 1892
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY FOR SCOTLAND.
REPORT OF THE COMPTROLLER AND AUDITOR GENERAL.
1. Expenditure in excess of the Estimate has taken place under Sub-Head C.
2. The Amount to be Surrendered is, as shown by the Account, 2,2011. 168. -d.
£. Grant (Gross)
38,413 Expenditure (Gross)
- 36,322 8 Net Surplus
£ 2,090 19 4 Add,Appropriations in Aid realised in excess of the Estimate
110 16 8 Total Amount to be Surrendered
£. 2,201 16
CONGESTED DISTRICTS BOARD (SCOTLAND) FUND. 3. This Account, which includes the Grant in Aid provided under Sub-Head E., has been audited in my Department, and is appended.
4. The balance on the whole account, which at 31st March 1905, stood at 13,4061. 98. 2d., had risen at the close of this Account to 20,0061. 168. 10d.
5. Syre School.-With reference to the opinion expressed in the Second Report of the Committee of Public Accounts, 1906, upon the proposed Grant of 2501. towards the erection of this school, I may state that in their Minute of 21st December 1906, the Treasury have asked the Secretary for Scotland for his observations upon the point raised.
6. Technical Education.—Further expenditure has taken place during the year 1905-6 in the three kinds of instruction for Girls and Boys, to which attention was drawn in paragraph 6 of my Report of last year. It is understood from the Minutes of a meeting of the Congested Districts Board, held on 2nd May 1906, that aid would be continued to lads to whom offers had been made, but that, pending the decision of the Committee of Public Accounts, the admission of more boys would be deferred. The Training Home for Girls at Aberdeen was to be continued on its present footing during the vear 1906-7. The Committee, although they dealt with the Syre School referred to in the preceding paragraph, expressed no opinion on the expenditure under this head.
7. Loan Repayments.—In September 1904, a sum of 351. was paid to a Crofter of Scadabay, Harris, as an advance in respect of a total Loan of 501. No repayment having taken place, enquiry was made at local audit and it
then ascertained that by the terms of the Agreement the Loan was to be repayable “ beginning at the first term of Whitsun Day or Martinmas, first occurring after the whole advance had been made." As the Crofter declines to receive the balance, the Board are, presumably, unable under this Deed to enforce the repayment of the advance of 357. The form of Agreement in such cases has since been revised.
CROFTERS' COLONISATION. 8. My remarks on the expenditure of the Colonisation Board will be found under the Vote for Temporary Commissions, Class VII., Vote 1.
John A. Kempe, Comptroller and Auditor General.
VOTE 27.-OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY FOR SCOTLAND—continued.
CONGESTED DISTRICTS BOARD (SCOTLAND) FUND.
ACCOUNT of Receipts and Payments under the Congested Districts (Scotland) Act, 1897,60 & 61 Vict., c. 53,
for the Year ended 31st March 1906.
FISHERY BOARD FOR
BOARD FOR SCOTLAND.
ACCOUNT of the Sum Expended, compared with the Sum Granted, to pay the Salaries and
Expenses of the FISHERY BOARD for SCOTLAND, and for Grants in Aid of Piers or Quays, in the Year ended 31st March 1906, showing the Surplus or Deficit upon each Sub-Head of the Vote.
Estimated Amount of Extra Receipts payable to Exchequer
6,736 16 10