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Class III.- continued.

VOTE 1.

LAW CHARGES, ENGLAND.

REPORT OF THE COMPTROLLER AND AUDITOR GENERAL.

Excess.

New Sub-
Head.

1. EXPENDITURE in excess of the Estimate has taken place under Sub-Heads D. and F.

2. A new Sub-Head (JJ.) has been introduced into the Account, under Treasury sanction, for the purpose of recording a loss by fraud of two sums of public money, amounting to 7l. 128. -d., teniporarily in the custody of Officers of the Department.

3. The Amount to be Surrendered is, as shown by the Account, 8,7551. 98. 4.l.

Surplus.

8. d.

Grant (Gross)

£. 87,952

Expenditure (Gross)

80,800 7 3

Net Surplus - £. 7,151 12 9
Add,
Appropriations in Aid realised in excess of the Estimate 1,603 16

Total Amount to be Surrendered

• £. 8,755 9 4

John A. Kempe, Comptroller and Auditor General.

CLASS III.—continued.

VOTE 2.

MISCELLANEOUS LEGAL EXPENSES.

ACCOUNT of the Sum Expended, compared with the Sum Granted, for certain MISCELLANEOUS

LEGAL EXPENSES, including Grants in Aid of the Expenses of the Incorporated Law Societies of England and Ireland, in the Year ended 31st March 1906, showing the Surplus or Deficit. upon each Sub-Head of the Vote.

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Estimated Amount of Extra Receipts payable to the Exchequer (Stamps)
Amount of Receipts realised in 1305-6 and paid over to the Exchequer-

£. S. d. 260 177 17 6

CLASS III. continued.

VOTE 2.-MISCELLANEOUS LEGAL EXPENSES—continued.

EXPLANATION of the Causes of Variation between Expenditure and Grant.

A.—It is in possible to make an accurate estimate of these expenses, which vary from year to year.

B.---The excess is due to expenditure incurred in an attempt to obtain Extradition from the United States.

C.- The Expenditure for Clerical assistance was below the Estimate.

D.- The provision under this Sub-Head is mainly for expenditure in respect of cases requiring to be heard in Scotland or Ireland. No such cases occurred in the year 1905-6.

E.-- Cannot be accurately estimated.
F., G, H., I.-It is impossible to foresee the number and duration of these Inquiries.

EXTRA RECEIPTS.-Stamps. These receipts cannot be accurately estimated.

The Surplus of 1,3091. 11s. 6d., shown on the Account of the Vote “Miscellaneous Legal Expenses,” for the year ended 31st March 1905, has been surrendered. Treasury,

W. Blain, 27 November 1906.

Accounting Officer

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

John A. Kempe,
W. M. Martin.

Comptroller and Auditor General.

VOTE 2.

REPORT OF THE COMPTROLLER AND AUDITOR GENERAL.

Excess.

1. Expenditure in excess of the Estimate has taken place under Sub-Head B.

Sub-Head A.

2. The Expenditure incurred under Sub-Head A, “ Repayments to Sheriffs,” is not examined in detail in my Department; Officers are specially appointed for that purpose by the Treasury under the provisions of 50 and 51 Vic. c. 55, s. 22.

Surplus.

3. The Amount to be Surrendered is, as shown by the Account, 1,7991. 168. 7d.

8. d.

Grant (Gross)
Expenditure (Gross)

£.
62,247
60,447 92

Net Surplus

£. 1,799 10 10
Add,-
Appropriations in Aid realised in excess of the Estimate £. - 5 9

Total Amount to be Surrendered

£. 1,799 16 7

John A. Kempe, Comptroller and Auditor General.

CLASS III.continued.

VOTE 3.

SUPREME COURT OF JUDICATURE.

ACCOUNT of the Sum Expended, compared with the Sum Granted, to pay such of the Salaries

and Expenses of the SUPREME COURT OF JUDICATURE as are not charged upon the Consolidated Fund, in the Year ended 31st March 1906, showing the Surplus or Deficit upon each Sub-Head of the Vote.

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Amount of Extra Receipts realised in 1905-6, and paid over to the Exchequer

£. 335.

CLASS III.—continued.

VOTE 3.- SUPREME COURT OF JUDICATURE-continued.

EXPLANATION of the Causes of Variation between Expenditure and Grant.

A.-Saving arising from changes in Establishments, and from promotions and new appointments at initial rates of salary.

B. and C.-These excesses were mainly caused by the business of the Midland, South Wales, and Chester Circuits not being finished in time for payment of the Accounts in the year 1904-5. This expenditure depends upon the duration of the Assizes.

D.-The Remuneration of “District Registrars paid by Fees” was less than anticipated.
E.-Saving arising from vacancies during the year.
F.-This Expenditure varies according to the amount of business in the Courts.
G.–The expenses of the Lunacy Visitors were less than anticipated.
H.-Casual variation between Estimate and Expenditure.
I.-Nil. No petitions were presented during the year.
K.-An allowance, on promotion of a Clerk to the First Class, ceased to be payable.

L.–These receipts fluctuate considerably, according to the amount of business in the various Offices of the Supreme Court, and cannot be more closely forecast.

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Royal Courts of Justice.-Fees for Courts, Arbitration Rooms, &c.

1,000

1,135 1 8

Miscellaneous

244 79

£.

52,400

59,574 12 6

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