§ SUPPLY considered in Committee.
§ (In the Committee.)
§ 1. Resolved, That a sum, not exceeding £79,829 2s. 7d., be granted to Her Majesty, to make good Excesses on Grants for the following Civil Services, for the year ended on the 31st day of March 1867: viz.—
|Office of Works, &c.||1,199||14||3|
|Inspectors of Factories, &c.||562||10||7|
|Printing and Stationery.||16,831||2||8|
|Law Charges, England||2,507||7||1|
|Admiralty Court Registry||243||1||7|
|Exchequer, Scotland, Legal Branch||393||10||1|
|Law Charges, Ireland||9,285||10||4|
|Bankruptcy Court, Ireland||1,182||0||0|
|Maintenance of Prisoners||17,774||13||0|
|Relief of Distressed British Seamen||16,942||17||7|
|Miscellaneous Expenses, formerly Civil Contingencies||241||1||0|
§ 2. Resolved, That a sum, not exceeding £8,381 1s. 1d., be granted to Her Majesty, to make good Excesses on the Grant for Salaries and Expenses of the Inland Revenue Department, for the year ended on the 31st day of March 1867.
§ 3. Resolved, That a sum, not exceeding £1,089 13s. 8d., be granted to Her Majesty, to make good Excesses on the Grant for the Post Office Packet Service, for the year ended on the 31st day of March 1867.
§ £134,000, Civil Services, Supplementary Estimate, 1867–8.
§ MR. CHILDERS
complained that there had been a departure from the Treasury Minute in this respect, and asked for an explanation. The proceeding was irregular, and the Supplementary Estimate ought to be included in the regular Estimates of 1868–9.
§ THE CHANCELLOR OF THE EXCHEQUER
agreed that the charges of the Civil Service should, as a rule, be defrayed out of the money voted during the current year. The excess in this case, however, was occasioned by the expenditure under several Acts of Parliament passed during last year. Thus, there were the expenses of the Boundary Commission, the Railway Commission, and the Trades' Union Commission, and, above all, the expenses arising out of Fenian prosecutions. These charges made the demand upon the Civil Contingencies Fund greater than it could 1794 bear. The Government had only taken the constitutional course in laying the Supplementary Estimate on the table.
§ 4. Resolved, That a Supplementary Sum, not exceeding £134,000, be granted to Her Majesty, for the following Civil Services, which will come in course of payment in the year ending on the 31st day of March 1868: viz.—
|Inspectors of Factories, &c.||5,000|
|Law Charges, England||11,000|
|Law Charges, Ireland||36,000|
|Court of Chancery, Ireland||14,000|
|Maintenance of Prisoners||12,000|
|Local Dues under Treaties of Reciprocity||11,000|
|Cape Haytien Bombardment—Compensation||4,000|
|Shannon River Survey||6,000|
§ House resumed.
§ Resolutions to be reported To-morrow;
§ Committee to sit again To-morrow.
§ House adjourned at Two o'clock.