§ Resolutions reported: —
§ 1. Whereas it appears by the Navy Appropriation Account for the year ending the 31st day of March, 1906, and the statement appended thereto, that the aggregate expenditure on Navy Services has not exceeded the aggregate sums appropriated for those Services, but that, as shown in the schedule hereto appended, the total differences between the Exchequer Grants for Navy Services and the net expenditure are as follows viz.: —
§ And whereas it is expedient that the application of so much of the said total surpluses on certain Grants for Navy Services as is necessary to cover the said total deficits on other Grants for Navy Services be sanctioned.
§ 1. "That the application of such sums be sanctioned.''1133
|Number of Vote.||Navy Services, 1905–6. Votes.||Differences between Exchequer Grants and Net Expenditure|
|1||Wages, etc., of Officers, Seamen, and Boys, Coast Guard, and Royal Marines||—||163,909||1||8|
|2||Victualling and Clothing for the Navy||18,072||14||10||—|
|3||Medical Establishments and Services||12,042||10||4||—|
|7||Royal Naval. Reserves||35,539||13||0||—|
|8||Shipbuilding, Repairs, Maintenance, &c.:|
|III. Contract Work-||46,417||6||4||—.|
|10||Works, Buildings, and Repairs, at Home and Abroad||106,664||13||1||—|
|11||Miscellaneous Effective Services||17,471||4||2||—|
|13||Half Pay, Reserved and Retired Pay||—||31,897||17||8|
|14||Naval and Marine Pensions, Gratuities, and Compassionate Allowances||4,802||6||3||—|
|15||Civil Pensions and Gratuities||—||9,550||10||4|
|—||Amount written off as irrecoverable||—||2,565||5||1|
|Net Surplus||£237,758 19 2|
§ MR. VICTOR CAVENDISH (Derbyshire, W.)
said he ventured respectfully to protest against this very important Resolution being taken at this hour in the morning. He thanked the Chancellor of the Exchequer for having taken what hә believed was a perfectly constitutional step in asking the Public Accounts Committee to consider in a new and revised form, not only the Appropriation Account but also the form in which the Account was placed before the House. But at that hour it was impossible that the House could discuss the matter properly. He hoped next year the Government would arrange matters in a way which would afford opportunity for criticising the Resolution. He did not know what arrangements had been come to, but perhaps this Resolution could be taken tomorrow.
§ MR. GEORGE WHITELEY (Yorkshire, W. R., Pudsey)
said the resolution was taken by agreement with the right hon. Gentleman the Member for West Somerset, and he saw no need to depart from that agreement.
§ MR. RUNCIMAN (Dewsbury)
said the right hon. Gentlemen himself was responsible for exactly the same procedure when Secretary to the Treasury in 1905. He found, by reference to Hansard, that the Resolution was taken after midnight on that occasion.
§ MR. LEIF JONES (Westmoreland, Appleby)
pressed on the Government that a day and not a night should be given to the Public Accounts Committee Report.
§ II. Whereas it appears by the Army Appropriation Account for the year ending 31st March, 1906, and the statement appended thereto, that the aggregate expenditure on Army Services has not exceeded the aggregate sums appropriated for those services, but that, as shown in the Schedule hereto appended, the total differences between the Exchequer Grants for Army Services and the net expenditure are as follows, viz: —
|Number of Vote.||Army Services, 1905–6. Votes.||Differences between Exchequer Grants and Net Expenditure.|
|1||Pay, &c, of Army||256,166||18||10||—|
|2||Medical Establishment: Pay, &c.||25,504||11||11||—|
|3||Militia: Pay, Bounty, &c.||66,162||14||8||—|
|4||Imperial Yeomanry: Pay and Allowances||40,604||8||11||—|
|5||Volunteer Corps: Pay and Allowances||—||613||19||1|
|6||Quarterings, Transport, and Remounts||187,279||4||7||—|
|7||Supplies and Clothing||415,222||14||10||—|
|8||Ordnance Department Establishments and General Stores||122,089||1||7||—|
|9||Armaments and Engineer Stores||100,865||18||11||—|
|10||Works and Buildings||155,563||4||9||—|
|11||Establishments for Military Education||7,038||12||2||—|
|12||Miscellaneous Effective Services||7,910||10||0||—|
|13||War Office and Army Accounts Department||—||3,936||14||1|
|14||Non-effective Charges for Officers, &.||11,597||0||8||—|
|15||Non-effective Charges for Men, &.||—||41,452||12||3|
|16||Civil Superannuation, Compensation, Compassionate Allowances, &Gratuities||—||6,428||3||9|
|Net Surplus||£1,334,136 17 10|
§ Whereupon Mr. Speaker, pursuant to the Order of the House of the 26th day1136
§ And whereas it is expedient that the application of so much of the said total surpluses on certain Grants for Army Services as is necessary to cover the said total deficits on other Grants for Army Services- be sanctioned.
§ 2. "That the application of such sums be sanctioned."
§ of July last, adjourned the House without Question put.
§ Adjourned at six minutes before Three o'clock, a.m.