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m
REPORT
OF THE
Comptroller-General
OF THE PROVINCE OF
BRITISH COLUMBIA
1937-1938
PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF THE "AUDIT ACT,'
CHAPTER 19, R.S.B.C. 1936
PRINTED  BY
AUTHORITY OF THE LEGISLATIVE  ASSEMBLY.
VICTORIA,   B.C. :
Printed by Charles F. Banfield, Printer to the King's Most Excellent Majesty.
1937.
m  To His Honour Eric Werge Hamber,
Lieutenant-Governor of the Province of British Columbia.
May it please Your Honour :
The undersigned has the honour to present to Your Honour statements
of the Comptroller-General pursuant to the provisions of the "Audit Act,"
chapter 19, R.S.B.C. 1936.
Respectfully submitted.
JOHN HART,
Minister of Finance.
Department of Finance,
Victoria, 26th October, 1937. VICTORIA, 26th October, 1937.
Hon. John Hart,
Minister of Finance.
SIR,—I have the honour to submit for the information of the Legislative
Assembly, pursuant to the provisions of the " Audit Act," chapter 19, R.S.B.C.
1936, as follows :—
(A.)   Statement of Treasury Board Overrulings (section 35).
(B.)   Statement of Expenditures on Services which have exceeded their
Appropriations (clause (b) of section 36).
(C.)  Statement of Payments charged against the 1936-37 Appropriations
which did not occur within the Period of the Account (clause (e) of section 36).
(D.)   Statement of Special Warrants issued (subsection (4) of section 24).
(E.)   Statement showing the Revenue and Expenditure for the First Six
Months of the Present Fiscal Year, viz., from 1st April to 30th September, 1937
(clause (a) of section 42) :—
(1.)  Revenue.
(2.)  Expenditure (charged to Income).
(3.)  Expenditure (charged to Loans).
(4.)   Unemployment Relief Fund—Appropriations.
(5.)   Unemployment Relief Fund—Expenditure.
I have the honour to be,
Sir,
Your obedient servant,
J. A. CRAIG, C.A.,
Comptroller-General. COMPTROLLER-GENERAL'S REPORT.
(A.)
TREASURY BOARD OVERRULINGS.
Nil. DD 6
COMPTROLLER-GENERAL'S REPORT, 1937-38.
(B.)
UNPROVIDED ITEMS IN EXPENDITURE FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDED
31st MARCH, 1937.
STATEMENT of Expenditures on Services which have exceeded their Appropriations from
1st April, 1936, to 31st March, 1937, and for which Overexpenditure the Sanction of
Parliament is required.
Vote
No.
Service.
Total
Appropriation.
Total
Expenditure.
Over-
expended.
2
$103,305.00
$108,043.82
$4,738.82
3
Premier's Office —     —   ..
Department of Agriculture.
22,902.50
24,347.07
1,444.57
4
11,064.96
31,926.70
4,220.84
11,147.88
32,643.85
4,232.77
82.92
5
717.15
13
11.93
Department of the Attorney-General.
26
26,431.08
8,587.50
3,355.00
111,359.82
197,418.34
84,400.00
20,000.00
20,000.00
26,468.95
8,790.44
3,367.91
111,577.29
201,049.02
97,864.59
36,176.56
29,666.04
37.87
31
32
Official Administrator, Vancouver —   _	
202.94
12.91
33
217.47
37
3,630.68
38
40
41
Administration of Justice   	
Constitutional Litigation and General Law Costs
Destruction of Predatory Animals and Birds
13,464.59
16,176.56
9,666.04
Department of Education.
52
32,915.70
2,215,000.00
40,886.33
2,219,182.58
7,970.63
54
4,182.58
Department of Finance.
68
12,064.92
45,492.50
13,031.14
47,382.06
966.22
75
1,889.56
Department of Lands.
102
10,000.00
10,027.09
27.09
Department of Mines.
112
17,244.96
17,621.27
376.31
Department of Municipal Affairs.
124
14,426.86
14,541.98
115.12
Department of the Provincial Secretary.
125
7,270.00
29,094.32
9,466.92
6,102.50
950,000.00
18,482.07
132,500.00
9,000.00
259,363.06
29,288.00
24,197.14
31,316.50
7,467.47
29,094.40
9,524.56
6,239.22
1,018,020.15
18,530.09
167,331.15
9,722.90
265,693.81
30,547.12
24,363.93
32,004.36
197.47
127a
.08
129
57.64
130
136.72
134
68,020.15
48.02
146
147
148
In Aid of Destitute Poor and Sick	
Burial of Indigent Persons   	
34,831.15
722.90
150
Provincial Board of Health 	
6,330.75
1,259.12
152
Home for the Aged     ._
153
Provincial Home, Kamloops 	
166.79
157
687.86
Department of Public Works.
160
Minister's Office   	
10,965.96
171,666.40
151,309.76
11,990.31
173,354.38
153,697.30
1,024.35
1,687.98
161
Administration  _    ._ _
162
Maintenance    of    Parliament    Buildings    and
Grounds  	
2.387.54
$4,832,139.31
$5,015,629.79
$183,490.48 COMPTROLLER-GENERAL'S REPORT, 1937-38.
DD 7
(C.)
STATEMENT OF PAYMENTS CHARGED AGAINST 1937-38 APPROPRIATIONS
WHICH DID NOT OCCUR WITHIN THE PERIOD OF THE ACCOUNT.
Vote
No.
Date of Service.
Name.
Particulars.
Amount.
9
9
9
10
25
35
35
35
35
35
35
35
35
35
35
37
38
38
38
38
38
38
38
39
39
39
39
39
39
40
41
50
62 (6)
62 (b)
62 (6)
62 (6)
62 (6)
62 (b)
62 (b)
62 (6)
62 (b)
62 (b)
73
93
93
93
93
93
142
143
143
Feb., 1937	
Feb.-March, 1937	
March, 1937  _.
March, 1937 	
March, 1937	
Sept., 1936. 	
Sept., 1936	
Sept., 1936	
Oct., 1936-April, 1937
Sept., 1936-Feb., 1937
Oct., 1936  	
Dec, 1936 	
Jan., 1937	
Jan., 1937 	
Jan., 1937 	
July, 1936 	
Sept., 1936  —
Sept., 1936	
Feb., 1937 	
March, 1937 	
March, 1937	
March, 1937  _
March, 1937	
Aug., 1936	
Aug., 1936  ._
Aug., 1936	
Aug., 1936	
Aug., 1936 J	
Aug., 1936  	
Aug., 1936	
Feb., 1937  ______
March, 1937..... -_,.__
Oct., 1936 -  	
March, 1937	
March, 1937 	
March, 1937 	
March, 1937  	
March, 1937 	
March, 1937__ 	
March, 1937	
March, 1937  ....._
March, 1937	
Feb., 1937 	
April, 1936	
Feb., 1937  	
Feb., 1937	
March, 1937 _._
March, 1937	
Feb., 1937  _._...
Dec, 1936  _.
Jan., 1937 .  	
Northwestern Creamery, Ltd.
B.C. Drugs, Ltd 	
Newtclare Garage  	
W. 0. Harper   	
B.C. Telephone Co. 	
General Auto Sales, Ltd. 	
Const. R. J. Meek 	
F. C. Callison 	
Hudson's Bay Co.  	
London Canada Insurance Co.
Eastman Kodak Stores, Ltd. .
Imperial Oil, Ltd. 	
B.C. Telephone Co.  	
Canadian National Rlys. 	
W. F. Bailey  	
Barrington Transportation Co.
L. H. Jackson   	
Hotel Georgia   	
Dr. J. H. Moore __ 	
H.   G.   Hinton,   Marjorie   Hughes,
A.  D.  Macfarlane,  and  J.  H.  D.
Benson
Gurdit Singh     	
D. F. Saunders   	
Meehan Singh _._   	
E. Fitzpatrick 	
Oscar L. Anderson   	
W. D. MacNarma _   	
Casey Ford    	
Sambo Liard     _
Beal  Carlick 	
King's Printer   ___
Fritz Anderson    _ 	
J. E. Brown   	
Board of School Trustees, Victoria
Hyde Transfer  _
Alberta Lumber Co., Ltd.
Board   of   School   Trustees,   West
Vancouver
Gordon Martin ....   	
Jones Tent & Awning, Ltd _.___._
Canadian Bakeries, Ltd. 	
Board   of    School    Trustees,   Vancouver
Seaforth Highlanders of Canada ...
Receiver-General of Canada 	
John Dybhavn   	
Salmon Arm Observer 	
Corporation of City of Kamloops ...
T. H. Waters Co., Ltd.  	
Book   &   Stationery   Co.,
Victoria
Ltd. ...
King's Printer  	
Commissioner of B.C. Police
Dr. R. J. Wride 	
Gault Bros., Ltd. 	
Material  	
Drugs 	
Storage  	
Seed-cleaning    Machine 	
Tolls 	
Rep'air  	
Travelling expense _
Services  	
Packing and express
Insurance 	
Films   	
Gasoline   	
Exchange  and longdistance 	
Transportation   	
Travelling  expenses
Freight    	
Services  	
Maintenance of jurors 	
Services 	
Services   	
Services 	
Services 	
Services 	
Services 	
Services  	
Services  	
Services 	
Services  ...
Services 	
Stationery 	
Cougar bounty 	
Travelling expenses
Rental   of   gymnasium 	
Cartage 	
Lumber   for
ment 	
Rental   of   gymnasium 	
Services 	
Material __ 	
Bread 	
Rental   of   gymnasium 	
Services 	
Services   	
Services    	
Advertising  	
Thawing charge .....
Labour  and  materials 	
equip-
Albums 	
Stationery
Transportation
Services  	
Wool blankets _
$1.96
6.14
5.00
153.00
.53
35.90
152.00
24.50
90.28
18.04
23.65
13.62
3.34
8.60
5.00
3.85
9.50
921.40
6.00
18.00
6.00
23.40
8.25
9.00
3.00
3.00
1.50
1.50
1.50
149.50
20.00
3.00
122.50
14.75
22.10
42.00
6.00
25.99
5.85
150.00
95.45
46.06
45.00
4.56
4.00
57.90
1.25
18.25
19 30
10.00
12.45 DD 8
COMPTROLLER-GENERAL'S REPORT, 1937-38.
Statement of Payments charged against the 1937-38 Appropriations—Continued.
Vote
No.
Date of Service.
Name.
Particulars.
Amount.
143
143
146 (a)
146 (a)
146 (a)
146 (e)
146 (d)
146 (e)
146 (e)
146 (e)
146 (e)
146 (e)
157
158
160
160
160
160
160
160
160
160
160
160
160
160
160
160
160
160
160
160
160
160
160
162
162
Statutory
Statutory
Statutory
Statutory
Statutory
Statutory
Statutory
Statutory
Statutory
Statutory
Statutory
Statutory
Statutory
Statutory
Statutory
Statutory
Statutory
Statutory
Statutory
Jan.-June, 1937	
Feb.-March, 1937	
Jan-March, 1937	
Jan-March, 1937	
March, 1937	
Jan.-March, 1937
Dec, 1936-March, 1937
Oct., 1936-March, 1937
Nov.-Dec, 1936	
Feb., 1937 	
March, 1937	
March, 1937	
Feb., 1937	
Jan., 1937 ...   	
Sept-Dec, 1936	
March, 1937	
Oct., 1936	
Nov., 1936	
Nov., 1936-March, 1937
Dec, 1936-March, 1937
Dec, 1936-Feb., 1937.-
Jan., 1937	
Jan.-March, 1937	
Jan.-March, 1937	
Jan.-March, 1937	
Jan.-March, 1937	
Jan.-March, 1937	
Feb., 1937	
March, 1937 	
March, 1937.. 	
March, 1937	
March, 1937	
March, 1937	
March, 1937	
March, 1937  	
Sept., 1936 	
Feb., 1937	
Nov., 1936 	
Nov., 1936 ._	
Dec, 1936-March, 1937
March. 1937    	
Jan.-March, 1937     . _
Aug., 1936-Jan., 1937
Aug., 1936-March, 1937
Nov., 1936-Feb., 1937
Jan., 1937   	
Nov., 1936  _       	
Feb.-March, 1937	
June, 1934 _ 	
Feb.-March, 1937	
Feb., 1937      	
March, 1937	
March, 1937.. 	
March, 1937  	
March, 1937______ _	
March, 1937	
Dr.  F. P. McNamee 	
Salmo-Ymir Meat Market, Ltd. _=_=
City Clerk, Kelowna 	
Dr.  G. A. Ootmar   .__.._
Dr. W. A. Drummond 	
J.  T.  Marshall   ...    	
Exclusive Ambulance Service 	
A. W. Evans   	
Cecil Hankinson, M.D. __ 	
Vancouver  General  Hospital 	
Miss  E. Tyre   ...'.	
American Medical Association 	
Home Oil Distributors, Ltd. 	
Northern Electric Co., Ltd.
Corporation Dist. of Maple Ridge
Corporation Dist. of Maple Ridge..
Jeffree & Jeffree, Ltd.  _ 	
C.P. Rly. Co. 	
Appledale General Store  	
Buerge's   Garage  	
Local Treasurer, C.P. Rly.  Co.
Home Oil Distributors, Ltd..
Imperial Oil, Ltd. 	
Slocan  Garage   	
E. H. Chase   	
Frank  Rushton   	
W.  Williams     	
General Motors Products, Ltd...
King's  Printer _     	
Nelson Daily News   	
Wilsons, Ltd.     _ 	
City Transfer & Warehouse Co.
Wm.  Clough  	
Forslund's Garage   _ 	
J. R.  Humphries     ..	
Johnson    Temperature    Regulating
Co.  of  Canada, Ltd.
Chas. E. Markle     ...       	
General  Steel Wares, Ltd. 	
General  Steel  Wares, Ltd  —
J. Pitcairn Hogg         _
George Touche & Co. 	
H.  I. Bird    ___              ...
Corporation of City of Ladysmith
Corporation of City of Vancouver
James  E. Dawson    	
Chong Wah         	
P.G.E. Rly. Co.
Union  Estates, Ltd. ... .  _.
Estate of Dr. H. P. Millard 	
Dr. J. P. Ellis _    _.
North Vancouver General Hospital
Drs. Mackenzie and Auld _ 	
St. Joseph's Hospital 	
Drs.   Gunn,   Hackney,   Shore,   and
Hobbins
Corporation of City of New Westminster
Dr.  G.  G. McKenzie ..
Services  	
Supplies      . 	
Expenses re Kelowna Health Unit...
Services   	
Services  	
Travelling  expenses
Ambulance-hire 	
Transportation 	
Services 	
Supplies  	
Transportation  	
Pamphlets  	
Gasoline  	
Heater   	
Labour  and   materials     __
Ditto  	
Right-of-way   	
Gasoline and oil	
Supplies   and   commission  	
Labour  and  materials  _ 	
Gasoline   	
Gasoline  and grease
Supplies  and  labour
Commission and supplies   ._ __
Supplies   	
Commission 	
Oil-pump   	
Stationery 	
Advertising _________	
Supplies 	
Hauling   ___
Powder   __
Commission and supplies   	
Welding 	
Parts  	
Extras  on  contract
Supplies 	
Supplies 	
Services   	
Services   	
Services  ___ __.
Direct relief 	
Direct relief 	
Direct relief  	
Direct relief     	
Transportation  __	
Nails ..	
Services 	
Services      	
Medical services 	
Services ...	
Medical services	
Services 	
Medical services 	
Services 	
$103.00
39.05
74.54
125.00
95.50
9.49
52.00
8.28
28.00
2.92
3.75
231.00
57.59
9.06
2,322.51
70.50
17.33
5.73
25.10
191.12
106.89
156.74
260.35
196.66
22.45
6.10
11.73
57.61
2.74
53.76
9.15
65.00
10.30
3.71
1.25
2.25
51.50
134.00
600.00
1,063.05
826.93
899.10
38.93
1,395.07
35.50
.40
3.28
3.22
33.00
62.00
1.50
51.00
5.25
50.00
125.00
23.00 COMPTROLLER-GENERAL'S REPORT, 1937-38.
DD 9
Statement of Payments charged against the 1937-38 Appropriations—Continued.
Vote
No.
Date of Service.
Name.
Particulars.
Amount.
Statutory
Statutory
Statutory
Statutory
Statutory
Statutory
Statutory
Statutory
Statutory
Statutory
Statutory
Statutory
Statutory
Statutory
Statutory
Statutory
Statutory
Statutory
March, 1937.. _-.
March, 1937 	
March, 1937... 	
March, 1937	
March, 1937  	
Dec, 1936      ...
Dec, 1936-Feb., 1937.
Dec, 1936-Jan., 1937
Jan., 1937	
Feb., 1937.. ._.__	
Feb., 1937- 	
Feb.-March, 1937	
Feb.-March, 1937 ....
March, 1937	
March, 1937- 	
Jan., 1937	
Feb., 1937  __..
Feb., 1937- 	
Dr. McCaffrey  	
Dr. H. C. McKenzie  	
Commissioner of B.C. Police
H. W. Hunter, M.D __	
J. C. Urquhart  	
C.P. Rly. Co. 	
C.P. Rly. Co.   	
Imperial Oil, Ltd.' __	
Super  Service  Garage
Gainer's, Ltd. 	
Cowichan Creamery Traders, Ltd..
C.P. Telegraphs   _ —	
Vancouver Sun —   _  .__.
Swift Canadian, Ltd.   __	
Gault Bros., Ltd.  !___.
C.P.  Rly.  Co.  __. 	
Wonder Lunch  	
Consolidated Truck Lines
Services    	
Services   	
Transportation  _ __
Services      _
Prescriptions  	
Transportation  	
Transportation   and
freight    	
Supplies   	
Transportation  	
Supplies   	
Supplies 	
Telegrams 	
Subscription   	
Supplies -   	
Clothing    _.
Freight   and   transportation  	
Meals -   _.
Freight    	
$5.00
5.00
10.20
50.00
.65
2.40
84.93
56.00
5.00
636.29
22.18
10.27
1.20
331.36
6.66
166.97
.75
1.00
$13,669.12 DD 10
COMPTROLLER-GENERAL'S REPORT, 1937-38.
(D.)
STATEMENT  OF  SPECIAL  WARRANTS  ISSUED  BETWEEN  THE   SESSIONS
OF 1936 AND 1937.
Date of
Approval.
No. of
Warrant.
Amount of
Warrant.
Expenditure.
Sept. 29, 1937	
April  14,  1937-
June  25,  1937-.
Oct.  19,  1937	
June  11,  1937—
TO MEET EXPENDITURE FOR THE FISCAL
YEAR  ENDING 31st  MARCH,  1938.
Department of Agriculture.
Grants   to   Vancouver   Exhibition   Association   and
B.C. Agricultural Association   	
Department of Finance.
Grant to City of Victoria towards 75th Anniversary
expenses    ■.      	
Department of Lands.
Expenses  incidental to  the visit of the  Governor-
General of  Canada     	
Expenses  incidental to  the visit of the  Governor-
General of Canada   	
Department of Agriculture.
Construction, operation, and maintenance of a public  sampling-works      	
$26,245.77
25,000.00
20,000.00
20,000.00
17,500.00
$26,245.77
25,000.00
20,000.00
10,165.56
14,028.98
$108,745,771  $95,440.31 COMPTROLLER-GENERAL'S REPORT, 1937-38.
DD 11
(E.)
(1.)
STATEMENT SHOWING THE REVENUE FOR THE FIRST SIX MONTHS OF THE
PRESENT FISCAL YEAR, VIZ., 1st APRIL TO 30th SEPTEMBER, 1937.
Estimated for
12 Months
ending 31st
March, 1938.
Service.
Revenue for 6 Months ended
30th September, 1937.
$12,000.00
Current Account.
Department of Agriculture:
$8,691.36
Department of the Attorney-General:
$7,751.94
46,939.50
25,990.15
$12,000.00
$12,000.00
95,000.00
50,000.00
5,000.00
Court Fees and Fines     	
212,000.00
122,813.28
1,772,502.67
9,233.16
130,010.91
56,892.20
195,282.63
585,300.54
15,877.50
11,190.43
3,744.75
7,372.65
3,873.55
17,868.50
3,394.12
3,410,000.00
55,000.00
210,000.00
90,000.00
314,300.00
"Motor-vehicle Act":
2,000,000.00
35,700.00
31,000.00
Annual   licences,   motor-vehicle    (except   motor-
«
Annual licences, chauffeurs 	
5,000.00
10,700.00
7,000.00
35,000.00
2,500.00
Department of Education:
$6,580,200.00
$895.00
3,016,038.48
$2,000.00
2,500.00
300.00
7.80
Department of Finance:
Dominion of Canada:
$4,800.00
$14,575.53
95,000.00
277,705.20
50,000.00
375,000.00
902.80
$29,151.06
190,000.00
555,410.40
Annual grant per capita    	
100,000.00
Annual grant for lands conveyed 	
750,000.00
Interim payment on account of annual subsidy.—
Amusement-tickets tax     	
$1,624,561.46
205,000.00
$812,280.73
113,748.16
49,071.66
239,365.95
1,730,943.28
4,703,170.84
100,000.00
Coal and coke tax   	
490,000.00
Fuel-oil tax  __„_
2,700,000.00
Gasoline tax   ___   	
6,200,000.00
Income and personal property tax ._       _._ .
19,080.00
Interest:
" Dyking Assessments Adjustment Act " 	
375,000.00
Miscellaneous   ___   	
177,930.60
Carried forward  _.   	
$11,713,641.46
$7,826,511.22
$3,025,632.64 DD 12
COMPTROLLER-GENERAL'S REPORT, 1937-38.
Statement of Revenue for the First Six Months of the Present Fiscal Year—Continued.
Estimated for
12 Months
ending 31st
March, 1938.
Service.
Revenue for 6 Months ended
30th September, 1937.
$11,713,641.46
1,450,000.00
400,000.00
500,000.00
50,000.00
140,000.00
140,000.00
11,000.00
610,000.00
750,000.00
20,000.00
50,000.00
5,000.00
$15,839,641.46
$110,000.00
$500.00
$500.00
$14,000.00
145,000.00
90,000.00
8,000.00
70,000.00
550,000.00
1,900,000.00
400,000.00
250,000.00
6,000.00
$3,433,000.00
$500.00
$400.00
70,000.00
200.00
140,000.00
$210,600.00
$600.00
Current Account—Continued.
Brought forward. 	
Department of finance—Continued.
Land taxes:
Real  property
Wild land, coal and timber lands
Mineral tax	
Poll tax 	
Probate fees 	
Races tax  	
Rents, miscellaneous	
Rural district school taxes
Succession duties 	
Trust deposits reverted to Crown	
Unworked Crown-granted mineral claims
Miscellaneous receipts 	
Department of Fisheries:
Fishing and canning licences ...
Department of Labour:
Elevator inspection and examination fees
Trades-schools registration fees 	
Department of Lands:
Grazing permits and fees
Land revenue, sundry 	
Land sales _   	
Survey fees and sale of maps
Timber leases   —
Timber licences 	
Timber royalties 	
Timber sales — 	
Water rentals and recording fees
Miscellaneous receipts   	
Legislation:
Private Bills fees
Department of Mines:
Bureau of Mines —
Free miners' certificates
Miners' examinations and certificates
Mining receipts, general 	
Department of Municipal Affairs:
Miscellaneous receipts 	
Carried forward—
$7,826,511.22  $3,025,632.64
1,301,702.73
355,139.05
445,924.13
51,470.00
105,927.19
169,219.30
5,160.88
525,689.85
466,740.96
40,566.62
1,874.06
$563.50
179.00
$7,722.53
56,769.74
49,800.85
6,173.68
30,445.46
302,430.07
1,031,900.99
316,598.92
81,920.38
4,327.26
$184.00
62,792.75
207.50
78,872.98
11,295,925.99
97,475.00
742.50
1,888,089.88
142,057.23
100.00
$16,450,023.24 COMPTROLLER-GENERAL'S REPORT, 1937-38.
DD 13
Statement of Revenue for the First Six Months of the Present Fiscal Year—Continued.
Estimated for
12 Months
ending 31st
March, 1938.
Service.
Revenue for 6 Months ended
30th September, 1937.
$20,000.00
24,000.00
10,000.00
500.00
$54,500.00
$55,000.00
5,000.00
$60,000.00
$2,000.00
60,000.00
$62,000.00
$26,368,341.46
$1,000.00
100,000.00
$101,000.00
$26,469,341.46
Current Account—Continued.
Brought forward  	
Department of the Provincial Secretary:
King's Printer (net profits)  	
Marriage licences  	
Vital statistics   	
Miscellaneous receipts 	
Department of Public Works:
Traffic control  	
Miscellaneous receipts 	
Department of Railways:
Inspection  fees 	
New Westminster Bridge tolls
Refunds of Expenditure:
Charged to Income ...
Charged to Loans 	
Total Revenue
$16,450,023.24
$15,008.00
6,315.21
177.00
$53,366.81
498.85
$1,099.25
32,878.78
21,500.21
53,865.66
33,978.03
$16,559,367.14
$598.34
58,398.16
58,996.50
$16,618,363.64 DD 14
COMPTROLLER-GENERAL'S REPORT, 1937-38.
(E.)
(2.)
STATEMENT SHOWING THE EXPENDITURE FOR THE FIRST SIX MONTHS
OF THE PRESENT FISCAL YEAR, VIZ., FROM 1st APRIL
TO 30th SEPTEMBER, 1937.
Estimated for
12 Months
ending 31st
March, 1938.
No. of
Vote.
Service.
Expenditure for 6 Months
ended 30th September, 1937.
$7,193,195.58
907,200.00
224,052.00
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
Stat.
Stat.
Stat.
Stat.
25
26
27
28
29
30
Current Account.
Public Debt:
Interest, Premium, and Exchange	
Pacific Great Eastern Railway—Interest on
Guaranteed Bonds   	
$3,978,478.46
458,072.54
271,292.21
578,543.41
524,700.00
Legislation  	
$8,849,147.58
$5,286,386.62
$104,650.00
674.34
$16,340.00
7,736.40
Department of Agriculture:
Minister's Office 	
$5,282.48
14,431.22
2,323.74
26,351.86
9,645.23
47,942.50
7,781.07
2,133.75
1,313.41
2,394.60
1,289.50
3,445.00
$11,720.00
33,460.00
6,700.00
51,704.00
18,960.00
108,930.00
Horticultural Branch     	
Plant Pathology, etc 	
21,370.00
7,612.00
4,280.00
International, National, and Provincial Ex-
4,780.00
8,000.00
6,000.00
4,500.00
Vancouver   Exhibition   Association   (Buildings)     ____   _._   ...
4,532.50
Corporation of City of Victoria (Buildings) „
Interior Provincial Fair Association _ 	
1,500.00
1,500.00
1,500.00
1,500.00
1,000.00
In Aid of Kamloops Bull Sale	
6,500.00
1,842.35
5,038.00
840.06
190.00
103.05
68.80
911.19
19,500.00
12,000.00
2,500.00
1,000.00
500.00
Incidentals and Contingencies   	
"Natural Products Marketing (B.C.) Act "__
" Codling-moth Control Act, 1922," Sec 3
" Grasshopper-control Act, 1930," Sec. 9	
Department of the Attorney-General:
$319,048.50
$3,835.84
14,166.12
23,035.64
3,719.00
9,893.25
155,827.81
$11,320.00
28,440.00
General Office        __   ■     	
35,284.00
10.00
Companies  Branch 	
" Fire Marshal Act "                 _
12,193.00
25,511.00
Sheriffs' Offices    	
$112,758.00
$54,649.85
$5,450,625.17
* This statement covers only such vouchers as have been received and entered in the books of the Controlling
and Audit Branch at 30th September, 1937. COMPTROLLER-GENERAL'S REPORT, 1937-38.
DD 15
Statement of Expenditure for the First Six Months of Present Fiscal Year—Cont'd.
Estimated for
12 Months
ending 31st
March, 1938.
No. of
Vote.
Service.
Expenditure for 6 Months
ended 30th September, 1937.
$112,758.00
9,800.00
3,350.00
116,058.00
65,050.00
810,983.25
174,495.50
206,723.50
84,400.00
17,000.00
15,000.00
25,000.00
500.00
2,500.00
$1,643,618.25
$5,820.00
28,450.00
10.00
62,000.00
50,250.00
50,240.00
126,695.00
40,005.00
42,409.00
2,280,000.00
125,000.00
13,000.00
8,000.00
74,000.00
5,500.00
1,500.00
1,600.00
800.00
75,000.00
10,000.00
5,000.00
400,000.00
5,000.00
680,000.00
$4,090,279.00
31
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
Stat.
Stat.
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
Stat.
Stat.
Current Account—Continued.
Brought forward  	
Department of the Attorney-General—Contd.
Official Administrator, Vancouver 	
Official Guardian  	
Land Registry Offices __ _	
Supreme and County Courts
Provincial Police   —
County Gaols 	
Game Branch 	
Administration of Justice 	
Coroners' Inquests and Inquiries.. 	
Constitutional Litigation  and  General Law
Costs    	
Destruction of Predatory Animals and Birds
(Bounties, Salaries, and Expenses) 	
Promotion of Uniformity of Legislation in
Canada  	
Incidentals and Contingencies 	
" Official    Guardian    Act   Amendment   Act,
1936"  (2nd Session), Sec. 3  	
" Securities Act," R.S.B.C. 1936   	
$54,649.85     $5,450,625.17
3,308.07
592.54
37,536.10
20,658.66
409,114.85
69,067.16
75,041.48
47,913.36
6,768.03
4,140.62
7,415.31
369.90
132.53
2,109.22
1,050.00
Department of Education:
Minister's  Office 	
General Office   	
Text-book Branch 	
Free Text-books, Maps, etc.
Correspondence Schools _	
Industrial  Education  	
Inspection of Schools 	
Normal  Schools 	
School for the Deaf and the Blind-
Salary  Grants 	
School  Buildings,  etc.
Education   of  Soldiers'  Dependent   Children
and Expenses
Examination of Teachers and High School
Entrance Classes     	
Conveying Children to Central Schools	
School  Libraries    .	
Summer   Schools   and   Teacher-training  for
Special  Certificates  	
Official Trustee, Community School Districts
Board   of   Reference—Remuneration,   fees,
and expenses __   	
Adult  Education  —_   	
Curriculum Revision 	
Incidentals  and  Contingencies  	
University of British Columbia  	
Special Grant to Victoria College	
" Public  Schools Act,"  Chap. 253,  Sec.  124,
R.S.B.C. 1936—Advances re rural district
school taxes    	
" Abbotsford
School     District
amended 1936, Sec 4  (3)	
Act"
Carried forward .
$4,361.21
12,870.16
10.00
34,196.09
17,413.44
13,221.24
53,879.19
31,037.99
18,828.02
675,636.73
82,755.77
6,896.75
3,855.56
23,049.70
5,385.13
6,580.40*
919.04
266.17
39,058.10
6,783.55
2,751.78
166,666.69
352.636.81
1,572.68
739,867.68
1,547,471.40
$7,737,964.25
! Excess of credits over charges to vote. DD 16
COMPTROLLER-GENERAL'S REPORT, 1937-38.
Statement of Expenditure for the First Six Months of Present Fiscal Year—Cont'd.
Estimated for
12 Months
ending 31st
March, 1938.
No. of
Vote.
Service.
Expenditure for 6 Months
ended 30th September, 1937.
$11,870.00
67
38,966.00
68
24,245.00
69
70,436.00
70
130,866.00
71
72
12,015.00
646,892.00
73
48,650.00
74
75
9,500.00
6,500.00
76
25,000.00
77
5,000.00
78
79
75,000.00
800.00
80
9,600.00
81
Stat.
570,000.00
Stat.
219,000.00
Stat.
Stat.
S.W.No.l
$1,904,340.00
$24,140.00
82
$6,284.00
83
$3,290.00
84
78,515.00
85
7,910.00
86
9,800.00
87
16,000.00
88
38,413.00
89
663,615.07
Stat.
Stat.
$817,543.07
$10,965.00
90
471,252.68
91
1,500.00
92
93
140,000.00
400,000.00
94
$1,023,717.68
Current Account—Continued.
Brought forward .
Department of Finance:
Minister's  Office   	
General Office 	
Probate and  Succession Duties Branch
Controlling and Audit Branch 	
Taxation Branch ____ 	
Agent-General's Office and B.C. House, London, England     	
Government Agents and Assessors, etc	
Postal  Branch  	
Printing Public Accounts, Revenue Receipts,
Bonds, Cheques, Estimates, etc. 	
Interest on Suitors' Funds Deposits-
Delinquent Extra-municipal School Taxes..
Incidentals and Contingencies
Bureau of Information and General Publicity  (including Grants)    	
Grant to City of Greenwood 	
Grant to City of Rossland	
" Municipalities Aid Act," R.S.B.C. 1936,
Sec 2—Share of motor-vehicle and chauffeurs'  licences    	
Interest on Superannuation and Teachers'
Pensions Funds 	
" Public Libraries Act," Chap. 154, i Sec. 41
(4), R.S.B.C. 1936 ___ 	
" Unclaimed Money Deposits Act "	
Grant to City of Victoria re 75th Anniversary       „_
Department of Fisheries ..
Department of Industries
Department of Labour:
Minister's Office 	
General Office  __
Factories Inspection 	
Inspector of Apprenticeship 	
Economic  Council 	
Employment Service 	
" Old-age  Pension  Act "  	
" Trade-Schools Regulation Act'
Department of Lands:
Minister's Office   	
Salaries     	
Temporary Assistance
Expenses (including Administration, Maintenance of Buildings, Launches, Autos,
and other Equipment, etc.)   	
Forest Protection Fund _ _  	
Carried forward	
$5,625.53
17,662.99
11,226.12
34,273.21
56,956.05
3,220.69
252,589.00
26,383.34
2,107.85
1,506.14
3,278.98
38,761.80
800.00
9,600.00
3,496.00
1,419.85
25,000.00
$7,737,964.25
$1,458.23
35,389.17
2,696.06
4,140.21
5,634.81
20,760.27
317,458.48*
817.30
$4,783.15
273,350.90
129.43
94,478.86
200,000.00
493,907.55
7,512.49
3,116.95
388,354.53
$572,742.34     $8,630,855.77
* Dominion   contribution   for  quarter  ended   30th   September,   1937,   deducted   from   expenditure   although   not
actually received at that date. COMPTROLLER-GENERAL'S REPORT, 1937-38.
DD 17
Statement of Expenditure for the First Six Months of Present Fiscal Year—Cont'd.
Estimated for
12 Months
ending 31st
March, 1938.
No. of
Vote.
Service.
Expenditure for 6 Months
ended 30th September, 1937.
$1,023,717.68
50,000.00
4,000.00
5,000.00
14,000.00
13,000.00
20,000.00
5,000.00
36,000.00
37,500.00
500.00
1,000.00
1,000.00
1,500.00
3,000.00
66,000.00
4,666.00
$1,285,883.68
$10,480.00
22,370.00
39,390.00
20,175.00
7,785.00
45,515.00
11,780.00
5,500.00
55,000.00
2,000.00
1,400.00
6,000.00
500.00
2,000.00
$229,895.00
$18,120.00
Current Account—Continued.
Brought forward..
95
96
97
98
99
100
101
102
103
104
105
106
107
108
Stat.
Stat.
Stat.
Stat.
Stat.
S.W.No.3
109
110
111
112
113
114
115
116
117
118
119
120
121
Stat.
Stat.
S.W. No.
122
Department of Lands—Continued.
Lumber Trade Extension   (including Grants
in Aid thereof)      	
Grant to Canadian Forestry Association	
Reconnaissance and Cruising     	
Forest Research   — _..	
Reforestation and Forest Nursery 	
Water Surveys      	
B.C. Hydrometric Service   	
" Soldiers' Land Act," Chap. 80, 1918 —
Surveys and Maps
Refund of Stumpage deposited with Dominion Government by Homesteaders, etc.	
Refunds under " Land Act " and " Revenue
Act" 	
Publicity -       	
Incidentals and Contingencies   	
Provincial Parks     	
"Forest Act," Sec. 30a  (2)—Forest Reserve
Account       —
"Grazing   Act,"   Sec   11—Grazing:     Range
Improvement Fund     	
"Agricultural Act, 1915," Sec 23 (5)   	
"Water  Act,"  R.S.B.C.   1936,   Sec.  237  and
Schedule E .—    	
" Special   Survey   Act,"   R.S.B.C.   1936,   Sec.
4 (2)   — 	
Expenses re Governor-General's visit  	
.epartment of Mines:
Minister's Office 	
General Office - —
Mines Inspection Branch
Mineralogical Branch ...
Assay Branch
: Mineral Survey and Development Act ".__._
Mine-rescue and Training Stations 	
Grants    	
Grants in Aid of Mining Roads and Trails,
etc.       	
Lectures  on   Practical  Geology  and  Mineralogy — —    	
Subsidy   re   Explosives   to   assist   bona-f.de
Mineral Prospectors  .:  	
Advertising,   Miscellaneous   Bulletins,   Incidentals, and Contingencies ._	
Silicosis Investigation   	
" Complex Ore Process Aid Act, 1916 "	
" Coal-mines Regulation Act," R.S.B.C. 1936
Public Sampling-works : 	
Department of Municipal Affairs
Carried forward 	
$572,742.34     $8,630,855.77
25,000.00
4,000.00
1,199.78
2,156.00
4,225.55
18,803.82
3,991.58
17,230.46
3,640.11
22.50
306.85
4,811.28
16,416.58
1,102.49
1,323.75
10,792.95
$5,140.96
9,085.49
14,525.79
8,716.26
3,682.10
13,106.92
6,275.54
5,100.00
7,983.17
42.22
212.73
2,683.78
20.86
1,000.00
50.00
13,959.16
687,766.04
91,584.98
8,437.89
1,418,644.68 DD 18
COMPTROLLER-GENERAL'S REPORT, 1937-38.
Statement of Expenditure for the First Six Months of Present Fiscal Year—Cont'd.
Estimated for
12 Months
ending 31st
March, 1938.
No. of
Vote.
Service.
Expenditure for 6 Months
ended 30th September, 1937.
$7,040.00
123
16,512.00
124
41,658.00
125
10,460.00
126
6,200.00
127
128
36,380.00
10.00
129
8,370.00
130
775,000.00
131
75,000.00
132
18,000.00
133
41,220.00
134
135
85,000.00
6,000.00
136
10,000.00
137
138
8,000.00
25,000.00
139
140
375,000.00
66,950.00
141
142
21,397.04
130,000.00
143
9,000.00
144
145
86,920.00
446,688.89
146
944,173.00
147
36,536.00
148
26,105.00
149
268,629.52
150
48,405.00
151
25,075.00
152
37,279.00
153
25,000.00
154
35,000.00
155
675,000.00
Stat
Stat
4,200.00
Stat
1,000.00
Stat
$4,432,208.45
$11,010.00
156
185,102.00
157
158
164,570.00
27,452.00
159
$388,134.00
Current Account—Continued.
Brought forward... 	
Department of the Provincial Secretary:
Minister's Office    	
General Office   	
Libraries    	
Provincial Museum     ____
Civil Service Commission   _ 	
Administration   of   " Superannuation   Act"
and " Teachers' Pensions Act " 	
King's Printer       	
Government House   _.
Statutory Grants to Hospitals _ 	
Special Grants to Hospitals  	
In Aid of Resident Physicians —_ 	
Grants to Charitable Associations, etc	
Assessment    on    Class    13     (The    Crown),
" Workmen's Compensation Act "  	
Civil Service Schedule Bond  	
Grant to Canteen Fund Trustees   	
Contingencies,  Incidentals,  Entertainments,
Grants, etc. —     -
Grant to Teachers' Pensions Fund  	
" Superannuation    Act "—Government   contributions to Superannuation Fund 	
Health and Welfare Services:
Administration  	
Welfare   Branch   (including   Administration of " Mothers' Pensions Act ") _	
In Aid of Destitute Poor and Sick  	
Burial of Indigent Persons    	
Child  Welfare  Branch   (including  Administration of "Infants Act")   _ —
Provincial Board of Health  	
Mental Hospitals     	
Home for the Aged —    	
Provincial Home, Kamloops   —	
Tubercular Hospital and Farm   __ _
Industrial School for Boys   	
Industrial School for Girls   	
Provincial Home for Incurables  	
Special Health and Welfare Services ... _..
" Health Insurance Act " ——  	
Mothers' Pensions    —
Chap. 49, 1931, " An Act to provide for the
Payment of an Allowance to F. A. Pauline"
"- Public Inquiries Act," Chap. 131, R.S.B.C.
1936   — - 	
" Provincial Elections Act "  	
Department of Public Works:
Minister's Office   ____
Administration   —
Maintenance   of   Parliament   Buildings   and
Grounds _     	
Government House  (Maintenance)   _ —
Carried forward .. 	
$2,127.26
8,099.54
17,975.04
5,946.50
3,176.89
17,861.44
10.00
5,332.66
380,913.06
30,250.00
4,516.60
34,720.00
60,000.00
5,700.93
5,000.00
7,084.11
25,000.00
67,356.37
28,368.93
9,476.06
74,885.53
3,871.05
35,144.53
251,017.58
44,115.18
6,315.05
8,608.18
58,594.85
15,343.69
5,752.45
2,853.13
7,461.99
269,160.04
2,100.00
16,945.47
150,094.34
$5,130.15
85,863.19
78,713.17
10,975.97
9,418,644.68
1,671,178.45
$180,682.48   $11,089,823.13 COMPTROLLER-GENERAL'S REPORT, 1937-38.
DD 19
Statement of Expenditure for the First Six Months of Present Fiscal Year—Cont'd.
Estimated for
12 Months
ending 31st
March, 1938.
No. of
Vote.
Service.
Expenditure for 6 Months
ended 30th September, 1937.
$388,134.00
160
161
162
163
164
165
166
167
168
Current Account—Continued.
$180,682.48   $11,089,823.13
1,815,000.00
2,500.00
331,835.00
15,000.00
Department of Public Works—Continued.
Roads, Bridges, Ferries, Wharves, etc 	
Local Highways within Municipal Limits
Maintenance   and   Repairs   to   Government
Buildings and Rental of Offices  	
663,674.01
2,459.51
69,107.75
4,760.12
2,773,12
11,897.20
17,122.00
Electrical Energy Inspection   	
7,500.00
Department of Railways:
General Offices 	
$2,572,364.12
940,081.07
$17,358.00
$7,976.14
58,625.00
Fraser River Bridge   	
21,458.60
Recoverable Expenditure:
" Soldiers' Land Act, 1918 "—Houses, South
Vancouver     	
$75,983.00
29,434.74
$26,389,844.65
$750.00
                  420.16
Total Expenditure   	
$26,390,594.65
     $12,059,759.10 DD 20
COMPTROLLER-GENERAL'S REPORT, 1937-38.
(E.)
(3.)
* STATEMENT   SHOWING  EXPENDITURES   AND   ADVANCES   OUT   OF
RAISED  BY LOAN UNDER AUTHORITY OF  THE  LEGISLATURE
SPECIFIC PURPOSES, 1st APRIL TO 30th SEPTEMBER, 1937.
MONEYS
FOR
Authority for Expenditure.
Service.
Expended
for 6 Months
ended 30th
September,
1937.
" B.C. Loan Act, 1931 "
Sec. 6 (d)	
" B.C. Loan Act, 1936 "
Sec. 6	
" B.C. Loan Act, 1936 "
Sec. 6	
" B.C. Loan Act, 1936 "
Sec. 6	
Public Buildings 	
Public Buildings	
Roads, Bridges, Ferries, etc.
Roads to National Parks	
" Unemployment Relief Act, 1933 "..
" Fraser River (New Westminster) Bridge Act,
1935"	
Unemployment Relief Fund (Dominion-
Provincial Works Agreement, 9th July,
1936)   	
Pacific Great Eastern Construction Loan Act,
1928"	
Fraser River Bridge	
Pacific Great Eastern Railway..
$45,050.00
45,665.88
666,839.54
169,108.44
138,881.59
974,218.05
55,000.00
$2,094,763.50
RECAPITULATION.
Fraser River Bridge-
Public Buildings
Pacific Great Eastern Railway
Roads, Bridges, Ferries, etc.
Unemployment Relief Fund  (Dominion-Provincial Works Agreement, 9th July, 1936).
$974,218.05
90,715.88
55,000.00
835,947.98
138,881.59
$2,094,763.50
* This statement covers only such vouchers as have been received and entered in the books of the Controlling
and Audit Branch at 30th September, 1937. COMPTROLLER-GENERAL'S REPORT, 1937-38. DD 21
(E.)
(4.)
UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF FUND—APPROPRIATIONS.
Unemployment Relief Act, 1933:
Works Relief   __       _____       $138,881.59
Advances by Minister of Finance:
Direct Relief    $1,000,000.00
Works           1,385,000.00
     2,385,000.00
$2,523,881.59
Deduct Repayment of Advances:
Outstanding Advance of 1936-37 (Works)    —           200,000.00
Deduct Cash and Advances to Agencies at 30th September, 1937:
Direct Relief       $210,527.21
Works       1,643,402.94
$2,323,881.59
$1,853,930.15
Less Cash and Advances to Agencies at 31st March, 1937:
Direct Relief    $366,502.14
Works       941,651.51
 1,308,153.65
        545,776.50
Provincial Government Expenditure per Statement of Unemployment Relief Expenditure.. $1,778,105.09
(E.)
(5.)
UNEMPLOYMENT RELIEF FUND—EXPENDITURE.*
Municipal:
Direct Relief          $993,539.59
Advances:
Direct Relief _     ____      $4,693.16
Works     .—        9,071.90
Provincial:
Direct Relief _____     — $352,963.97
Physically Unfit and Homeless Persons   - 209,639.52
Non-Contributory     99,412.73
Supervision _   88,104.67
Public Health —   83,134.86
Works Relief:
P.C. 2013       $146.82
Highways, Bridges, etc  (" B.C. Loan Act, 1933 ")           4,256.06
Dominion-Provincial Agreement of 16th November, 1936:
Forest Development and Highway Construction —    296,928.37
Dominion-Provincial Agreement of 11th June, 1937:
Roads          268,327.36
Dominion-Provincial Agreement of 15th June, 1937:
Mining Roads and Trails          51,756.25
Dominion-Provincial Agreement of 11th August, 1937:
Young Men's Training Camps            5,118.18
13,765.06
  $1,007,304.65
$833,255.75
626,533.04
     1,459,788.79
Farm Employment Plan     —   1,011.65
Gross Expenditure       $2,468,105.09
Deduct Contributions received from Dominion Government for Direct Relief          690,000.00
Total Expenditure by Province     $1,778,105.09
* This statement covers only such vouchers as have been received and entered in the books of the Controlling
and Audit Branch at 30th September, 1937. VICTORIA,  B.C. :
Printed by Charles F. Banfield, Printer to the King's Most Excellent Majesty.
1937.
265-1037-8696  

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