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 PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
Report of the
COMPTROLLER-GENERAL
1953-54
Pursuant to the Provisions of the
"Audit Act," Chapter 22, R.S.B.C. 1948
PRINTED BY
AUTHORITY OF THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY.
VICTORIA, B.C.
Printed by Don McDiarmid, Printer to the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty
1954
.  To Colonel the Honourable Clarence Wallace, C.B.E.,
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 22,
R.S.B.C. 1948.
Respectfully submitted.
Department of Finance,
Victoria, February 16th, 1954.
W. A. C. BENNETT,
Premier and Minister of Finance. The Honourable W. A.C. Bennett,
Premier and Minister of Finance.
Victoria, February 16th, 1954.
Sir,—I have the honour to submit for the information of the Legislative Assembly,
pursuant to the provisions of the "Audit Act," R.S.B.C. 1948, chapter 22, the following:—
Page
(A) Statements of Revenue and Expenditure for the First Nine Months of the
Fiscal Year 1953-54, viz., April 1st, 1953, to December 31st, 1953. The statements
of current account are now presented on an accrual basis to show as nearly as possible
the operations of the interim period under review (section 42 (a)).
(1) Summary of Interim Statements of Revenue and Expenditure (Current Account)  5
(2) Details of Revenue (Current Account)  6
(3) Details of Expenditure (Current Account)  8
(4) Expenditure (Loans)  15
(5) Expenditure (Revenue Surplus Appropriation)  16
(B) Statement of Special Warrants Issued (section 24 (4))  17
(C) Statement of Payments Charged against 1953-54 Appropriations Which
Did not Occur within the Period of the Account (section 36 (e))  19
(D) Statement of Expenditures on Services during 1952-53 Fiscal Year Which
Have Exceeded Their Appropriations (section 36 (b))  20
(E) Statement of Treasury Board Overrulings (section 35)  21
Respectfully submitted.
C. J. FERBER, C.A.,
Comptroller-General. PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
(Al)
SUMMARY OF INTERIM STATEMENTS OF REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE
FOR THE NINE MONTHS APRIL 1st TO DECEMBER 31st,  1953
Estimated for
12 Months to
Mar. 31, 1954
Interim Period
Apr. 1 to
Dec. 31, 1953
$35
36,242
4
107,931
25
95,
1.
16,190,
2,710.
5,
36,
520,
7,
3,
3
475
,000.00
,500.00
,050.00
,319.00
,000.00
,300.00
200.00
.000.00
100.00
,000.00
,500.00
,500.00
,000.00
,500.00
,500.00
,000.00
,000.00
$164,285,469.00
$16,948
210,
33
1,177
6,233
23,016,
24,556
40
31,383
484,
9,360,
754,
149.
11,043,
342,
15,095,
54,
680,
31,384.
,396.41
,400.00
,548.00
,158.00
,243.00
,894.00
550.00
.301.00
,382.00
,594.00
,900.00
,766.00
,856.00
,401.00
,869.00
,104.00
,020.00
,324.00
,760.00
$172,950,466.41
REVENUE
Department of Agriculture. 	
Department of the Attorney-General..
Department of Education _	
Department of Finance _	
Department of Fisheries 	
Department of Health and Welfare.....
Department of Labour-
Department of Lands and Forests  	
Legislation   	
Department of Mines   	
Department of Municipal Affairs.  	
Department of the Provincial Secretary  	
" Public Utilities Act " and " Motor Carrier Act'
Department of Public Works _	
Railway Department-
Department of Trade and Industry-
Refunds of Expenditure 	
EXPENDITURE
Public Debt— .._	
Legislation    	
Premier's Office  _	
Department of Agriculture 	
Department of the Attorney-General..
Department of Education..— 	
Department of Finance  ....
Department of Fisheries-
Department of Health and Welfare-
Department of Labour  	
Department of Lands and Forests ....
Department of Mines	
Department of Municipal Affairs-
Department of the Provincial Secretary-
Public Utilities Commission	
Department of Public Works. 	
Railway Department.—  	
Department of Trade and Industry	
Capital Expenditure Out of Revenue	
Excess of Revenue over Expenditure for the nine months ended December 31st, 1953..
$24
26,264
4
84,448
20,
76,
15,327,
1,888,
146
9
3
3
62
954.92
047.47
,450.00
,212.41
,353.02
,434.68
969.00
,077.97
505.00
,127.80
,661.86
900.46
,141.41
,997.79
330.12
,045.00
,818.89
$128,286,027.80
$12,529
182,
22
825
4,553
18,239
19,614
28
22,064
335
6,545,
538,
121
8,297
236
12,100
36
515,
19,278
,318.35
441.18
,330.72
,983.09
,041.47
,726.48
,273.43
,417.24
,371.80
,822.92
,183.16
,798.93
,549.85
,959.90
,801.35
,253.90
,125.94
,947.40
,017.00
$126,066,364.11
2,219,663.69
$128,286,027.80 FF 6
PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
(A 2)
DETAILS OF REVENUE FOR THE NINE MONTHS
APRIL 1st TO DECEMBER 31st, 1953
Estimated for
12 Months
Ending
Mar. 31, 1954
Service
Revenue for 9 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 1953
$35,000.00
Department of Agriculture:
$21,046.65
165,164.02
310,802.22
2,193.10
12,031.21
1,027,578.80
15,604,287.87
33,434.74
1,126,869.78
297,395.50
888,440.76
6,600,000.00
23,499.00
35,656.35
11,405.00
9,176.00
44,866.47
19,977.25
30,222.75
$24,954.92
Department of the Attorney-General:
$60,000.00
260,000.00
330 000.00
2,500.00
80,000.00
Dog Licences	
975,000.00
22,500,000.00
150,000.00
1, 375,000.00
350,000.00
1,100,000.00
" Motor-vehicle Act ":
8,800,000.00
Annual   Licences,   Motor-vehicles   (except   Motor-cycles) —
65,000.00
40,000.00
11,000.00
9,000.00
60,000.00
40,000.00
35,000.00
Department of Education:
$36,242,500.00
$4,450.00
26,264,047.47
$4,000.00
50.00
Department of Finance:
Government of Canada:
$4,050.00
$21,863.30
165,000.00
699,126.00
75,000.00
32,706,685.84
600,000.00
4,450.00
220,000.00
932,168.00
100,000.00
42 340 000 00
800,000.00
$44,421,319.00
2,500,000.00
1,375,000.00
$34,267,675.14
1,794,871.12
909,651.50
13,286,114.78
735,985.88
206,599.37
2,028,625.46
610,292.39
2,670.45
843,365.68
124,952.04
110,074.77
1,259.00
1,320,175.25
16,500,000.00
800,000.00
240,000.00
Land Taxes:
2,250,000.00
700,000.00
15,000.00
400,000.00
" E. & N. Railway Belt Land Tax Act " - ,	
125,000.00
115 000.00
Wild Land             	
2,000 000.00
115,000.00
900,000.00
35,330,000.00
25,000.00
60,000.00
60,000.00
87,921.88
958,692.96
27,006,900.62
51,772.15
100,611.97
Department of Fisheries:
$107,931,319.00
$
84,448,212.4-1
$25,000.00
20,353.02
110,762,017.82 COMPTROLLER-GENERAL'S REPORT,  1953-54 FF 7
Details of Revenue for the Nine Months April 1st to December 3 1st, 1953—Continued
Estimated for
12 Months
Ending
Mar. 31, 1954
Service
Revenue for 9 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 1953
$36,088.50
39,953.93
392.25
$110,762,017.82
$45,000.00
Department of Health and Welfare:
50,000.00
Vital Statistics.. .                     	
300.00
Department of Labour:
$95,300.00
$943.00
26.00
76,434.68
$1,000.00
200.00
Department of Lands and Forests:
$1,200.00
$80,010.24
216,421.29
428,467.94
31,738.37
55,878.08
285,697.24
1,773,183.87
11,841,065.14
563,384.26
51,231.54
969.00
$110,000.00
300,000.00
550 000.00
40,000.00
65,000.00
375,000.00
2,000,000 00
12,000,000.00
700,000.00
50,000.00
Legislation:
$16,190,000.00
$1,718,050.60
47,680.50
122,396.70
15,327,077.97
$100.00
505.00
Department of Mines:
Coal, Petroleum, and Natural-gas Leases and Fees	
$2,500,000.00
50,000.00
Free Miners' Certificates	
160,000.00
Mining Receipts, General   	
Department of Municipal Affairs:
$2,710,000.00
1,888,127.80
$1,000.00
4,500.00
$4,661.86
Department of the Provincial Secretary:
Queen's Printer (net profits) 	
$5,500.00
4,661.86
$35,000.00
1,500.00
900.46
" Public Utilities Act " and " Motor Carrier Act ":
Miscellaneous Receipts .         	
$36,500.00
$35,952.30
26,866.59
900.46
$520,000.00
146,141.41
Department of Public Works:
Miscellaneous Receipts          	
$7,500.00
9,997.79
Railway Department:
Inspection Fees  	
$3,500.00
3,330.12
Department of Trade and Industry:
Miscellaneous Receipts , 	
$3,000.00
3,045.00
Refunds of Expenditure:
Charged to Income	
$75,000.00
400,000.00
Charged to Loans	
Total Revenue for Nine Months April 1st to December 31st, 1953— 	
$475,000.00
62,818.89
$164,285,469.00
$128,286,027.80 FF 8
PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
(A3)
DETAILS OF EXPENDITURE FOR THE NINE MONTHS
APRIL 1st TO DECEMBER 31st, 1953
Estimated for
12 Months
Ending
Mar. 31, 1954
No. of
Vote
Service
Expenditure for
9 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 1953
$6,396,447.50
18,000.00
7,017,067.96
3,516,880.95
$16,948,396.41
$210,400.00
$33,548.00
$15,280.00
86,967.00
18,136.00
144,020.00
18,852.00
10,238.00
13,550.00
225,790.00
48,011.00
44,926.00
36,582.00
11,954.00
16,040.00
33,845.00
225,119.00
37,678.00
16,330.00
10.00
10,000.00
45,500.00
17,000.00
30,000.00
1,000.00
20,000.00
18,380.00
750.00
30,000.00
1,200.00
$1,177,158.00
$19,812.00
83,838.00
50,848.00
42,279.00
18,476.00
20,544.00
83,156.00
17,376.00
82,429.00
52,435.00
6,578.00
510,467.00
225,166.00
68,168.00
811,723.00
760,276.00
30,000.00
50,000.00
150,000.00
40,156.00
60,472.00
$3,184,199.00
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
19
20
21
22
23
24
25
26
27
28
29
30
31
Stat.
32
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
49
50
51
52
Current Account
Public Debt:
Interest	
Currency Exchange, etc..
Sinking Funds 	
Redemption of Debt	
Less recoverable, Highway Development Fund .
Legislation
Premier's Office-
Department of Agriculture:
Minister's Office...	
General Administration-
Markets Branch 	
Horticultural Branch	
Plant Pathology Branch .
Entomology Branch..	
Apiary Branch	
Live Stock Branch	
Dairy Branch-  	
Poultry Branch.     _
Field Crops and Seed Improvement Branch-
Farmers' Institutes 	
Women's Institutes  _	
Soil Survey Branch-
Agricultural Development and Extension	
Agricultural Engineering and Land-clearing .
4-H Clubs    	
Milk Board   	
Motor-vehicles and Accessories-
Grants and Subsidies  	
Rebates on Stumping-powder.  	
Subsidies on Agricultural Lime.— 	
Incidentals and Contingencies	
Federal-Provincial Farm Labour Service-
Farmers' Land-clearing Assistance 	
" Pound District Act "  	
" Grasshopper-control Act "   	
" Natural Products Marketing (B.C.) Act'
" Horned Cattle Purchases Act "  	
Department of Attorney-General:
Attorney-General's Office	
General Administration	
Companies Office -	
Insurance Office   	
Securities Office  	
" Credit Unions Act " _.	
" Fire Marshal Act " 	
Censor of Moving Pictures-
Sheriffs' Offices..„_ 	
Official Administrator..	
Official Guardian 	
Land Registry Offices.—	
Supreme and County Courts-
Official Stenographers	
Motor-vehicle Branch 	
Policing by Royal Canadian Mounted Police-
Sundry Incidental Police Expense	
Doukhobor Rehabilitation   	
Doukhobor Guards, etc..   	
Corrections Office _  	
Nelson Gaol   	
Carried forward-
$5,453,585.50
7,232.59
5,656,259.20
3,838,469.18
$14,955,546.47
2,426,228.12
$10
48,
9.
98
13
5
10
156,
35,
30,
27.
8,
12,
22
147.
16,
11
,430.89
,517.66
,729.42
,763.50
,572.21
,806.23
,013.59
357.86
914.56
253.55
536.63
399.09
,187.43
,757.92
,857.07
951.26
,362.49
10.00
,960.81
,475.00
,832.38
,193.84
334.74
,607.25
,825.92
405.39
,108.35
418.05
,400.00
$14
61,
36
27
13
16
54
13
58
37
4
369
158
52
503
570
21
21
136
31
42
400.78
107.28
.586.02
453.06
493.71
,072.02
,630.08
.493.06
.852.08
,665.38
,827.77
,602.06
,739.17
,565,41
,815.65
,207.00
,310.08
932.08
,994.31
046.49
241.26
$12,529,318.35
182,441.18
22,330.72
825,983.09
$2,247,034.75 $13,560,073.34 COMPTROLLER-GENERAL'S REPORT,  1953-54 FF 9
Details of Expenditure for the Nine Months April 1st to December 3 1st, 1953—Continued
Estimated for
12 Months
Ending
Mar. 31, 1954
No. of
Vote
Service
Expenditure for
9 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 1953
$3,184,199.00
1,000,550.00
192,112.00
144,600.00
88,679.00
37,808.00
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
72 and S.W. 9
73
74 and S.W.
6, 13
75
76
77
78
Stat.
S.W. 3
S.W. 12
79
80
81
82
83
84
85
86
87
88
89
90
91
92
93
94
95
96
97
98
99
100
101
102
103
104
105
106
107
Current Account—Continued
$2,247,034.75   $13,560,073.34
Department of the Attorney-General—Continued
812,024.95
110,013.79
85,206.92
Prince George Women's Gaol _	
54,920.58
32,209.11
33,808.00
101,490.00
74,582.00
497,991.00
26,805.89
New Haven   	
73,571.43
55,276.52
Game Branch:
355,266.76
162,187.00
76,536.00
151,723.00
283,500.00
12,478.00
1,500.00
137,048.79
52,159.97
99,546.99
223,615.32
9,988.08
1,238.10
40,000.00
25,000.00
25,000.00
20,000.00
29,452.65
Narcotic Drug Treatment —	
5.15
2,430.60
11,095.94
7,500.00
9,569.82
13,000.00
8,080.04
10,000.00
In Aid of Removal of Discriminatory Freight and Ex-
26,454.22
5,500.00
4,124.88
8,500.00
7,124.76
15,000.00
11,249.55
20,000.00
17,558.00
6,078.62
9,623.41
34,265.88
Department of Education:
$6,233,243.00
4,553,041.47
$14,424.00
$8,437.55
124,260.00
84,534.16
21,796.00
12,446.71
325,697.00
257,708.82
20,705.00
5,235.91
11,848.00
8,381.66
52,945.00
Summer School and Teacher-training for Special Cer-
45,093.36
26,572.00
19,451.85
62,223.00
46,668.82
111,274.00
59,622.31
342,521.00
263,047.82
38,000.00
166,667.00
High School and Senior Matriculation Examinations	
32,923.46
111,265.99
70,217.00
47,147.91
117,857.00
92,676.23
63,234.00
50,386.47
237,361.00
167,231.89
98,042.00
70,885.18
35,740.00
23,267.66
176,076.00
125,495.56
54,589.00
45,268.07
10.00
10.00
290,000.00
251,627.79
16,010,000.00
13,286,500.31
100,000.00
1,810,000.00
Essential New Equipment 	
57,662.21
1,072,461.15
3,000.00
15,000.00
12,333.00
1,000.00
$20,401,058.00
$16,257,771.85   $18,113,114.81 FF  10 PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
Details of Expenditure for the Nine Months April 1st to December 3 1st, 1953—Continued
Estimated for
12 Months
Ending
Mar. 31, 1954
No. of
Vote
Service
Expenditure for
9 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 1953
$20,401,058.00
10,000.00
2,500,000.00
65,510.00
30,000.00
10.00
10,316.00
$23,016,894.00
$15,300.00
114
102,760.00
115
279,296.00
116
15,265.00
117
340,783.00
118
477,120.00
119
1,680.00
120
10.00
121
26,772.00
122
196,642.00
123
10.00
124
10.00
125
10.00
126
1,338,000.00
127
248,492.00
128
129
20,000.00
24,500.00
130
11,500,000.00
131
400,000.00
132
2,550,000.00
133
134
1,785,000.00
,. , ■ ,
135
4,680,000.00
136
3,000.00
137
550,000.00
138
1,900.00
Stat.
Stat.
Stat.
Stat.
Stat.
Stat.
Stat.
Stat.
$24,556,550.00
$850.00
139
39,451.00
140
40,301.00
$23,438.00
141
1,540,000.00
142
97,416.00
143
4,033,428.00
144
516,600.00
145
$6,210,882.00
108
109
110
111
112
113
Current Account—Continued
Brought forward-
Department of Education—Continued
Incidentals, Grants, and Contingencies..
University of British Columbia 	
University Endowment Lands 	
Special Grant to Victoria College-
Advances re Rural School and Library Taxes..
Assessment Equalization Board	
$16,257,771.85   $18,113,114.81
4,993.15
1,875,000.00
65,510.00
30,000.00
10.00
6,441.48
Department of Finance:
Minister's Office	
General Administration-
Controlling and Audit Branch  	
Agent-General's Office and B.C. House, London,England
Surveyor of Taxes   	
Social Services Tax Branch. _ 	
Housing Commissioner _. _	
Mechanical Tabulation Branch ._	
Probate and Succession Duties Branch  _	
Purchasing Commission  	
Langford Warehouse
Office Furniture and Equipment   —	
Motor-vehicles and Accessories    _.
Government Agents, etc _.   	
Postal Branch  	
Printing Public Accounts, Estimates, Revenue Receipts,
Bonds, Cheques, etc.—  	
Incidentals and Contingencies  _ _.
" Municipal Aid Act "—Social services tax— —
Salary Contingencies 	
" Municipalities Aid Act "—Motor-vehicle licences	
" Hospital Construction Act, 1950 "—Payment of revenue under "Amusements Tax Act "	
" Highway Development Act "—Payment of revenue
under " Gasoline Tax Act " - 	
" Supreme Court Act "—Payment of interest on Suitors'
Fund Deposits  	
" Civil Service Superannuation Act " — Interest on
Superannuation and Retirement Funds..
" Dyking Assessments Adjustment Act, 1905 "—Arrears
of dyking assessments on lands reverted to the Crown
" Taxation Act "	
" Flood Relief Act "      	
" Logging Tax Act " _ 	
" Municipal Superannuation Act " 	
" Official Guardian Act "  	
; South Westminster Dyking District Aid Act'
: Unclaimed Money Deposits Act ".	
' Water Act "..  	
Department of Fisheries:
Minister's Office _
General Administration.
Department of Health and Welfare:
Minister's Office   	
Per Diem Grants under Sec. 4 of " Hospital Act ".
Accounting Division _.
Subsidy to Hospital Insurance Service .
Provincial Infirmaries 	
18,239,726.48
$10,842.31
75,605.88
192,141.88
14,704.81
237,879.22
313,956.61
1,260.00
10.00
19,128.68
146,768.15
10.00
75,774.00*
291,684.05*
1,001,610.14
210,721.54
9,578.35
19,671.13
9,002,300.20
88,129.52
2,207,833.00
1,215,994.31
3,761,228.12
5,093.80
412,500.00
1,600.00
1,500.00
1,086.89
55,297.71
130.63
2,475.00
432.65
237,324.85
$752.47
27,664.77
19,614,273.43
28,417.24
$17,940.81
1,201,852.40
76,302.09
3,025,071.00
385,063.55
Carried forward..
$4,706,229.85   $55,995,531.96
; Will be charged against votes applicable. COMPTROLLER-GENERAL'S REPORT,  1953-54 FF 11
Details of Expenditure for the Nine Months April 1st to December 31st, 1953—Continued
Estimated for
12 Months
Ending
Mar. 31, 1954
No. of
Vote
Service
Expenditure for
9 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 1953
$6,210,882.00
176,574.00
200,000.00
185,000.00
90,000.00
50,000.00
146
147
148
149
150
151
152
153
154
155
156
157
158
159
160
161
162
163
164
165
166
167
168
169
170
171
172
173
174
175
176
177
178
179
180
181
182
183
184
185
186
187
188
189
190
191
192
Current Account—Continued
$4,706,229.85   $55,995,531
109,635.43
148,120.00
129,348.78
61,932.66
37,499.94
10.00
10.00
10.00
10.00
10.00
15,494.01
438,005.00
154,074.24
147,278.57
106,971.56
77,625.61
51,017.42
1,899,436.42
10.00
9,705.04
36,209.66
925,509.97
25,992.28
13,928.94
475.00
3,500,000.00
107,415.21
39,669.81
1,321,950.00
2,362,085.82
41,215.46
738,001.67
10.00
59,831.42
165,130.05
67,064.54
2,816,467.76
1,563,885.23
187,094.45
.96
Department of Health and Welfare—Continued
Public Health Branch:
Grants to Public Health Services, Metropolitan Areas
10 00
45,000.00
659,554.00
236,874.00
207,478.00
121,956.00
105,476.00
86,196.00
2,987,666.00
10.00
13,570.00
48,814.00
1,215,203.00
35,734.00
24,000.00
1,500.00
5,000,000.00
155,000.00
60,000.00
1,762,600.00
3,550,000.00
56,685.00
1,055,555.00
10 00
Grants re Local Health Services Building Construction
Division of Tuberculosis Control:
Central Office, District Nursing and Social Service -
Social Welfare Branch:
" Residence and Responsibility Act "—Administration
Supplementary Social Allowance for Mothers' Allow-
Administration and Operation of Project and Pavilion
Child Welfare Division:
Maintenance of Dependent Children and Grants to
117,732.00
289,421.00
95,378.00
3,925,000.00
2,344,464.00
270,000.00
Cost-of-living Bonus Paid to Recipients of Old-age
Assistance, Universal Old-age Security, and Blind
" Old-age Assistance Act," 1951, and " Blind Persons'
Department of Labour:
$31,383,382.00
22,064,37
$14,418.43
148,016.16
8,415.79
18,458.69
16,318.78
2,428.02
72,571.20
15,356.11
1.80
$18,916.00
215,772.00
13,484.00
27,512.00
20,218.00
3,650.00
100,430.00
27,860.00
$427,842.00
$295,983.18   $78,059,90
3 76 FF  12 PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
Details of Expenditure for the Nine Months April 1st to December 3 1st, 1953—Continued
Estimated for
12 Months
Ending
Mar. 31, 1954
No. of
Vote
Service
Expenditure for
9 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 1953
$427,842.00
12,112.00
39,540.00
193
194
195
S.W. 16
S.W. 19
196
197
198
199
200
201
202
203
204
205
206
207
208
209
210
211
212
213
214
215
216
217
218
219
220
221
222
223
224
225
226
227
228
229
230
231
232
233
234
Stat.
235
236
237
238
239
240
241
Current Account—Continued
$295,983.18   $78,059,903.76
7,108.48
27,423.17
Department of Labour—Continued
Rental Control Office   	
5,100.00
2,983.95
1,755.20
568.94
Department of Lands and Forests:
Minister's Office  	
Lands Service:
$484,594.00
335,822.92
$15,360.00
110,591.00
$11,716.97
74,986.29
54,808.00
40,229.56
111,670.00
81,813.11
85,444.00
9,562.00
Inspection Division  	
58,675.38
7,492.48
69,854.00
41,443.42
10,905.00
17,761.66
24,550.00
36,000.00
303,024.00
128,092.00
273,878.00
263,219.00
241,007.00
55,500.00
129,225.00
10,000.00
1,500.00
12,801.00
200 00
Surveys and Mapping Branch:
15,795.20
Special Commitments.	
12,273.11
237,779.65
Geographic Division  	
82,151.44
200,409.53
226,900.87
Water Rights Branch  	
175,225.25
32,636.47
105,324.44
10,000.00
Grant:   British Columbia Natural Resources Confer-
1,500.00
" Soldiers' Land Act "   (Southern Okanagan Lands
24,847.18
" Soldiers' Land Act,  1918 "—Houses,  South Van-
110.94
10.00
2,069,013.00
1,080,980.00
442,950.00
732,194.00
142,700.00
65,230.00
56,200.00
76,663.00
6,000.00
71,750.00
45,000.00
150,000.00
2,000,000.00
420,000.00
10.00
10.00
55,000.00
" University Endowment Lands Administration Act ".
Forest Service:
10.00
1,426,886.18
Expenses     	
Reforestation and Forest Nursery  	
595,043.10
265,444.65
518,205.59
101,586.20
49,406.17
40,403.87
50,332.66
6,000.00
25,608.88
25,223.89
125,147.64
1,500,000.00
315,000.00
10 00
Boys' Training Camps  	
Forest Protection 	
10 00
41,250.00
541.38
Department of Mines:
$9,360,900.00
6,545,183.16
$2,700.00
94,858.00
133.658.00
52,794.00
135,780.00
65,676.00
11,100.00
$988.29
68,430.58
81,902.35
37.680.00
97,597.39
39,693.85
11,100.00
$496,566.00
$337,392.46   $84,940,909.84 COMPTROLLER-GENERAL'S REPORT,  1953-54 FF  13
Details of Expenditure for the Nine Months April 1st to December 3 1st, 1953—Continued
Estimated for
12 Months
Ending
Mar. 31, 1954
No. of
Vote
Service
Expenditure for
9 Months Ended
Dec. 31,1953
$496,566.00
205,000.00
25,000.00
200.00
3,000.00
5,000.00
20,000.00
242
243
244
245
246
247
Stat.
248
249
250
251
252
S.W. 18
253
254
255
256
257
258 and
S.W. 7, 8, 11
259
260
261
262
263
264
265
266
267
268
269
270
271
272
273
274
275
276
277
278
279
280
281
282
283
284
285
286
Current Account—Continued
$337,392.46
163,387.97
15,508.67
188.88
2,095.95
185.00
20,000.00
40.00
$84,940,909.84
Department of Mines—Continued
Grub-staking Prospectors  .,  	
Subsidy re Explosives to Assist Bona Fide Prospectors
Incidentals and Contingencies  	
Department of Municipal Affairs:
$754,766.00
$652.87
36,972.88
26,469.38
34,315.72
19,300.00
3,839.00
538,798.93
$750.00
54,802.00
36,280.00
50,024.00
8,000.00
Department of the Provincial Secretary:
$149,856.00
$12,271.41
26,703.87
157,369.95
10.00
83,934.60
7,293.00
10.00
42,670.43
1,327,500.00
77,029.41
10.00
11,735.99
300,000.00
66.00
18,969.91
12,780.36
121,549.85
$17,110.00
42,068.00
200,000.00
Grants to Homes for Elderly Citizens and Children's
10.00
Construction in Respect of Provincial Mental Hospi-
122,528.00
5,000.00
Grants re Civil Service—Gratuities under sec.  76  of
10.00
53,500.00
1,770,000.00
Grants           	
80,000.00
10.00
■
15,446.00
520,000.00
250.00
Assessment on Class  13   (The Crown), "Workmen's
Compensation Act "	
31,000.00
25,000.00
Contingencies, Incidentals, Entertainments, Grants, etc...
10,000.00
To Provide Assistance to B.C. Provincial Government
100,262.00
74,260.89
8,261.33
30.00
69,944.13
80,985.38
4,517,548.62
10.00
605,542.40
77,921.95
11.00
10,757.10
5,758.61
3,150.00
683,027.24
1,830.62
55,954.70
24,611.00
16,517.00
30.00
99,986.00
Provincial Mental Health Services:
123,974.00
6,277,329.00
10.00
1,014,482.00
150,000 00
Civil Defence:
10,000.00
132,616.00
Compensation for Injuries (Civil Defence Workers)	
60,000.00
4,200.00
58,063.00
1,000.00
75,000.00
28,000.00
" Civil  Service  Superannuation  Act " — Statutory re-
$11,043,401.00
8,297,959.90
$93,899,218.52 FF 14 PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
Details of Expenditure for the Nine Months April 1st to December 3 1st, 1953—Continued
Estimated for
12 Months
Ending
Mar. 31. 1954
No. of
Vote
Service
Expenditure for
9 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 1953
$93,960.00
248,909.00
$342,869.00
$18,646.00
1,373,367.00
70,124.00
583,447.00
61,514.00
1,756,739.00
12,000.00
9,900,150.00
35,000.00
1,000,000.00
65,000.00
130,000.00
1,000.00
10.00
43,500.00
10.00
44,587.00
10.00
$15,095,104.00
$600.00
53,420.00
$54,020.00
$13,230.00
53,954.00
117,440.00
180,116.00
30,584.00
125,000.00
160,000.00
$680,324.00
$18,313,000.00
405,000.00
495,000.00
6,550,000.00
1,215,000.00
600,000.00
2,650,000.00
830,000.00
326,760.00
$31,384,760.00
$172,950,466.41
287
288
289
290
291
292
293
294
295
296
297
298
299
300
301
302
303
304
305
306
S.W. 2
S.W. 4
307
308
309
310
311
312
313
314
315
316
317
318
319
320
321
322
323
324
Current Account—Continued
Brought forward _	
Public Utilities Commission:
" Public Utilities Act ".	
" Motor Carrier Act "	
Department of Public Works:
Minister's Office	
General Administration	
Mechanical Supervision and Inspection Branch-
Parliament Buildings (Maintenance)  —
Government House (Maintenance)..
Government Buildings  (Maintenance)   (except Parliament Buildings and Government House) 	
Rentals 	
Roads, Bridges, Ferries, Wharves, etc  	
Maintenance of Fraser River (New Westminster) Bridge..
Snow-removal—  	
Local Highways within Municipal Limits	
Highway Signs—Signals, traffic-control, etc..
Research and Testing Services  	
Gravel-crushing. _	
Grants and Subsidies   	
Steam-boiler Inspection, Vancouver	
Electrical Energy Inspection, Vancouver-
Equipment Fund-
Decoration of Provincial Buildings, Coronation of Her
Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Acquisition of Property and Assets of B.C. Fruit Lands
Ltd     _	
Railway Department:
Minister's Office	
General Administration-
Department of Trade and Industry:
Minister's Office	
General Administration. _.„
British Columbia Government Travel Bureau-
Bureau of Economics and Statistics.	
Industrial and Trade Office	
Advertising and Publicity-
Grants: British Columbia Research Council-
Capital Expenditure Out of Income:
Roads, Bridges, and Ferries	
Forest Development Roads_ 	
Mining Roads..
Construction of Provincial Buildings	
Grants in Aid of Construction and Equipment of Hospitals Including Repayable Advances.— 	
Okanagan Flood-control	
Pacific Great Eastern Railway-
Development and Construction of Housing Projects-
Recoverable Expenditure	
Total Expenditure for Nine Months April 1st to
December 31st, 1953  	
$93,899,218.52
$63,291.34
173,510.01
$399.67
35,726.27
$10,647.24
42,183.22
80,233.43
129,038.83
19,911.10
73,933.58
160,000.00
;13,549,354.23
261,975.20
477,508.83
2,400,783.38
1,211,652.20
524,157.60
725,340.36
72,380.61
54,864.59
236,801.35
$14,974.21
1,007,895.70
45,499.40
468,084.40
40,411.86
1,207,214.54
86,979.20*
8,509,416.58
23,670.41
110,035.96
50,535.13
107,769.21
150.00
384,698.64*
2,600.00
10.00
3,170.43
10.00
12,128.23
25,000.00
12,100,253.90
36,125.94
515,947.40
19,278,017.00
$126,066,364.11
' Will be charged against votes applicable. COMPTROLLER-GENERAL'S REPORT,  1953-54
(A 4)
FF 15
* STATEMENT SHOWING EXPENDITURES OUT OF  MONEYS RAISED BY LOAN
UNDER AUTHORITY OF THE LEGISLATURE FOR SPECIFIC PURPOSES,
APRIL 1st TO DECEMBER 3 1st,  1953
Authority for Expenditure
Service
Expended for
9 Months
Ended
Dec. 31, 1953
' B.C. Loan Act, 1949":
Section 6 (g) 	
' B.C. Loan Act, 1950":
Section 6 (b)	
' B.C. Loan Act, 1951 ":
Section 3 (a). 	
Section 3 (c)	
Section 3 (d)	
' B.C. Loan Act, 1952 '
Section 3 (&)..
' Highway Development Act ":
Section 5 (a)	
Section 5 (&)'-
'' B.C. University Loan Act, 1945 "	
' Irrigation Assistance Loan Act "	
1 Okanagan Flood-control Act "	
' P.G.E. Construction Loan Act, 1928 '
Buildings at University of British Columbia-
Buildings at University of British Columbia-
Public Buildings _	
Buildings at University of British Columbia  _
Vancouver   General  Hospital   for   University  of
British Columbia _	
Buildings at University of British Columbia-
Roads, Bridges, Ferries, etc.-
Hard-surfacing of Roads, etc 	
B.C. University Buildings and Equipment..
Advances to Irrigation Districts	
Okanagan Flood-control..
Pacific Great Eastern Railway..
$10,713.73
16,863.75
2,404.62
12,600.64
25,459.82
104,108.88
134,549.36
56,448.64
21,664.24
11,560.80
68,712.37
989,690.60
$1,454,777.45
* This statement covers only such vouchers as have been received and entered in the books of the Controlling and
Audit Branch at December 31st, 1953. FF 16 PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
(A 5)
*STATEMENT SHOWING EXPENDITURES OUT OF REVENUE SURPLUSES,
UNDER AUTHORITY OF THE LEGISLATURE, FOR SPECIFIC
PURPOSES, APRIL 1st, TO DECEMBER 3 1st,  1953
Authority for Expenditure
Service
Expended for
9 Months
Ended
Dec. 31, 1953
' Revenue Surplus Appropriation Act, 1944 "
Section 2(c)
' Revenue Surplus Appropriation Act, 1947 "
Section 2 (a)
' Revenue Surplus Appropriation Act, 1951 "
Section 2 (b)
' Revenue Surplus Appropriation Act, 1952 '
Section 2 (d)-.. _	
Section 2 (_•)..	
Public Buildings..
Roads, Bridges, Ferries, etc..
Roads	
Northern Trans-Provincial Highway-
Secondary Roads —	
$30,297.52
29,394.02
7,554.08
56,221.81
21,464.55
$144,931.98
* This statement covers only such vouchers as have been received and entered in the books of the Controlling and
Audit Branch at December 31st, 1953.
RECAPITULATION
EXPENDITURE MADE FROM LOANS AND REVENUE SURPLUSES
Roads, Bridges, Ferries, etc.
Buildings, Equipment, etc.
British Columbia University Buildings and Equipment.
Irrigation Assistance   - —
Okanagan Flood-control  	
Pacific Great Eastern Railway  	
$305,632.46
32,702.14
191,411.06
11,560.80
68,712.37
989,690.60
$1,599,709.43 COMPTROLLER-GENERAL'S REPORT,  1953-54
FF  17
(B)
STATEMENT OF SPECIAL WARRANTS ISSUED BETWEEN THE SESSIONS
OF  1953 AND  1954
Date of
Approval
No. of
Warrant
Service
Amount of
Warrant
May
23,
1953
3
June
20,
1953
6
Aug.
18,
1953
9
Sept.
14,
1953
12
Nov.
5,
1953
13
Jan.   12,  1954
Feb.   12, 1954
Nov. 23, 1953
Jan.   5,   1954
Aug. 25, 1953
Nov. 10, 1953
Nov.
19,
1953
15
Dec.
10,
1953
18
Jan.
5,
1954
20
Jan.
5,
1954
21
Jan.
21,
1954
23
Feb.
12,
1954
26
22
25
16
19
10
14
TO MEET EXPENDITURES FOR THE FISCAL YEAR
ENDING MARCH 31st, 1954
Department of the Attorney-General
To provide for expenditures re application of the B.C. Telephone Company for increase in rates   	
To services of Campbell, Brazier, Fisher, McMaster, and
Johnson—in aid of removal of discriminatory freight and
express rates
To provide for expenditures in connection with Magistrates'
Convention    — 	
To provide for treatment and control of certain members of
Doukhobor communities in the Province   	
To supplement Vote 74, being an additional amount required
to provide for services of Campbell, Brazier, Fisher,
McMaster, and Johnson—in aid of removal of discriminatory freight and express rates   — —
Department of Education
Municipal and union library grants  —	
Department of Finance
Providing for a payment to the Commercial Credit Corporation Limited in full settlement for claim of value of automobile which was forfeited to the Crown in the right of
the Province pursuant to the provisions of the " Government Liquor Act "  _  	
Department of Labour
Expenses in connection with a Government-supervised strike
vote in the lumber industry  	
Expenses in connection with a Government-supervised strike
vote of members of the International Brotherhood of Pulp
and Sulphite Workers of America 	
Department of Lands and Forests
Grant to The Corporation of the District of Surrey to assist
in meeting the cost of repairs to Crescent Beach sea-wall
To supplement Vote 205, being provision for completion of
survey of northern boundary of the Province  	
Department of Municipal Affairs
To supplement Vote 252, being provision for grant to the
Lower Mainland Regional Planning Area and the Capital
Regional Planning Area
Payment to the City of Prince George of 1953 taxes collected
by the Province upon land and improvements included in
the City of Prince George extension
Payment to the City of Kamloops of 1953 taxes collected by
the Province upon land and improvements included in the
City of Kamloops extension
Payment to the Village of Vanderhoof on 1953 taxes collected
by the Province upon land and improvements included in
the Village of Vanderhoof extension  _ __	
Payment to the Village of Quesnel of 1953 taxes collected by
the Province upon land and improvements included in the
Village of Quesnel extension
Payment to the City of Kamloops on 1953 taxes collected by
the Province upon land and improvements included in the
City of Kamloops extension  -	
Carried forward..
$9,623.41
15,084.82
2,250.00
150,000.00
1,369.40
62,500.00
1,000.00
1,755.20
586.94
18,350.00
30,000.00
11,300.00
3,839.00
35.00
204.51
430.57
16.56
$308,345.41
Expenditure
$9,623.41
15,084.82
2,250.00
38,335.32
1,369.40
62,500.00
1,755.20
568.94
11,300.00
3,839.00
35.00
204.51
430.57
$147,296.17 FF 18 PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
Statement of Special Warrants issued between the Sessions of 1953 and 1954—Continued
Date of
Approval
July 21, 1953
7
Aug. 11, 1953
8
Sept. 1, 1953
11
May 9,
1953
1
May 9,
1953
2
May 27,
1953
4
June 13,
1953
5
Nov. 23,
1953
17
Feb.   8,   1954
No. of
Warrant
Service
24
TO MEET EXPENDITURES FOR THE FISCAL YEAR
ENDING MARCH 3 1st, 1954—Continued
Brought forward.    	
Department of the Provincial Secretary
To provide for gratuities authorized under the " Civil Service
Act," section 76  _.	
To provide for gratuities authorized under the " Civil Service
Act," section 76   _ 	
To provide for gratuity authorized under the " Civil Service
Act," section 76    - 	
Department of Public Works
Balance of funds required for the acquisition of necessary
right-of-way and construction of a channel from Ellis
Street to the mouth of Penticton Creek in the City of
Penticton, Similkameen Electoral District 	
To provide for the decoration of Provincial public buildings
throughout the Province in connection with the approaching Coronation of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 	
Acquisition of title to the property and assets of British Columbia Fruit Lands Limited __	
Grant to Village of Pouce Coupe for building a reservoir 	
To supplement Vote 299, being an additional amount required
to assist various municipalities in regard to work done on
local highways within their municipal limits	
Department of Trade and Industry
To supplement Vote 315, being an additional amount required
for operating expenses of the British Columbia Research
Council    —  	
Amount of
Warrant
$308,345.41
2,832.00
1,782.00
675.00
40,789.88
15,000.00
25,000.00
4,000.00
42,500.00
20,000.00
$460,924.29
Expenditure
$147,296.17
1,782.00
12,623.90
12,321.96
25,000.00
4,000.00
20,535.13
$223,559.16 COMPTROLLER-GENERAL'S REPORT,  1953-54
FF 19
(C)
STATEMENT OF PAYMENTS CHARGED AGAINST 1953-54 APPROPRIATIONS
WHICH DID NOT OCCUR WITHIN THE PERIOD OF THE ACCOUNT
Vouchers aggregating $217,202.22. r
FF 20 PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
(D)
UNPROVIDED ITEMS IN EXPENDITURE FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDED
MARCH 3 1st,  1953
Statement of Expenditures on Services Which Have Exceeded Their Appropriations from April 1st, 1952,
to March 31st, 1953, and for Which Overexpenditure the Sanction of Parliament Is Required
Vote No.
Service
Total
Appropriation
Total
Expenditure
Over-
expended
Department of Agriculture
8
12
Plant Pathology, Entomology, and Apiary Inspection	
$35,738.00
15,965.00
28,000.00
$36,034.09
16,124.06
28,012.30
$296.09
159.06
22
12.30
Department of the Attorney-General
27
82,111.00
48,078.00
85,305.00
215,905.00
806,059.00
30,000.00
809,991.00
94,375.00
12,309.00
35,000.00
83,017.25
50,563.57
85,749.00
217,367.55
854,152.80
33,053.66
863,627.75
97,366.39
12,609.30
38,654.06
906.25
28
2,485.57
34
444.00
38
40
Supreme and County Courts. —  ....
1,462.55
48,093.80
42
3,053.66
46
53,636.75
48
2,991.39
58
300.30
59
3,654.06
Department of Education
66
Minister's Office. —  . 	
14,892.00
15,208.29
316.29
Department of Finance
103
102,690.00
18,550.00
10.00
103,558.28
24,507.99
22.56
868.28
105
114
Agent-General's Office and B.C. House, London, England	
5,957.99
12.56
Department of Health and Welfare
149
42,548.00
3,365,600.00
65,032.00
43,839.28
3,560,296.40
66,474.14
1,291.28
156
194,696.40
162
Industrial School for Girls  	
1,442.14
Department of Labour
170
Industrial Arbitration and Conciliation Branch 	
122,931.00
127,899.58
4,968.58
Department of Lands and Forests
185
60,000.00
278,573.00
294,026.00
83,210.00
865,385.35
90,000.00
68,413.78
285,931.54
312,038.25
99,492.39
874,704.69
97,855.49
8,413.78
188
189
Topographic Division 	
7,358.54
18,012.25
191
16,282.39
201
9,319.34
204
7,855.49
Department of the Provincial Secretary
238
15,286.00
15,430.00
16,334.82
15,522.40
1,048.82
245
92.40
Department of Public Works
258
269
Rental and Maintenance of Offices, Buildings, and Grounds
10.00
7,680.00
681.34
11,369.76
671.34
3,689.76
Railway Department
271
Minister's Office 	
Department of Trade and Industry
600.00
5,519.45
4,919.45
274
16,171.00
17,388.12
1,217.12
$7,757,460.35
$8,163,390.33
$405,929.98 COMPTROLLER-GENERAL'S REPORT,  1953-54
FF 21
(E)
TREASURY BOARD OVERRULINGS
Nil
VICTORIA, B.C.
Printed by Don McDiarmid, Printer to the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty
1954
230-254-7534   

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