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 PROVINCE  OF BRITISH  COLUMBIA
Report of the
COMPTROLLER-GENERAL
1955-56
Pursuant to the Provisions  of  trie
"Audit Act," Chapter 22, R.S.B.C. 1948
Interim Financial Statements
For the Nine Months Ended December 31st
1955
PRINTED BY
AUTHORITY OF THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY
VICTORIA, B.C.
Printed by Don McDiarmid, Printer to the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty
1956  To the Honourable Frank Mackenzie Ross, C.M.G., M.C.,
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, January 17th, 1956.
W. A. C. BENNETT,
Premier and Minister of Finance.
. Victoria, January 17th, 1956.
The Honourable W. A.C. Bennett,
Premier and 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," 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 1955-56, viz., April 1st, 1955, to December 31st, 1955. The statements
of current account are 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)   16
(5) Expenditure (Revenue Surplus Appropriation)   17
(B) Statement of Special Warrants Issued (section 24 (4))   18
(C) Statement of Payments Charged against 1955-56 Appropriations Which
Did Not Occur within the Period of the Account (section 36 (e))  20
(D) Statement of Expenditures on Services during 1954-55 Fiscal Year Which
Have Exceeded Their Appropriations (section 36 (b))   21
(E) Statement of Treasury Board Overrulings (section 35)   22
Respectfully submitted.
C. J. FERBER, C.A.,
Comptroller-General. PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
(A 1)
SUMMARY OF INTERIM STATEMENTS OF REVENUE AND EXPENDITURE
FOR THE NINE MONTHS APRIL 1st TO DECEMBER 3 1st,  1955
Estimated for
12 Months to
Mar. 31, 1956
$30,000
35,514,000
4,050
137,471,319
25,000
105,500
10,000
1,500
18,095,000
100
2,200,000
6,500
76,500
550,000
4,000
4,000
425,000
$194,522,469
$15,349,564
212,100
32,520
1,207,450
7,331,596
41,856,563
18,108,672
40,923
27,784,257
13,104,543
484,532
9,048,472
707,400
143,129
12,165,517
326,441
2,790,677
51,650
748,952
28,881,242
31,683,141
$212,059,341
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 Highways	
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'
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 Highways	
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..
Hospital Insurance Service-
Capital Expenditure out of Income-
Excess of Revenue over Expenditure for the Nine Months Ended December 31st, 1955„
Interim Period
Apr. 1 to
Dec. 31, 1955
$28,555
26,803,510
6,040
110,868,547
20,209
80,178
19,639
3,804
19,955,103
700
3,840,809
6,889
800
171,462
2,613
57,089
$161,865,947
$10,804,973
7,722
23,845
818,648
5,313,816
36,862,304
14,062,994
29,352
19,662,008
8,389,508
324,293
6,400,633
449,223
201,368
8,860,305
217,921
1,969,474
37,331
612,402
20,660,932
21,926,306
$157,635,358
4,230,589
$161,865,947
5 U 6
PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
(A 2)
DETAILS OF REVENUE FOR THE NINE MONTHS
APRIL 1st TO DECEMBER 31st,  1955
Estimated for
12 Months
Ending
Mar. 31, 1956
$30,000
$35,000
250,000
400,000
2,000
80,000
1,050,000
21,250,000
130,000
1,500,000
400,000
1,650,000
8,500,000
60,000
45,000
12,000
10,000
60,000
40,000
40,000
$35,514,000
$4,000
50
$4,050
$29,151
220,000
932,168
100,000
45,465,000
1,000,000
$47,746,319
2,300,000
1,500,000
18,250,000
1,000,000
250,000
2,650,000
135,000
95,000
650,000
650,000
5,000
425,000
1,500,000
2,000,000
125,000
950,000
57,000,000
30,000
60,000
150,000
$137,471,319
$25,000
Service
Department of Agriculture:
Miscellaneous Receipts-
Department of the Attorney-General:
"Administration Act "—Fees, etc.-
Companies Branch  „.
Court Fees and Fines  	
Dog Licences	
" Fire Marshal Act "—Fees, etc	
" Game Act "—Fees and Licences..
" Government Liquor Act, 1953 "...
" Insurance Act " 	
Land Registry Fees— - 	
Law Stamps.
' Motor-vehicle Act ":
Registration Fees, etc  	
Annual Licences, Motor-vehicles (Except Motor-cycles)—accrual basis..
Annual Licences, Chauffeurs    - 	
'■ Moving Pictures Act'
" Real-estate Agents' Licensing Act "	
" Securities Act "	
Sheriffs' Fees	
Trade Licences	
Miscellaneous Receipts-
Department of Education:
Teachers' Certificates—
Miscellaneous Receipts-
Department of Finance:
Government of Canada:
Annual Interest	
Annual Subsidy    	
Annual Grant per Capita 	
Annual Grant for Lands Conveyed-
Rental Fee for Leased Tax Fields	
Percentage of Power Corporation Tax—accrual basis..
Amusements Tax~
Fuel-oil Tax...	
Gasoline Tax	
Interest, Miscellaneous..
Land Taxes:
General:
Farm Land	
Improved Land 	
Wild Land 	
Coal Land "A" and " B '
Forest:
Forest Land 	
Timber Land	
Tree-farm Land..
" E. & N. Railway Belt Land Tax Act ".
Logging Tax _. 	
Mining Tax   	
Probate Fees..
Pari-mutuel Betting Tax
Social Services Tax_
Trust Deposits Reverted to the Crown	
Unworked Crown-granted Mineral Claims .
Miscellaneous Receipts —	
Revenue for 9 Months
Ended Dec. 31, 1955
$41,609
246.298
384,240
5,154
5,901
1,034,866
15,650,000
15,524
1,497,507
359,730
1,010,522
6,375,000
26,552
39,431
12,750
8,457
48,683
19,561
21,725
$6,025
15
$21,863
165,000
699,126
75,000
34,102,586
750,000
.813,575
530,156
051,992
274,436
784,690
48
218,180
1,413,065
139,031
99,504
515,507
680,047
7,838
944,513
1,096,030
910,525
107,698
965,203
011,772
Department of Fisheries:
Fish-buyers' and Miscellaneous Licences..
Carried forward.  _.
56,602
248,183
$28,555
26,803,510
6,040
110,868,547
20,209
$137,726,861 COMPTROLLER-GENERAL'S REPORT, 1955-56 U 7
Details of Revenue for the Nine Months April 1st to December 3 1st, 1955—Continued
Estimated for
12 Months
Ending
Mar. 31, 1956
Service
Revenue for 9 Months
Ended Dec. 31, 1955
$137,726,861
$45,000
Department of Health and Welfare:
$35 991
60,000
Vital Statistics.. —	
43,808
500
379
Department of Highways:
$105,500
80,178
$10,000
19,639
Department of Labour:
$1,000
500
$3,296
Department of Lands and Forests:
$1,500
3,804
$70,000
$65,885
325,000
302,925
500,000
458,762
25,000
37,162
80,000
Forestry Revenue:
78,893
375,000
277,810
2,000,000
1,887,248
13,835,000
16,140,269
810,000
625,796
75,000
80,353
Legislation:
$18,095,000
19,955,103
$100
Department of Mines:
$2,000,000
$3 634 619
50,000
150,000
54,785
151,405
Department of Municipal Affairs:
$2,200,000
3,840,809
$500
$7
6,882
6,000
Department of the Provincial Secretary:
$6,500
6,889
$75,000
1,500
$800
" Public Utilities Act" and " Motor Carrier Act ":
$76,500
800
$550,000
171,462
Railway Department:
Inspection Fees     	
Department of Trade and Industry:
$4,000
2,613
$4,000
Refunds of Expenditure:
$50,000
375,000
$57,089
Total Revenue for Nine Months April 1st to December 31st, 1955
$425,000
57,089
$194,522,469
$161,865,947 U 8
PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
(A 3)
DETAILS OF EXPENDITURE FOR THE NINE MONTHS
APRIL 1st TO DECEMBER 3 1st,  1955
Estimated for
12 Months
Ending
Mar. 31,1956
No. of
Vote
Service
Expenditure for
9 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 1955
$5,972,239
18,000
7,030,722
5,141,410
{18,162,371
2,812,807
$15,349,564
$212,100
$32,520
$15,024
71,710
20,804
133,018
18,834
9,030
13,984
231,816
47,240
36,860
37,200
9,794
12,040
39,824
205,544
25,188
15,330
10
44,000
10,000
47,500
17,000
30,000
13,000
40,000
18,750
750
42,000
1,200
$1,207,450
$20,272
82,300
51,196
47,342
19,128
25,088
95,893
26,219
85,774
57,596
44,338
6,428
541,616
248,167
77,500
741,265
$2,170,122
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
32
Stat.
33
34
35
36
37
38
39
40
41
42
43
44
45
46
47
48
Current Account
Public Debt:
Interest	
Currency, Exchange, etc.-
Sinking Funds-
Redemption of Debt-
$4,479,180
9,500
5,273,042
3,856,058
Less recoverable, Highway Development Fund-
Legislation..
$13,617,780
2,812,807
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  _
4-H Clubs   —   	
Milk Board..  	
Temporary Assistance	
Motor-vehicles and Accessories-
Grants and Subsidies	
Rebates on Stumping-powder	
Subsidies on Agricultural Lime. — _
Federal-Provincial Farm Labour Service-
Farmers' Land-clearing Assistance—	
Farmers' Domestic Water Assistance	
" Pound District Act "	
' Grasshopper-control Act "  	
' Natural Products Marketing (B.C.) Act'
' Horned Cattle Purchases Act ". 	
Department of the Attorney-General:
Attorney-General's Office	
General Administration	
Companies Office-
Insurance Office and Real Estate Office-
Securities Office 	
' Credit Unions Act'
' Fire Marshal Act ".
Censor of Moving Pictures-
Sheriffs' Offices 	
Official Administrator-
Official Committee	
Official Guardian—	
Land Registry Offices .
Supreme and County Courts-
Official Stenographers..	
Motor-vehicle Branch	
Carried forward-
$10,804,973
7,722
23,845
$11,652
47,053
16,050
103,201
12,318
7,913
11,180
173,284
33,913
26,853
29,228
6,516
9,453
27,106
146,508
18,465
8,817
10
21,905
3,781
47,025
8,656
15,750
13,387
13,671
786
412
756
514
2,485
$15,113
63,450
39,211
27,333
13,994
19,898
59,438
20,409
66,829
39,877
28,451
4,804
390,277
172,923
63,508
494,980
818,648
$1,520,495 $11,655,1,= COMPTROLLER-GENERAL'S REPORT, 1955-56 U 9
Details of Expenditure for the Nine Months April 1st to December 31st, 1955—Continued
Estimated for
12 Months
Ending
Mar. 31, 1956
No. of
Vote
Service
Expenditure for
9 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 1955
$2,170,122
49
50
51
52
53
54
55
56
57
58
59
60
61
62
63
64
65
66
67
68
69
70
71
72
73
74
75
76
77
78
79
80
81
82
S.W. 7
S.W.9
83
84
85
86
87
88
89
90
91
92
93
94
95
96
97
98
99
100
101
102
103
104
105
106
Current Account—Continued
$1,520,495    $11,655,188
956,000
Department of the Attorney-General—Continued
717,000
35,000
20,645
197,500
227,888
46,150
35,001
61,558
42,109
1,432,396
1,133,174
148,400
76,909
173,535
86,181
86,206
48,967
153,637
96,661
41,671
32,376
113,286
72,929
65,984
30,313
100,000
65,095
105,676
79,641
491,995
Game Branch:
358,170
152,976
138,168
79,444
52,094
134,450
75,776
273,600
197,115
12,760
9,153
1,500
1,561
43,000
29,247
45,000
720
42,750
20,000
10,000
7,389
10,000
70,000
Magistrates' Convention -    ..
9,499
73,296
13,000
5,525
10,000
In Aid of Removal of Discriminatory Freight and Express
149
6,500
5,052
9,500
6,821
15,000
11,229
23,000
23,038
Deficit of W. B. McKenzie, Deceased, Sheriff of Nanaimo
Alberta Motors Ltd.—Compensation re forfeiture of automobile. - 	
Department of Education:
4,063
367
$7,331,596
5,313,816
$15,200
$12,049
64,752
51,125
52,226
35,413
101,301
71,964
158,429
106,325
64,790
48,561
80,093
55,376
31,732
23,230
35,775
26,024
128,950
90,043
60,235
44,927
10
10
547,796
417,787
246,199
174,617
54,246
45,098
78,844
49,593
128,602
98,081
67 674
57,198
48,349
33,630
264,090
33,845,000
Federal-Provincial Training Programmes 	
154,497
30,232,183
2,100,000
1,575,000
50,000
Special Aid to School Districts 	
50,000
16,517
$38,274,293
$33,419,248    $16,969,004 U 10 PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
Details of Expenditure for the Nine Months April 1st to December 3 1st, 1955—Continued
Estimated for
12 Months
Ending
Mar. 31, 1956
No. of
Vote
Service
Expenditure for
9 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 1955
$38,274,293
15,000
100,000
357,000
2,900,000
79,250
30,000
10,000
10,000
16,000
65,000
10
10
$41,856,563
$4,780
93,702
287,026
13,645
10
565,931
260,142
48,168
127,696
5,775
209,416
10
10
10
340,056
1,273,445
10,000
20,000
110,000
35,000
660,000
1,100
5,151,750
1,535,000
7,250,000
6,000
100,000
$18,108,672
$600
40,323
$40,923
107
108
109
110
HI
112
113
114
115
116
117
118
S.W. 15
119
120
121
122
123
124
125
126
127
128
129
130
131
132
133
134
135
136
137
138
139
140
141
142
143
144
145
Stat.
Stat.
Stat.
S.W. 1
S.W. 4
S.W. 14
146
147
Current Account—Continued
Brought forward	
Department of Education—Continued
Education of Soldiers' Dependent Children and Expenses-
Library and Library Association Grants  	
Free text-books, Maps, etc..
Grant to University of British Columbia-
University Endowment Lands	
Special Grant to Victoria College	
College of Education-
Dental Consultant, University of British Columbia-
Incidentals, Grants, and Contingencies	
Temporary Assistance-
Advances re Rural School and Library Taxes-
Teacher-training Loan Fund-
Grant to B.C. Centenary Committee .
$33,419,248    $16,969,004
6,951
94,353
266,309
2,900,000
79,250
30,000
5,000
10,000
9,212
40,525
10
10
1,436
Department of Finance:
Minister's Office	
General Administration-
Controlling and Audit Branch-
Agent-General's Office and British Columbia House, London, England-
Mechanical Tabulation Branch-
Consumption and Amusements Taxation Branch-
Real Property Taxation Branch  	
Income Taxation   	
"Assessment Equalization Act'
Housing Commissioner 	
Purchasing Commission	
Langford Warehouse .
Office Furniture and Equipment..
Motor-vehicles and Accessories-
Postal Branch	
Government Agents, etc..
Courts of Revision and Appeal-
Printing   Public   Accounts,   Estimates,   Revenue   Receipts,
Bonds, Cheques, etc	
Temporary Assistance.
Incidentals and Contingencies..
' Civil Service Superannuation Act "—Interest on Superannuation and Retirement Funds	
" Dyking Assessments Adjustment Act, 1905 "	
" Highway Development Act "—Payment of revenue under
" Gasoline Tax Act " to Highway Development Fund	
" Hospital Construction Act, 1950 "—Payment of revenue
under "Amusements Tax Act " to Hospital Construction
Fund	
Grants in Aid of Local Government (Proportionate)	
" Supreme Court Act "—Interest on Suitors' Fund deposits-
Salary Contingencies 	
" Flood Relief Act "	
" Municipal Superannuation Act ".
" Water Act "	
Grant to British Empire Games-	
B.C. Natural Resources Conference-
Compensation for Tax Sale	
2,812,807
1,535,000
5,445,180
6,824
3,674
637,392
52,702
567,908
50,000
10,000
3,500
Department of Fisheries:
Minister's Office	
General Administration-
Carried forward-
$172
29,180
36,862,304
$3,158
74,890
200,751
11,471
10
412,614
199,200
34,298
93,350
90
155,623
10
24,912*
16,654*
220,212
905,137
4,064
7,167
55,725
23,671
495,000
14,062,994
29,352
$67,923,654
* Will be charged against votes applicable. COMPTROLLER-GENERAL'S REPORT, 1955-56 U 11
Details of Expenditure for the Nine Months April 1st to December 3 1st, 1955—Continued
Estimated for
12 Months
Ending
Mar. 31, 1956
No. of
Vote
Service
Expenditure for
9 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 1955
$22,928
148
1,760,000
149
121,297
150
557,192
151
268,255
152
225,000
153
194,000
154
110,000
155
10
156
10
157
10
158
70,000
159
10
160
10,000
161
10
162
163
10
10
164
45,000
165
720,830
166
232,762
167
216,786
168
80,562
169
89,798
170
75,538
171
2,691,760
172
10
173
258,000
174
31,500
175
13,670
176
25,354
177
18,874
178
1,273,018
179
37,052
180
24,000
181
1,000
182
6,350,000
183
184
155,000
185
50,000
1,890,000
186
55,542
187
188
1,446,300
10
189
121,982
190
358,588
191
138,075
192
204,004
193
1,844,000
194
195
5,775,000
205,000
196
16,500
197
Stat.
S.W. 10
$27,784,257
Current Account—Continued
Brought forward..
Department of Health and Welfare:
Minister's Office —  	
Per Diem Grants under Sec. 4 of " Hospital Act'
Accounting Division	
Provincial Infirmaries	
Public Health Branch:
General Services 	
Cancer Control (Including Grants, etc.)	
Grants to Public Health Services, Metropolitan AreaS-
Grant in Aid of Arthritis Control	
Crippled Children (Federal Programme)	
Professional Training (Federal Programme)	
Public Health Research (Federal Programme)	
Rehabilitation:
Grant to Western Society for Rehabilitation	
Medical Rehabilitation (Federal Programme)..
Rehabilitation Co-ordinator	
General Public Health (Federal Programme).  	
Laboratory   and   Radiological   Services   (Federal   Programme)
Child and Maternal Health (Federal Programme)	
Grants re Local Health Services Building Construction-
Local Health Services - 	
Division of Laboratories   - -	
Division of Vital Statistics 	
Division of Venereal Disease Control	
Division of Tuberculosis Control:
Central Office, District Nursing and Social Service-
Travelling Clinics .
In-patient Care and Stationary Clinics-
Tuberculosis Control (Federal Programme)..
Poliomyelitis Pavilion	
Temporary Assistance	
Social Welfare Branch:
Office of the Deputy Minister-
Director of Welfare	
Family Division 	
Field Service 	
Medical Services Division.
Burial of Indigents .
' Residence and Responsibility Act "—Administration	
Social Allowances (Including Grants, etc.)	
Supplementary  Social   Allowances   for  Mothers'   allowances Cases	
Administration and Operation of Project  and Pavilion
for Japanese at New Denver	
Medical Services, Drugs, etc   _	
Child Welfare Division:
Administration     	
Maintenance  of Dependent  Children   and  Grants  to
Homes    	
Jewish Overseas Children-
Provincial Home 	
Industrial School for Boys—
Industrial School for Girls...
" Old-age Assistance Act,"
Allowances Act," 1951:
Administration-	
1951,  and " Blind Persons'
Old-age Assistance and Blind Persons' Allowances-
Cost-of-living Bonus Paid to Recipients of Old-age Assistance, Universal Old Age Security, and Blind Persons' Allowances    	
" Mothers' Allowances Act "._
Temporary Assistance.
' Disabled Persons Allowances Act'
Compensation for Damages. 	
$67,923,654
$18,681
1,320,000
97,286
370,710
145,275
221,521
144,851
73,333
10
10
10
46,667
10
2,862
10
10
10
4,013
449,514
150,725
154,051
80,343
55,012
42,968
1,706,131
10
138,018
19,014
9,825
18,707
31,763
895,365
26,883
13,030
488
4,762,500
114,101
40,171
1,201,750
39,650
853,703
10
54,606
227,738
101,132
136,012
1,389,235
4,190,065
141,567
4,374
168,038
240
Carried forward...
19,662,008
$87,585,662 U 12 PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
Details of Expenditure for the Nine Months April 1st to December 31st, 1955—Continued
Estimated for
12 Months
Ending
Mar. 31, 1956
No. of
Vote
Service
Expenditure for
9 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 1955
$18,346
224,150
13,560
26,520
69,312
3,475
109,257
7,212
7,400
5,300
$484,532
$16,212
103,934
51,222
112,125
111,026
9,948
10,105
20,616
30,500
291,736
102,326
254,048
183,356
248,171
47,285
90,000
15,000
1,500
34,120
200
10
1,000
50,000
1,802,657
904,650
384,220
711,666
165,238
64,857
50,800
71,458
6,000
43,860
46,000
130,000
334,646
1,450,000
250,000
524,960
10
10
38,000
285,000
$9,048,472
198
199
200
201
202
203
204
205
206
207
S.W.
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
235
236
237
238
239
240
241
242
243
244
245
246
247
248
249
250
S.W. 13
Current Account—Continued
Brought forward	
Department of Labour:
Minister's Office	
General Administration-
Board of Industrial Relations-
Factories Inspection— 	
Apprenticeship Branch	
Trade-schools Branch	
Labour Relations Branch	
Indian Inquiry Branch..
Motor-vehicles and Accessories-
Temporary Assistance.
Actuarial Fees re Workmen's Compensation Board-
Department of Lands and Forests:
Minister's Office  	
Lands Service:
General Administration	
Accounting Division  	
Lands Branch  	
Inspection Division  	
Land Settlement Board	
Dyking Commission	
Surveys and Mapping Branch:
Administration	
Special Commitments  	
Legal Surveys Division	
Geographic Division	
Topographic Division	
Air Division  	
Water Rights Branch	
Hydraulic Surveys   	
Fraser River Basin Board—  	
B.C.Hydrometric Stream-gauging	
Grant—British Columbia Natural Resources Conference
Southern Okanagan Lands Project	
" Soldiers' Land Act, 1918 "—Houses, South Vancouver
" University Endowment Lands Administration Act "—
Investigation of Doukhobor Lands. 	
Temporary Assistance    	
Forest Service:
Salaries  	
Expenses   	
Reforestation and Forest Nursery	
Provincial Parks  	
Forest Management	
Forest Research-   	
Public Relations (Forest)  	
Forest Ranger School   	
Grant to Canadian Forestry Association  	
Office Furniture and Equipment	
Rentals      	
Youth Training Programme — 	
Engineering Services	
Forest Protection   	
Fire Suppression	
Forest Surveys    	
Scaling Fund	
Silviculture Fund    	
Grazing:  Range Improvement Fund   	
Temporary Assistance	
Purchase of Park-site.. 	
Carried forward..
$87,585,662
$13,679
159,026
9,718
20,040
32,803
2,266
74,684
4,117
5,277
773
1,910
$12,599
76,337
36,690
75,141
78,029
7,256
18,812
14,314
19,276
225,004
72,209
199,522
155,546
177,440
39,518
53,607
15,000
1,500
30,223
128
10
11,445
23,246
1,349,338
462,076
248,641
540,756
101,948
40,643
33,719
39,739
6,000
19,585
26,799
110,403
269,626
1,176,127
75,658
452,333
10
10
26,660
25,710
52,000
324,293
6,400,633
$94,310,588 COMPTROLLER-GENERAL'S REPORT,  1955-56 U 13
Details of Expenditure for the Nine Months April 1st to December 31st, 1955—Continued
Estimated for
12 Months
Ending
Mar. 31, 1956
No. of
Vote
Service
Expenditure for
9 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 1955
$1,900
113,784
155,604
54,166
137,196
16,100
165,000
25,000
200
3,000
3,000
12,450
20,000
$707,400
$750
47,558
60,021
24,300
8,000
2,500
$143,129
$21,778
37,758
321,000
110,933
11,000
10
47,000
2,000,000
69,000
10
15,656
300,000
12,000
28,500
160,000
130,000
50,000
12,056
30
109,374
132,979
7,032,588
10
1,041,662
135,000
2,500
132,616
60,000
4,200
70,847
10
$12,048,517
251
252
253
254
255
256
257
258
259
260
261
262
263
264
265
266
267
268
269
S.W. 5,16,
19,20,21
270
271
272
273
274
275
276
277
278
279
280
281
282
283
284
285
286
287
288
289
290
291
292
293
294
295
296
297
298
299
300
18,
Current Account—Continued
Brought forward..
Department of Mines:
Minister's Office	
General Administration	
Mineralogical Branch	
Analytical and Assay Branch-
Inspection Branch-
Grants and Subsidies 	
Grants in Aid of Mining Roads and Trails
Grub-staking Prospectors.—
Subsidy re Explosives to Assist Bona Fide Prospectors..
Interprovincial Committee on Mining   -	
Incidentals and Contingencies— 	
Temporary Assistance..
' Iron and Steel Bounties Act'
Department of Municipal Affairs:
Minister's Office 	
Municipal Branch-
Regional Planning Division-
Grants and Subsidies	
Revision of Municipal Legislation-
Temporary Assistance-
Reimbursement of Municipal Taxes re Extension or Incorporation of Municipalities 	
Department of the Provincial Secretary:
Minister's Office	
General Administration	
Grants to Homes for Elderly Citizens re Construction and
to Children's Homes  	
Civil Service Commission	
Grants re Civil Service—Gratuities under sec, 76 of '
Service Act "—   	
Civil
Superannuation Branch   	
Grants—Retiring allowances - 	
" Civil Service Superannuation Act "„
" Teachers' Pensions Act " 	
Queen's Printer-
Government House _  	
Assessment on Class 13 (the Crown), "Workmen's Compensation Act "	
Civil Service Schedule Bond  -	
Contingencies, Incidentals, Entertainment, Grants, etc...
Public Services Medical Plan..  	
Construction and Other Grants to Charitable and Other
Associations— -   	
Grant to City of Victoria-
Collections Office	
Farms - - 	
Provincial Mental Health Services:
Headquarters —	
Preventive Services  	
Provincial Mental Hospitals-
Mental Health Care (Federal Programme)..
Homes for the Aged	
Civil Defence:
General Administration and Training-
Compensation for Injuries, Civil Defence Workers..
Civil Defence Matching Funds..
Standardization of Hose-couplings..
Allowance to F. A. Pauline.-	
" Provincial Elections Act " 	
" Public Inquiries Act " 	
Carried forward..
$94,310,588
$589
81,225
102,400
41,114
92,612
11,100
72,562
22,129
147
1,349
1,158
2,838
20,000
$2,576
33,005
40,432
24,300
6,910
94,145
$16,552
28,851
115,248
85,862
11,847
10
35,489
1,500,000
66,086
10
9,587
350,000
7,260
24,817
627
99,050
8,135
30
74,831
83,647
5,277,367
10
657,373
85,053
107
25,729
52,192
1,050
51,665
90,878
449,223
201,368
1,759,363 $94,961,179 U 14 PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
Details of Expenditure for the Nine Months April 1st to December 31st, 1955—Continued
Estimated for
12 Months
Ending
Mar. 31, 1956
No. of
Vote
Service
Expenditure for
9 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 1955
$12,048,517
64,000
50,000
3,000
$12,165,517
$87,418
236,023
3,000
$326,441
$19,980
1,326,878
9,828,165
50,000
1,500,000
125,000
20,000
150,000
1,000
10
43,500
10
40,000
$13,104,543
$4,480
125,271
665,856
61,172
1,764,418
15,000
23,888
582
10
130,000
$2,790,677
$845
50,805
$51,650
$15,355
30,208
148,174
219,510
31,205
14,500
115,000
$573,952
301
302
303
Stat.
S.W. 2
S.W. 6
S.W. 8
S.W. 11
304
305
306
307
308
309
310
311
312
313
314
315
316
317
318
319
320
321
322
323
324
325
326
327
328
329
330
331
332
333
334
335
336
337
338
Current Account—Continued
Brought forward -
Department of the Provincial Secretary—Continued
" Civil  Service  Superannuation  Act "—Statutory  requirements   	
Retiring  Allowances—" Civil  Service  Act,"  sec.  69,  and
other Government employees	
Temporary Assistance—   	
" Members  of  the  Legislative  Assembly   Superannuation
Act"  	
Reconstruction of Industrial Shops at Essondale	
Grant to Strathcona Relief Fund	
Special Inquiry 	
Grant for Construction of Armstrong Agricultural Hall—	
Public Utilities Commission:
" Public Utilities Act "	
" Motor Carrier Act "	
Temporary Assistance	
Department of Highways:
Minister's Office 	
General Administration-
Roads, Bridges, Ferries, Wharves, etc.-
Maintenance of Fraser River (New Westminster)..
Snow-removal 	
Local Highways within Municipal Limits-
Vehicle Damage Claims, etc.
Highway Signs, Signals, Traffic-control, etc...
Research and Testing Services	
Gravel-crushing  	
Grants and Subsidies	
Equipment Fund	
Temporary Assistance	
Department of Public Works:
Minister's Office— 	
General Administration	
Parliament Buildings (Maintenance) —
Government House (Maintenance)	
Government Buildings (Maintenance)-
Rentals 	
Gas Division  	
Steam-boiler Inspection-
Electrical Energy Inspection-
Temporary Assistance	
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 	
Temporary Assistance  _	
Advertising and Publicity 	
Carried forward-
1,759,363    $94,961,179
44,693
26,860
1,916
394
16,193
1,000
886
9,000
$59,304
157,631
986
$17,624
895,215
7,110,397
23,995
133,541
71,954
9,060
109,087
10
3,350
10
15,265
$11,048
83,305
457,967
41,983
1,187,226
67,478*
5,145
50,286
10
65,026
$571
36,760
$12,060
17,984
99,775
156,962
20,233
8,954
96,434
8,860,305
217,921
8,389,508
1,969,474
37,331
$412,402 $114,435,718
* Will be charged against votes applicable. COMPTROLLER-GENERAL'S REPORT,  1955-56 U 15
Details of Expenditure for the Nine Months April 1st to December 31st, 1955—Continued
Estimated for
12 Months
Ending
Mar. 21, 1956
No. of
Vote
Service
Expenditure for
9 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 1955
$573,952
339
S.W. 12
340
341
342
343
344
345
346
347
348
Current Account—Continued
$412,402 $114,435,718
175,000
175,000
Department of Trade and Industry—Continued
25,000
$748,952
612,402
$28,881,242
20,660,932
Capital Expenditure out of Income:
$20,601,237
$16,890,624
761,000
279,371
500,000
448,542
8,154,904
3,757,787
701,000
382,489
115,000
100,000
Recoverable Expenditure:
2,010
750,000
Assistance to Improvement Districts under " Water Act "
Total  Expenditure   for  Nine  Months  April   1st  to
December 31st, 1955 _ _
165,483
$31,683,141
21,926,306
$212,059,341
$157,635,358 U 16
PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
(A 4)
'^STATEMENT SHOWING EXPENDITURES OUT OF MONEYS RAISED BY LOAN
UNDER AUTHORITY OF THE LEGISLATURE FOR SPECIFIC PURPOSES,
APRIL 1st TO DECEMBER 31st,  1955
Authority for Expenditure
Service
Expended for
9 Months
Ended
Dec. 31, 1955
' B.C. Loan Act, 1951 ":
Section 3 (a)	
Section 3 (c)	
Section 3 (d)	
' B.C. University Loan Act, 1945 '
' Highway Development Act ":
Section 5 (a)	
Section 5 (b)_.
1 Irrigation Assistance Loan Act'
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-.
Advances to Irrigation DistrictS-
$15,293.32
19,480.23
249,282.36
1,425.53
99,918.59
284,418.79
2,250.00
$672,068.82
* This statement covers only such vouchers as have been received and entered in the books of the Controlling and
Audit Branch at December 31st, 1955. COMPTROLLER-GENERAL'S REPORT,  1955-56 U 17
(A 5)
^STATEMENT SHOWING EXPENDITURES OUT OF REVENUE SURPLUSES,
UNDER AUTHORITY OF THE LEGISLATURE, FOR SPECIFIC
PURPOSES, APRIL 1st TO DECEMBER 3 1st, 1955
Authority for Expenditure
Service
Expended for
9 Months
Ended
Dec. 31, 1955
' Revenue Surplus Appropriation Act, 1944 ":
Section 2 (c)_
1 Revenue Surplus Appropriation Act, 1947 ":
Section 2 (a). - 	
Public Buildings-
Roads 	
$16,727.65
2,700.22
$19,427.87
* This statement covers only such vouchers as have been received and entered in the books of the Controlling and
Audit Branch at December 31st, 1955.
RECAPITULATION
EXPENDITURE MADE FROM LOANS AND REVENUE SURPLUSES
Roads, Bridges, Ferries, etc.
Buildings, Equipment, etc—
British Columbia University Buildings and Equipment.
Hard Surfacing 	
Irrigation Assistance  	
$102,618.81
32,020.97
270,188.12
284,418.79
2,250.00
$691,496.69 U 18
PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
(B)
STATEMENT OF SPECIAL WARRANTS ISSUED BETWEEN THE SESSIONS
OF 1955 AND  1956
Date of
Approval
No. of
Warrant
Service
Amount of
Warrant
Expenditure
Mar. 18, 1955
Mar. 18, 1955
Mar. 18, 1955
Mar. 18, 1955
June   4, 1955
June 29, 1955
Nov.    1, 1955
21
22
19
20
15
May 10,
1955
1
May 26,
1955
4
Sept. 22,
1955
14
July 5, 1955
10
Nov. 17, 1955
17
May 26, 1955
3
Sept. 13,
1955
13
May 14,
1955
5
Nov. 1,
1955
16
Dec. 20,
1955
18
TO MEET EXPENDITURES FOR THE FISCAL YEAR
ENDING MARCH 31st, 1955
Department of Finance
Reimbursement re Lot 6, Section 1, Plan 7524, Comox Land
District, sold at tax sale on September 17th, 1952	
Compensation re Sub-lot A of Lot 1, Block 3, District Lot
5122, Plan 7072, Group 1, New Westminster Land District,
sold at tax sale on September 17th, 1952	
Department of Public Works
Cost of transferring property and assets of British Columbia
Fruit Lands Limited to the Province 	
Purchase of lighting fixtures at Government House	
TO MEET EXPENDITURES FOR THE FISCAL YEAR
ENDING MARCH 31st, 1956
Department of the Attorney-General
To provide for payment of $4,063.81 to the Official Administrator, Nanaimo, administrator with the will annexed of
the estate of W. B. McKenzie, late Sheriff of Nanaimo,
being  assumption by the Province  of the  deficit in the
accounts of the late Sheriff	
To partially recompense Alberta Motors Limited, 1574 Kings-
way, Vancouver, B.C., for the loss occasioned by the forfeiture of 1949 Meteor automobile, Serial No. 0272H49-
21398, Licence No. 3J578, to the Crown	
Department of Education
Grant to British Columbia Centenary Committee for the purpose of planning and organizing centenary celebrations of
the Province    .
Department of Finance
Grant to British Empire Games (1954) Society to help defray
To
deficit incurred as result of the games .
provide  for  payment  to  British  Columbia
Natural Resources Conference of the sum of $50,000 as a repayable
advance, to enable the carrying-out of the compilation and
publication of a British Columbia atlas of resources	
Compensation re Sub-lot A of Lot 1, Block 3, District Lot
5122, Plan 7072, Group 1, New Westminster Land District,
sold at tax sale on September 17th, 1952	
Department of Health and Welfare
To compensate Rev.  Alfred  E.  Cook,  Qualicum Beach,
damage to motor-vehicle-
for
Additional compensation to Rev. Alfred E. Cook-
Department of Labour
To provide for payment of actuarial firm of Pipe & Eckler for
services in connection with special examination and report
re Workmen's Compensation Board	
Department of Lands and Forests
Purchase of Provincial park-site fronting on Okanagan Lake	
Department of Municipal Affairs
Payment to the Village of Comox of 1954 taxes collected by
the Province upon land and improvements included in the
Village of Comox extension
Payment to the Village of Comox of 1955 taxes collected by
the Province upon land and improvements included in the
Village of Comox extension
Payment to the District of Powell River of 1955 taxes collected
by the Province upon land and improvements within the
territorial limits of the District of Powell River	
Carried forward-
$521.39
1,000.00
1,750.00
3,069.40
4,063.81
367.57
5,000.00
50,000.00
50,000.00
3,500.00
200.00
40.00
1,910.00
52,000.00
228.22
228.22
629.37
629.37
90,552.75
90,552.75
$264,832.51
$221,332.35
$521.39
1,000.00
1,750.00
3,069.40
4,063.81
367.57
1,499.84
50,000.00
10,000.00
3,500.00
200.00
40.00
1,910.00
52,000.00 COMPTROLLER-GENERAL'S REPORT,  1955-56 U  19
Statement of Special Warrants Issued between the Sessions of 1955 and 1956—Continued
Date of
Approval
No. of
Warrant
Service
Amount of
Warrant
Expenditure
Dec.
20,
1955
19
Dec.
20,
1955
20
Dec.
20,
1955
21
Jan.
10,
1956
22
Jan.
17,
1956
23
May 14,
1955
2
June 2,
June 29,
1955
1955
6
8
Aug. 2,
1955
11
Aug. 26,
1955
12
TO MEET EXPENDITURES FOR THE FISCAL YEAR
ENDING MARCH 31st, 1956—Continued
Brought forward	
$264,832.51  |    $221,332.35
Department of Municipal Affairs—Continued
Payment to the Village of Dawson Creek of proportion of 1955
taxes levied by the Province upon land and improvements
included in the Village of Dawson Creek extension
Payment to the Village of Qualicum Beach of proportion of
1955 taxes levied by the Province upon land and improvements included in the Village of Qualicum Beach extension
Payment to the Village of Squamish of proportion of 1955
taxes levied by the Province upon land and improvements
included in the Village of Squamish extension	
Grant to Village of Lumby      	
Payment to the District of Powell River of 1955 taxes collected
by the Province upon land and improvements within the
territorial limits of the District of Powell River... 	
Department of the Provincial Secretary
Allocation  of funds to assist  in reconstruction of industrial
shops at Essondale demolished by fire  —
Grant to Strathcona Relief Fund	
To provide for payment of $886.04 re expenses of inquiry by
His Honour Judge F. K. Grimmett into circumstances connected with injuries sustained by F. F. Palenchuk while a
patient in Essondale
Grant to Armstrong Exhibition Board for construction of agricultural hall  	
Department of Trade and Industry
Loan to British Columbia Research Council for construction of
addition to laboratories. 	
2,600.64
102.06
32.24
2,900.00
3,172.90
30,000.00
1,000.00
886.04
9,000.00
25,000.00
$339,526.39
2,600.64
102.06
32.24
16,193.13
1,000.00
886.04
9,000.00
25,000.00
$276,146.46 U 20 PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
(C)
STATEMENT OF PAYMENTS CHARGED AGAINST 1955-56 APPROPRIATIONS
WHICH DID NOT OCCUR WITHIN THE PERIOD OF THE ACCOUNT
Vouchers aggregating $205,156.72. COMPTROLLER-GENERAL'S REPORT,  1955-56
U 21
(D)
UNPROVIDED ITEMS IN EXPENDITURE FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDED
MARCH 31st,  1955
Statement of Expenditures on Services Which Have Exceeded Their Appropriations from April 1st, 1954,
to March 31st, 1955, and for Which Overexpenditure the Sanction of Parliament Is Required
Vote No.
Service
Total
Appropriation
Total
Expenditure
Over-
expended
43
45
46
52
57
61
62
64
70
78
79
80
82
90
113
115
122
125
128
140
174
177
180
181
193
199
217
223
232
246
257
291
293
296
307
313
Legislation.-
Department of the Attorney-General
Land Registry Offices-	
Official Stenographers - 	
Motor-vehicle Branch—	
Oakalla Prison Farm  	
Kamloops Gaol -
Fisheries Management Division-
Game Management Division	
Administration of Justice	
Constitutional Litigation and General Law Costs-
Department of Education
Minister's Office.— - - 	
General Administration-
Curriculum Branch-—	
High Correspondence School.— 	
Inspection of Schools and School Services..
Department of Finance
General Administration..
Agent-General's Office and B.C. House, London, England.
Purchasing Commission.
Motor-vehicles and Accessories  	
Printing Public Accounts, Estimates, Revenue Receipts,
Bonds, Cheques, etc     	
Department of Health and Welfare
Minister's Office    	
Social Allowances (Including Grants)—	
Medical Services, Drugs, etc.-
Maintenance of Dependent Children and Grants to Homes
Jewish Overseas Children-  	
Department of Labour
Trade-schools Regulation  	
Department of Lands and Forests
Minister's Office _ - —	
" Soldiers' Land Act" (Southern Okanagan Lands Project).
Provincial Parks    	
Engineering Services	
Department of Mines
Subsidy re Explosives to Assist Bona Fide Prospectors..
Department of the Provincial Secretaty
General Administration — 	
Department of Public Works
Minister's Office.-  	
Mechanical Supervision and Inspection Branch	
Government Buildings (Maintenance) (Except Parliament
Buildings and Government House)- 	
Steam-boiler Inspection, Vancouver.   	
Department of Trade and Industry
General Administration	
$210,900.00
525,133.00
73,700.00
812,741.00
1,413,750.00
42,040.00
163,841.00
76,826.00
269,500.00
10,000.00
15,556.00
47,456.00
49,996.00
174,102.00
521,965.00
91,426.00
14,541.00
202,672.00
10.00
18,500.00    |
23,696.00
6,510,000.00
1,850,000.00
1,245,860.00
10.00
3,475.00
16,360.00
37,679.00
732,194.00
277,217.00
200.00
39,604.00
22,646.00
98,240.00
1,759,158.00
1,542.00
40,494.00
$239,996.41
525,467.44
81,644.68
884,148.57
1,423,145.42
42,587.73
182,505.62
80,797.77
347,006.68
20,651.73
15,811.68
49,109.81
54,161.23
174,309.99
532,051.30
91,596.14
14,946.78
205,890.16
2,329.48
24,450.50
24,049.08
6,596,789.06
1,947,832.23
1,305,458.62
25.00
3,494.65
16,785.58
44,355.52
749,921.48
286,127.26
295.99
40,400.03
23,170.42
99,465.30
1,871,957.70
12,345.83
42,476.05
$17,393,030.00    | $18,057,558.92
 I
$29,096.41
334.44
7,944.68
71,407.57
9,395.42
547.73
18,664.62
3,971.77
77,506.68
10,651.73
255.68
1,653.81
4,165.23
207.99
10,086.30
170.14
405.78
3,218.16
2,319.48
5,950.50
353.08
86,789.06
97,832.23
59,598.62
15.00
19.65
425.58
6,676.52
17,727.48
8,910.26
95.99
796.03
524.42
1,225.30
112,799.70
10,803.83
1,982.05
$664,528.92 U 22 PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
(E)
TREASURY BOARD OVERRULINGS
Nil
VICTORIA, B.C.
Printed by Don McDiarmid, Printer to the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty
1956
205-156-8664  

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