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 PROVINCE OF BRITISH  COLUMBIA
Report of the
COMPTROLLER-GENERAL
1956-57
Pursuant  to the Provisions  of   the
"Audit Act," Chapter 22, R.S.B.C. 1948
Interim Financial Statements
For the Nine Months Ended December 31st
1956
PRINTED by
AUTHORITY OF THE LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY
VICTORIA, B.C.
Printed by Don McDiarmid, Printer to the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty
1957  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.
W. A. C. BENNETT,
Premier and Minister of Finance.
Department of Finance,
Victoria, February 7th, 1957. Victoria, February 7th, 1957.
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 1956-57, viz., April 1st, 1956, to December 31st, 1956. 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 1956-57 Appropriations Which
Did Not Occur within the Period of the Account (section 36 (e))  20
(D) Statement of Expenditures on Services during 1955-56 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 31st,  1956
Estimated for
12 Months to
Mar. 31, 1957
Interim Period
Apr. 1 to
Dec. 31, 1956
$5,473,000
91,270,000
50,340,000
48,612,700
2,725,000
425,000
1,100,000
2,281,319
21,585,000
300,000
425,000
$224,537,019
$13,727,530
240,900
33,974
1,750,393
7,931,254
47,008,561
21,634,540
44,520
29,277,741
14,868,509
503,881
11,722,986
788,575
154,054
13,290,455
329,344
3,444,014
55,687
839,261
30,433,952
60,346,893
$258,427,024
REVENUE
Property Taxes ..—  	
Sales and Pari-mutuel Taxes —
Federal Tax Rental Agreement  	
Privileges, Licences, and Natural Resources Taxes or Royalties..
Land Sales and Service Fees   	
Fines and Penalties 	
Interest, Discount, Premium, and Exchange...
Contributions from Other Governments	
Contributions from Government Enterprises..
Miscellaneous Revenue 	
Non-revenue and Surplus Receipts	
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, 1956 .
$5,649,818
85,181,382
38,579,012
42,240,403
2,215,265
526,715
1,181,636
1,710,989
16,125,000
411,193
16,707
$193,838,120
$9,660,478
6,159
24,887
1,294,374
6,061,621
33,950,961
18,276,463
25,866
21,577,005
12,603,475
383,337
9,240,840
529,004
131,699
10,358,233
204,138
2,553,081
41,510
676,974
21,325,464
44,006,560
$192,932,129
905,991
$193,838,120 CC 6
PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
(A 2)
DETAILS OF REVENUE FOR THE NINE MONTHS
APRIL 1st TO DECEMBER 3 1st, 1956
Estimated for
12 Months
Ending
Mar. 31, 1957
Service
Revenue for 9 Months
Ended Dec. 31, 1956
$260,
2,500.
145.
100,
560,
700.
8.
750,
450,
000
000
000
.000
000
000
000
000
000
$5,473,000
$1,500,000
970,000
66,250,000
20,900,000
1,650,000
$91,270,000
$50,340,000
$11,500,000
625,000
1,100,000
80,000
375,000
2,000,000
90,000
375,000
2,300,000
22,250,000
3,250,000
60,000
175,000
2,000,000
60,000
950,000
40,000
325,000
90,000
25,000
130,000
450,000
45,000
45,000
7,700
130,000
10,000
10,000
45,000
70,000
$48,612,700
Property Taxes:
Land Taxes, General:
Farm Land	
Improved Land  _	
Wild Land 	
Coal Land "A" and " B "..
Land Taxes, Forest:
Forest Land  	
Timber Land..
Tree-farm Land~
"E. & N. Railway Belt Land Tax Act"
Forest Protection Tax	
Sales and Pari-mutuel Taxes:
Hospital Construction Aid Tax..
Pari-mutuel Betting Tax	
Social Services Tax	
Gasoline Tax _  .
Fuel-oil Tax 	
Federal Tax Rental Agreement:
Canada direct (net)-
British Columbia Toll Highways and Bridges Authority-
tax deduction by Canada   	
-Offset to income
$38,096,216
482,796
Privileges, Licences, and Natural Resources Taxes or Royalties:
Motor-vehicle Licences and Permits:
" Motor-vehicle Act "—accrual basis— 	
" Public Utilities Act "	
Natural Resources:
" Game Act "—Fees and Licences  —
Lands and Forests:
Grazing Permits and Fees..
Land Leases, Rentals, and Fees..
LoggingTax	
Timber Leases	
Timber Licences — . ...
Timber Royalties    	
Timber Sales      	
Minerals:
Coal, Petroleum and Natural-gas Leases and Fees .
Free Miners' Certificates 	
Mining Receipts, General  	
Mining Tax.
Unworked Crown-granted Mineral Claims	
Water Resources:  Water Rentals and Recording Fees..
Other:
Agricultural Licences and Fees	
Companies Branch..
' Fire Marshal Act "—Fees, etc...
Fisheries Licences 	
" Insurance Act "	
Law Stamps .
Marriage Licences  	
" Moving Pictures Act "	
Municipal Licences, Regulated Areas, etc.
ProbateFees  	
" Real-estate Licensing Act'
" Securities Act "... —
Trade Licences	
Sundry Licences and Permits..
Carried forward..
$232,632
2,415,732
142,865
100,434
642,176
650,604
33,368
1,067,542
364,465
$1,111,764
1,101,097
63,115,674
18,646,600
1,206,247
58,625,000
209,604
1,169,934
61,197
460,168
1,253,688
79,383
285,971
1,677,358
22,167,612
,760,864
64,348
205,337
1,124,909
59,055
885,110
33,868
350,283
12,118
18,024
23,119
400,967
37,391
37,167
5,928
141,161
13,675
10,484
20,343
46,337
$5,649,818
85,181,382
38,579,012
42,240,403
$171,650,615 COMPTROLLER-GENERAL'S REPORT,  1956-57 CC 7
Details of Revenue for the Nine Months April 1st to December 31st, 1956—Continued
Estimated for
12 Months
Ending
Mar. 31, 1957
Service
Revenue for 9 Months
Ended Dec. 31, 1956
$171,650,615
$500,000
40,000
50,000
2,000,000
70,000
65,000
Land Sales and Service Fees:
Sales:
$450,296
37,109
Services:
25,476
1,600,277
52,127
Vital Statistics 	
49,980
$2,725,000
2,215,265
.   .    $425,000
1,100,000
29,151
220,000
932,168
526 715
.1,181,636
$21,863
165,000
699,126
75,000
750,000
Contributions from Canada:
100 000
1,000,000
Contributions from Government Enterprises:
Net Profit, Government Liquor Board  	
21,500,000
$16,125,000.
85,000
300,000
50,000
411,193
$16,707! .
Non-revenue and Surplus Receipts:
Refunds of Previous Year's Expenditures:
375,000
Total Revenue for Nine Months April 1st to December 31st, 1956
$224,537,019
$193,838,120
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PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
(A 3)
DETAILS OF EXPENDITURE FOR THE NINE MONTHS
APRIL 1st TO DECEMBER 31st,  1956
Estimated for
12 Months
Ending
Mar. 31, 1957
No. of
Vote
Service
Expenditure for
9 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 1956
$5,577,782
18,000
5,518,812
5,153,599
1
2
3
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
33
34
35
36
37
Stat.
S.W. 21. 33
S.W. 32
S.W. 28
38
39
40
41
42
43
Current Account
Public Debt:
$4,183,337
Currency Exchange, etc 	
13,500
4,139,104
3,865,200
$16,268,193
2,540,663
$12,201,141
2,540,663
$13,727,530
$9,660,478
$240,900
6,159
24,887
Premier's Office	
Department of Agriculture:
$33,974
$15,312
$12,072
77,562
55,297
61,496
127,618
145,824
106,370
19,182
12,291
15,350
7,455
16,396
12,600
294,499
221,672
55,102
33,870
40,209
30,844
41 216
27,993
8,181
10 294
15,796
53,006
220,348
41,444
11,908
34,122
158,254
23,572
15,786
4-H Clubs                                                  .
10,587
10,380
8,087
11,847
22,419
Dyking Commission  — .
20,275
47,329
54,664
Milk Board                _  	
37,083
76,200
30 000
Temporary Assistance...  - 	
33,708
15,111
54 500
52,530
17,000
30,000
15,000
6,874
26,171
11,135
232,000
18,750
200
1,000
750
53.328
9,887
" Soldiers' Land Act "—Houses, South Vancouver _	
Investigation of Doukhobor Lands 	
75
3,409
493
42,000
1,200
11,000
" Natural Products Marketing (B.C.) Act "	
570
12,941
Right of way, Southern Okanagan Lands Project 	
Repayable advance, Pemberton and District Co-operative
7,895
15,428
20,000
Department of the Attorney-General:
$1,750,393
1,294,374
$20,272
88,606
62,218
51,216
20,274
28,200
$14,937
60,203
48,540
30,197
15,981
20,982
$270,786
$190,840   $10,985,898 COMPTROLLER-GENERAL'S REPORT,  1956-57 CC 9
Details of Expenditure for the Nine Months April 1st to December 31st, 1956—Continued
Estimated for
12 Months
Ending
Mar. 31, 1957
$270,786
94,718
20.383
95 584
60980
47,212
6.620
602,731
267,217
110192
804.366
956.000
35,000
245 000
54.727
64.995
1.559.493
136,220
149,149
85.392
192.539
46.191
113,355
69.450
100,000
148,373
505.002
157,319
76,025
129.505
320.600
12,860
1,500
43.000
98.580
42,750
10,000
10.000
105.440
9.000
10.000
7,500
10.500
15,000
30,000
$7,931,254
$16,132
66,384
59.679
114,828
172,799
68,794
87,419
49,006
39,354
145,595
$819,990
No. of
Vote
44
45
46
47
48
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
83
84
85
86
87
S.W. 5
S.W. 7
S.W. 12
S.W. 20
89
90
91
92
93
94
95
96
97
Service
Expenditure for
9 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 1956
Current Account—Continued
Brought forward	
Department of the Attorney-General—Continued
" 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	
Policing by Royal Canadian Mounted Police-
Sundry Incidental Police Expenses _.	
Doukhobor Affairs 	
Corrections Office   „ —
Nelson Gaol  	
Oakalla Prison Farm 	
Unit for Young Offenders	
Women's Gaol — 	
Prince George Women's Gaol-
Prince George Men's Gaol	
Kamloops Gaol  	
New Haven. 	
Forest Camp .
Temporary Assistance, Gaols	
Probation Office 	
Game Branch:
Administration Division	
Fisheries Management Division-
Game Management Division-
Destruction of Predatory Animals and Birds.
Administration of Justice  _	
Crown Prosecutor's Office.   	
Promotion of Uniformity of Legislation-
Coroners' Inquests and Inquiries	
Narcotic Drug Treatment... 	
Alcoholic Treatment  	
Constitutional Litigation and General Law Costs.
Magistrates' Conference  	
Temporary Assistance (Other than Gaols)..
Incidentals and Contingencies..
In Aid of Removal of Discriminatory Freight and Express
Rates         	
" Court of Appeal Act "      	
" Supreme Court Act "_ _.   	
" County Courts Act "  	
" Magistrates Act ".
Canadian Highway Safety Conference-
Compensation to Emmett Gulley	
B.C. Correctional Institution, Haney.	
Compensation re accident at Oakalla....
Department of Education:
Minister's Office	
General Administration-
Curriculum Branch	
Adult Education Branch  ,
High Correspondence School. 	
Elementary Correspondence School-
Provincial Library-
Central Microfilm Bureau.—.
Provincial Archives 	
Public Library Commission..
Carried forward-.
$190,840    $10,985,898
65,922
13.503
66.221
45.644
30,925
5.297
437,719
189.480
80.780
591 594
717,000
25.537
224.147
40,737
46.382
1,350 400
90.520
111.406
60,126
134.408
37,608
80,901
46,587
76,925
104,375
385 532
130,363
47.793
82.483
229.841
9.061
1.776
36.050
45,743
30,000
21,959
8,454
78.184
2,418
6,433
5.625
8,970
11.140
33,193
2,100
70
14.449
5,000
$11,729
55,185
45,824
83,119
118,186
50,757
59,100
38,866
22.659
93,034
6,061,621
$578,459 $17,047,519 CC  10 PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
Details of Expenditure for the Nine Months April 1st to December 3 1st, 1956—Continued
Estimated for
12 Months
Ending
Mar. 31, 1957
No. of
Vote
Service
Expenditure for
9 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 1956
$819,990
64,368
98
10
99
605,149
100
232,490
101
51,386
102
80,110
103
80,560
104
45,367
105
52 906
106
267,850
107
37,800 000
108
2,300000
109
50 000
110
60 000
111
15,000
112
150,000
113
465.000
114
3,500 000
115
158,000
116
79,865
117
18,000
118
57,500
119
55,000
120
10
121
S.W. 18
$47,008,561
$5,212
122
101,820
123
309,182
124
125
24,929
10
126
634,074
127
278,420
128
59,867
129
173,750
130
7,275
131
223,264
132
10
133
10
134
10
135
355,588
136
1,363,524
137
7,000
138
139
18,495
140
25,000
! '• ■• 110,000
141
35,000
142
143
875.000
1,500
144
145
5,892,600
146
1,475,000
147
9,400,000
$21,376,540
Current Account—Continued
Brought forward..
Department of Education—Continued
Provincial Museum   	
Text-book Branch  _ 	
Inspection of Schools and School Services..
Jericho Hill School  	
Teacher Education and Summer School	
Teacher Registration and Examinations	
Vancouver Normal School... _ _.
Victoria Normal School	
Accounting Branch  	
Federal-Provincial Training Programmes.
Grant toward Cost of Education	
Teachers' Superannuation Fund 6%	
Special Aid to School Districts  	
Night-school Grants	
Education of Soldiers' Dependent Children and Expenses-
Library and Library Association Grants 	
Free Text-books, Maps, etc    	
Grant to University of British Columbia	
Grant to Victoria College-
University Endowment Lands  ..
Incidentals, Grants, and Contingencies..
Temporary Assistance..
Student-aid Loans and Teacher-training Loans..
Advances re Rural School and Library Taxes,—
Copies of Pageant of B.C. for school libraries-
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-
Assessment Appeal Board (previously included with Courts
of Revision)
Printing   Public  Accounts,   Estimates,   Revenue   Receipts,
Bonds, Cheques, etc    	
Temporary Assistance  -   	
Incidentals and Contingencies... ~ 	
' Civil Service Superannuation Act "—Interest on Superannuation and Retirement Funds   	
1 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 " Hospital Construction Aid Tax Act" to Hospital
Construction Fund — 	
Grants in Aid of Local Government (nine months' proportion)   	
Carried forward..
$578,459    $17,047,519
49,691
10
436,799
191,027
40,687
56,358
65,103
43,881
38,278
231,890
26,102.892
1,678,847
43,704
16,658
7,591
132,138
455,383
3,500,000
158,000
79,902
15,550
23,293
10
10
4,800
33.950,961
$3,411
75,960
219,254
22,633
10
458,498
210,059
42,988
108,348
442
175,958
10
8.240*
35,252*
226,735
1,014,046
10
6,153
11,175
80,643
15,941
656,250
1,004
5,274,917
1,111,764
7,045,705
$16,805,406    $50,998,480
' Will be charged against votes applicable. COMPTROLLER-GENERAL'S REPORT, 1956-57 CC 11
Details of Expenditure for the Nine Months April 1st to December 31st, 1956—Continued
Estimated for
12 Months
Ending
Mar. 31, 1957
No. of
Vote
Service
Expenditure for
9 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 1956
$21,376,540
8.000
250,000
148
149
Stat.
Stat.
Stat.
Stat.
Stat.
Stat.
S.W. 1
S.W. 2, 6, 9
S.W. 4
S.W. 29
S.W. 30
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
Current Account—Continued
Brought forward  — 	
Department of Finance—Continued
" Supreme Court Act "—Interest on Suitors' Fund deposits
$16,805,406    $50,998,480
9,258
37,514
75.000
" Flood Relief Act •'.....   _ —	
678,838
183
...
913
" Water Act "                                                               	
572,370
" Municipal Superannuation Act "  __ 	
51,081
1.000
6,400
Grant, Vancouver Little Theatre Association 	
Repayable  advance,  British Columbia Natural Resources
1,000
30,000
7,500
Department of Fisheries:
Minister's Office  	
$21,634,540
18,276,463
$600
43,920
$24
25,842
Department of Health and Welfare:
$44,520
25,866
$24,648
$19,078
1,770,000
1,300,000
131,852
99,109
545,491
319,390
431,112
Public Health Branch:
187,125
100,000
260,000
194,000
120,000
10
Cancer Control (Including Grants, etc.)  	
229,456
139,601
90,000
10
10
10
Professional Training (Federal Programme)	
10
10
80,000
10
12,456
10
10
10
60,000
Medical Rehabilitation (Federal Programme)	
10
3,151
General Public Health (Federal Programme)  . 	
Laboratory and Radiological Services (Federal Programme)
10
10
10
100,000
10,000
720,404
259,436
234,589
65,730
91,738
80,312
2,479,493
10
Grants re Local Health Services Building Construction _
42,885
5,000
479,228
174,699
174,526
75,269
Division of Tuberculosis Control:
58,217
53,287
1,607,957
10
295,073
43,700
15,302
28,306
19,934
1,100,955
39,330
24,000
1,000
5,574,000
180,714
22,922
Social Welfare Branch:
12,011
20,901
14,124
818,798
28,444
12,638
" Residence and Responsibility Act"—Administration	
Social Allowances (Including Grants, etc.)..	
510
3,997,208
$14,741,219
$11,587,662    $69,300,809 CC 12 PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
Details of Expenditure for the Nine Months April 1st to December 31st, 1956—Continued
Estimated for
12 Months
Ending
Mar. 31, 1957
$14,741,219
175,000
50,000
2,000,000
60,906
1,439,300
10
124,250
367,137
152,910
237,509
1,800,000
7,738,000
175,000
200,000
16,500
$29,277,741
$26,592
205
1,403,231
206
11,255,770
207
50,000
208
1,500,000
209
175,000
210
20,000
211
176,096
212
60,000
213
1,000
214
10
215
10
216
43,500
217
117,300
218
40,000
219
$14,868,509
$18,756
220
237,682
221
14,200
222
27,832
223
71,280
224
3,571
225
112,952
226
6,708
227
6,400
228
4,500
229
S.W. 19
S.W. 25
$503,881
$16,512
230
107,760
231
53,576
232
$177,848
No. of
Vote
Service
191
192
193
194
195
196
197
198
199
200
201
202
203
204
Current Account—Continued
Brought forward..
Department of Health and Welfare—Continued
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, Kamloops    	
Industrial School for Boys, Brannan Lake  	
Industrial School for Girls         	
"Old-age Assistance Act," 1951, and "Blind Persons' Allowances Act," 1951—Administration-
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'
Disabled Persons' Allowances-
Temporary Assistance	
Department of Highways:
Minister's Office.
General Administration  -	
Roads, Bridges, Ferries, Wharves, etc.-  	
Maintenance of Fraser River Bridge (New Westminster)
Snow-removal-
Local Highways within Municipal Limits .
Vehicle Damage Claims, etc,
Highway Signs, Signals, Traffic-control, etc...
Weigh-scales Operation — ._  	
Research and Testing Services	
Gravel-crushing ..
Paving-plant Operations-
Grants and Subsidies	
Equipment Fund
Temporary Assistance-
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..
Government-supervised Strike Vote   	
Inquiry into Silicosis Provisions of " Workmen's Compensation Act".   -	
Department of Lands and Forests:
Minister's Office	
Lands Service:
General Administration—	
Accounting Division	
Carried forward..
Expenditure for
9 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 1956
$11,587,662 $69,300,809
126,175
46,481
1,725,000
42,684
1,136,102
10
71,621
244,588
109,704
182,431
1,451,689
5,794,083
121,420
178,060
8,907
$19,729
1,234,330
8,953,925
28,939
2,000,000
151,585
10,783
71,168
2,014
10
10
3.350
87,975
39,657
$14,165
160,472
8,410
20,057
84,975
2,280
83,044
4,937
1,677
1,682
1,147
491
$7,230
73,354
39,298
21,577,005
12,603,475
383,337
$119,882 $103,864,626 COMPTROLLER-GENERAL'S REPORT,  1956-57 CC 13
Details of Expenditure for the Nine Months April 1st to December 3 1st, 1956—Continued
Estimated for
12 Months
Ending
Mar. 31, 1957
No. of
Vote
Service
Expenditure for
9 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 1956
$177,848
116,621
124,236
24,818
27,500
321,858
114,288
282,519
189,935
278,720
67,100
99,915
15,000
1,500
10
50,000
1,953,104
893,920
346,217
960,512
296,501
156,509
96,280
106,728
6,000
51,235
130,000
344,742
2,450,000
250,000
538,470
10
910,890
40,000
300,000
$11,722,986
$1,900
126,053
164,846
64,724
128,776
26,800
25,100
165,000
25,000
300
3,000
4,000
8,076
25,000
20,000
$788,575
$2,750
53,856
56,948
30,000
8,000
233
234
235
236
237
238
239
240
241
242
243
244
245
246
247
248
249
250
251
252
253
254
255
256
257
258
259
260
261
262
263
264
265
266
S.W. 14
S.W. 15
267
268
269
270
271
272
273
274
275
276
277
278
279
280
281
282
283
284
285
286
Current Account—Continued
Brought forward -	
Department of Lands and Forests—Continued
Lands Service—Continued
Lands Branch   	
Inspection Division  	
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 to British Columbia Natural Resources Conference.
"University Endowment Lands Administration Act"	
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—  	
Youth Training Programme  	
Engineering Services  	
Forest Protection	
Fire Suppression    	
Forest Surveys.   _
Scaling Fund       	
Silviculture Fund   	
Grazing: Range Improvement Fund  	
Temporary Assistance.-   	
Land for Park Purposes   	
Land for Public Recreational Purposes.	
Department of Mines:
Minister's Office   _.
General Administration  	
Mineralogical Branch—    	
Analytical and Assay Branch—   	
Inspection Branch    	
Petroleum and Natural Gas Conservation 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-ore Surveys 	
" Iron and Steel Bounties Act"  	
Department of Municipal Affairs:
Minister's Office	
Municipal Branch .
$151,554
Regional Planning Division	
Grants and Subsidies	
Revision of Municipal Legislation..
Carried forward	
$119,882 $103,864,626
83,410
97,870
20,102
20,692
282,693
80,802
234,159
106,614
202,647
103,134
80,589
15,000
1,500
10
23,006
1.529,754
596,381
244,168
663,710
180,667
119,105
76,410
56,458
6,000
35,985
123,964
324,858
2,198,393
478,824
495,779
10
528,954
28,352
37,458
6,500
37,000
$4,207
94,369
115,847
50,303
86,563
25,917
16,593
70,142
20,745
101
1,261
1,351
7,850
13,755
20,000
$1,707
39,519
37,720
30,000
4,623
9,240,840
529,004
$113,569 $113,634,470 CC 14 PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
Details of Expenditure for the Nine Months April 1st to December 3 1st, 1956—Continued
Estimated for
12 Months
Ending
Mar. 31, 1957
No. of
Vote
Service
Expenditure for
9 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 1956
$151,554
2,500
287
Stat.
S.W. 8, 10, 11,
13, 16, 17, 22,
23, 24, 31
288
289
290
291
292
293
294
295
296
297
298
299
300
301 and
S.W. 27
302
303
304
305
306
307
308
309
310
311
312
313
314
315
316
317
Stat.
Stat.
S.W. 3
S.W. 26
318
319
320
321
322
Curkent Account—Continued
$113,569 $113,634,470
Department of Municipal Affairs—Continued
66
Reimbursement of Municipal Taxes re Extension of Incorporation of Municipalities-	
18,064
Department of the Provincial Secretary:
131,699
$154,054
$22,460
$17,252
30,383
292,281
421,000
130,861
11,000
10
Grants to Homes for Elderly Citizens re Construction and
106,033
Grants re Civil Service—Gratuities under sec. 76 of " Civil
10,032
10
53 000
36,854
2,100000
64,000
10
1,695,000
61,196
10
15,748
300,000
160 000
13,008
Assessment on Class 13 (the Crown), "Workmen's Corn-
370,000
28,500
180,500
75,000
12,498
30
Contingencies, Incidentals, Entertainments, Grants, etc 	
Construction and Other Grants to Charitable and Other
29,558
1-10,150
Grant to City of Victoria   . 	
8,396
30
126,080
236,776
7,615,928
Provincial Mental Health Services:
84,178
148,873
5,730,835
130,312
10
18,087
10
1,131,362
244,944
72,732
10
64,000
50,000
3,000
Homes for the Aged    -	
674,776
199,718
540,593
" Public Inquiries Act "...  	
" Civil   Service  Superannuation  Act "—Statutory  require-
41,352
48,451
Retiring Allowances—" Civil  Service Act,"   sec.  69,   and
38,007
1.868
" Capital Improvement District Act "— 	
3,000
" Members   of  the  Legislative   Assembly   Superannuation
Act "   	
5,792
Grant toward Allan Cup Finals..	
2,500
Grant to U.B.C. Development Fund—Rowing ' 	
Public Utilities Commission:
" Public Utilities Act"    	
10,000
$13,290,455
10,358,233
$88,008
238,336
3,000
$63,640
139,886
612
Department of Public Works:
$329,344
204,138
$15,680
136,810
$10,903
96,796
$152,490
$107,699 $124,328,540 COMPTROLLER-GENERAL'S REPORT,  1956-57 CC 15
Details of Expenditure for the Nine Months April 1st to December 3 1st, 1956—Continued
Estimated for
12 Months
Ending
Mar. 31, 1957
$152,490
681.856
69 028
2,075,820
310,000
32,312
16,232
10
106,266
$3,444,014
$845
54,842
$55,687
$16,052
34,162
181,320
232,676
20,551
14,500
145,000
15,000
180,000
$839,261
$30,433,952
$46,098,043
2,278,000
869,000
100,350
1,500,000
8,485,000
731,500
20,000
240,000
25,000
$60,346,893
$258,427,024
No. of
Vote
323
324
325
326
327
328
329
330
331
332
333
334
335
336
337
338
339
340
341
343
344
345
346
347
348
349
350
351
352
Stat.
Service
Current Account—Continued
Brought forward — —
Department of Public Works—Continued
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    .
Provincial Exhibits, British Columbia Buildings, P.N.E.
Grant to British Columbia Research Council	
Hospital Insurance Service-
Capital Expenditure out of Income:
Roads, Bridges, and Ferries	
Forest-development Roads	
Park Development-
Forestry Administration Buildings..
Mining-roads..
Construction of Provincial Buildings..
Okanagan Flood-control.
Renovations to British Columbia House, London 	
Recoverable Expenditure:
Development and Construction of Housing Projects.—	
Assistance to Improvement Districts under " Water Act "	
" University   Endowment   Lands   Administration   Act"—
Advances to University of B.C _   	
Total  Expenditure  for  Nine  Months April   1st to
December 31st, 1956  	
Expenditure for
9 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 1956
$107,699 $124,328,540
510951
56.706
1,510,469
233.278
25,157
44,872
10
63,939
$672
40,838
$12,282
23,683
136,877
187,262
11,287
9,075
107.049
9,459
180,000
$35
,258,412
777,401
694,338
20,868
172,630
,658,676
420,974
3,251
10
1,000,000
2,553,081
41,510
676,974
21,325,464
44,006,560
$192,932,129 CC  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,  1956
Authority for Expenditure
Service
Expended for
9 Months
Ended
Dec. 31, 1956
' B.C. Loan Act, 1950'
Section 6 (6)	
' B.C. Loan Act, 1951'
Section 3 (c)	
Section 3 (d)	
' B.C. Loan Act, 1952'
Section 3 (b)	
Section 3 (c)	
' Highway Development Act'
Section 5 (a) 	
Section 5 (6) —	
Buildings at University of British Columbia -	
Buildings at University of British Columbia -
Vancouver General Hospital for University of British
Columbia. _. —	
Buildings at University of British Columbia 	
Vancouver General Hospital for University of British
Columbia  — —
Roads, Bridges, Ferries, etc — —'.	
Hard Surfacing. 	
$397.18
2.87
131,155.27
245.61
294,923.03
34,440.53
1,032.41
$462,196.90
* This statement covers only such vouchers as have been received and entered in the books of the Controlling and
Audit Branch at December 31st, 1956. COMPTROLLER-GENERAL'S REPORT,  1956-57 CC 17
(A 5)
STATEMENT SHOWING EXPENDITURES OUT OF REVENUE SURPLUSES,
UNDER AUTHORITY OF THE LEGISLATURE, FOR SPECIFIC
PURPOSES, APRIL 1st TO DECEMBER 31st,  1956
Nil.
RECAPITULATION
EXPENDITURE MADE FROM LOANS AND REVENUE SURPLUSES
Roads, Bridges, Ferries, etc 	
British Columbia University Buildings..
$35,472.94
426,723.96
$462,196.90 CC 18
PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
(B)
STATEMENT OF SPECIAL WARRANTS ISSUED BETWEEN THE SESSIONS
OF 1956 AND 1957
Date of
Approval
No. of
Warrant
Service
Amount of
Warrant
Expenditure
Mar. 22, 1956
Mar. 22, 1956
Mar. 22, 1956
Aug.
31,
1956
21
Oct.
9,
1956
28
Dec.
5,
1956
32
Dec.
21,
1956
33
May 7,
1956
5
May 28,
1956
7
July 17,
1956
12
Aug. 15,
1956
20
Aug. 15,
1956
18"
Apr. 6,
1956
1
Apr. 6,
1956
2
Apr. 23,
1956
4
June 1,
June 29,
Nov. 17,
1956
1956
1956
6
9
29
Nov. 17,
1956
30
Aug. 15, 1956
26
24
25
19
TO MEET EXPENDITURES FOR THE FISCAL YEAR
ENDING MARCH 31st, 1956
Department of Highways
Supplementing Vote 311 (Snow-removal)  _	
Department of Lands and Forests
Purchase of additional land on Kootenay Lake for park purposes
Department of the Provincial Secretary
Grant to Pacific National Exhibition authorities to help meet
costs of staging 1955 Grey Cup Game in Vancouver	
TO MEET EXPENDITURES FOR THE FISCAL YEAR
ENDING MARCH 31st, 1957
Department of Agriculture
Purchase   price   of   right-of-way   of   main   irrigation-canal   of
Southern Okanagan Lands Project through Indian reserve,
and cost of construction of fences along both sides of canal
and the provision of two water-troughs
Advance to Milk Board to enable carrying out of provisions of
section 24 (b) of General Order No. 1, passed by Milk
Board under "Milk Industry Act"	
Repayable advance to Pemberton and District Co-operative Association re construction of a potato-warehouse under the
"Canada-British Columbia Potato-warehouse Construction
Assistance Act'' 	
Supplementing Special Warrant No. 21 for construction of fences
and water-troughs along sides of main irrigation-canal of
Southern Okanagan Lands Project through Indian reserve	
Department of the Attorney-General
Contribution toward administrative cost of Canadian Highways
Safety Conference
Compensation  to  Emmett  Gulley  re  damage  to  clothing  as
result of assault by Sons of Freedom 	
Provision for salaries and expenses of B.C. Correctional Institution, Haney, for the fiscal year 1956-57  	
Compensation to inmate of Oakalla Prison Farm for personal
injuries in accident with motor-vehicle licence press	
Department of Education
Purchase of 2,000 copies of Pageant of British Columbia for
distribution to school libraries	
Department of Finance
Grant to District of Summerland to help meet the cost of celebrating its golden jubilee.
To provide assistance to all persons from British Columbia
authorized to attend Victoria Cross centennial celebrations
in London, England
Grant to Vancouver Little Theatre Association to assist in
sending British Columbia's winning entry to the Dominion
Drama Festival at Sherbrooke, Que 	
Supplementing Special Warrant No. 2
Supplementing Special Warrants Nos. 2 and 6 _. 	
Repayable   advance   to   British   Columbia   Natural   Resources
Conference to permit payment of printing and publication
costs pending sale of Atlas of Resources
Grant to Grey Cup Festivities (1956) Committee to assist in
defraying the cost of Grey Cup festivities in Toronto during
1956  	
Department of Labour
Expenses in connection  with a  Government-supervised strike
vote of tendermen and shore workers employed by the various fishing companies on the west coast of the Mainland
and Vancouver Island	
$1,450,000.00
6,500.00
20,000.00
1,200.00
Carried forward-
$1,627,500.75    $1,592,155.71
$1,450,000.00
20,000.00
13,000.00
7,993.48
20,000.00
20,000.00
16,500.00
15,427.75
1,700.00
2,100.00
2,100.00
69.75
69.75
40,531.00
19,747.78
5,000.00
5,000.00
4,800.00
4,800.00
1,000.00
1,000.00
5,400.00
5,200.00
1,000.00
800.00
400.00
1,000.00
800.00
400.00
30,000.00
30,000.00
7,500.00
7,500.00
1,146.95 COMPTROLLER-GENERAL'S REPORT,  1956-57 CC 19
Statement of Special Warrants Issued between the Sessions of 1956 and 1957—Continued
Date of
Approval
Sept. 28, 1956
July 27,
July 27,
1956
1956
14
15
June 13,
1956
8
July 10,
1956
10
July 10,
1956
11
July 20,
1956
13
July 31,
1956
16
July 31,
1956
17
Aug. 24,
1956
22
Aug. 24,
1956
23
Aug. 31,
1956
24
Dec.    5, 1956
Jan.   11,  1957
Jan.  11,  1957
Apr. 17, 1956
Sept. 28, 1956
Oct. 29, 1956
No. of
Warrant
Service
25
34
35
3
26
27
TO MEET EXPENDITURES FOR THE FISCAL YEAR
ENDING MARCH 31st, 1957—Continued
Brought forward    _
Department of Labour—Continued
Remuneration and expenses of Dr. A. R. Riddell relating to an
inquiry  into  the silicosis  provisions  of the  " Workmen's
Compensation Act"	
Department of Lands and Forests
Purchase of additional land on Kootenay Lake for park purposes
Purchase of land on Shuswap Lake as public recreational areas
Department of Municipal Affairs
Payment to the Village of Quesnel of proportion of 1955 taxes
levied by the Province upon land  and improvements included in the Village of Quesnel extension —
Payment to the Village of Creston of 1956 taxes levied by the
Province upon land and improvements included in the Village of Creston extension by supplementary Letters Patent
issued February 21st, 1956
Payment to the Village of Montrose of 1956 taxes levied by the
Province upon real property within the village, incorporated
by Letters Patent issued June 22nd, 1956
Payment to the Village of Telkwa of 1956 taxes levied by the
Province upon land and improvements included in the Village of Telkwa extension by supplementary Letters Patent
issued March 23rd, 1956- _   	
Payment to the Village of Hazelton of 1956 taxes levied by the
Province upon real property within the village, incorporated
by Letters Patent issued February 15th, 1956 	
Payment to the Village of Sechelt of 1956 taxes levied by the
Province upon real property within the village, incorporated
by Letters Patent issued February 15th, 1956    	
Payment to the Village of North Kamloops of 1956 taxes levied
by the Province upon land and improvements included in
the Village of North Kamloops extension by supplementary
Letters Patent on March 22nd, 1956
Payment to the Village of Pemberton of one-half the taxes
levied upon real property within the village, incorporated by
Letters Patent issued July 20th, 1956   —
Payment to the Village of Ashcroft of proportion of 1956 taxes
levied by the Province on land and improvements included
in the Village of Ashcroft extension by supplementary Letters Patent on July 27th, 1956    _	
Payment to the Village of Fort St. John of proportion of 1956
taxes levied by the Province on land and improvements included in the Village of Fort St. John extension by supplementary Letters Patent on October 30th, 1956  	
Grant to Greater Nanaimo Regional Planning Board .
Payment to the Village of Burns Lake of proportion of 1956
taxes levied by the Province on land and improvements
included in the Village of Burns Lake extension by supplementary Letters Patent on December 3rd, 1956	
Department of the Provincial Secretary
Grant to assist in meeting cost of Allan Cup finals	
Grant to University of British Columbia Development Fund—
Rowing, to assist in defraying expenses of sending personnel and equipment of rowing teams to the Olympic Games
at Melbourne, Australia
Supplementing Vote 301 (Contingencies, Incidentals, Entertainment, Grants, etc.) ~   	
Amount of
Warrant
$1,627,500.75
5,000.00
6,500.00
37,000.00
197.67
153.67
3,500.00
275.91
2,500.00
10,000.00
20,000.00
$1,733,344.63    $1,674,279.32
Expenditure
$1,592,185.71
1,250.00
6,500.00
37,000.00
3,360.60
3,360.60
954.03
954.03
4,374.17
4,374.17
457.13
457.13
1,282.44
1,282.44
5,185.31
5,185.31
4,695.52
4,695.52
407.16
407.16
197.67
153.67
3,500.00
275.91
2,500.00
10,000.00 CC 20
PROVINCE OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
(C)
STATEMENT OF PAYMENTS CHARGED AGAINST 1956-57 APPROPRIATIONS
WHICH DID NOT OCCUR WITHIN THE PERIOD OF THE ACCOUNT
Vouchers aggregating $304,967.95. COMPTROLLER-GENERALS REPORT,  1956-57
CC 21
(D)
UNPROVIDED ITEMS IN EXPENDITURE FOR FISCAL YEAR ENDED
MARCH 3 1st, 1956
Statement of Expenditures on Services Which Have Exceeded Their Appropriations from April 1st, 1955,
to March 31st, 1956, and for Which Overexpenditure the Sanction of Parliament Is Required
Vote No.
Service
Total
Appropriation
Total
Expenditure
Over-
expended
2
Legislation       —	
Department of Agriculture
$240,900.00
$241,095.54
$195.54
4
Minister's Office	
15,024.00
20,804.00
9,030.00
231,816.00
15,068.19
20,816.69
9,220.05
232,208.47
44.19
6
12.69
9
Entomology Branch          	
190.05
11
Live Stock Branch	
392.47
Department of the Attorney-General
34
83,300.00
6,428.00
81,600.00
741,265.00
297,500.00
46,150.00
41,671.00
157,976.00
273,600.00
43,000.00
10,000.00
100,000.00
84,923.94
6,945.92
82,071.90
751,238.06
353,544.62
49,057.54
43,405.75
176,500.32
292,299.80
44,675.41
18,578.24
131,109.52
1,623.94
44
47
48
Official Guardian...	
Official Stenographers 	
517.92
471.90
9,973.06
51
56,044.62
52
2,907.54
59
1,734.75
65
18,524.32
68
18,699.80
71
1,675.41
74
8,578.24
76
31,109.52
Department of Education
84
70,152.00
275,090.00
16,000.00
70,401.41
305.863.13
16,298.03
249.41
102
30,773.13
115
298.03
Department of Finance
120
94,902.00
13,645.00
20,000.00
110,000.00
100,663.85
14,746.67
23,203.31
110,908.48
5,761.85
122
136
Agent-General's Office and B.C. House, London, England ...
Printing Public Accounts, Estimates, Revenue Receipts,
1,101.67
3,203.31
137
908.48
Department of Health and Welfare
148
24,028.00
26,354.00
2,140,000.00
143,475.00
16,500.00
25,062.89
26,916.89
2,208,252.70
150,252.52
19,364.88
1,034.89
177
562.89
186
68,252.70
192
6,777.52
197
2,864.88
Department of Labour
202
69,312.00
78,895.03
9,583.03
Department of Lands and Forests
214
10,105.00
46,000.00
334,646.00
10,225.15
46,060.39
350,956.75
120.15
241
60.39
243
16,310.75
Department of Mines
252
113,784.00
114,098.22
314.22
Department of the Provincial Secretary
270
21,778.00
114.133.00
10.00
28,500.00
22,260.73
116,566.10
35.08
28,502.44
482.73
273
2,433.10
25.08
2.44
275
283
Superannuation Branch 	
Contingencies, Incidentals, Entertainment, Grants, etc	
Department of Highways
311
3,550,000.00
44,500.00
3,576,373.39
46,336.16
26,373.39
319
Temporary Assistance.	
1,836.16
Department of Public Works
327
582.00
1,989.75
1,407.75
Department of Trade and Industry
332
338
Minister's Office _.	
15,355.00
115,000.00
15,582.92
116,519.54
227.92
1,519.54
Capital Expenditure out of Income
343
Mining-roads   _	
500,000.00
501,334.38
1,334.38
$10,313,915.00
$10,650,430.75
$336,515.75 r
CC 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
1957
205-257-6645  

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