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The Colonial Finances.

[per press association.] Wellington, April 16. The revenue returns for the financial jear, ending 31st; March, were completed this afternoon, ,and prove the surplus to be £115,174. The accounts have, however, not yet been audited, and there may be some slight alterations. The following are the heads of the revenue and expenditure :—

The Customs revenue was £49,126 under the estimate, the registration fees £1229, miscellaneous £5005, and territorial revenue £21,560. The Railways returned £63,340 above the estimate, and Stamps £24,755.

The amounts which exceeded the estimate were:—lnterest, etc., £9197 ; rents paid over, £1958; Colonial Treasurer's Department, £196 ; Native Lands Court, £1698. The expenditure of the Post and Telegraphs was £10,049 below the estimate. [^The figures for Education, being the f amount required to make with the other items the total at foot, are filled in by ourselves, those wired (to us £564 11 6d and to the Christchurch papers £36,564 lls 6d) being obviously wrong.—Ed.]

Customs ... ... Stamps, including pos- , tai cards ... ... Property Tax ... Beer Duty Railways Registration and Other Fees Marine Miscellaneous Territorial Revenue ... £. s. d 1,500,873 19 K 629,755 7 ' 355,460 7 1< 56,010 1 • 1,093,340 18 ! 38,770 16 i 21,001 13 J ' 38,994 18 < 199,839 4 ( Total Sinking fund Total revenue Estimate for the year... The amount of revenue over the estimate ... 3,934,047 275,200 4,209,247 4,187,800 21,447 8 0 8 0 8

REVENUE.

Civil list ... ... Interest and sinking fund Under miscellaneous Acts Subsidies Rents paid over Endowments to Harbor Boards Legislative •... ... Colonial Secretary's Department Treasurer's ' Justice... ... " ... Post and Telegraphs ... Customs and Marine... Stamps and Deeds ... Stock, Mines, &c., ... Education Native Lands Courts... Working Railways ... Public Buildings Defence Services hot provided for 25,971 19 8 1,897,602 12 10 148,876 13 9 52,235 12 6 9,958 0 4 18,429 15 11 14,474 0 7 111,940 0 11 38,275 1 11 118,701 8 7 273,103 4 10 70,066 7 6 22,338 16 1 49,248 1 6 *333,641 11 6 19.431 1 2 656,698 6 11 56,615 19 1 162,820 10 10 41,412 5 3 Total expenditure ... Estimate Total expenditure underestimate ... 4,121,841 11 4,150,703 0 28,861 8 8 0 4

EXPENDITURE,

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The Colonial Finances., Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2403, 17 April 1890

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The Colonial Finances. Ashburton Guardian, Volume VII, Issue 2403, 17 April 1890

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