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Sess. 11.—1897. NEW ZEALAND.

THE PUBLIC DEBT OF THE COLONY (RETURN SHOWING PARTICULARS OF).

Return to an Order of the House of Representatives dated 19th November, 1897. Ordered "That there be laid before this House a return showing—(l) Particulars of the public debt of the colony on the 30th June, 1878; (2) the several increases and decreases between that date and the 31b* Mw°h 1896 (°1897) whether arising from new loans or the conversion of old loans, or from paying off of any loan ( 3 ) the^ ate ° £ L. re 'L sinking fund payable in respect of each loan; (i) particulars of the publ.o debt at the 31st March M 97 showing in respect of each loan (a) the annual charge for interest and sinking fund, (b) the amount of outlK"eW,") the due date thereof, (d) the accrued sinking fund, and (c) the net debt: being continuation of return 8.-16, 1896." -(Mr. J. Allen.)

Statement of the Securities in which the Sinking Funds of the several Loans were invested on the 31st March, 1897. £ s. d. Investments in— 20,250 0 0 New Zealand 5-per-cent. Debentures .. •• ■• 38 891 0 0 4J-per-cent. Debentures .. •• ■■ •• : 4585 0 0 4-per-cent. Debentures .. •• •• - •• 10 6,'g85 10 3 4-per-cent. Inscribed Stock .. .. •■ •• •• 1 291 U 3 3J- per-cent. Inscribed Stock .. .• •■ •• •■ 42249 0 0 Treasury Bills, 34-per-oent. .. •• •• •• •' 1 4 6() 0 0 County of Tauranga 5-per-cent. Debentures .. .. •• ■■ ' 580 0 0 County of Waitemata 6-per-cent. Debentures .. ■ ■ • • 3 300 0 0 City of Dunedin Mortgage 7-per-cent. Debentures » .. •• •• '970 0 0 Borough of Brunner 0-per-cent. Debentures .. .. • • • • Qoo Q Q Borough of Hawera 6-per-cent. Debentures .. .■ ■• •• 2*oBo 0 0 Borough of Hokitika 6-per-cent. Debentures .. .. • • • • 1' 100 0 0 Borough of Palmerston North 5-per-cent. Debentures .. .. •■ s ' ooo Q Q Borough of Patea 6-per-cent. Debentures .. .. •• •■ 2200 0 0 Borough of Thames SJ-per-cent. Debentures .. .. •• •■ 2 200 0 0 Borough of Tauranga 5-per-cent. Debentures .. ■• •• ' 5Q () Q Westport Harbour Board 5-per-cent. Debentures .. ■ •• •• 17455 0 0 Wellington and Manawatu Railway Company 5-per-cent. Debentures .. ■■ 990 0 0 Waimakariri-Ashley Water-supply 5-per-cent. Debentures 28,930 19 1 Canada 3-per-cent. Stock .. ■• •• 34,022 11 8 Canada 3J-per-cent. Stock .. •• •• 60,000 0 0 Canada 4-per-cent. Stock .. •• •• 0 0 Canada 4-per-cent. Debentures .. •■ •• •• 15899 910 New South Wales 3-per-cent. Stock .. ■• •■ •• 83* 393 15 8 New South Wales 3J-per-cent. Stock .. •■ ■■ 5486 6 7 New South Wales 4-per-cent. Stock .. •• •• 9o'BOO 0 0 New South Wales 4-per-cent. Debentures .. •• •• •• ie',2Bl 8 5 South Australia 3-percent. Stock .. .. •• •■ 37216 16 0 South Australia 3J-per-cent. Stock .. •• •• 4851 0 5 South Australia 4-per-cent. Stock .. .. •• •• 24' 700 0 0 South Australia 4-per-cent. Debentures .. ■• •■ 63551 5 5 Victoria 3J-per-cent. Stock .. ■• •• 43,233 17 4 Victoria 4-per-cent. Stock .. •• •■ 23!oOO 0 0 Victoria 4-per-cent. Debentures .. •• •■ 65,700 0 0 Mortgages .. • ■ • • • ■ • ■ , 810,210 9 11 * Cash balance on 31st March, 1897 •• •• •• 83 18 1 Total £814,294 8 0

Statement of Treasury Bills outstanding on 31st March, 1897, showing the Date on which, and the Authority under which, they were issued, and the Date on which they are due.

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Date of Issue. Amount. Bate of Interest. Due Date. Authority for Issue. 1896. £ £ , June 27 •• 50.000 3 J % 30 .. 430,000* 3J% December 31.. 150,000* 3J % 100,000* 34% Total .. £730,000 .. June 30,1897 '.'. Dee! 31 ," .. ! Mar. 31,1898 I I"PublicBevenuesAot,1891," and amending Acts. * In renewal of former issues.

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PARTICULARS of Loans converted to 31st March, 1897, under Operation of "The New Zealand Consolidated Stock Act, 1877," and "The Consolidated Stock Act, 1884."

Loans. ■Si CD CD d Due Date. Amount converted or reJeemed. From what Date. Terms. 4-per-cent. Inscribed Stock, maturing 1st Nov., 1929. 3i-per-cent. Inscribed Stock, maturing 1st Jan.. 1940. 3-per-cent. Inscribed S f ock. maturing 1st April, 1945. Converted into Short-dated Debeti1 For For Reconversion, demption. For For Reconversion, demption. For For HeConversion, demption. "The Consolidate! Stock Act, 1884." p. c. £ 4 1 July, 1894 6 1 July, 1891 19,000 6 „ 74,100 4 1 Nov., 1915 500,000 5 15 July, 1914 65,600 5 „ 18,700 5 „ 6,200 5 „ 1,400 5 „ 43,600 6 15 Mar., 1891 46,700 r 1 July, 1894 1 May, 1886 1 July, 1891 £ 109 104 £ \ Amount of Debentures. Interest p. c. £ 50,000 £ £ £ £ £ 50,000 £ New Zealand Loan Act, 1856 New Zealand Loan Act, 1860 20,710 77,064 93,100 i " New Zealand Loan Act, 1863 1 Nov., 1892 1 Mav, 1886 1 Jan., 1895 j 15 Jan., 1886 1 May, 1886 I 112:5 114' 114J 111 Par 109 73,800 ! •• 21,318 7,099 1,554 610,000 •■ ■ 50,903 43,600* 5 6 „ 154,800 15 Mar., 1891 1 May, 1886 15 June, 1891 1 May, 1886 15 Dec, 1891 I 1 July, 1894 1 104 109 104 109 104 110 115J 115 I 1 \ 400f 159,536 1 •• 6 1-5 June, 1891 47,600 6 „ 188,400 6 15 Dec, 1891 20,100 6 ' „ 4,900 6 ' „ 68,900 6 „ 76,000 6 „ 2,700 .51,884 •• ■ 195,936 21,909 i I 5,096 75,790 87,780 3,105 L - Consolidated Loan Act,. 1867 I 5 36 years .. 3,651,7005 36vears .. 562,400 5 36 years .. 3S,200 5 | 36 years .. 200 5 i 36 years .. 297, 100 5 I 36 years .. 59,700 5 ! 36 years .. 26,200 5 36 vears .. • 33,300 5 36 vears .. 44,656 5 36 years .. 42,586 5 1 Jan., 1893 64,000 11,245, 600 15 April, 1885 15 April, 1886 1 May, 1886 1 Jan., 1891 1894 1895 1896 15 April, 1894 15 April, 1895 15 April, 1896 1 Jan., 1893 Par Par 106 II II •■■ 3,651,700+ 562,400§ 5 5 40,492 200t 321,573 63,195 27,061 ! I I! " " i 33,300 44,656 44,000 " " •• : i06J 68,000 Lyttelton and Christchurch Railway Loan Ordinance, 1860 I 6 1 July, 1893 200 "i 6 1 July, 1894 6,000 4,820,042 1891 109 109 111 218 6,660 •• 6,200 Carried forward .. .. .. I .. ; 6,214,942 1,122,585 4,257,700 259,698 781,956 ■• i i * 6 years' currency, to 15th January, 1892; then converted into 4-per-cent, Inscrib Inscribed Stock at 107. § 6 ; >ed Stock at 110. t Dealt with under " The Lost Debentures Act, 1886." .•ears, to 15th April, 1892; then converted into 4-per-cent. Inscribed Stock at 107. ' 7 years, to 15th April, 1892 ( Various. then converted into 4-pej -cent,

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PARTICULARS of Loans converted to 31st March, 1897— continued.

9 4-per-cent. Stock, matur 195 Inscribed ing 1st Nov., d. 3i-per-cent. Inscribed Stock, maturing 1st Jan., 1940. B-per-cent. Inscribed Stock, maturing 1st April, 1945. Converted into Short-dated Debentures under " The Consolidated Stock Act, 1884." Loans. Due Date. Amount converted or redeemed. From what Date. For Conversion. For Redemption. For Conversion. For Redemption. For For BeConversion. demption. p. c. £ £ 6,214,942 £ £ 259,698 £ £ 1,122,585 7,888 I 1,250 £ 781,956 £ £ Amount of Debentures. £ 4,257,700 Interest p. c. Brought forward Canterbury Loan Ordinance, 1862 6 6 i 11 Sept., 1913 5,800 2 Jan., 1915 1,000 1891 1895 136 125 .. Otago Loan Ordinance, 1862 6 6 6 6 6 6 6 1 July, 1898 ' 28,700 1,000 6,600 8,100 1,000 2,500 1,600 , 1 June, 1896 11,800 2,000 1,000 16,800 G,800 1891 1892 1894 1895 1896 117| iis| 1104 105 106 103J 27,847 1,168 7,491 8,950 1,050 2,650 1,656 Auckland Loan Act, 1863 6 6 6 6 44,500 1891 1894 1895 1896 114 109 107 13,452 2,180 1,070 17,000 Nelson Loan Act, 1874 31,600 I 7 7 12 April, 1885 3,000 23 Mar., 1896 ' 15,000 ! 1 July, 1886 ; 18,000 13,500 12 April, 1885 23 Mar., 1896 Par Par 3,000 15,000 I 4 34 Wellington Loan Act, 1866 Defence and Other Purposes Loan Act, 1870 Five-percent. Five-thirties 8 1 July, 1886 ! Par ] 13,500 125,000 125, 000 5 m J 5 * 31 Dec, 1885 J 15 July, 1906 j 504,400 745,600 50,000 31 Dec, 1885 Par 5 5 15 Jan., 1884 15 Jan., 1885 103J 102J 522,054 764 i 240 Four-and-a-half -per-cent. Five-thirties.. 1,250,000 4* ) 1 Feb., 1904 (3,053,900 \ and J 1,891,200 ) 1 Feb., 1905 ( 1,054,900 1 Feb., 1884 1 Feb., 1886 1 Aug., 1886 j 103 101 Various 3,145,517 1,910,112 6,000,000 1,292,700 1,060^000 - I Five-per-cent. Ten-forties General Purposes Loan Act, 1873 5 4 5 5 ' 1 Mar., 1918 j 15 Oct., 1883 , 20,900 15 Oct., 1885 I 6,200 28 Nov., 1884 87,900 15 Dec, 1888 \ 49,500 1 May, 1886 28 Nov., 1884 15 Oct., 1885 28 Nov., 1884 15 Dec, 1888 | 102 Par Par Par Par 1,318,554 " 20,900 6,200 87,900 49,500 Westland Loan Act, 1873 Treasury Bills Act, 1879 and 1880 .. New Zealand Loan Act, 1879 5 5 5 5 ; 15 April, 1894 1 Jan., 1886 j 1 Nov., 1889 '4,476,000 136,000 164,500 50,000 1,832,000 30 June, 1891 31 Dec, 1883 1 Nov., 1879 1 May, 1886 107J Par 120 103 1,832,000 5,371,200 140,080 53,750 _ 4,612,000 Carried forward i 121,580,542 114,499,215 1,824,240 1,252,987 I 798,956 4,503,700

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PARTICULARS of Loans converted to 31st March, 1897— continued.

v> a 4-per-cent. Inscribed Stock, maturing 1st Nov., 1930. Inscribed Stock, maturing 1st Jan., 1940. 3-per-cent. Inscribed Stock, maturing 1st April, 1945. Converted into Short-dated DebenLoans. Due Date. Amount converted or redeemed. Prom what Date. For For EβConversion. demption. For For EβConversion. demption. For For EβConversion. demption. " The Consolidated Stock Act, 1884." Brought forward District Railways Purchasing Acts, 1885 and 1886 p.c. £ 242,800 12,000 1,000 21,580,542 14,499,215 242,800 £ 1,824,240 £ 1,252,987 £ £ 798,956 £ Amount of Debentures. Interest £ I p.c. 4,503,700, .. 4 1 April, 1905 1 Nov., 1886 1894 1895 Par 104 Par 12,480 1,000 Colonial Inscribed Stock Act, 1882 .. Fir e-jper-cent. Ten-forties New Zealand Loan Act, 1879 Government Loans to Local Bodies Act, 188(5 5 5 5 I? 1 Nov., 1888 1 Mar., 1918 1 Nov., 1889 1 Mar., 1892 255,800 250,000 2.207,300 388,000 1 Nov., 1888 1 Jan., 1890 1 Jan., 1890 1 Mar., 1892 Par 95 95 Par Par 500* .. I 2,768,000 250,000 S 44,000 4J 405,000 4J 463,300 3* 405,000 f j- 1 Mar., 1896 463,300 912,300 50,000 400,000 1 Mar., 1896 Par Public Revenues Act, 1886 Public Revenues Act, 1887 (No. 3) .. Cheviot Estate Payment Act, 1893 .. 5 44 10 Oct., 1891 1 Mar., 1893 18 Oct., 1900 200 ', 000 50,000 10 Oct., 1891 1 Mar., 1893 1 Jan., 1894 1 Jan., 1895 Par Par Par 420,000 200,000 50,000 50,000 4 J .. Consolidated Stock Act, 1884 5 5 5 4* 15 April, 1892 3,651,700 562,400 43,600 109,308 250,000 15 April, 1892 107 107 110 Par 3,907,319 601,768 47,960 4,367,008 24,200 :: 28 Nov., 1895 28 Nov., 1895 109, 308 Land for Settlements Act, 1894 Bank of New Zealand and Banking Act, 1895 Expenses of Conversion 4 30 April, 1896 1 Oct., 1896 110 '■' '■ 26,620 *4 31 Dec, 1896 500,000 1 Jan., 1896 Par 202,000 500,000 m 47,936 '.'. 4,284,892 26,620 •• 5,716,000 .. i 19,299,062 2,026,240 1,876,275 Totals .. £! 31,185,150 I £33,229,089 * Dealt with under " The Lost Debentures Act, 1886."

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Return showing (1) Particulars of the Public Debt of the Colony on 30th June, 1878; (2) the several Increases and Decreases between that Date and the 31st March, 1897, whether arising from New Loans, or the Conversion of Old Loans, or from paying off any Loan; (3) the Rate of Interest and Sinking Fund payable in respect of each Loan; (4) Particulars of the Public Debt on 31st March, 1897, showing in respect of each Loan (a) the Annual Charge for Interest and Sinking Fund, (b) the Amount of Outstanding Debt, (c) the Due Date thereof, (d) the Accrued Sinking Fund, and (e) the Net Debt.

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Public Debt at 30th Ji rune, 1878. Increases to 31st Mar., 1897. Decreases to 31st March, 1897. Public Debt at 31st March, 18ff7. Authority. Amount authorised. Date of Issue. iiint. Annual Charge. Loans converted into or redeemed by 3-per-cent. Inscribed Stock. Loans converted into or redeei 3J-per-cent. Inscribed Sto< med by Loans converted into or redeemed by -k. 4-per-cent. Inscribed Stock. Loans convert* Del jd into Short-dated ventures. Annual Charge. Sm]dng Ponds No. J Authority. Remarks. From From Now Loans. Conversions. Loans paid off. Ann Int. S.F. When due. Araoi int. Net Debt. .... Date Amount. Terms. Date. Amount. Amount. Terms. Date. Amount. Terms. Date. Amount. Terms. Date. Amount. Interest. S.F. I I Ordinance of Legislative Council .. I New Zealand Loan Act, 1856 £ £ £ 311 •fc £ £ £ H 31 Mar., 1896 ; 1 Jan., 1888 1 Oct., 1 Jan., 1889 1 J uly, 1 Oct., £ 31 300,000 25,000 25,000 50,000 50,000 ••! £ 2 4 4 4 4 4 4 £ £ £ £ £ £ 1 Ordinance of Legislative Council. 500,000 300,000 25,000 25,000 1 July, 1859 50,000 1 Oct., „ 50,000 1 July, 1864 50,000 .. .. 3 4 J New Zealand Loan Act, I860 I j New Zealand Loan Act, 1863 150,000 3,000.000 1 July, 1861 15 July, 1864 488,000 93,100 I ' I 1 July', 1894 5M00 1 July, 1891 74,100 1 July, 1894 76,000 2,700 1 Jan., 1895 18,700 6,200 1896 1,400 1 Nov., 1892 ' 500,000 15 Mar., 1891 I 154,800 15 June, „ 188,400 15 Dec, „ 4,900 15 Dec, „ I 68,900 104 115J 115 114 114J 111 117 104 104 104 110 i •• I 1 May, 1886 1 May, 1886 1 May, 1886 1 May, , 1 May, „ 19,000 109 65,600 112J 109 47,600 109 20,100 109 15 Jan., 1886 43,600 A 15 July, 1914 273,800 2 New Zealand Loan Act, 1856. 3 New Zealand Loan Act, 1860. A. Six years' currency to 15th January, 1892; then converted into 4-per-cent. Inscribed Stock at 110. 2 3 i New Zealand Consolidated Loan Act, 1867— English issue 1 Nov., 1865 500,000 15 Mar., 1866 201,500 15 June, 1867 236,000 15 Dec, „ 93,900 i 6 6 6 2 2 2 4 New Zealand Loan Act, 1863. 5 New Zealand Consolidated Loan Act. ! 1867. 1,519^400 1 273,800 2,738 I 107,977 6,531,400 5 1 15 April, 1888 15 April, 1886 3,651,700 B 562.40C C I Annual ) t drawings 13,690 165,82 4 6 7,2S3,1OO Uan., 1891 I 200 15 April, 1894 p 33,300 1 Jan., 1894 271,000 6,400 7,600 4,600 7,500 1 Jan., 1895 J 51.000 8,700 15 April, 1895 44,656 15 April, 1896 68,786 1 Jan., 1893 : 64,000 1 May, 1886 38,200 106 1879-96 1,222,85 552,500 27.625 § 552,500 108J 107} 107 106 102 106 105 100 100 106J 107} 107 106 English issue. j B. Seven years'currency to 15th April. 1892; then converted into 4-per-cent. Inscribed Stock at 107. C. Six years' currency to 15th April, 1892 ; then converted into 4-per-cent. Inscribed Stock at 107. Colonial issue 102 I 77,000 1 Jan., 1873 15 April, „ 64,000 13,000 31,600 S 4 1 .. Colonial issue. 6 Public Debts Act, 1867— Auckland Loan Act, 1863. Wellington Loan Act, 1866. Nelson Waterworks Loan Act, 1864. Public Debts Act, 1867— Auckland Loan Act, 1863 500,000 15 April, 1913 13,000 520 13,000 1 July, 1868 6 2 1891 11,800 1894 2,000 1895 1,000 1896 16,800 114 109 107 Wellington Loan Act, 1866 Nelson Waterworks Loan Act, 1864 Lyttelton and Christchurch Railway Loan Ordinance, 1860 50,000 20,000 300,000 1 July, 1866 Various 13,500 6,200 77,700 .. 1 July, 1886 13 \ 500- 100 8 8 6 2 2 2 1880-81 1893 1894 1896 1897 6,200 23,500 15,200 18,600 4,700 1891 "200 6,000 109 111 I .. 1 Jan., 1897 9,091 Canterbury Loan Ordinance, 1862 500,000 22,800 136 125 116J 117J 113J 110J 105 106 1034 4,500 Cr. 4,591 Lyttelton and Christchurch Rail- Debentures not sent in for payment as way Loan Ordinance, 1860 at 31st March, 1897. Canterbury Loan Ordinance, 1862. D. 2nd January, 1915.. £3,800 2nd July, 1916 .. 12,200 16,000 6 1 1891 5,800 1895 1,000 1891 1,000 23,700 1892 6,600 1894 8,100 1,000 1895 2,500 1896 1,000 Otago Loan Ordinance, 1862 500,000 1 July, 1863 116,700 6 1 D 16,000 960 160 9,750 6,250 ' " Immigration and Public Works Loan Act, 1870 .. ., I Guaranteed by Imperial Government .. £1,000,000 j 4,000,000 1 June, 1871 1 June, 1873 1 July, 1898 1 June, 1907 1 June, 200,000 4 4 2-4 2-4 800,000 72,200 200,000 800,000 1 1,000,000 I 372,100 •' 27,900 ! ; 400,000 4,332 § 97,046 Cr. 24,846 Otago Loan Ordinance, 1862. I § Further contributions of Sinking 7 J Immigration and Public Works Loan Fund not required. ! Act, 1870— Guaranteed by Imperial Government. I Colonial issue .. .. .. 400,000 15 April, „ 1875-78 372,100 25,700 4 2,200 5 April, 1913 5 April, . 40,000 24,000 481,573 518,427 Consolidated Loan of 1867 .. .. 2,100,000 Five-thirties .. .. 500,000 £4,000,000 Included Included 397^800 I 16,140 400,000 Colonial issue. in No. 5. in No. 12. I Defence and Obher Purposes Loan Act, 1870 Consolidated Loan of 1867 .. .. £600,000 5-per-cent. Five-thirties .. .. 250,000 Colonial issue .. .. .. 150,000 £1,000,000 1,000,000 Included Included in No. 5. in No. 13. * Included in sum of £231,000, No. 35. 15 April, 1873 1 July, 1880 25 June, 1881 50,000 I 75,000 I I 20,000 5,000 H H 81 Dec, 1885 50,000* 100 .. 15 April, 1913 1 July, 1910 1 July, » 78,000 20,000 5,000 1 100,000 4,125 .. .. 100,000 Immigration and Public Works Loan Act, 1873 b-per-cent. Five-thirties .. .. £500,000 4J „ » .. .. 1,500,000 £2,000,000 2,000,000 Included Included 150,000 ' 8 Defence and Other Purposes Loan Act, 1870— Colonial issue. in No. 18. in No. 12. 4,125 100,000 750,000 Included in No. 18. 15 May, 1874 9 Immigration and Public Works Loan Aot, 1873. 10 General Purposes Loan Act, 1873 b-per-cent. Five-thirties .. .. £500,000 Colonial issue .. .. .. 250,000 £750,000 12,300 49,500 20,900 18,800 6,200 87,900 54,700 15 Oct.! 1873 4 5 4 i H 5 5 ' } . "" ' .'■ ■■ 15 Dec.', 1888 28 Nov., 1884 15 Oct., 1885 28 Nov., 1884 49,500-' 100 20,900' 100 6\200* 100 .'. 87,900* 100 5 Iky, 1911 5 Oct., 1913 v^mm^mmm 18,500 J 85,500 3,967 .. .. 85,500 North Otago District Public Works Loan Aot, 1872 l$-per-cent. Five-thirties — Immigration and Public Works Loan Act, 1870 1873 1874 8 Nov., 1914 LO General Purposes Loan Act, 187S— 11 12 - 250,000 43,900 5 .. 1878-83 43,900 Colonial issue. 11 North Otago District Public Works Loan Act, 1872. 70,000 See No. 7 See No. 9 4,000,000 800,000 1,500.000 4,000,000 . 1 Feb., 1884 3,053,900 103 lFeb., 1886 1,891,200 101 1 Aug 1,054,900 E I ;2 ty-per-cent. Five-thirties .. . E. Various. 5-per-cent. Five-thirties — Defence and Other Purposes Loan Act, 1870 Immigration and Public Works Loan Act, 1873 General Purposes Loan Act, 1873 ■ 6,OOo!oOO a i " I 13 See No. 8 Sec Nc. 9 See No. 10 250,000 500,000 500,000 I :: :: ::] 15 Jan., 1884 j 504,400 103J 15 Jan.. 1885 ! 745,600 102J I -# .3 5-per-cent. Five-thirties 5-per-cent. Ten-forties — Now Zealand Loan Act, 1876 1877 ■ 1,250,000 6 \. ■ I 1,000,000 2,500,000 1 Mar., 1878 1 Mar., , 1,000,000 2,500,000 ■ 3,500,000 50,000 Westland Loan Act, 1873 5 5 1 Mar., 1890 9,307,8001 'J"i 30 June, 1891 I 50,000 107$ 1 May, 1886 1,292,700 102 4 5-percent. Ten-forties .. .. t £92,400 accepted at par. 5 Westland Loan Act, 1873. .5 50,000 15 April, 1874 15,000 100 3,000* 100 .6 Nelson Loan Act, 1874 27,000 23 Mar., 1876 15,000 3,000 16,500 25,000 16,500 7 7 23 Mar., 1896 12 April, 1885 18^000 16 j Nelson Loan Act, 1874. Wellington Debts Act, 1876 58,000 I 5 5 5 New Zealand Loan Act, 1879 . .. .. .. i 5,000,000 1 Nov., 187G I 58,000 1878-79 58,000 7 Wellington Debts Act, 1876. . 8 New Zealand Loan Act, 1879. 5 000,000 1 Nov., 1889 388,000 95 -' 1 Nov.', 1879 4,476,000 : 120 1 1 May, 1886 186,000 j 103 j i 2,517.500 111,359 | 26,898 j 705,437 ] 1,812,063 Carried forward I i I I t I 120,907,411 I _jj ] I _, _ _|2 .. I .. i 5.802.200 4,448,242 I .. 18,891,900 I j_. 4,508,700 . .. 1.R4R.269

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Return showing (1) Particulars of the Public Debt of the Colony on 30th June, 1878; (2) the several Increases and Decreases between that Date and the 31st March, 1897, whether arising from New Loans, or the Conversion of Old Loans, or from paying off any Loan; (3) the Rate of Interest and Sinking Fund payable in respect of each Loan; (4) Particulars of the Public Debt on 31st March, 1897, showing in respect of each Loan (a) the Annual Charge for Interest and Sinking Fund, (b) the Amount of Outstanding Debt, (c) the Due Date thereof, (d) the accrued Sinking Fund, and (e) the Net Debt— continued.

The Treasury, Wellington, 24th November, 1897. _ Apprcrtmau Cot* of p^^.-p™ P «.ti on , not giro,; printing (1,400 copies), em in. m. j ameb b. Heywood, Secretary to the Treasury. Eobert J. Collins, Accountant to the Treasury.

Price Sd.j By Authority: John JUckay, Government Printer, Wellington.—lB97.

Public Debt at 30th June, 1878. Increases to 81st Mar., ifflW. Decreases to 31st March, 1807. Public Debt at 31st March. 1897. So. Authority, Amount authorised. Date of Issue. Aim Annual Charge. From From New Loans. Conversions. Loans converted into or redeemed b; S-per-cent. Inscribed Stock. Loans converted into or redeemed by 3H>er-cem. Inscribed Stock. Loans converted into or redeemed by 4-per-cent. Inscribed Stock. Loans converted into Short-dated Debentures. When due. Amount. Annual )harB °' Slaking j Funds Net Debt. -! accrued. S.F. No. Authority. Remarks, Int. S.F. Amount. jTerms. Date. Amount. | Terms. Amount. Terms. Date. : Amount. | Terms. 1 Date. Date. Date. Amount. Interest. j £ £ £ 4,603,700 10 Brought forward Treasury BillsTreasury Bills Extended Currency Act, 1873 1876 .. Appropriation Act, 1876 Financial Arrangements Act, 1876 400,000 172,000 110,000 150,000 I on 20 400,000 172,000 110,000 150,000 £ 20,907,411 ),907 882 Ji ,41 11 S 5,802,200 £ i £ 4,448,242 £ 13,391,900 1,848,269 £ 2,517,500 £ 111,359 £ 26,898 £ 705,437 £ 1,812,063 832,000 B2.00 L 00 5 31 Dec, 1883 c, 18 883 1,832,000 100 19 Treasury Bills. Treasury Bills Act, 1879 1880 ; New Zealand State Forests Act, 1885 800,000 200,000 800,000 200,000 1891 8,000 20 21 1886-89 6 8,000 357,487 20 New Zealand State Forests Act, 188fi. District Railways Purchasing Acts, 1885, 1886 1885-86 4 1894 1895 12,000 1,000 104 100 1 Nov., 1886 .. 18 886 242,800 F 1888-89 87 1 April, 1905 101,600 1894-95 1896 ? 35,000 40,000 47,000 36,000 250,000 406,000 337,800 169,500 141,800 1 Oct.,' 1896 35^000 1 July, 1909 1 April, 1899 28 May, 1898 40,000 47,000 35,000 F. Included with issue of £1,325,000 authorised by " The New Zealand Loan Act, 1886." New Zealand Colonial Inscribed Stock Loan Act, 1882 Government Loans to Local Bodies Act, 1886 250,000 1882-83 1887-97 5 6 44 4 8J - | 1 Nov., 1888 250,000 1 Mar., 1892 405,000 1 Mar., „ 44,000 1 Mar., 1896 463,300 100 100 100 100 223,600 10,039 223,600 21 22 District Railways Purchasing Acts, Ifr New Zealand Colonial Inscribed Stock Loan Act, 1882. 5, 1886. 22 23 Public Revenues Act, 1886 9 Oct., 1886 9 Oct., 1 Mar., 1888 H 31 Dec, 1900 141,800 141,800 141,800 4,963 23,598 118,202 Government Loans to Local Bodies Aot, 1886. { per cent, per annum payable on £1,054,100 The Land Assurance Fund is also charged with £ per cent, as a contribution of Sinking Fund. 5 U 100,000 50,000 400,000 10 Oct., 1891 100,000 16,811} 23 24 150,000 I 24 25 25 Public Bevenues Act, 1887 (No. 3) 400,000 1 Mar., 1893 400i000 100 10 Oct., 1891 50,000 ioo Public Revenues Act, 1886. Public Revenues Act, 1887 (No. 3). 26 27 Naval and Military Settlers' and Volunteers' Land Act, 1892 Native Land Purchases Act, 1892 • 1892-95 1892-94 . 5 27,226 9,700 140,000 31 Oct., 8991 81 Oct., 31 Oct., „ I 9,700 140,000 27,226 149,700 45,276 1,225 27,226 149,700 45,276 26 Naval and Military Settlers' and Volunteers' Land Act, 1892. Native Land Purchases Act, 1892. Land for Settlements Act, 1892. 28 Land for Settlements Act, 1892 .. 1893-94 53,966 31 Mar., 1897 8,690 31 Oct., 1899 6,785 2,037 27 38 29 Cheviot Estate Payment Act, 1893 250,000 18 Oct., 1893 200,000 50,000 1 Jan., 1894 1 Mar., 1895 200,000 50,000 100 100 I I 29 Cheviot Estate Payment Act, 1893. 30 Land for Settlements Act, 1894 1894-97 I 4 4 134,100 24,200 320,990 19 Dec, 1896 24]200 iio 81 Oct., 1899 31 Oct., 1899 134,100 320,990 455,090 31 500,000 1894-97 16,599 455,090 30 Land for Settlements Act, 1894. I Lands Improvement and Native Lands Acquisition Act, 1894 4 Si 383,000 117,000 . 80 Sept., 1908 80 Sept., „ 383,000 117,000 ' \ 250.000 500,000 297,405 32 33 New Zealand Consols Act, 1894 Bank of New Zealand and Banking Act, 1895 500,000 1894-97 1895 Si H 297,405 500,000 1 Fob., 1910 19,415 10,409 500,000 297,405 31 32 33 Lands Improvement and Native Lands New Zealand Consols Act, 1894. Bank of New Zealand and Banking Aot, 1895. Acquisition Act, 1894. 1 Jan., 1896 500,000 100 : ; 34 Aid to Public Works and Land Settlement, Act, 1896 1,000,000 30 Sept., 1896 21 Dec, „ Si Si 250,000 500,000 1 Feb., 1902 15 Aug., 1921 250,000 500,000 I 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,500,000 1,325,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 121,325,302 ' 2,768,000 2OO,UOO 500,000 750,000 ■ 29,150,802 750,000 26,250 35 New Zealand Consolidated Stock Act, 1877 (4-per-cents)— New Loans— New Zealand Loan Act, 1882 750,000 Aid to Public Works and Land Settlement Act, 1896. 3,000,000 I a Nov., 1882 UNov., „ (l Nov., 1884 1 May, 1885 INov., 1886 1 May, 1888 1 May, „ 4 4 4 4 4 4 4 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 1,500,000 1,325,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 i - 1 Nov., 1929 1 Nov., 1 Nov., , 1 Nov., , 1 Nov., „ 1 Nov., 1 Nov., 1 Nov., 34 I 1884 1886 1888 North Island Main Trunk Railway, 1882 .. Conversions .. .. .. .. .. New Zealand Consolidated Stock Act, 1877 (3£-per-cents)— To redeem balances of loans of 1876, 1877, and 1879 To redeem balances of loans of 1860, 1863, 1867, and sundry provincial loans .. .. ,. .. j 1,500,000 1,325,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 21,325,302 36 1 Jan., 1890 8} 2,768,C00 1 Jan . 194C 1,166,013 29,150,302 35 New Zealand Consolidated Stock Act, 1877 (4-per-cents). 37 1891-97 H 3,393,167 1 Jan., „ 3,893,167 I 6,161,167 215,640 6,161,167 New Zealand Consolidated Stock Act, 1877 New Zealand Consolidated Stock Act, 1877 (3-per-cents). 38 New Zealand Consolidated Stock Act 1877 (3-per-cents)— To make advances to settlers . . .. For conversions .. .. .. .. .. I New Zealand Consolidated Stock Act, 1884— English issue—Conversions .. .. .. ., 3,000,000 3 May, 1895 1 Oct., 1896 3 3 1,500,000 26,620 -I 1 April, 1945 1,526,620 45.798S 1,526,620 36 37 § 445,000 of this amount will be recouped by Government Advances to Sottlers Office. 15 April, 1885 15 Jan., 1886 15 April, „ INov., 1888 Various 10 Oct., 1891 ! 1 Mar., 1892 1 Mar., 1896 Various 28 M:iv. 1S<12_ 5 5 5 5 4J 4} 3,651,700 43,600 562,-100 250,000 281,600 50,000 449,000 478,cOO 15 April, 1802 15 Jan., , 15 April, , 3,651,700 107 43,600 110 562,400 107 ' Colonial issue—Conversions •' 81 Aug., 1896 ■ ■ i I Feb., 1897 ' New Loans 28 Nov., 1895 109,308 100 196|608 19,571 3,397 I .. 28 May, 1897 263^032 28 May, 1893 28 May, 1894 ] 22 June, 1895 I 22 June, „ ! 11 June, 1896 j .21,739,411 H 4 4 84 Si 284,500 117,800 135,400 10,000 70,800 22,606,282 -aa iviay-, -t 28 May, 28 May, 28 May, lU'JI «u,uuu 1,306,100 253,200 558,600 - 2,420,932 ,44,366,618 u\K>n £'.)\-A;j0n, tin' amount borrower] under ■ " The Government Loans to Local Bodies Act, 1866," which has been converted into Consolidated Stock debentures. Totals 33,229,089 24,200 5,720,550 ■19,724,400 2,023,014 102,090 1,738.622 i| 85,259 814,294 2,335,673 43,552,324 38 New Zealand Consolidated Stock Act, 1884 (colonial issue). 5,716,000 j .. 42,709

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B-18 THE PUBLIC DEBT OF THE COLONY (RETURN SHOWING PARTICULARS OF)., Appendix to the Journals of the House of Representatives, 1 January 1897

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