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Volume 462: debated on Tuesday 1 March 1949

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[3RD ALLOTTED DAY]

Considered in Committee.

[Mr. BOWLES in the Chair]

CIVIL ESTIMATES, ESTIMATES FOR REVENUE DEPARTMENTS AND ESTIMATE FOR THE MINISTRY OF DEFENCE, 1949–50. (VOTE ON ACCOUNT.)

Motion made, and Question proposed,

"That a sum, not exceeding £832,066,000, be granted to His Majesty, on account, for or towards defraying the charges for the following Civil and Revenue Departments and for the Ministry of Defence for the year ending on the 31st day of March, 1950, viz.:

CIVIL ESTIMATES
CLASS I
£
1.House of Lords29,000
2.House of Commons280,000
3.Registration of Electors145,000
4.Treasury and Subordinate Departments1,000,000
5.Privy Council Office10,500
6.Privy Seal Office3,000
7.Charity Commission22,500
8.Civil Service Commission192,500
9.Exchequer and Audit Department120,500
10.Government Actuary10,000
11.Government Chemist62,500
12.Government Hospitality35,000
13.The Mint10
14.National Debt Office10
15.National Savings Committee350,000
16.Overlapping Income Tax Payments17,000
17.Public Record Office24,000
18.Public Works Loan Commission10
19.Repayments to the Local Loans Fund12,000
20.Royal Commissions, etc43,000
21.Secret Service1,000,000
22.Tithe Redemption Commission10
23.Miscellaneous Expenses Scotland180,000
24.Scottish Home Department340,000
25.Scottish Record Office6,000

CLASS II
1.Foreign Office900,000
2.Diplomatic and Consular Establishments, etc.5,000,000
3.British Council900,000
4.United Nations1,150,000
5.International Refugee Organisation1,500,000
6.Commonwealth Relations Office125,000
7.Commonwealth Services718,000
8.Oversea Settlement218,000

£
9.Colonial Office290,000
10.Colonial and Middle Eastern Services3,000,000
11.West African Produce Control Board1,001,000
12.Development and Welfare (Colonies, etc.)1,750,000
13.Development and Welfare (South African High Commission Territories)100,000
14.Imperial War Graves Commission300,000

CLASS III
1.Home Office830,000
2.Home Office (Civil Defence Services)1,500,000
3.Police, England and Wales11,800,000
4.Prisons, England and Wales1,650,000
5.Child Care, England and Wales370,000
6.Fire Services, England and Wales3,650,000
7.Supreme Court of Judicature, etc500,000
8.County Courts, etc.90,000
9.Land Registry10
10.Public Trustee10
11.Law Charges180,000
12.Miscellaneous Legal Expenses60,000
Scotland:
13.Scottish Home Department (Civil Defence Services)13,000
14.Police20,000
15.Prisons168,000
16.Approved Schools60,000
17.Fire Services223,000
18.Scottish Land Court4,500
19.Law Charges and Courts of Law46,000
20.Department of the Registers of Scotland10
Ireland:
21.Supreme Court of Judicature, etc., Northern Ireland20,500
22.Irish Land Purchase Services610,000

CLASS IV
1.Ministry of Education59,000,000
2.British Museum110,000
3.British Museum (Natural History)70,000
4.Imperial War Museum11,000
5.London Museum4,500
6.National Gallery32,000
7.National Maritime Museum8,000
8.National Portrait Gallery6,000
9.Wallace Collection8,000
10.Grants for Science and the Arts1,500,000
11.Universities and Colleges, etc., Great Britain7,600,000
12.Broadcasting4,000,000
13.Festival of Britain, 1951200,000
Scotland:
14.Public Education10,200,000
15.National Galleries7,000
16.National Library4500

CLASS V
£
1.Ministry of Health17,000,000
2.National Health Service, England and Wales88,000,000
3.Exchequer Contributions to Local Revenues, England and Wales18,000,000
4.Registrar-General's Office160,000
5.Ministry of Labour and National Service10,000,000
6.Grants in respect of Employment Schemes250,000
7.Ministry of National Insurance72,000,000
8.National Assistance Board29,500,000
9.National Insurance Audit Department43,000
10.Friendly Societies Registry17,000
11.Ministry of Town and Country Planning400,000
12.Central Land Board200,000
Scotland:
13.Department of Health4,125,000
14.National Health Service12,000,000
15.Exchequer Contributions to Local Revenues, Scotland3,675,000
16.Registrar-General's Office24,000

CLASS VI
1.Board of Trade3,700,000
2.Services in Development Areas3,800,000
3.Financial Assistance in Development Areas400,000
4.Export Credits10
5.Export Credits (Special Guarantees)79,000
6.Ministry of Fuel and Power2,350,000
7.Office of Commissioners of Crown Lands21,000
8.Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries3,800,000
9.Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (Food Production Services)10,700,000
10.Surveys of Great Britain, etc.800,000
11.Forestry Commission1,750,000
12.Development Fund250,000
13.Ministry of Transport950,000
14.Roads, etc9,700,000
15.Mercantile Marine Services170,000
16.Ministry of Civil Aviation7,500,000
17.Developments Grants410
18.Department of Scientific and Industrial Research1,250,000
19.State Management Districts10
Scotland:
20.Department of Agriculture1,300,000
21.Department of Agriculture (Food Production Services)2,750,000
22.Fisheries320,000
23.Herring Industry206,000

CLASS VII
1.Ministry of Works2,900,000
2.Houses of Parliament Buildings365,000
3.Public Buildings, Great Britain13,600,000

£
4.Public Buildings Overseas621,000
5.Royal Palaces136,000
6.Royal Parks and Pleasure Gardens221,000
7.Miscellaneous Works Services3,000,000
8.Rates on Government Property3,100,000
9.Stationery and Printing4,000,000
10.Central Office of Information1,200,000
11.Peterhead Harbour18,000
Ireland:
12.Works and Buildings in Ireland77,000

CLASS VIII
1.Merchant Seamen's War Pensions80,000
2.Ministry of Pensions32,000,000
3.Royal Irish Constabulary Pensions, etc.450,000
4.Superannuation and Retired Allowances2,000,000

CLASS IX
1.Ministry of Supply70,000,000
2.Ministry of Food170,000,000
3.Ministry of Transport (War Services)11,300,000
4.Ministry of Fuel and Power (War Services)2,000,000
5.Foreign Office (German Section)13,750,000
6.Administration of certain African Territories230,000
7.Advances to Allies, etc3,000,000
8.War Damage Commission500,000
Total for Civil Estimates£767,129,000

REVENUE DEPARTMENTS
1.Customs and Excise3,400,000
2.Inland Revenue7,300,000
3.Post Office54,000,000
Total for Revenue Departments£64,700,000
Ministry of Defence£237,000
Total for Civil Estimates, Estimates for Revenue Departments, and Estimate for the Ministry of Defence£832,066,000"