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SWEDEN AND NORWAY:—NORWAY

The number of persons receiving relief amounted to 78,439 in 1895, 80,749 in 1894, 80,924 in 1893, 78,681 in 1892, 76,613 in 1891. In 1895 12,335, 1894 10,275, 1893 9,572, 1892 9,471, 1891 9,938, persons are included who have only been medically relieved.

Finance.

The following table shows the revenue and expenditure for each of the last five years in thousands of kroner:—

Revenue Expenditure Years ending June 30 Direct Taxes Indirect Taxes Other Sources Total Defence Debt Public "Works General Total

1894 1895 1896

,000 kr. 3,310 3,198 3,343 4,529 4,634 ,000 kr, 28,518 28,861 30,170 31,249 35,792 ,000 kr. 20,716 21,566 21,290 22,764 25,150 ,000 kr. 52,544 53,625 57,3851 71,9322 69,0473 ,000 kr. 10,913 10,495 12,006 17,635 22,651 ,000 kr. 4,557 4,890 4,937 5,500 6,882 ,000 kr. 10,481 11,515 11,490 16,465 16,553 ,000 kr. 26,824 28,045 28,223 29,563 30,644 ,000 kr. 52,775 54,945 56,656 69,163 56,730 Including 2,582,000 kroner raised by loans. ,, 13,390,000 ,, ,, ,, 3,471,200

The following table shows the principal heads of the budget for two years ending June 30:—

Sources of Revenue Branches of Expenditure 1898 1899

Kroner Kroner Kroner Kroner Income Tax 4,000,000 4,000,000 Civil list 361,466 482,838 Customs 29,200,000 31,900,000 Storthing 665,500 646,550 Excise on spirit 3,000,000 3,500,000 The Ministries 1,331,983 1,319,872 ,, ,, malt 3,700,000 3,500,000 Church & education 7,552,663 8,582,878 Succession tax 550,000 550,000 Justice 6,109,571 6,390,790 Stamps 715,000 865,000 Interior 2,820,218 3,190,256 Judicial fees 1,000,000 850,000 Post, telegraphs, &c. 6,758,959 8,697,200 Mines 463,300 459,800 State railways 13,399,331 14,444,717 Post Office 4,000,000 4,350,000 Roads, canals, ports, &c. 4,316,248 4,549,763 Telegraphs 1,530,000 1,770,000 State property 2,886,354 3,055,704 Finance and customs 3,423,682 3,711,288 Railways 9,701,300 10,139,400 Mines 572,000 585,450 Miscellaneous 6,179,874 6,463,789 Amortisation of debt 1,222,679 1,521,960 Balance 3,937,503 — Interest ,, ,, 5,965,722 5,796,378 Loans for Defence and Railways. — 15,188,054 Army 9,975,220 15,824,000 Navy 3,704,500 3,018,300 Foreign affairs 769,651 773,590 Miscellaneous 1,913,938 2,056,007 Balance — —

70,863,331 86,591,837

70,868,331 86,591,837

The following table shows the amortisation, growth, and interest of the public debt for the years named, ending June 30:—