Page:Statesman's Year-Book 1899 American Edition.djvu/611

From Wikisource
Jump to navigation Jump to search
This page needs to be proofread.


t'lNANCfi

!2f)J^

til 1897 tlieie were 44,695 convictions before magistrates; and 891 at Quarter Sessions and at Central Criminal and Circuit Courts ; total con- victions 45,586.

The police force of the colony is 1,897 strong.

There are in all 59 gaols. On December 31, 1897, there were 2,257 prisoners in confinement.

Finance.

The following are statistics of net revenue (gi*oss revenue for 1897-98) ;— ^

Year

B*roni Taxation

Land Revenue

From Services

From Mis- cellaneous Sources

Total Net Revenue

1894

18951

1895-96

1896-9?

1897-98-

£ 2,688,693 1,288,781 2,493,622 2,396,412 2,570,489

£ 2,078,751 1,037,683 1,976,240 1,898,835 2,023,071

£ 4,236,631 1,989,248 4,299,219 4,558,626 4,633,196

£ 296,668 162,803 305,697 253,623 255,379

£ 9,300,743 4,478,515 9,074,778 9,107,496 9,482,135

1 Six months January to June.

- Year ended June 30. Tlie figures for the financial year represent the gross receipts. Tiie total refunds for the year amounted to 178,3101. so tliat the total net revenue was 9,303,S25L ; but the latter amount cannot be distributed under the different headings shown in the table.

Under the heading * Services ' is included revenue from railways, train - ways, post, and telegraphs, &c.

The bulk of taxation is obtained indirectly through the Customs HouSe* as may be seen from the accompanying summary for the year ending June 30, 1898 :—

Customs, 1,256,097/. ; Excise, 291,343Z. ; Stamp Duties, 348,558Z. j Land Tax, 371, 870/. ; Income Tax, 180,103/. } Licenses, 122,518/. ; totalj 2,570,489/.

The following table shows the net expenditure (gross expenditure fof 1897-98), exclusive of expenditure from loans : —

Year

Railways

and Tramways

Post and Tele- graphs

Interest on

Public t)ebt

(Funded

and Unfunded)

Immi- gration

Instruc- tion

Other Public Works

and Services

Total Net Expendi- ture

£ 9,178,706 4,844,299 9,523,057 9,140,625 9,391,012

1894

18951 ! 1895-96 1 1896-97

' isgt-gsa

£

1,712,515

864,013

, 1,848,749

1,800,027

1,855,387

£ 733,042 385,156 726,557 700,905 702,361

£

2,255,255 1,13.S,566 2,262,997 2.267,861 2,271,833

£ 2,109 695

r I**

£ 738,410 391,339 758,190 707,111 722,308

£

3,?37,.375 2,069,630 3,026,008 3,604,721 3,8.39,123

1 January to June.

'- Year ended June 30. The expenditure shown for the year 1897-8 is the gross amount, but deducting the n-funds shown above, the net expenditure was 9,212,702/. ; the latt*!- amount, however, cannot be distributed under the headings shown in the table.

The amount of the Public Delit on June 30, 1897, was 61,074,498/., AVitli mean rate of interest 371 per cent. Of this amount fully 81 percent, has been