Orders of the Day — Air Expenditure, 1920–21.

– in the House of Commons on 25th July 1922.

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Considered in Committee.

[Sir W. MITCHELL-THOMSON in the Chair.]

Whereas it appears by the Air Appropriation Account for the year ended the 31st day of March, 1921, and the statement appended thereto, that the aggregate expenditure on Air Services has not exceeded the aggregate sums appropriated for those Services, but that, as shown in the Schedule hereto appended, the total differences between the Exchequer Grants for Air Services and the net expenditure are as follows, namely:

£s.a.
Total Surpluses2,357,29763
Total Deficits64,335133
Net Surplus£2,292,961130
SCHEDULE.
Air Services, 1920–21.Differences between Exchequer Grants and Net Expenditure.
Number of Vote.Votes.Surpluses.Deficits.
£s.d.£s.d.
1Pay. etc., of the Air Force116,839011
2Quartering, Stores (except Technical), Supplies, Animals, and Transport.236,706109
3Technical and Warlike Stores1,434,88390
4Works, Buildings, and Lands388,670172
5Air Ministry15,883811
6Miscellaneous Effective Services17,677197
7Half-Pay, Pensions, and other Non-Effective Services98939
8Civil Aviation148,85057
9Experimental and Research Services14,472102
Balances irrecoverable and Claims abandoned46,657138
Total2,357,2976364,335133
Net Surplus£2,292,961 13 0

Resolution to be reported To-morrow (Wednesday).