No, it does not include the figure printed above it. The second line of the statement is not very clear; it means that from the beginning of the present fiscal year down to the end of August, 383,000,000, in round figures, was paid. That explanation applies to the other tables as well.
It was estimated when these gratuities were first provided for that it would take in the neighbourhood of 3125,000,000 to cover them. That estimate has now grown to 3153,000,000, and from the evidence submitted to the committee the House may take it for granted that it will not be less than 3150,000,000 and that it may be two or three millions in excess of the 3153,000,000 estimated here.
Subtopic: MOTION FOR CONCURRENCE IN REPORT OF THE SPECIAL COMMITTEE.