The item of salaries and contingent expenses of the several ports in the Dominion, including pay for overtime of officers notwithstanding anything in the Civil Service Act, for the year 1920-21, was: Customs, $4,250,000; Excise, $734,433.25. This latter amount was made up of the following items: salaries of officers of excise and to provide for increases pending the result of excise examinations, $465,033.25; extra duty paid at large distilleries and other factories, $15,000; duty paid officers serving longer hours at other than special survey, $2,000; Excise travelling expenses, etc., $112,400; amount to provide for salaries in connection with war taxes, $140,000. The Estimate for the fiscal year, 1921-22 shows an increase of $505,381.75, of which amount $165,533.75 represents the salary arrears from 1920-21, due to reclassification, leaving $339,848, covering increases for the fiscal year 1921-22. This latter amount is made up of the following items: statutory increases, $144,635; amount to provide for 33 auditors and accountants in each of the districts to audit the books in connection with the collection of excise taxes; for temporary employees relieving regular officers on sick leave with pay, and for promotions, transfers, etc., $114,113; amount due to transfer of officers from preventive service, salaries under reclassification, $75,000; amount required due to increased cost of contingencies, $6,100; total,-$339,848.
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