These Tables are adaptations of the accounts of the central and regional governments, and of native treasuries, local governments, townships and town councils. 1951-52 figures show actual expenditures throughout, except that the breakdown between sectors of "public works extraordinary" in the accounts of Eastern Region native treasuries and local governments has had to be estimated. 1952-53 figures are figures of actual expenditure for the federal and regional governments, and approved or revised Estimates for local authorities. 1953-54 figures are approved Estimates throughout, except that "development loan expenditure" and expenditure from central renewals and other funds are revised Estimates. The federal government's 1954-55 Estimates are those approved early in 1954; for the regional governments they are preliminary Estimates, and for native administrations they are merely projections of the 1953-54 Estimates based, except in special cases, on an average growth of 3% per annum.
Our figures for 1951-52 to 1954-55, though based on the official Estimates differ from them both in content and in classification of expenditure:
First, Development and Welfare expenditures (Head 58 of the central Estimates) have been divided up between the federal and regional governments, according to the administering authority, despite the fact that payments originate in, or pass through, the federal government.