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_n_- SWANSEA CORPORATION EXPENSES. T H E BOROUGH TREASURER TALKS Ob" LEGITIMATE EXPENSES. HOW THE RATEPAYERS' MONEY IS SPENT! A PEEP BEHIND THE SCENES. On Wednesday we obtained possession of a foil statement of the amounts spent in the recent law suit" heard in Loudon between Baldry and the Swansea Corporation. The total expenditure was £ 4267 4s 2d. "I certainly didu t expect you'ú get those figures published last evening,taid Air. lslay Young, the borough treasurer, to a Post reporter this morning, 'and I'm sorry that you published the bald facts without any explanation." Oh, i thought they spoke for themselves," retorted our man with a twinkle. Yv ell, 1 m arrant tbut as they are they will convey a wrong impression. You must remenib' r ti-at, tho. e sxpeusss cover a period of tfiree or four years.' Do you base them on any fixed charges ? Yes. Two guineas a day nnd first class railway fare." Does that apply to all ?" "To all the members of the Corporation and also to the principal officials. The minor ofilcials are allowed second class railway, fare and one guinea a day for eXpenties." "How long has it been customary to allow that. r" Fonnerly three guineas a day was allowed for expense. but id or 15 years ago it was reduced to two guineas.' "Doesn't two guineas otrii;e you, as being quiie plei.ty?" pursued our man, with an aei-eiit on tnc plenty,' It's not a bit too much," retorted Mr. Young; indeed, spoakiiig for myself, i may say that i have often been out of pocktit after visits io London, Yoll see, with these hw cases one Meets with the Ccunsei, and you have to stand them luncheon and all that sort of thing," of thing," "HoW does the two guineas a day compare with t,bat atiowed by other Corporations ?" I, It's less than is aliovvod in many places. Why in some Corpora-tiona five guineae a. day is allowed. In Cardiff, if 1 reaiember rightly, they allow ene guinea a day and hotel expenses.' Ah, an unknown quantity, I suppose. interposed our man, smiiing. "May be eo," said Mr. Young, "but I merely mention it to show you that our system here is much less liable to abuse J than that in which each sends in his little bill and Idon t, 1 really don't, consider that I two guineas a day is toe mach."

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