THE annual report of the Electricity and Gas Inspection Services of Ottawa for the fiscal year, ended March 31, 1939, has been published (Ottawa: King's Printer. 25 cents). It is addressed to the Department of Trade and Commerce, and describes the activities of the Electricity and Gas Inspection Branch from March 1938 until February 1939, with the work performed during the previous year. So far as the Electricity and Gas Inspection Services are concerned, the work performed creates a record. The total revenue was £2,400 more than the preceding year and there were 21,000 more meters tested. A decrease in the surplus is mainly due to the fact that the salaries of the headquarters staff are included in the statement for the first time. The amounts required to cover rent, fuel and furniture for the Services as a whole are not included in this summary. The expenditures incurred in the administration of the Electricity and Fluid Exportation Act are included in the amount charged against electricity inspection. This amounted to about £40.