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Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Bill (No. 1) 2003-2004

Part 2 Basic appropriations

   

6   Summary of basic appropriations

                   The total of the items specified in Schedule 1 is $167,279,000.

Note 1:       Items in Schedule 1 can be increased under Part 3 of this Act.

Note 2:       See also section 30A of the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 , which provides for adjustment of appropriations to take account of GST.

7   Departmental items—basic appropriation

             (1)  For a departmental item for a Parliamentary Department, the Finance Minister may issue out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund amounts that do not exceed, in total, the amount specified in the item.

Note:          Generally, the Finance Minister is permitted, but not obliged, to issue the amounts out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund. However, subsection (3) imposes an obligation on the Finance Minister to issue the amounts in certain circumstances.

             (2)  An amount issued out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for a departmental item for a Parliamentary Department may only be applied for the departmental expenditure of the Parliamentary Department.

Note:          The acquisition of new departmental assets will usually be funded from an other departmental item.

             (3)  If a departmental item for a Parliamentary Department includes provision for payment of remuneration and allowances to the holder of:

                     (a)  a public office (within the meaning of the Remuneration Tribunal Act 1973 ); or

                     (b)  an office specified in a Schedule to the Remuneration and Allowances Act 1990 ;

then the Finance Minister, under subsection (1), must issue out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund, under that item, amounts that are sufficient to pay the remuneration and allowances and must apply the amounts for that purpose.

8   Administered items—basic appropriation

             (1)  For an administered item for an outcome of a Parliamentary Department, the Finance Minister may issue out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund amounts that do not exceed, in total, the lesser of:

                     (a)  the amount specified in the item; and

                     (b)  the amount determined by the Finance Minister in relation to the item, having regard to the expenses incurred by the Parliamentary Department in the current year in relation to the item.

             (2)  An amount issued out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for an administered item for an outcome of a Parliamentary Department may only be applied for expenditure for the purpose of carrying out activities for the purpose of contributing to achieving that outcome.

Note:          The acquisition of new administered assets will usually be funded from an administered assets and liabilities item.

9   Administered assets and liabilities items—basic appropriation

             (1)  For an administered assets and liabilities item for a Parliamentary Department, the Finance Minister may issue out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund amounts that do not exceed, in total, the amount specified in the item.

             (2)  An amount issued out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for an administered assets and liabilities item for a Parliamentary Department may only be applied for expenditure for the purpose of carrying out activities for the purpose of contributing to achieving any outcome that is specified in Schedule 1 in relation to the Parliamentary Department.

10   Other departmental items—basic appropriation

             (1)  For an other departmental item for a Parliamentary Department, the Finance Minister may issue out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund amounts that do not exceed, in total, the amount specified in the item.

             (2)  An amount issued out of the Consolidated Revenue Fund for an other departmental item for a Parliamentary Department may only be applied for the departmental expenditure of the Parliamentary Department.