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Appropriation (Parliamentary Departments) Bill (No. 1) 2004-2005

Part 3 Additions to basic appropriations

   

12   Net appropriations

             (1)  If a section 31 agreement applies to a departmental item, then the amount specified in the item is taken to be increased in accordance with the agreement, and on the conditions set out in the agreement. The increase cannot be more than the relevant receipts covered by the agreement.

             (2)  For the purposes of section 31 of the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 , each departmental item is taken to be marked “net appropriation”.

13   Departmental items and other departmental items—adjustments and borrowings

             (1)  The responsible Presiding Officer may determine that the amount specified in a departmental item or in an other departmental item is to be increased by an amount specified in the determination.

             (2)  The total of the amounts determined under this section for the Department of the Senate cannot be more than $200,000.

             (3)  The total of the amounts determined under this section for the Department of the House of Representatives cannot be more than $200,000.

             (4)  The total of the amounts determined under this section for the Department of Parliamentary Services cannot be more than $200,000.

             (5)  The responsible Presiding Officer must give the Parliament details of amounts determined under this section.

14   Advance to the responsible Presiding Officer—unforeseen expenditure etc.

             (1)  This section applies if the responsible Presiding Officer is satisfied that:

                     (a)  there is an urgent need for expenditure that is not provided for, or is insufficiently provided for, in Schedule 1; and

                     (b)  the additional expenditure is not provided for, or is insufficiently provided for, in Schedule 1:

                              (i)  because of an erroneous omission or understatement; or

                             (ii)  because the additional expenditure was unforeseen until after the last day on which it was practicable to provide for it in the Bill for this Act before that Bill was introduced into the House of Representatives.

             (2)  This Act has effect as if Schedule 1 were amended, in accordance with a determination of the responsible Presiding Officer, to make provision for so much (if any) of the additional expenditure as the responsible Presiding Officer determines.

             (3)  The total of the amounts determined under this section for the Department of the Senate cannot be more than $300,000.

             (4)  The total of the amounts determined under this section for the Department of the House of Representatives cannot be more than $300,000.

             (5)  The total of the amounts determined under this section for the Department of Parliamentary Services cannot be more than $1 million.

             (6)  The responsible Presiding Officer must give the Parliament details of amounts determined under this section.

15   Comcover receipts

             (1)  This section applies whenever an amount (the Comcover payment ) is debited from The Comcover Account in respect of a payment to a Parliamentary Department.

Note:          The Comcover Account is a Special Account for the purposes of the Financial Management and Accountability Act 1997 .

             (2)  Amounts totalling the full amount of the Comcover payment must be added to an item or items for the Parliamentary Department.

             (3)  The items and respective amounts are to be determined by the responsible Presiding Officer. In making a determination, the responsible Presiding Officer must comply with any written directions given by the Finance Minister.

             (4)  The responsible Presiding Officer may delegate his or her powers under this section to the Chief Executive of the Parliamentary Department.