MINISTER(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR APPROPRIATIONS: Minister for Courts (M19)
ADMINISTERING DEPARTMENT: Ministry of Justice
MINISTER RESPONSIBLE FOR MINISTRY OF JUSTICE: Minister of Justice
Overview of the Vote
The Minister for Courts is responsible for appropriations in Vote Courts for the 2010/11 financial year covering the following:
- a total of $425.608 million (57% of the Vote) on purchasing services (mostly support for managing cases, claims and applications through the courts and tribunals, and the collection and enforcement of fines and civil debts) from the Ministry of Justice
- a total of $212.106 million (29% of the Vote) on purchasing services from non-departmental providers. The major part of the appropriation covers costs incurred under various Acts
- a total of $105.382 million (14% of the Vote) on non-departmental expenditure to cover judges' salaries and allowances.
Fines and other penalties imposed through the courts are expected to generate $284.406 million of Crown revenue in 2010/11.
Details of these appropriations are set out in Parts 2-6 for Vote Courts in the Information Supporting the Estimates of Appropriations.