MINISTER(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR APPROPRIATIONS: Minister of Labour (M43)
ADMINISTERING DEPARTMENT: Department of Labour
MINISTER RESPONSIBLE FOR DEPARTMENT OF LABOUR: Minister of Labour
Overview of the Vote
The Minister of Labour is responsible for appropriations in the Vote for the 2010/11 financial year covering the following:
Departmental appropriations consisting of:
- a total of $939,000 to manage the Government's relationship with the International Labour Organisation and enabling the Department to successfully implement free trade agreements
- a total of $9.703 million to provide analysis, research and policy advice on the labour market and workplace issues including monitoring and ministerial servicing
- a total of $26.173 million to provide services to promote and support fair and productive employment relationships including support services provided to employment relations institutions
- a total of $38.069 million to provide services to promote and support safe and healthy people and workplaces
- a total of $5.317 million to provide services to promote and support the safe management of hazardous substances in the workplace and amusement devices.
Non-departmental appropriations consisting of:
- a total of $889,000 to purchase services from non-departmental providers in relation to the Employment Relations Education Contestable Fund (ERE)
- a total of $869,000 to collect the Health and Safety in Employment (HSE) Levy
- a total of $15,000 for the Bad Debt Expense write-off for non-recovered hearing fees
- a total of $3.180 million for other labour-related payments such as salaries and allowances of the Employment Relations Authority Members (ERA)
- a total of $1.400 million for subscription to the International Labour Organisation (ILO)
- a total of $943,000 to promote equal employment opportunities (EEO) and better relations through the Joint EEO Trust
- a total of $15,000 for the New Zealand Industrial Relations Foundation.
Capital appropriations consisting of:
- a total of $36.200 million for capital expenditure in the Department of Labour.
Details of these appropriations are set out in Parts 2-6 for Vote Labour in the Information Supporting the Estimates of Appropriations.