Vote Treaty Negotiations
MINISTER(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR APPROPRIATIONS: Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations (M74)
ADMINISTERING DEPARTMENT: Ministry of Justice
MINISTER RESPONSIBLE FOR MINISTRY OF JUSTICE: Minister of Justice
Overview of the Vote
The Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations is responsible for appropriations in Vote Treaty Negotiations for the 2011/12 financial year including a multi-year appropriation and a range of annual appropriations.
Vote Treaty Negotiations contains a multi-year appropriation of $1,400 million for the five year period 2011 to 2015. This appropriation is for the settlement of historical Treaty of Waitangi claims and provides for the payment of redress through the transfer of assets (cash and property) from the Crown to claimant groups, and for the payment of interest on settlement redress.
In addition, annual appropriations sought for Vote Treaty Negotiations in 2011/12 total $56.447 million. This is intended to be spent as follows:
- $20.127 million (36% of the Vote) for the purchase of policy advice, negotiation, settlement and implementation of historical Treaty claims from the Ministry of Justice.
- $8.898 million (16% of the Vote) for the purchase of property management services from the Ministry of Justice.
- $2.972 million (5% of the Vote) for the purchase of Crown representation at Waitangi Tribunal hearings of historical claims.
- $10 million (18% of the Vote) for claimant funding to support the settlement of historical Treaty claims.
- $120,000 (less than 1% of the Vote) for debt write-off of rentals owing from Landbank properties.
- $4 million (7% of the Vote) for depreciation on assets held in a Landbank.
- $10.330 million (18% of the Vote) for the purchase of property by the Ministry of Justice for historical Treaty of Waitangi settlement purposes.
The Ministry of Justice expects to collect $8.130 million of revenue on behalf of the Crown from Landbank property operations.
Details of these appropriations are set out in Parts 2-6 for Vote Treaty Negotiations in the Information Supporting the Estimates of Appropriations.