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Vote Consumer Affairs

MINISTER(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR APPROPRIATIONS: Minister of Consumer Affairs (M17)

ADMINISTERING DEPARTMENT: Ministry of Economic Development

MINISTER RESPONSIBLE FOR MINISTRY OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Minister for Economic Development

Overview of the Vote

The Minister of Consumer Affairs is responsible for appropriations in the Vote for the 2012/13 financial year covering the following:

  • a total of just over $3.500 million for purchasing policy advice and information on issues, policies and programmes affecting or potentially affecting the ability of consumers to transact with confidence, and services to support the Minister
  • a total of just under $2.200 million for purchasing compliance and enforcement activities to ensure a supportive measurement and product safety infrastructure for business and consumers
  • a total of $1.100 million in the third year of a four year multi-year appropriation for the power switch programme, and
  • a total of just under $1.700 million for the financial service providers reserve dispute resolution scheme.

Details of these appropriations are set out in Parts 2-6 for Vote Consumer Affairs in the Information Supporting the Estimates of Appropriations.

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