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Budget 2012 Home Page Estimates of Appropriations 2012/12

Vote Foreign Affairs and Trade

MINISTER(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR APPROPRIATIONS: Minister of Foreign Affairs (M34)

ADMINISTERING DEPARTMENT: Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade

MINISTER RESPONSIBLE FOR MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS AND TRADE: Minister of Foreign Affairs

Overview of the Vote

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

  • a total of over $352 million on purchasing services in the spheres of foreign affairs and trade from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
  • a total of over $15 million on purchasing Antarctic research and support from the New Zealand Antarctic Institute
  • a total of $4 million to the Asia New Zealand Foundation for the promotion of Asian skills and relationships
  • a total of over $1 million to the Pacific Cooperation Foundation for the promotion of mutual understanding and constructive linkages between New Zealanders and other countries and people of the Pacific
  • a total of over $56 million on subscriptions to international organisations
  • a total of over $1 million on payments in accordance with the Diplomatic Privileges and Immunities Act 1968
  • a total of over $71 million on departmental capital expenditure

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

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