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Vote Primary Industries


ADMINISTERING DEPARTMENT: Ministry for Primary Industries


Overview of the Vote

The Minister for Primary Industries is responsible for appropriations in the Vote for the 2012/13 financial year covering the following:

  • a total of just over $148 million (22% of the Vote) on departmental output expenses for the development and implementation of policy advice
  • a total of just over $142 million (22% of the Vote) on departmental output expenses for border and domestic biosecurity risk management
  • a total of over $31 million (5% of the Vote) on departmental output expenses for implementation of the Emissions Trading Scheme and indigenous forestry provisions of the Forests Act 1949, administration of grants and programmes, animal welfare education and enforcement, administration and management of Crown forestry assets, provision of accommodation to other agencies, and South Pacific Regional Fisheries Management Organisation interim secretariat costs
  • a total of nearly $146 million (22% of the Vote) on non-departmental output expenses for purchasing forest management and wood production services from sector contractors for Crown forests, for the Crown's contribution to implementation of the Bovine Tuberculosis National Pest Management Strategy, for climate change research, and for the operation of the NZ Walking Access Commission
  • a total of $1.760 million for the operation of the Rural Veterinarians Bonding Scheme
  • a total of just over $170 million (26% of the Vote) for non-departmental other expenses, notably for the Primary Growth Partnership, a Government-industry initiative that invests in significant programmes of research and innovation to boost economic growth and sustainability across the primary sectors, and for settlement of the Crown's aquaculture new space obligations under the Maori Commercial Aquaculture Claims Settlement Act 2004, and
  • a total of nearly $18 million (3% of the Vote) for departmental capital expenditure.

Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts

The Ministry expects to collect just over $169 million of Crown revenue and capital receipts in 2012/13, made up as follows:

  • a total of just over $127 million for the sale of logs from Crown forests
  • a total of over $34 million in cost recoveries from the fishing industry
  • a total of just over $3 million from forestry encouragement loan interest and loan repayments
  • a total of just over $1 million in fines imposed under the Biosecurity Act and Fisheries Act
  • a total of $750,000 from the Emissions Trading Scheme fees and levies payable under the Dairy Industry Restructuring Act 2001, and
  • a total of nearly $3 million from other revenue, including deemed values applied to catch in excess of fishing quota and forfeitures for fisheries offences.

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

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