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Vote Prime Minister and Cabinet

MINISTER(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR APPROPRIATIONS: Prime Minister (M52)

ADMINISTERING DEPARTMENT: Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

MINISTER RESPONSIBLE FOR DEPARTMENT OF THE PRIME MINISTER AND CABINET: Prime Minister

Overview of the Vote

The Prime Minister is responsible for appropriations in the Vote Prime Minister and Cabinet for the 2012/13 financial year covering the following:

  • nearly $3.500 million on free and frank advice on policy issues; services to facilitate inter-departmental coordination of policy development; and leadership of a more collective approach to performance across the state sector
  • $4 million on secretariat services to Cabinet, Cabinet committees and the Executive Council; and administration of the New Zealand Royal Honours system and coordination of the Government's legislation programme
  • nearly $4 million on support services to the Governor-General and maintenance of the official residences
  • nearly $7 million for leadership, advice, coordination around national security matters, leading collaboration within the New Zealand intelligence community including establishing and leading the National Cyber Policy Office, and providing assessments to support national security
  • $407,000 for operating the Science Advisory Committee
  • $650,000 on Government House capital investment
  • over $1.500 million under permanent legislative authority (Governor-General Act 2010) for payments for the salary, allowance, programme and travel expenses outside New Zealand of the Governor-General
  • $2.700 million on departmental capital expenditure
  • $74,000 under permanent legislative authority (NZSIS Amendment (No. 2) Act 1999) for payments to the Commissioner of Security Warrants
  • nearly $2 million for depreciation expenses on Crown assets (Government Houses and their contents), and
  • $218,000 for an ex gratia payment to the University of Auckland for the services of the Prime Minister's Chief Science Advisor.

Details of these appropriations are set out in Parts 2-6 for Vote Prime Minister and Cabinet in the Information Supporting the Estimates of Appropriations.

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