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Vote Labour

MINISTER(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR APPROPRIATIONS: Minister of Labour (M43)

ADMINISTERING DEPARTMENT: Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment

MINISTER RESPONSIBLE FOR MINISTRY OF BUSINESS, INNOVATION AND EMPLOYMENT: Minister for Economic Development

Overview of the Vote

The Minister of Labour is responsible for appropriations in the Vote for the 2013/14 financial year covering the following:

Departmental appropriations consisting of:

  • a total of under $27 million to provide employment relations services, including support services provided to employment relations institutions
  • a total of under $4 million to provide hazardous substances and amusement devices services
  • a total of just over $50 million to provide health and safety services, and
  • a total of under $9 million to provide policy advice on matters relating to employment relations, health and safety (including Hazardous Substances and New Organisms), international labour commitments and ministerial servicing.

Non-departmental appropriations consisting of:

  • a total of $500,000 to purchase services from non-departmental providers in relation to the Employment Relations Education Contestable Fund (ERE)
  • a total of under $1 million to collect the Health and Safety in Employment (HSE) Levy
  • a total of $15,000 for the Bad Debt Expense write-off for non-recovered hearing fees
  • a total of under $4 million for other labour-related payments, such as salaries and allowances of the Employment Relations Authority Members (ERA)
  • a total of over $1 million for subscription to the International Labour Organisation (ILO)
  • a total of $450,000 to promote equal employment opportunities (EEO) and better relations through the Joint EEO Trust, and
  • a total of $15,000 for the New Zealand Industrial Relations Foundation.

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

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