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How the Estimates of Appropriations are Organised

The Estimates of Appropriations are organised into 10 volumes (B.5 Vols 1-10) by sector, each of which covers one or more Votes. The scope of each sector and the allocation of Votes to a sector reflect a balancing of three desired characteristics - namely that each volume should, as far as possible:

  • reflect natural sectors
  • keep together Votes administered by the same department, and
  • keep together Votes allocated to a particular select committee of the House of Representatives for examination.

The number of sectors and coverage of each sector was set initially in consultation with the Finance and Expenditure Committee.

The number of Votes has reduced from 45 for 2015/16 to 44 for 2016/17 as:

  • Vote Canterbury Earthquake Recovery has ceased to exist with its remaining appropriations transferred to Vote Building and Housing; Vote Business, Science and Innovation; Vote Finance; Vote Health; Vote Lands; and Vote Prime Minister and Cabinet.

The table below shows the Votes in each sector and which department administers each Vote.

Votes in Each Sector

Votes by Sector Department Administering Vote(s)

Economic Development and Infrastructure Sector - B.5 Vol.1

Vote Business, Science and Innovation Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
Vote Labour Market  
Vote Transport Ministry of Transport

Education Sector - B.5 Vol.2

Vote Education  
Vote Tertiary Education Ministry of Education
Vote Education Review Office Education Review Office

Environment Sector - B.5 Vol.3

Vote Environment Ministry for the Environment
Vote Conservation Department of Conservation
Vote Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment

External Sector - B.5 Vol.4

Vote Foreign Affairs and Trade Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Vote Official Development Assistance  
Vote Defence Ministry of Defence
Vote Defence Force New Zealand Defence Force
Vote Customs New Zealand Customs Service

Finance and Government Administration Sector - B.5 Vol.5

Vote Prime Minister and Cabinet Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
Vote Communications Security and Intelligence Government Communications Security Bureau
Vote Security Intelligence New Zealand Security Intelligence Service
Vote State Services State Services Commission
Vote Finance The Treasury
Vote Revenue Inland Revenue Department
Vote Office of the Clerk Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives
Vote Parliamentary Service Parliamentary Service
Vote Audit Controller and Auditor-General
Vote Ombudsmen Office of the Ombudsman

Health Sector - B.5 Vol.6

Vote Health Ministry of Health

Justice Sector - B.5 Vol.7

Vote Justice Ministry of Justice
Vote Courts  
Vote Corrections Department of Corrections
Vote Police New Zealand Police
Vote Serious Fraud Serious Fraud Office
Vote Attorney-General Crown Law Office
Vote Parliamentary Counsel Parliamentary Counsel Office

Maori, Other Populations and Cultural Sector - B.5 Vol.8

Vote Maori Development Te Puni Kokiri
Vote Treaty Negotiations Ministry of Justice
Vote Pacific Peoples Ministry for Pacific Peoples
Vote Women Ministry for Women
Vote Statistics Statistics New Zealand
Vote Internal Affairs Department of Internal Affairs
Vote Arts, Culture and Heritage Ministry for Culture and Heritage
Vote Sport and Recreation  

Primary Sector - B.5 Vol.9

Vote Primary Industries and Food Safety Ministry for Primary Industries
Vote Lands Land Information New Zealand

Social Development and Housing Sector - B.5 Vol.10

Vote Social Development Ministry of Social Development
Vote Building and Housing Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment
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