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Budget 2016 Home Page Government Finance and Administration Sector - Estimates of Appropriations 2016/17

Vote Prime Minister and Cabinet

APPROPRIATION MINISTER(S): Minister of Civil Defence (M11), Prime Minister (M52), Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration (M85), Minister for Communications (M88), Deputy Prime Minister (M89)

APPROPRIATION ADMINISTRATOR: Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet

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

Overview of the Vote

The Prime Minister is responsible for appropriations in Vote Prime Minister and Cabinet for the 2016/17 financial year which cover the following:

  • a total of over $4 million for 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
  • a total of nearly $6 million for secretariat services to Cabinet, Cabinet committees and the Executive Council, administration of the New Zealand Royal Honours system and coordination of the Government's legislation programme
  • a total of over $4 million for support services to the Governor-General and maintenance of the official residences
  • a total of just nearly $10 million for leadership, advice, coordination around national security matters, leading collaboration within the New Zealand intelligence community, managing the National Cyber Policy Office and providing assessments to support national security
  • a total of nearly $800,000 for the operation of the Science Advisory Committee and an ex gratia payment for the services of the Prime Minister's Chief Science Advisor
  • a total of over $1 million on Government House capital investment
  • a total of nearly $2 million under permanent legislative authority (Governor-General Act 2010) for payments for the salary, allowances, programme and travel expenses outside New Zealand of the Governor-General
  • a total of over $2 million on departmental capital expenditure
  • a total of $74,000 under permanent legislative authority (New Zealand Security Intelligence Service (NZSIS) Amendment (No. 2) Act 1999) for payments to the Commissioner of Security Warrants, and
  • a total of nearly $3 million for costs of ownership on Crown assets (Government Houses and their contents).

The Minister supporting Greater Christchurch Regeneration is responsible for appropriations in Vote Prime Minister and Cabinet for the 2016/17 year which cover the following:

  • a total of nearly $25 million for the provision of services supporting the regeneration of greater Christchurch.

The Minister of Civil Defence is responsible for appropriations in Vote Prime Minister and Cabinet for the 2016/17 financial year which cover the following:

  • a total of nearly $12 million for ensuring the effective delivery and responsiveness of New Zealand's civil defence emergency management services
  • a total of $2 million for emergency expense payments in line with the criteria as detailed in the National Civil Defence and Emergency Management (CDEM) Plan, and
  • a total of $889,000 in subsidies to Local Government for emergency management preparation.

The Minister for Communications is responsible for appropriations in Vote Prime Minister and Cabinet for the 2016/17 financial year which cover the following:

  • a total of over $5 million for carrying out the functions and services of a national CERT (a New Zealand computer emergency response organisation).

Details of these appropriations are set out in Parts 2-4.

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