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Vote Corrections

APPROPRIATION MINISTER(S): Minister of Corrections (M18)

APPROPRIATION ADMINISTRATOR: Department of Corrections

RESPONSIBLE MINISTER FOR DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS: Minister of Corrections

Overview of the Vote

The Minister of Corrections is responsible for appropriations in Vote Corrections for the 2016/17 financial year covering:

Operating Expenditure:

  • a total of just under $900 million (66.50% of the Vote) for the provision of custodial services including long-term service contracts and Public Private Partnerships for offenders lawfully required to be detained in custody. This includes remand prisoners (people awaiting trial and offenders convicted but not yet sentenced), those offenders sentenced to imprisonment, and any other offenders required to be lawfully detained in custody
  • a total of just over $209 million (15.46% of the Vote) for the management and delivery of sentences and orders served in the community, and electronic monitoring of people on bail
  • a total of just over $182 million (13.47% of the Vote) for the provision of case management and interventions designed to address the underlying causes of criminal re-offending
  • a total of just over $59 million (4.38% of the Vote) for the provision of information about offenders to: victims of crime, the Judiciary and the New Zealand Parole Board, and the provision of administrative, financial and secretariat services to the New Zealand Parole Board
  • a total of just under $2 million (0.12% of the Vote) for the provision of advice (including second opinion advice and contributions to policy advice led by other agencies) to support decision-making by Ministers on government policy matters, and
  • a total of just over $1 million (0.07% of the Vote) for the Department's responses to ministerial correspondence and parliamentary questions.

Capital Expenditure:

  • a total of just over $412 million on the purchase or development of assets by and for the use of the Department of Corrections, as authorised by section 24(1) of the Public Finance Act 1989.

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

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