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Policy Advice and Related Outputs (M9)

Overarching Purpose Statement

The overarching purpose of this appropriation is to provide policy advice and other support to Ministers in discharging their policy decision-making and other portfolio responsibilities.

Scope of Appropriation

Departmental Output Expenses

Policy Advice - Building and Housing
This category is limited to 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 relating to building and housing including social housing.
Related Services to Ministers - Building and Housing
This category is limited to the provision of support, information and services to Ministers to enable them to discharge their portfolio (other than policy decision-making) responsibilities on matters relating to building and housing including social housing.

Expenses, Revenue and Capital Expenditure

2015/16
Estimates
$000
Supplementary Estimates
$000
Total
$000

Total Appropriation

13,898(43)13,855

Departmental Output Expenses

Policy Advice - Building and Housing13,616(43)13,573
Related Services to Ministers - Building and Housing282-282

Funding for Departmental Output Expenses

Revenue from the Crown

13,898(43)13,855
Policy Advice - Building and Housing13,616(43)13,573
Related Services to Ministers - Building and Housing282-282

How Performance will be Assessed for this Appropriation

The performance for this appropriation will be assessed by the satisfaction of the Minister for Building and Housing reaching, or exceeding, 70 per cent annually.

What is Intended to be Achieved with each Category and How Performance will be Assessed

2015/16
Assessment of Performance Estimates
Standard
Supplementary Estimates
Standard
Total
Standard

Departmental Output Expenses

Related Services to Ministers - Building and Housing

Percentage of requests completed within either specified or statutory timeframes:

  • Parliamentary Questions
95% or above95% or above95% or above
  • Ministerial correspondence
95% or above95% or above95% or above
  • Ministerial Official Information Act 1992 requests
95% or above95% or above95% or above

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

Policy Advice - Building and Housing

This category decreased by $43,000 to $13.573 million for 2015/16 due to a contribution to the Crown to assist with the Growing Up in New Zealand initiative.

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