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Part 4 - Details of Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure

Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure

Treaty Negotiations and Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act (M74)

Overarching Purpose Statement

The overarching purpose of this appropriation is to support the Crown in the negotiation, administration and implementation of historic Treaty of Waitangi settlement claims and the Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act 2011.

Scope of Appropriation

Departmental Output Expenses
Policy Advice - Treaty Negotiations and Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act
This category is limited to the provision of advice to support decision-making by Ministers on government policy matters relating to Treaty Negotiations and the Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act 2011.
Representation - Waitangi Tribunal and Courts
This category is limited to Crown representation in the Waitangi Tribunal and in the Courts on matters concerning Treaty claims, and associated research into historical Treaty grievances to support representation.
Treaty Negotiations and Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act
This category is limited to the negotiation and implementation of historical Treaty claims, and the administration and implementation of the Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act 2011.

Expenses, Revenue and Capital Expenditure

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

Total Appropriation

29,1442,22531,369

Departmental Output Expenses

Policy Advice - Treaty Negotiations and Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act1,363(3)1,360
Representation - Waitangi Tribunal and Courts2,077(5)2,072
Treaty Negotiations and Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act25,7042,23327,937

Funding for Departmental Output Expenses

Revenue from the Crown

28,9511,97930,930
Policy Advice - Treaty Negotiations and Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act1,351(3)1,348
Representation - Waitangi Tribunal and Courts2,075(5)2,070
Treaty Negotiations and Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act25,5251,98727,512

Revenue from Others

193246439
Policy Advice - Treaty Negotiations and Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act12-12
Representation - Waitangi Tribunal and Courts2-2
Treaty Negotiations and Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act179246425

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

Representation - Waitangi Tribunal and Courts

Number of District enquiries at which the Crown is represented

213

Treaty Negotiations and Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act

Mandates recognised (see Note 1)

112

Agreements in Principle signed (see Note 1)

415

Deeds of Settlement initialled (see Note 1)

14(7)7

Legislation introduced (see Note 1)

23(9)14

Proportion of claims settled (see Note 1)

69%(8%)61%

Note 1 - The Office of Treaty Settlements work programme, which sets performance standards for this area has been revised. The standard for this performance measure has been revised to reflect the updated work programme.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

Policy Advice - Treaty Negotiations and Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act

The category has decreased by $3,000 to $1.360 million for 2015/16, due to funds returned to the Crown as a contribution to the share of costs for Budget 2015 whole-of-government initiatives.

Representation - Waitangi Tribunal and Courts

The category has decreased by $5,000 to $2.072 million for 2015/16, due to funds returned to the Crown as a contribution to the share of costs for Budget 2015 whole-of-government initiatives.

Treaty Negotiations and Marine and Coastal Area (Takutai Moana) Act

The category has increased by $2.233 million to $27.937 million for 2015/16, due to:

  • an increase of $1.900 million owing to transfers from 2014/15 to fund negotiation costs relating to settlements in the 2015/16 work programme
  • an increase of $350,000 owing to a transfer from 2014/15 to progress research into legal rights and interests in the common marine coastal area, and
  • an increase of $246,000 funded from revenue received for employees seconded to other government agencies.

Offset by:

  • a decrease of $200,000 owing to a transfer to 2016/17 for expected legal costs relating to Marine and Coastal Area High Court hearings and deed drafting for settlements, and
  • a decrease of $63,000 for funds returned to the Crown as a contribution to the share of costs for Budget 2015 whole-of-government initiatives.


 

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