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6  Total Appropriations by Vote

As explained in Section 1, this document explains the new initiatives charged against the Budget 2017 operating and capital allowances. However, the new initiatives form only a small portion of total government spending. Core Crown expenditure for 2017/18 is forecast to total $80.5 billion. For more information on forecast expenditure, see the Fiscal Outlook chapter of the 2017 Budget Economic and Fiscal Update.

The table below shows total appropriations, including existing baselines and new initiatives, by Vote. The difference between the 2016/17 and 2017/18 years will reflect the new initiatives detailed in this document, as well as other changes either not charged against allowances or technical adjustments. Examples of changes not charged against the allowance include forecast items such as New Zealand Superannuation. Technical adjustments can include changes such as appropriation or Vote restructures, fiscally neutral transfers of funding between Votes or a reduction in baselines owing to time-limited funding.

Table 9 - Total Appropriations by Vote, $millions
Vote Estimates
Vol no.
Final Budget
2016/17
Budget
2017/18
Vote Arts, Culture and Heritage Vol.8 318 318
Vote Attorney-General Vol.7 71 71
Vote Audit Vol.5 91 95
Vote Building and Housing Vol.10 412 387
Vote Business, Science and Innovation Vol.1 2,068 2,417
Vote Communications Security and Intelligence Vol.5 145 159
Vote Conservation Vol.3 481 467
Vote Corrections Vol.7 1,680 1,674
Vote Courts Vol.7 714 716
Vote Customs Vol.4 222 216
Vote Defence Vol.4 350 286
Vote Defence Force Vol.4 3,153 3,388
Vote Education Vol.2 11,315 11,612
Vote Education Review Office Vol.2 30 30
Vote Environment Vol.3 644 871
Vote Finance Vol.5 5,814 5,071
Vote Foreign Affairs and Trade Vol.4 486 500
Vote Health[6] Vol.6 18,949 16,773
Vote Internal Affairs Vol.8 631 690
Vote Justice Vol.7 603 520
Vote Labour Market Vol.1 1,709 1,834
Vote Lands Vol.9 516 439
Vote Māori Development Vol.8 311 313
Vote Office of the Clerk Vol.5 24 24
Vote Official Development Assistance Vol.4 602 711
Vote Ombudsmen Vol.5 15 19
Vote Pacific Peoples Vol.8 10 11
Vote Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Vol.3 3 3
Vote Parliamentary Counsel Vol.7 23 23
Vote Parliamentary Service Vol.5 162 175
Vote Police Vol.7 1,706 1,767
Vote Primary Industries and Food Safety Vol.9 837 992
Vote Prime Minister and Cabinet Vol.5 158 74
Vote Revenue Vol.5 6,494 6,728
Vote Security Intelligence Vol.5 62 74
Vote Serious Fraud Vol.7 10 11
Vote Social Development[7] Vol.10 25,258 22,986
Vote Social Housing[8] Vol.10  - 2,243
Vote Sport and Recreation Vol.8 89 89
Vote State Services Vol.5 46 57
Vote Statistics Vol.8 175 185
Vote Tertiary Education Vol.2 2,999 3,019
Vote Transport Vol.1 4,851 4,907
Vote Treaty Negotiations Vol.8 418 400
Vote Women Vol.8 5 5
Vote Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki[9] Vol.10 168 852
Total appropriations   94,828 94,202

Notes

  • [6] In 2016, the Minister of Finance and Health agreed that the District Health Board sector should no longer access Crown debt and a process was developed to transition existing loans into Crown equity. This restructuring of capital funding required a one-off fiscally neutral equity injection of $2.3 billion in the 2016/17 fiscal year.
  • [7] Appropriations shifted have from Vote Social Development to Vote Social Housing and Vote Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki from the 2017/18 financial year.
  • [8] The new Vote Social Housing is effective from 1 July 2017.
  • [9] The new Vote Vulnerable Children, Oranga Tamariki was established on 1 April 2017 with funding transferred from Vote Social Development for the remainder of the 2016/17 financial year and outyears.
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