Estimates of appropriations

Vote Attorney-General - Estimates 2010/2011

MINISTER(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR APPROPRIATIONS: Attorney-General (M5)

ADMINISTERING DEPARTMENT: Crown Law Office

MINISTER RESPONSIBLE FOR CROWN LAW OFFICE: Attorney-General

Overview of the Vote#

The Attorney-General is responsible for appropriations in the Vote for the 2010/11 financial year covering the following:

  • a total of $3.329 million (5% of the Vote) for the conduct of appeals arising from criminal trials on indictment and from Crown appeals against sentence
  • a total of $22.900 million (35% of the Vote) on providing legal advice and representation services to central government departments and agencies
  • a total of $36.742 million (55% of the Vote) on providing a national Crown prosecution service that undertakes criminal trials on indictment and related appeals
  • a total of $2.948 million (4% of the Vote) on providing legal and administrative services to the Attorney-General and Solicitor-General to assist them in the exercise of their statutory functions and responsibilities, and
  • a total of $891,000 (1% of the Vote) on the purchase or development of assets by and for the use of the Crown Law, as authorised by section 24 (1) of the Public Finance Act 1989.

Crown Law expects to receive a total of $21.984 million comprising fees and disbursements, from central government departments and agencies for providing legal advice and representation services.

Details of these appropriations are set out in Parts 2-6 for Vote Attorney-General in the Information Supporting the Estimates of Appropriations.

Details of Appropriations#

Details of Annual and Permanent Appropriations

Details of Annual and Permanent Appropriations - Attorney-General
2009/10 2010/11
Titles and Scopes of Appropriations by Appropriation Type Budgeted
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Budget
$000

Departmental Output Expenses

Conduct of Criminal Appeals (M5)

Conducting appeals arising from criminal trials on indictment and from Crown appeals against sentence.
3,329 3,329 3,329

Legal Advice and Representation (M5)

Providing legal advice and representation services to central government departments and Crown agencies.
22,900 22,900 22,900

Supervision and Conduct of Crown Prosecutions (M5)

The provision of a national Crown prosecution service that undertakes criminal trials on indictment and appeals to the High Court; the supervision of the network of Crown Solicitors who deliver the prosecution service; and the provision of advice on criminal law matters to other government agencies and Crown Solicitors.
39,542 39,542 36,742

The Exercise of Principal Law Officer Functions (M5)

Providing legal advice, representation services and administrative services to the Attorney-General and Solicitor-General to assist them in the exercise of their Principal Law Officer functions; and the provision of legal and constitutional advice to the Government, Ministers, and the judiciary.
3,412 3,412 2,948

Total Departmental Output Expenses

69,183 69,183 65,919

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

Ex Gratia Payment to Berrymans (M5)

This appropriation is limited to an ex gratia payment to Mr and Mrs Berryman.
150 150 -

Total Non-Departmental Output Expenses

150 150 -

Departmental Capital Expenditure

Crown Law Office - Capital Expenditure PLA (M5)

This appropriation is limited to the purchase or development of assets by and for the use of the Crown Law Office, as authorised by section 24(1) of the Public Finance Act 1989.
1,312 1,312 891

Total Departmental Capital Expenditure

1,312 1,312 891

Total Annual and Permanent Appropriations

70,645 70,645 66,810

Details of Projected Movements in Departmental
Net Assets#

Crown Law Office

Crown Law Office - Details of Projected Movements in Departmental Net Assets - Attorney-General
Details of Net Asset Schedule 2009/10
Estimated Actual
$000
2010/11
Projected
$000
Explanation of Projected Movements in 2010/11
Opening Balance 2,933 2,979
Capital Injections - -
Capital Withdrawals - -
Surplus to be Retained (Deficit Incurred) (900) (916) Forecast reduction in revenue Department - fee charge out rates are being held at the level that applied for the 2008/09 year.
Other Movements 946 - Retained surplus for the 2008/09 year.

Closing Balance

2,979 2,063