Estimates of appropriations

Vote Consumer Affairs - Estimates of Appropriations 2012/13 - Estimates 2012/2013

MINISTER(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR APPROPRIATIONS: Minister of Consumer Affairs (M17)

ADMINISTERING DEPARTMENT: Ministry of Economic Development

MINISTER RESPONSIBLE FOR MINISTRY OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT: Minister for Economic Development

Overview of the Vote#

The Minister of Consumer Affairs is responsible for appropriations in the Vote for the 2012/13 financial year covering the following:

  • a total of just over $3.500 million for purchasing policy advice and information on issues, policies and programmes affecting or potentially affecting the ability of consumers to transact with confidence, and services to support the Minister
  • a total of just under $2.200 million for purchasing compliance and enforcement activities to ensure a supportive measurement and product safety infrastructure for business and consumers
  • a total of $1.100 million in the third year of a four year multi-year appropriation for the power switch programme, and
  • a total of just under $1.700 million for the financial service providers reserve dispute resolution scheme.

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

Details of Appropriations#

Details of Annual and Permanent Appropriations

Details of Annual and Permanent Appropriations - Consumer Affairs
  2011/12 2012/13
Titles and Scopes of Appropriations by Appropriation Type Budgeted
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Budget
$000

Departmental Output Expenses

     

Development of Consumer Information and Associated Issues (M17)

This appropriation is limited to the development and delivery of information and programmes affecting the ability of consumers to transact with confidence, and services to support the Minister.
- - 2,355

Policy Advice - Consumer Issues (M17)

This appropriation 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.
- - 1,180

Policy Advice, Information and Compliance - Consumer Issues MCOA (M17)

5,808 5,808 2,193
Measurement and Product Safety Compliance and Enforcement
This appropriation is limited to compliance and enforcement activities to ensure a supportive measurement and product safety infrastructure for business and consumers.
2,243 2,243 2,193
Policy Advice and Information on Consumer Issues
This appropriation is limited to the provision of policy advice (including providing a consumer perspective) information and Ministerial servicing on issues, policies and programmes affecting the ability of consumers to transact with confidence.
3,565 3,565 -

Total Departmental Output Expenses

5,808 5,808 5,728

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

     

Financial Service Providers Reserve Dispute Resolution Scheme (M17)

This appropriation is limited to the performance of the functions relating to the Financial Service Providers Reserve Dispute Resolution Scheme.
1,694 1,694 1,680

Total Non-Departmental Output Expenses

1,694 1,694 1,680

Total Annual and Permanent Appropriations

7,502 7,502 7,408

Details of Multi-Year Appropriations#

Multi-Year Appropriations - Consumer Affairs
Type, Title, Scope and Period of Appropriations Appropriation, Adjustments and Use $000

Departmental Output Expenses

   

Upgrading and Promoting the Consumer Powerswitch Website (M17)

This appropriation is limited to upgrading the capability of Consumer New Zealand’s Powerswitch website and promoting and facilitating the use of the website to consumers.

Commences: 1 November 2010

Expires: 30 April 2014

Original Appropriation 4,500
Adjustments for 2010/11 -
Adjustments to 2011/12 -
Adjusted Appropriation 4,500
Actual to 2010/11 Year End 1,498
Estimated Actual for 2011/12 1,402
Estimated Actual for 2012/13 1,100
Estimated Appropriation Remaining 500