Estimates of appropriations

Vote Justice - Estimates of Appropriations 2012/13 - Estimates 2012/2013

MINISTER(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR APPROPRIATIONS: Minister of Justice (M42)

ADMINISTERING DEPARTMENT: Ministry of Justice

MINISTER RESPONSIBLE FOR MINISTRY OF JUSTICE: Minister of Justice

Overview of the Vote#

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

Services purchased directly from the Ministry of Justice:

  • $22.436 million (6% of the Vote) on the administration of legal services
  • $922,000 (less than 1% of the Vote) on purchasing crime prevention and community safety initiatives
  • $19.971 million (5% of the Vote) on purchasing justice policy advice
  • $5.848 million (2% of the Vote) on legal and ministerial services
  • $25.115 million (7% of the Vote) on purchasing public defence services, and
  • $4.986 million (1% of the Vote) on purchasing sector leadership and support.

Services purchased through Non-Departmental Output Expenses:

  • $3.842 million (less than 1% of the Vote) on purchasing policy advice from the Law Commission
  • $10.970 million (3% of the Vote) on Community Law Centre funding
  • $8.484 million (2% of the Vote) on purchasing community crime prevention services and programmes delivered by community and local government agency providers
  • $16.948 million (4% of the Vote) on purchasing equity promotion and protection services from the Human Rights Commission, the Independent Police Conduct Authority, the Privacy Commissioner and the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security and the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security - PLA
  • $125.400 million (33% of the Vote) on purchasing legal aid services
  • $19.492 million (5% of the Vote) on purchasing services relating to producing and maintaining electoral rolls
  • $5.976 million (2% of the Vote) on purchasing services from the Electoral Commission
  • $4.500 million (1% of the Vote) on purchasing protective fiduciary services
  • $6.372 million (2% of the Vote) on purchasing support for victims
  • $69.930 million (18% of the Vote) on the purchase or development of assets by and for the use of the Ministry of Justice as authorised by section 24(1) of the Public Finance Act 1989, and
  • $33.603 million (9% of the Vote) for other expenses to be incurred by the Crown and capital expenditure for Crown entities.

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

Details of Appropriations#

Details of Annual and Permanent Appropriations

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

Departmental Output Expenses

     

Administration of Legal Services (M42)

This appropriation is limited to the administration of legal services including legal aid and related schemes; and the management and collection of legal aid debt.
26,527 26,527 22,436

Crime Prevention and Community Safety (M42)

This appropriation is limited to provision of services and advice (excluding policy advice) focused on assisting local authorities and communities to develop crime prevention and community safety programmes.
996 996 922

Justice Policy Advice and Related Services MCOA (M42)

- - 25,819
Justice Policy Advice
This output class 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 civil, criminal and constitutional law and the justice sector.
- - 19,971
Legal and Ministerial Services
This output class is limited to the provision of legal and ministerial services to support decision-making by Ministers on government matters (other than policy decision-making).
- - 5,848

Public Defence Service (M42)

This appropriation is limited to the provision of legal services by the Public Defence Service.
16,198 16,198 25,115

Sector Leadership and Support (M42)

This appropriation is limited to advice and services focused on the Ministry's leadership role in the justice sector. This covers enhancing the Ministry's coordination with other sector and Government agencies, advice and information about judicial and statutory appointments and monitoring specific crown entities.
5,717 5,717 4,986

Policy Advice (M42)

This appropriation is limited to policy advice, legal advice and research and evaluation in relation to civil, criminal and constitutional law, foreshore and seabed policy and treaty negotiation advice and providing agreed services to the Minister of Justice, Minister for Courts and Minister for Treaty of Waitangi Negotiations.
26,638 26,638 -

Total Departmental Output Expenses

76,076 76,076 79,278

Non-Departmental Output Expenses

     

Advice from the Law Commission (M42)

This appropriation is limited to funding the Law Commission for advice on the review, reform and development of all aspects of the law in New Zealand.
4,120 4,120 3,842

Community Law Centres (M42)

This appropriation is limited to funding programmes to support Community Law Centres.
10,970 10,970 10,970

Crime Prevention and Community Safety Programmes (M42)

This appropriation is limited to the funding of programmes delivered by non government organisations and local government agencies to prevent and reduce crime.
7,245 7,245 8,484

Equity Promotion and Protection Services (M42)

This appropriation is limited to funding the following; Human Rights Commission to advocate and promote respect for, and an understanding and appreciation of, human rights in New Zealand, and encourage the maintenance and development of harmonious relations between individuals and among the diverse groups in New Zealand society; Independent Police Conduct Authority to investigate incidents and investigate and resolve complaints against the Police, and to uphold the rights of persons in Police detention; Privacy Commissioner on privacy issues relating to the collection and disclosure of personal information and the privacy of individuals and Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security to fund administrative support .
16,818 16,818 16,818

Equity Promotion and Protection Services - Inspector General PLA (M42)

This appropriation is limited to funding the Inspector-General as per the provisions of the Permanent Legislative Authority contained in section 8 of the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security Act 1996.
130 130 130

Legal Aid (M42)

This appropriation is limited to the payments of legal aid to approved providers.
156,469 138,169 125,400

Producing and Maintaining Electoral Rolls (M42)

This appropriation is limited to funding the Electoral Commission, for services relating to the maintenance of electoral rolls, including all activities required to register electors and produce electoral rolls as required by law.
16,081 16,081 19,492

Provision of Protective Fiduciary Services (M42)

This appropriation is limited to the purchase of fiduciary services provided by the Public Trust as specified by statute where charges to the recipient, if any, will not meet the costs of the service.
4,500 4,500 4,500

Provision of Services from the Electoral Commission (M42)

This appropriation is limited to fund services relating to the administration of parliamentary elections and referenda, servicing the work of the Representation Commission, and the provision of advice, reports and public education on electoral matters.
35,860 35,860 5,976

Support and Assistance provided by Victim Support to Victims of Crime (M42)

This appropriation is limited to the purchase of services from the New Zealand Council of Victim Support Groups ("Victim Support") for the provision of services to victims of crime and trauma. This covers personalised support services (covering 24 hour emergency support and follow up support through the criminal justice system) and the administration of victim assistance schemes (covering counselling for families of homicide victims, and financial assistance to help victims).
7,078 7,078 6,372

Provision of Services from the Electoral Commission - Broadcasting PLA (M42)

This appropriation is limited to funding to enable political parties to meet all or part of the cost of broadcasting election programmes. The appropriation for election broadcasting is a permanent legislative authority established under section 74 of the Broadcasting Act 1989.
2,855 2,855 -

Total Non-Departmental Output Expenses

262,126 243,826 201,984

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

     

Impairment of Legal Aid Debt (M42)

This appropriation is limited to the impairment of legal aid debt including assessment of future write-offs and other elements in determining fair value.
22,319 22,319 26,221

Impairment of Offender Levy (M42)

This appropriation is limited to allowances for the impairment of the Offender Levy including assessment of future remittals and other elements in determining fair value.
1,433 1,433 1,465

Victims' Services (M42)

This appropriation is limited to the provision of funding for entitlements and services for victims of crime.
2,386 2,386 5,917

Administrative Assistance for Foreshore and Seabed Arrangements (M42)

This appropriation is limited to funding the implementation and ongoing exercise of any functions by nga hapu a Ngati Porou and Te Whanau a Apanui recognised under Foreshore and Seabed Deeds of Agreement.
500 500 -

Total Non-Departmental Other Expenses

26,638 26,638 33,603

Departmental Capital Expenditure

     

Ministry of Justice - Capital Expenditure PLA (M42)

This appropriation is limited to the purchase or development of assets by and for the use of the Ministry of Justice, as authorised by section 24(1) of the Public Finance Act 1989.
59,430 59,430 69,930

Total Departmental Capital Expenditure

59,430 59,430 69,930

Total Annual and Permanent Appropriations

424,270 405,970 384,795

Details of Projected Movements in Departmental
Net Assets#

Ministry of Justice

Ministry of Justice - Details of Projected Movements in Departmental Net Assets - Justice
Details of Net Asset Schedule 2011/12
Estimated Actual
$000
2012/13
Projected
$000
Explanation of Projected Movements in 2012/13
Opening Balance 757,810 787,640  
Capital Injections 28,345 818 The capital injections mainly relate to the implementation of new legislation.
Capital Withdrawals - -  
Surplus to be Retained (Deficit Incurred) (91) (31) This relates to the forecast deficit to be incurred in the operation of memorandum accounts in the 2012/13 financial year.
Other Movements 16,076 -  

Closing Balance

802,140 788,427