Estimates of appropriations

Vote Parliamentary Counsel - Estimates 2009/2010

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

ADMINISTERING DEPARTMENT: Parliamentary Counsel Office

MINISTER RESPONSIBLE FOR PARLIAMENTARY COUNSEL OFFICE: Attorney-General

Overview of the Vote#

The Attorney-General is responsible for appropriations in Vote Parliamentary Counsel for the 2009/10 financial year covering the following:

  • a total of just over $9 million for drafting Government Bills (including amendments) and statutory regulations, and examining and reporting on local Bills and private Bills, and drafting amendments to them
  • a total of nearly $12 million for supplying printed copies of Government Bills and Government Supplementary Order Papers (SOPs), pamphlet copies of Acts and Statutory Regulations, and annual volumes of Acts and Statutory Regulations, compiling reprints of Acts and Statutory Regulations with their amendments incorporated and publishing them, publishing the Tables of New Zealand Acts and Ordinances and Statutory Regulations in Force in printed form, and in electronic form on the Internet free of charge and providing them for sale at designated bookshops and by subscription, providing free public access via the Internet to an electronic database of legislation, including Bills and SOPs, and maintaining the electronic database of legislation in an up-to-date form
  • a total of $979,000 for capital investment in the New Zealand Legislation system (the Parliamentary Council Office's (PCO) integrated drafting and publishing system for New Zealand legislation) - formerly the Public Access to Legislation (PAL) system.

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

Details of Appropriations#

Details of Annual and Permanent Appropriations

Details of Annual and Permanent Appropriations - Parliamentary Counsel
2008/092009/10
Titles and Scopes of Appropriations by Appropriation TypeBudgeted
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Budget
$000

Departmental Output Expenses

Access to Legislation (M5)

This appropriation is limited to supplying printed copies of Government Bills and Supplementary Order Papers to the House; publishing legislation and distributing it through designated bookshops and by subscription; reprinting legislation with the amendments incorporated; publishing tables of legislation; providing free public access via the Internet to a database of up-to-date legislation.
10,63210,63211,417

Law Drafting Services (M5)

This appropriation is limited to drafting Government Bills (including amendments) and Statutory Regulations, examining and reporting on local Bills and private Bills and drafting amendments to them.
8,3808,3809,249

Total Departmental Output Expenses

19,01219,01220,666

Departmental Capital Expenditure

Parliamentary Counsel Office - Capital Expenditure PLA (M5)

This appropriation is limited to the purchase or development of assets by and for the use of the Parliamentary Counsel Office, as authorised by section 24(1) of the Public Finance Act 1989.
4,0683,6684,083

Total Departmental Capital Expenditure

4,0683,6684,083

Total Annual and Permanent Appropriations

23,08022,68024,749

Details of Projected Movements in Departmental
Net Assets#

Parliamentary Counsel Office

Parliamentary Counsel Office - Details of Projected Movements in Departmental Net Assets - Parliamentary Counsel
Details of Net Asset Schedule2008/09
Estimated Actual
$000
2009/10
Projected
$000
Explanation of Projected Movements in 2009/10
Opening Balance13,76414,138
Capital Injections374979
Capital Withdrawals--
Surplus to be Retained (Deficit Incurred)--
Other Movements--

Closing Balance

14,13815,117