Estimates of appropriations

Vote Parliamentary Counsel - Estimates 2010/2011

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 2010/11 financial year covering the following:

  • a total of just over $9.500 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 $11.600 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 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 nearly $5 million on 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.

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
2009/10 2010/11
Titles and Scopes of Appropriations by Appropriation Type Budgeted
$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.
10,524 10,524 11,584

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.
8,776 8,776 9,548

Total Departmental Output Expenses

19,300 19,300 21,132

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.
4,754 4,754 4,945

Total Departmental Capital Expenditure

4,754 4,754 4,945

Total Annual and Permanent Appropriations

24,054 24,054 26,077

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 Schedule 2009/10
Estimated Actual
$000
2010/11
Projected
$000
Explanation of Projected Movements in 2010/11
Opening Balance 14,138 15,091
Capital Injections 953 241
Capital Withdrawals - -
Surplus to be Retained (Deficit Incurred) - -
Other Movements - -

Closing Balance

15,091 15,332