Information Supporting the Estimates is organised on the basis of sectors, with each Vote and its administering department allocated to one sector (with a small number of exceptions). The Information Supporting the Estimates comprises of sector overview information, together with statements of responsibility; performance information for appropriations in Votes covered by the sector; and statements of forecast service performance and forecast financial statements of departments included in the sector. Statements of Intent of departments included in the sector form part of the supporting information.

 

Chapters of the Economic Development and Infrastructure Sector volume of the Information Supporting the Estimates 2009/10 are available in Adobe PDF and HTML formats.

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Cover, Contents

Introduction

  • Purpose of Information Supporting the Estimates
  • Votes and Departments in Each Sector
  • Purpose and Nature of Appropriations
  • Guide to Reading Information Supporting the Estimates
  • Terms and Definitions
  • Useful Links

Sector Overview

  • Sector Overview Statement
  • Ministerial Statements of Responsibility
  • Chief Executive Statements of Responsibility

Performance Information for Appropriations in Each Vote

  • Vote Attorney-General
  • Vote Corrections
  • Vote Courts
  • Vote Justice
  • Vote Parliamentary Counsel
  • Vote Police
  • Vote Serious Fraud

Statement of Forecast Service Performance of Departments

Forecast Financial Statements of Departments

  • Statement of Common Accounting Policies
  • Department of Corrections
  • Crown Law Office
  • Ministry of Justice
  • Parliamentary Counsel Office
  • New Zealand Police
  • Serious Fraud Office

Statements of Intent of Departments (separately produced but forming part of this volume)

Public Defence Service (M42)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to the provision of legal services by the Public Defence Service.

Expenses

Expenses - Public Defence Service (M42) - Justice
  2008/09 2009/10
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 2,165 2,165 7,400

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The change in appropriation recognises:

  • the Government's decision to appropriate the funding for the Public Defence Service as a permanent function within the Legal Services Agency, to a separate output class in 2008/09, and
  • the expansion of the service, beyond the initial two courts of Auckland and Manukau, to include all courts in the Auckland Region.

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Public Defence Service (M42) - Justice
  2008/09 2009/10
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Number of cases open at 1 July 697 697 721
Number of new cases accepted during the year 2,200-2,600 2,649 2,200-2,700
Number of cases closed during the year 2,200-2,600 2,625 2,200-2,700
Number of cases open at 30 June 700-1,000 721 800-1,000

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Public Defence Service (M42) - Justice
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2008/09
Budgeted
$000
2009/10
Budget
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
Expansion of the Public Defence Service and Duty Solicitor (Auckland Region) 2009 - 4,435 5,802 6,166 6,303
Making the Public Defence Service Pilot Permanent 2008 2,165 2,965 3,044 3,123 3,123

Real Estate Agents Authority (M42)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to the expenses involved in establishing the Real Estate Agents Authority to perform its statutory functions, and to the expenses involved in its initial performance of its statutory functions prior to generating significant revenue through fees and levies.

Expenses

Expenses - Real Estate Agents Authority (M42) - Justice
  2008/09 2009/10
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 687 687 3,392

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

Timing of implementation, the Real Estate Agents Authority to be formally established from November 2009.

Output Performance Measures and Standards

The Real Estate Agents Authority will implement new performance measures for the 2010/11 year, as part of its formal establishment from 17 November 2009.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Real Estate Agents Authority (M42) - Justice
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2008/09
Budgeted
$000
2009/10
Budget
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
Real Estate Agents Act 2008 - Funding for Implementation 2008 687 3,392 - - -

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

Scope of Appropriation

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.

Expenses

Expenses - Support and Assistance provided by Victim Support to Victims of Crime (M42) - Justice
  2008/09 2009/10
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 6,258 6,258 6,363

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Support and Assistance provided by Victim Support to Victims of Crime (M42) - Justice
  2008/09 2009/10
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Client Satisfaction 95% 85% 90%
Requests for financial assistance to attend Court 300-400 210 200
Requests for financial assistance will be processed within 10 working days of receipt 95% 97% 97%
Audits of Victim Support Offices will be conducted 10 10 10
Total number of incidents responded to 80,000-85,000 70,000 65,000-75,000
Number of victims supported 100,000-105,000 90,000 85,000-95,000
Number of visits made to all victims 25,000-28,000 17,000 17,000-20,000
Average time per contact with all victims 25-30 minutes 17 minutes 20 minutes
Average number of contacts per victim 2.5-3.5 1.4 1.2-1.5
Number of contacts assisting victims to prepare a victim impact statement 2,500-3,000 2,400 2,200-2,500
Number of victims of serious incidents supported (see Note 1)    N/A 10,500 10,000-12,000
Number of visits made to victims of serious incidents (see Note 1) N/A 3,000 3,000
Average time per contact with victims of serious incidents (see Note 1) N/A 25 minutes 25 minutes
Average number of contacts per victim of serious crime (see Note 1) N/A 3 3
Number of contacts assisting victims to prepare a victim impact statement 2,500-3,000 2,400 2,200-2,500
Number of applications from family members and friends of homicide victims receiving counselling 180-200 200 190-210
Number of counselling sessions provided for families and friends of homicide victims 550-650 650 625-675
Number of discretionary grants provided to families of homicide victims 40-45 55 50-60
Number of victims assisted financially to make submissions at parole hearings 60-75 80 75-85
Number of contacts with victims seeking assistance to make submissions at a parole hearing 160-170 50 160-170
Number of applications to attend Court Hearings 300-400 250 300-400
Number of households assessed and provided with security equipment 80-100 180 180-200
Number of contacts supporting clients to attend RJ or FGC sessions N/A 230 250

Note 1 - New measures for 2009/10.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Support and Assistance provided by Victim Support to Victims of Crime (M42) - Justice
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2008/09
Budgeted
$000
2009/10
Budget
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
Justice Sector Reviews of Victims Services 2008 (1,673) (1,000) (1,000) (1,000) (1,000)
Supporting a Sustainable NGO Social Service Sector 2008 - 2,265 1,747 1,751 1,756
Quality Assurance 2007 60 80 80 80 80
Complete Restructure of Victim Support and Maintain Service Delivery to Victims 2006 2,402 2,670 2,870 2,820 2,820

Summary of Service Providers for Non-Departmental Outputs

Summary of Service Providers - Summary of Service Providers for NonDepartmental Outputs - Justice
Provider 2008/09
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Estimated Actual
$000
2009/10
Budget
$000
Reporting
Mechanism
Expiry of
Funding
Commitment
Legal Services Agency: Administration of the Legal Services Agency Legal Aid 130,544 130,544 136,341 Provider's annual report -
Law Commission: Advice from the Law Commission 5,390 5,390 4,035 Provider's annual report -
Human Rights Commission:
Equity promotion and protection services
8,913 8,913 9,113 Provider's annual report -
Independent Police Conduct Authority: Equity promotion and protection services 2,586 2,586 3,863 Provider's annual report -
Privacy Commissioner: Equity promotion and protection services 3,108 3,108 3,148 Provider's annual report -
Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security:
Equity promotion and protection services
352 352 124 Provider's end of year report -
Electoral Enrolment Centre (Business Unit of New Zealand Post Ltd):
Producing and maintaining Electoral Rolls
17,866 17,866 17,589 Provider's annual report -
Electoral Commission: Provision of Electoral Services 734 734 1,284 Provider's annual report -
Public Trust: Provision of Protective Fiduciary Services 4,500 4,500 4,500 Provider's annual report -
Victim Support: Support and Assistance Provided by Victim Support to Victims of Crime 5,446 5,446 5,446 Section 32A report -
Real Estates Agents Authority 687 687 3,392 Provider's annual report -

The above table summarises funding to be allocated through Vote Justice to non-departmental providers, along with an indication of the mechanism to be used for reporting actual performance and (where determined) the length of the funding commitment.

Part 5 - Details and Expected Results for Other Expenses

Part 5.2 - Non-Departmental Other Expenses

Intended Impacts, Outcomes and Objectives

Intended Impacts, Outcomes and Objectives - Part 5.2 NonDepartmental Other Expenses - Justice
Intended Impacts, Outcomes or Objectives of Appropriations Appropriations
Objective: Contributions to negotiations for Foreshore and Seabed negotiations Contribution to Foreshore and Seabed Negotiation costs (M42)
Outcomes: Impact of Crime reduced
Impacts: Victims of crime and trauma are supported by information and financial assistance
Victims' Services
Impairment of the Offender Levy

Administrative Assistance for Foreshore and Seabed Arrangements (M42)

Scope of Appropriation

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.

Expenses

Expenses - Administrative Assistance for Foreshore and Seabed Arrangements (M42) - Justice
  2008/09 2009/10
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 200 - 5,900

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

Additional funding approved in 2009/10 as result of the Foreshore & Seabed Financial Implications of Ngati Porou and Te Whanau a Apanui Negotiations initiative.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Administrative Assistance for Foreshore and Seabed Arrangements (M42) - Justice
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2008/09
Budgeted
$000
2009/10
Budget
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
Foreshore & Seabed Financial Implications of Ngati Porou and Te Whanau a Apanui Negotiations 2008 700 5,400 4,700 1,400 1,400

Contribution to Foreshore and Seabed Negotiation Costs (M42)

Scope of Appropriation

Contributions to negotiations on customary rights and interests in the foreshore and seabed areas for Ngati Porou and Te Whanau-a-Apanui.

Expenses

Expenses - Contribution to Foreshore and Seabed Negotiation Costs (M42) - Justice
  2008/09 2009/10
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 717 508 1,389

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

Funding was transferred from 2008/09 to 2009/10 to fund the additional costs associated with undertaking the review of the Foreshore and Seabed Act.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Contribution to Foreshore and Seabed Negotiation Costs (M42) - Justice
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2008/09
Budgeted
$000
2009/10
Budget
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
Foreshore & Seabed Act Review: Terms of Reference, Appointment of Ministerial Panel and Honouring Agreements 2008 (700) 700 - - -
Foreshore & Seabed Financial Implications of Ngati Porou and Te Whanau a Apanui Negotiations 2008 439 89 125 - -
Foreshore and Seabed Discussions with Te Rarawa 2007 450 - - - -

Impairment of Offender Levy (M42)

Scope of Appropriation

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.

Expenses

Expenses - Impairment of Offender Levy (M42) - Justice
  2008/09 2009/10
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation - - 320

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

New funding approved to cover the impairment expense of the Offender Levy. The impairment expense accounts for the difference between the levy money imposed and the levy money expected to be collected.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Impairment of Offender Levy (M42) - Justice
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2008/09
Budgeted
$000
2009/10
Budget
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
Victims' Services 2009 - 320 1,920 1,997 2,077

Victims' Services (M42)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to the provision of funding for entitlements and services for victims of crime.

Expenses

Expenses - Victims' Services (M42) - Justice
  2008/09 2009/10
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation - - 3,072

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

New funding approved to cover the costs of providing new entitlements and services for victims of serious crime.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Victims' Services (M42) - Justice
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2008/09
Budgeted
$000
2009/10
Budget
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
Victims' Services 2009 - 3,072 2,217 3,141 3,935

Reporting Mechanisms

Reporting Mechanisms - Reporting Mechanisms - Justice
Appropriation Reporting Mechanism
Contribution to Foreshore and Seabed Negotiation costs (M42) Annual report of the Ministry of Justice
Victims Services Annual report of the Ministry of Justice
Impairment of the Offender Levy Annual report of the Ministry of Justice

The above table indicates the mechanisms to be used for reporting actual performance for each non-departmental other expenses appropriation.

Part 6 - Details and Expected Results for Capital Expenditure

Part 6.1 - Departmental Capital Expenditure

Intended Impacts, Outcomes and Objectives

Intended Impacts, Outcomes and Objectives - Part 6.1 Departmental Capital Expenditure - Justice
Intended Impacts, Outcomes or Objectives of Appropriations Appropriations
Objective: To maintain and upgrade capability through the development and maintenance of Ministry property portfolio and Information Technology infrastructure. Ministry of Justice - Capital Expenditure (M42)

Ministry of Justice - Capital Expenditure PLA (M42)

Scope of Appropriation

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.

Capital Expenditure

Capital Expenditure - Ministry of Justice Capital Expenditure PLA (M42) - Justice
  2008/09 2009/10
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Forests/Agricultural - - -
Land 1,499 1,499 480
Property, Plant and Equipment 100,297 100,297 94,126
Intangibles 27,409 27,409 26,389
Other - - -

Total Appropriation

129,205 129,205 120,995
Forests/Agricultural - - -
Land 1,499 1,499 480
Property, Plant and Equipment 100,297 100,297 94,126
Intangibles 27,409 27,409 26,389
Other - - -

Total Appropriation

129,205 129,205 120,995

Part 6.2 - Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure

Intended Impacts, Outcomes and Objectives

Intended Impacts, Outcomes and Objectives - Part 6.2 NonDepartmental Capital Expenditure - Justice
Intended Impacts, Outcomes or Objectives of Appropriations Appropriations
Objective: Upgrade of the Human Rights Commission Information Technology infrastructure Human Rights Commission (M42)
Objective: Establishment of the Independent Police Conduct Authority Independent Police Conduct Authority (M42)
Objective: Upgrade of the implementation of the Legal Services Management System Legal Services Agency (M42)
Objective: Establishment of the Sentencing Council Sentencing Council (M42)

Human Rights Commission (M42)

Scope of Appropriation

Capital Expenditure to upgrade the Commission's IT infrastructure and knowledge management.

Capital Expenditure

Capital Expenditure - Human Rights Commission (M42) - Justice
  2008/09 2009/10
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 50 50 45

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

Majority of capital expenditure funding for the Infrastructure and Knowledge management initiative was approved in the 2008/09 financial year.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Human Rights Commission (M42) - Justice
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2008/09
Budgeted
$000
2009/10
Budget
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
Infrastructure and Knowledge management 2007 50 45 - - -

Independent Police Conduct Authority (M42)

Scope of Appropriation

Capital Funds for Independent Police Conduct Authority.

Capital Expenditure

Capital Expenditure - Independent Police Conduct Authority (M42) - Justice
  2008/09 2009/10
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 257 257 50

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

New funding for meeting the requirements of the Independent Police Conduct Authority.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Independent Police Conduct Authority (M42) - Justice
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2008/09
Budgeted
$000
2009/10
Budget
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
Meeting the necessary requirements of the Independent Police Conduct Authority 2009 - - 50 - -
Meeting the future Requirements of the Independent Police Conduct Authority 2008 - 257 - - -

Legal Services Agency (M42)

Scope of Appropriation

Capital Expenditure to Implement the Legal Services Management System.

Capital Expenditure

Capital Expenditure - Legal Services Agency (M42) - Justice
  2008/09 2009/10
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 3,737 3,737 112

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The majority of the capital expenditure approved for the development and implementation of the Legal Services Management System was funded in the 2008/09 year.

Expected Results

Expected Results - Legal Services Agency (M42) - Justice
  2008/09 2009/10
  Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Successful development and implementation of the Legal Services Management System - - Achieved

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Legal Services Agency (M42) - Justice
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2008/09
Budgeted
$000
2009/10
Budget
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
Legal Services Management System 2007 3737 112 60 - -

Public Defence Service Capital Expenditure (M42)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to capital expenditure to establish the Public Defence Service.

Capital Expenditure

Capital Expenditure - Public Defence Service Capital Expenditure (M42) - Justice
  2008/09 2009/10
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation - - 940

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

Capital funding approved for expansion of the Public Defence Service and Duty Solicitor (Auckland Region).

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Public Defence Service Capital Expenditure (M42) - Justice
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2008/09
Budgeted
$000
2009/10
Budget
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
Expansion of the Public Defence Service and Duty Solicitor (Auckland Region) 2009 - 940 - - -

The Real Estate Agents Authority Capital Expenditure (M42)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to the capital expenditure involved in establishing the Real Estate Agents Authority to perform its statutory functions.

Capital Expenditure

Capital Expenditure - The Real Estate Agents Authority Capital Expenditure (M42) - Justice
  2008/09 2009/10
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation - - 2,078

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

Capital transfer of $1.039 million from 2008/09 to 2009/10 due to the establishment of Real Estates Agents Authority to be formally established from November 2009.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - The Real Estate Agents Authority Capital Expenditure (M42) - Justice
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2008/09
Budgeted
$000
2009/10
Budget
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
Real Estate Agents Act 2008 - Funding for Implementation 2008 1,039 1,039 - - -

Reporting Mechanisms

Reporting Mechanisms - Reporting Mechanisms - Justice
Appropriation Reporting Mechanism
Human Rights Commission (M42) Provider's annual report
Independent Police Conduct Authority (M42) Provider's annual report
Legal Services Agency (M42) Provider's annual report
Sentencing Council (M42) Provider's annual report

The above table indicates the mechanisms to be used for reporting actual results for each non-departmental capital expenditure appropriation.

Performance Information for Appropriations Vote Parliamentary Counsel

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

ADMINISTERING DEPARTMENT: Parliamentary Counsel Office

MINISTER RESPONSIBLE FOR PARLIAMENTARY COUNSEL OFFICE: Attorney-General

Part 1 - Summary of the Vote

Part 1.1 - 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 below.

Part 1.2 - High-Level Objectives of the Vote

Objectives of the Vote

Vote Parliamentary Counsel contributes to parliamentary democracy under the rule of law by supporting Parliament and the executive in their law-making roles, and contributes to the Government's objectives by:

  • drafting changes in the law that are necessary to implement Government policies, and
  • making the law accessible to the public.

 

Part 1.3 - Trends in the Vote

Summary of Financial Activity

Summary of Financial Activity - Parliamentary Counsel
  2004/05 2005/06 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13
  Actual
$000
Actual
$000
Actual
$000
Actual
$000
Budgeted
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Departmental
Transactions
Budget
$000
Non-
Departmental
Transactions
Budget
$000
Total
Budget
$000
Estimated
$000
Estimated
$000
Estimated
$000

Appropriations

                       
Output Expenses 14,586 13,787 15,151 18,108 19,012 19,012 20,666 - 20,666 21,132 21,165 21,207
Benefits and Other Unrequited Expenses - - - - - - N/A - - - - -
Borrowing Expenses - - - - - - - - - - - -
Other Expenses - - - - - - - - - - - -
Capital Expenditure 1,688 2,232 1,764 3,436 4,068 3,668 4,083 - 4,083 3,378 3,136 3,575
Intelligence and Security Department Expenses and Capital Expenditure - - - - - - - N/A - - - -

Total Appropriations

16,274 16,019 16,915 21,544 23,080 22,680 24,749 - 24,749 24,510 24,301 24,782

Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts

                       
Tax Revenue - - - - - - N/A - - - - -
Non-Tax Revenue - - - - - - N/A - - - - -
Capital Receipts - - - - - - N/A - - - - -

Total Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts

- - - - - - N/A - - - - -

New Policy Initiatives

Budget Policy Intiatives - Parliamentary Counsel
Policy Initiative Appropriation 2008/09
Budgeted
$000
2009/10
Budget
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
Savings Access to Legislation Departmental output expenses (1,000) (0.250) - - -
Savings Law Drafting Services Departmental output expenses (1,000) (0.150) - - -
Total Initiatives   (2,000) (0.400) - - -

Analysis of Significant Trends

Significant changes in departmental appropriations in Vote Parliamentary Counsel are discussed briefly below.

In the 2007/08 year, additional departmental output expenditure funding of $3.374 million was provided for the implementation of the New Zealand Legislation system. Funding was also provided for ongoing support of the New Zealand Legislation system for the 2008/09 year and outyears.

Part 2 - Details and Expected Performance for Output Expenses

Part 2.1 - Departmental Output Expenses

Intended Impacts, Outcomes and Objectives

Intended Impacts, Outcomes and Objectives - Part 2.1 Departmental Output Expenses - Parliamentary Counsel
Intended Impacts, Outcomes or Objectives of Appropriations Appropriations
Objectives of appropriation: Delivering the Government's legislation programme.
Outcomes: high quality and timely legislative drafting and efficient use of resources, revising or introducing quality standards to assess performance and benchmarking against other drafting offices.
Impacts: improved consistency and quality of drafted legislation, procedures streamlined to improve efficiency, revised or new satisfaction surveys carried out, relevant comparisons made between the Parliamentary Counsel Office and overseas drafting offices.
Parliamentary Counsel Office: Law Drafting Services output class
Objectives of appropriation: Ensuring that New Zealand legislation is readily accessible to the public in a timely manner, and in an accurate and authoritative form.
Outcomes: free public access to an electronic database of New Zealand legislation, maintaining the electronic database of legislation, enabling appropriate organisations to use tools within the New Zealand Legislation system, publishing legislation in printed and electronic forms, responding to public enquiries from the New Zealand Legislation website, reprinting of legislation, an officialised New Zealand Legislation website, public access to historical legislation, technical simplification of the New Zealand Legislation system, and efficient use of shared services within the parliamentary campus.
Impacts: reliable public access to the New Zealand Legislation website, cost effective and improved New Zealand Legislation system, prompt publishing of legislation, timely responses to public enquiries, reprinting the most appropriate legislation, more legislation on the New Zealand Legislation website is officialised, free public access to historical legislation is available electronically, improvement in cost effectiveness and performance of the New Zealand Legislation system, and cost effective use of shared services and resources.
Parliamentary Counsel Office: Access to Legislation output class

Access to Legislation (M5)

Scope of Appropriation

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.

Expenses and Revenue

Expenses and Revenue - Access to Legislation (M5) - Parliamentary Counsel
  2008/09 2009/10
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 10,632 10,632 11,417
Revenue from Crown 10,546 10,546 11,321
Revenue from Other 86 86 96

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

There have been minimal changes to this appropriation.

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Access to Legislation (M5) - Parliamentary Counsel
  2008/09 2009/10
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Free public access to the New Zealand Legislation website is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week as per the Service Level Agreement with Unisys 99% 99% 99%
Legislative Authoring, Content Management, and Publication system availability for Parliamentary Counsel Office, Office of the Clerk, and Inland Revenue Department staff, Planned upgrades necessitate system outages at times 92% 92% 92%
Legislation is published in printed and electronic forms within set timeframes 100% 100% 100%
Enquiries sent through the New Zealand Legislation website will be responded to within one working day of receipt N/A 80% 80%
Enquiries sent through the New Zealand Legislation website will be responded to within five working days of receipt N/A 100% 100%
The Attorney-General is satisfied that the quality standard has been achieved The Attorney General is satisfied The Attorney General is satisfied The Attorney General is satisfied
The reprints of Acts and Statutory Regulations listed on the annual reprints programme are compiled and published within the timeframes listed on the Parliamentary Counsel Office website 100% 100% 100%

Conditions on Use of Appropriation

Conditions on Use of Appropriation - Access to Legislation (M5) - Parliamentary Counsel
Reference Conditions
Sections 4, 10, 12, 14 of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989. These sections detail the Parliamentary Counsel Office's responsibilities for the printing, publishing, and sale of legislation.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Access to Legislation (M5) - Parliamentary Counsel
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2008/09
Budgeted
$000
2009/10
Budget
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
Implementation of the New Zealand Legislation system and ongoing support for the system 2007/08 4,709 4,747 4,770 4,754 4,764
Funding personnel costs and additional bound volumes for rewritten parts of the Income Tax Act 2004 2007/08 13 - - - -
Public Access to Legislation (PAL) Project 2004/05 2,310 2,310 2,310 2,310 2,310

Law Drafting Services (M5)

Scope of Appropriation

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.

Expenses and Revenue

Expenses and Revenue - Law Drafting Services (M5) - Parliamentary Counsel
  2008/09 2009/10
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 8,380 8,380 9,249
Revenue from Crown 8,261 8,261 9,108
Revenue from Other 119 119 141

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

There have been minimal changes to this appropriation.

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Law Drafting Services (M5) - Parliamentary Counsel
  2008/09 2009/10
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
All Bills on the annual legislative programme in categories 1 and 2 (which are Bills that must be passed in the current year) are drafted 100% 100% 100%
Between 50 and 70 Government Bills are drafted and amendments to the same number of Bills are drafted during their passage through the House N/A 100% 100%
Between 300 and 400 Statutory Regulations are drafted N/A 100% 100%
Instructing departments and agencies are satisfied that the quality and timeliness standards have been achieved, as determined from overall responses to the departmental satisfaction survey 90% 90% 90%
The Attorney-General is satisfied that the quality and timeliness standards have been achieved The Attorney General is satisfied The Attorney General is satisfied The Attorney General is satisfied
Select Committees are satisfied that the quality standard has been achieved, as determined from overall responses to a survey N/A Select Committees are satisfied Select Committees are satisfied

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Law Drafting Services (M5) - Parliamentary Counsel
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2008/09
Budgeted
$000
2009/10
Budget
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
Recruitment of additional staff to enhance strategic management and administrative capabilities of the PCO 2007/08 200 200 200 200 200
Funding personnel costs 2007/08 800 797 797 797 797

Part 6 - Details and Expected Results for Capital Expenditure

Part 6.1 - Departmental Capital Expenditure

Intended Impacts, Outcomes and Objectives

Intended Impacts, Outcomes and Objectives - Part 6.1 Departmental Capital Expenditure - Parliamentary Counsel
Intended Impacts, Outcomes or Objectives of Appropriations Appropriations
Objective: To maintain the capability that the Legislation system delivers. Parliamentary Counsel Office - Capital Expenditure.

Parliamentary Counsel Office - Capital Expenditure PLA (M5)

Scope of Appropriation

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.

Capital Expenditure

Capital Expenditure - Parliamentary Counsel Office Capital Expenditure PLA (M5) - Parliamentary Counsel
  2008/09 2009/10
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Forests/Agricultural - - -
Land - - -
Property, Plant and Equipment 18 18 18
Intangibles 3,700 3,300 3,560
Other 350 350 505

Total Appropriation

4,068 3,668 4,083
Forests/Agricultural - - -
Land - - -
Property, Plant and Equipment 18 18 18
Intangibles 3,700 3,300 3,560
Other 350 350 505

Total Appropriation

4,068 3,668 4,083

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This increase in appropriation is to invest in the New Zealand Legislation system (formerly known as the PAL asset) to ensure the system will continue to meet the ongoing requirements for legislative drafting and publication.

Expected Results

Expected Results - Parliamentary Counsel Office Capital Expenditure PLA (M5) - Parliamentary Counsel
  2008/09 2009/10
  Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Implementation and ongoing maintenance and support of the New Zealand Legislation system $3.7 million $3.3 million to be spent $3.56 million to be spent

Performance Information for Appropriations Vote Police

MINISTER(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR APPROPRIATIONS: Minister of Police (M51)

ADMINISTERING DEPARTMENT: New Zealand Police

MINISTER RESPONSIBLE FOR NEW ZEALAND POLICE: Minister of Police

Part 1 - Summary of the Vote

Part 1.1 - Overview of the Vote

The Minister of Police is responsible for appropriations in the Vote for the 2009/10 financial year covering the following:

  • a total of $3.077 million for Policy Advice and Ministerial Servicing
  • a total of $103.806 million for General Crime Prevention Services
  • a total of $92.776 million for Specific Crime Prevention Services and Maintenance of Public Order
  • a total of $416.395 million for Police Primary Response Management
  • a total of $383.058 million for Investigations
  • a total of $103.944 million on Case Resolution and Support to Judicial Process
  • a total of $284.473 million for the Road Safety Programme
  • a total of $4.100 million in non-departmental appropriations for reimbursing telecommunication providers the costs incurred in making their legacy networks compliant with the requirements of the Telecommunications (Interception Capability) Act 2004 and for contribution to the United Nations Drug Control Programme.

The Department expects to collect a total of $82.800 million of Crown revenue in 2009/10, largely arising from traffic infringement fees.

Details of these appropriations are set out in Parts 2-6 below.

Part 1.2 - High-Level Objectives of the Vote

Government Priorities and Outcomes - Links to Appropriations - Police
Government Priorities Government Outcomes Appropriations
  • Focusing on front-line service delivery with additional 300 staff for Counties Manukau by 2010
  • Enhancing intelligence and technological capabilities
Confident, safe and secure communities
  • General Crime Prevention Services
  • Specific Crime Prevention Services and Maintenance of Public Order
  • Improving Police toolkit including Tasers, DNA investigation powers and on-the-spot protection orders
  • Improved powers to clamp down on gangs and drugs
  • An increased focus on victims
Less actual crime and road trauma, fewer victims
  • Police Primary Response Management
  • Road Safety programmes
  • Investigations
  • Case Resolution and Support to Judicial Process
  • Maintaining public confidence in Police to meet community expectations with increased visibility
A world-class Police service
  • Policy Advice and Ministerial Servicing
  • Specific Crime Prevention Services and Maintenance of Public Order
  • Police Primary Response Management

Part 1.3 - Trends in the Vote

Summary of Financial Activity

Summary of Financial Activity - Police
  2004/05 2005/06 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13
Actual
$000
Actual
$000
Actual
$000
Actual
$000
Budgeted
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Departmental
Transactions
Budget
$000
Non-
Departmental
Transactions
Budget
$000
Total
Budget
$000
Estimated
$000
Estimated
$000
Estimated
$000

Appropriations

                       
Output Expenses 941,642 1,018,642 1,131,242 1,246,453 1,373,507 1,373,589 1,387,529 - 1,387,529 1,413,424 1,416,802 1,420,260
Benefits and Other Unrequited Expenses - - - - - - N/A - - - - -
Borrowing Expenses - - - - - - - - - - - -
Other Expenses 4 - 2 - 3,110 3,110 10 4,100 4,110 1,867 110 110
Capital Expenditure 74,399 73,995 84,641 111,797 126,400 126,400 111,600 - 111,600 73,200 64,000 64,000
Intelligence and Security Department Expenses and Capital Expenditure - - - - - - - N/A - - - -

Total Appropriations

1,016,045 1,092,637 1,215,885 1,358,250 1,503,017 1,503,099 1,499,139 4,100 1,503,239 1,488,491 1,480,912 1,484,370

Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts

                       
Tax Revenue - - - - - - N/A - - - - -
Non-Tax Revenue 90,158 79,446 82,538 85,325 82,800 82,800 N/A 82,800 82,800 82,800 82,800 82,800
Capital Receipts - - - - - - N/A - - - - -

Total Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts

90,158 79,446 82,538 85,325 82,800 82,800 N/A 82,800 82,800 82,800 82,800 82,800

New Policy Initiatives

Budget Policy Intiatives - Police
Policy Initiative Appropriation 2008/09
Budgeted
$000
2009/10
Budget
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
Reduce the waiting time in Auckland criminal courts Policy Advice and Ministerial Servicing
Departmental Output Expense
- 14 12 12 13
  Police Primary Response Management
Departmental Output Expense
- 1,454 1,281 1,324 1,371
  General Crime Prevention Services
Departmental Output Expense
- 345 304 314 325
  Specific Crime Prevention Services and Maintenance of Public Order
Departmental Output Expense
- 354 312 323 334
  Investigations
Departmental Output Expense
- 1,350 1,190 1,230 1,274
  Case Resolution and Support to Judicial Process
Departmental Output Expense
- 354 313 322 334
  Road Safety Programme
Departmental Output Expense
- 998 879 909 941
  Departmental Capital Injection - 3,167 - - -
Additional Police Staff Police Primary Response Management
Departmental Output Expense
- 8,634 16,935 18,294 19,295
  General Crime Prevention Services
Departmental Output Expense
- 2,048 4,017 4,339 4,576
  Specific Crime Prevention Services and Maintenance of Public Order
Departmental Output Expense
- 2,107 4,134 4,465 4,710
  Investigations
Departmental Output expense
- 8,019 15,731 16,994 17,923
  Case Resolution and Support to Judicial Process
Departmental Output Expense
- 2,107 4,134 4,466 4,710
  Departmental Capital Injection - 7,895 12,114 - -
Taser Implementation Police Primary Response Management
Departmental Output Expense
- 1,603 369 369 561
  General Crime Prevention Services
Departmental Output Expense
- 381 88 88 134
  Specific Crime Prevention Services and Maintenance of Public Order
Departmental Output Expense
- 392 90 90 137
  Investigations
Departmental Output expenses
- 1,490 343 343 522
  Case Resolution and Support to Judicial Process
Departmental Output Expense
- 391 90 90 138
  Road Safety Programme
Departmental Output Expense
- 1,101 254 254 386
  Departmental Capital Injection - 521 - - -
A Fresh Start to Young Offenders General Crime Prevention Services
Departmental Output Expense
- 575 575 575 575
  Departmental Capital Injection - 1,000 - - -
  Total Departmental Expenses - 33,717 51,051 54,801 58,259
  Total Capital Injection - 12,583 12,114 - -

Analysis of Significant Trends

Operating Flows

The funding will increase further by $34.192 million by the year 2012/13 primarily for the additional Police staff by December 2011 and reducing the waiting time in Auckland criminal courts.

The increase in funding in 2009/10 is largely directed to:

  • additional Police staff nationally including 300 to South Auckland
  • reduce the waiting time in Auckland criminal courts
  • implementation of taser.

Over the last five years the increase in funding for Vote Police has been largely directed to:

  • increase in staff capacity of an extra 1,000 sworn and 250 non-sworn staff
  • meet the wage round settlements in 2003, 2006 and 2008
  • maintain the current level of Police service delivery affected by cost pressures
  • meet additional capital charge resulting from property revaluation
  • fund Communications Centres capability
  • reduce organised crime
  • deploy Police personnel to the Solomon Islands, to Timor-Leste on United Nations Integrated Mission and to Papua New Guinea: Bougainville Community Policing.

Capital Injection

The new initiatives will give a further capital contribution of $12.114 million in 2010/11 mainly for the additional police staff and to replace the radio network.

The increase in the capital contribution of $12.583 million in 2009/10 is largely directed to:

  • additional Police staff nationally including 300 to South Auckland
  • reduce the waiting time in Auckland criminal courts
  • give fresh start to young offenders.

Over the last five years the major factors that have influenced the level of capital contributions were:

  • developing infrastructure to match the increase in staff
  • implementing rapid identification technology, providing stab resistant body armour and replacing general purpose rifles
  • building a new custodial facility at Rotorua Police Station
  • enhancing Police security infrastructure to a level necessary to maintain the confidentiality, integrity and availability of Police data
  • upgrading and replacing Police breath testing equipment in line with the Government's policy of lower blood alcohol
  • road policing devices: hand-held evidential breath testing devices, oral fluid drug testing devices, commercial vehicle investigating unit, portable scales, automatic number plate recognition and e-ticketing devices
  • replacing the Police land mobile radio network with a digital radio network.

Part 2 - Details and Expected Performance for Output Expenses

Part 2.1 - Departmental Output Expenses

Intended Impacts, Outcomes and Objectives

Intended Impacts, Outcomes and Objectives - Part 2.1 Departmental Output Expenses - Police
Intended Impacts, Outcomes or Objectives of Appropriations Appropriations
Outcome: Confident, safe and secure communities
Impact: Increased community and iwi participation creating increased sense of community safety
General Crime Prevention Services
Impact: Safety achieved through working partnerships Specific Crime Prevention Services and Maintenance of Public Order
Outcome: Less actual crime and road trauma, fewer victims
Impact: Police respond in a timely and effective way to incidents
Police Primary Response Management
Impact: Reduced road death and trauma through evidence based road policing Road Safety programmes
Impact: Thorough investigations with excellent outcomes for victims of crime Investigations
Impact: The most appropriate form of resolution is applied Case Resolution and Support to Judicial Process
Outcome: A world-class Police service
Impact: Improving quality of leadership & capability
Policy Advice and Ministerial Servicing
Impact: Safer events in public places, protected diplomats and other VIPs Specific Crime Prevention Services and Maintenance of Public Order
Impact: Innovative solutions developed through maximising technological capability Police Primary Response Management

Case Resolution and Support to Judicial Process (M51)

Scope of Appropriation

Delivery of services for: prosecuting criminal cases; resolving non-criminal cases; executing court orders; fines warrants; arrest warrants; escorting and holding people in police cells following arrest; the custody and escort of arrested; remand and sentenced prisoners as directed by the court; and the care, and when necessary, the temporary custody of people with mental health problems.

Expenses and Revenue

Expenses and Revenue - Case Resolution and Support to Judicial Process (M51) - Police
  2008/09 2009/10
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 101,441 101,441 103,944
Revenue from Crown 99,636 99,636 102,139
Revenue from Other 1,805 1,805 1,805

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The change provides for:

  • increasing staff
  • meeting the 2008 wage round
  • implementing taser
  • reducing the waiting time in Auckland criminal courts
  • savings through line by line review.

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Case Resolution and Support to Judicial Process (M51) - Police
  2008/09 2009/10
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Number of prosecutions 125,000 to 135,000 145,000 to 155,000 145,000 to 155,000
Number of diversions 8,000 to 10,000 14,500 to 15,500 14,500 to 15,500
Number of youth apprehensions resolved by way of Family Group Conference 1,800 to 2,200 2,000 to 2,500 2,000 to 2,500
Percentage of prima facie cases established for informations laid 99% 99% 99%
Percentage of files with Victim Impact Statements, where the statement is no older than 28 days when it is required for sentencing 100% 85% 85%
Percentage of hearings that do not proceed on the date agreed between the Police and Court for reasons that are the responsibility of the Police Less than 0.5% Less than 0.5% Less than 0.5%
Percentage of recorded offences resolved:
Dwelling Burglary
Equal to or better than 2007/08 Equal to or better than 2007/08 Equal to or better than 2008/09
Percentage of recorded offences resolved:
Public Place violence Offences
Equal to or better than 2007/08 Equal to or better than 2007/08 Equal to or better than 2008/09
Percentage of recorded offences resolved:
Family Violence Offences
- - 95%
Percentage of recorded offences resolved:
Motor Vehicle Theft Offences
Equal to or better than 2007/08 Equal to or better than 2007/08 Equal to or better than 2008/09
Number of court documents executed 50,000 to 60,000 65,000 to 75,000 65,000 to 75,000
Number of complaints upheld relating to the execution of court documents Fewer than 3 Fewer than 3 Fewer than 3
Number of prisoners held 125,000 to 140,000 155,000 to 165,000 155,000 to 165,000
Number of complaints upheld relating to the custody and escort of prisoners Fewer than 3 Fewer than 3 Fewer than 3
Number of deaths of persons in custody Nil Nil Nil
Number of Electronic Monitoring (EM) bail applications assessed 600 to 750 600 to 750 600 to 750
Number of Electronically Monitored bailees 125 to 175 125 to 175 125 to 175

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Case Resolution and Support to Judicial Process (M51) - Police
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2008/09
Budgeted
$000
2009/10
Budget
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
Taser Implementation 2009/10 - 391 90 90 138
Reduce the waiting time in Auckland criminal courts 2009/10 - 354 313 322 334
Savings through line by line review 2009/10 - (1038) (402) (402) (402)
Contribution to Identity Verification Service 2009/10 - (35) - - -
2008 Wage round 2008/09 3,046 3,537 3,537 3,537 3,537
Revised output costing - Transfer of funds between outputs 2008/09 19,444 19,444 19,444 19,444 19,444
Information Technology: Enhanced Security Infrastructure 2008/09 61 121 195 269 269
Road Safety Budget Bids 2007: Digital Radio 2008/09 112 169 302 568 568
CYPF Act 1989, Amendment Bill (No.6) Information Technology 2008/09 4 4 4 4 4
Replacement of the Police Land Mobile Radio Network 2007/08 170 333 522 553 553
Increase in staff 2007/08 10,150 12,423 14,600 14,915 15,159
Rotorua Custodial Facility 2006/07 568 568 568 568 568
Prison Muster E-bail 2005/06 3,200 3,200 3,200 3,200 3,200
Holidays Act 2003 2005/06 249 249 249 249 249
Total   37,004 39,720 42,622 43,317 43,621

General Crime Prevention Services (M51)

Scope of Appropriation

Delivery of services to the community, to help prevent crime including: providing advice to reduce the risk of personal harm and increase the security of property; youth focused crime prevention and community safety services; vetting services for other agencies; firearms licensing; and dealing with lost and found property.

Expenses and Revenue

Expenses and Revenue - General Crime Prevention Services (M51) - Police
  2008/09 2009/10
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 101,361 101,361 103,806
Revenue from Crown 98,283 98,283 100,728
Revenue from Other 3,078 3,078 3,078

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The change provides for:

  • increasing staff
  • meeting the 2008 wage round
  • replacing the Police Land Mobile Radio Network
  • implementing taser
  • reducing the waiting time in Auckland criminal courts
  • giving a fresh start to young offenders
  • savings through line by line review.

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - General Crime Prevention Services (M51) - Police
  2008/09 2009/10
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Number of households on the neighbourhood support register Benchmark to be established in 2008/09 240,000 240,000
Percentage of the public that agree that the Police are responsive to the needs of the community 75% 75% 75%
Percentage of the public that agree that the Police are involved in community activities 60% 60% 60%
The Organised and Financial Crime Agency of New Zealand (OFCANZ) has built community resilience to organised crime through public and private sector engagement Benchmark to be established in 2009/10 Benchmark to be established in 2009/10 Benchmark to be established in 2009/10
Number of youth apprehensions dealt with through:
warnings/cautions
10,000 to 11,000 10,500 to 11,500 10,500 to 11,500
Number of youth apprehensions dealt with through:
alternative action
23,000 to 27,000 23,000 to 27,000 23,000 to 27,000
Number of youths referred to Youth Development programmes Benchmark to be established in 2008/09 1,600 to 1,900 1,600 to 1,900
Number of vetting services provided 475,000 to 500,000 460,000 to 500,000 460,000 to 500,000
Percentage of vetting applications processed within 30 working days 95% 95% 95%
Number of complaints upheld for processing errors of vetting applications Fewer than 3 Fewer than 3 Fewer than 3
Number of applications for firearms licences processed 48,000 to 53,000 38,000 to 48,000 38,000 to 48,000
Number of firearms licences revoked 250 to 350 400 to 600 400 to 600
Number of firearms licences revoked in response to actions under the Domestic Violence Act 1995 50 to 150 50 to 150 50 to 150
Number of days taken to process 90% of firearms licence applications New measure in 2009/10 60 days 60 days

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - General Crime Prevention Services (M51) - Police
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2008/09
Budgeted
$000
2009/10
Budget
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
A Fresh Start to Young Offenders 2009/10 - 575 575 575 575
Savings through Line by Line review 2009/10 - (1,008) (391) (391) (391)
Taser Implementation 2009/10 - 381 88 88 134
Reduce the waiting time in Auckland criminal courts 2009/10 - 354 304 314 325
Contribution to Identity Verification Service 2009/10 - (50) - - -
2008 Wage Round 2008/09 3,138 3,662 3,662 3,662 3,662
Revised Output costing - Transfer of funds between outputs 2008/09 (9,999) (9,999) (9,999) (9,999) (9,999)
Road Safety Budget bids 2007 2008/09 157 238 426 426 426
Strengthening Maori Wardens: Enhancing Capacity 2008/09 198 452 602 602 602
Information Technology: Enhanced Security Infrastructure 2008/09 61 139 223 308 308
CYPF Act 1989, Amendment Bill (No.6) Information Technology 2008/09 6 6 6 6 6
Replacement of the Police Land Mobile Radio Network 2007/08 222 433 679 720 720
Increase in staff 2006/07 13,688 15,922 17,905 18,206 18,443
Holidays Act 2003 2005/06 363 363 363 363 363
Family Safety Teams 2005/06 1,565 1,565 1,565 1,565 1,565
Enhanced Youth Aid 2005/06 2,991 2,991 2,991 2,991 2,991
Total   12,390 16,024 18,999 19,436 19,730

Investigations (M51)

Scope of Appropriation

Delivery of investigative services including criminal investigations, non-criminal investigations and Police internal investigations.

Expenses and Revenue

Expenses and Revenue - Investigations (M51) - Police
  2008/09 2009/10
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 372,808 372,808 383,058
Revenue from Crown 370,038 370,038 380,288
Revenue from Other 2,770 2,770 2,770

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The change provides for:

  • increasing staff
  • meeting the 2008 wage round
  • replacing the Police land mobile network
  • implementing taser
  • reducing the waiting time in Auckland criminal courts
  • savings through line by line review.

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Investigations (M51) - Police
  2008/09 2009/10
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
The recorded crime rate of:
Dwelling burglaries reported per 10,000 population
98 98 98
The recorded crime rate of:
Public place violence offences per 10,000 population
120 140 140
The recorded crime rate of:
Motor vehicle theft offences per 10,000 population
60 60 60
Number of cases referred for prosecution action by informations laid 165,000 to 190,000 195,000 to 200,000 195,000 to 200,000
Number of family violence incidents recorded 38,000 38,000 38,000
Number of family violence offences recorded 33,000 33,000 33,000
Number of family violence death review investigations undertaken and completed - - 30
Number of Family Violence Death Reviews commenced within 7 days of an event occurring and completed within 60 days - - 30
Percentage of family violence repeats in a year as defined by:
i. All ethnicities
ii. Maori
iii. Pacific Peoples
iv. Caucasians
- -

i. 49%
ii. 58%
iii. 46%
iv. 51%
Number of prisoner fingerprints taken 90,000 to 95,000 90,000 to 95,000 90,000 to 95,000
Number of DNA Databank samples taken 9,000 to 10,000 10,500 to 11,500 10,500 to 11,500
Number of identifications from scene of crime fingerprints - - 2,000 to 2,500
Number of identifications from scene of crime DNA samples 1,500 to 2,500 1,500 to 2,500 2,000 to 2,500
Percentage of people who have reported offences that are advised of results or updated on the investigation within 21 days of reporting that offence 100% 90% 90%
Time taken to attend 97% of burglaries - - 57 hours
Percentage of homicide offences resolved versus homicide offences recorded 90% 90% 90%
Percentage of Victim Support Groups that are satisfied with the Police provision of services in relation to initial response and criminal investigation 100% 100% 100%
Number of multi-agency taskforce operations commenced by OFCANZ - - Benchmark to be established in 2009/10
Number of multi-agency taskforce operations concluded by OFCANZ - - Benchmark to be established
Number of non-criminal investigations relating to:
Recorded incidents involving persons with mental illness
7,500 to 8,000 9,000 to 9,500 9,000 to 9,500
Number of non-criminal investigations relating to:
Reports of sudden deaths
5,600 to 5,900 4,500 to 5,500 4,500 to 5,500
Number of non-criminal investigations relating to:
Reports of missing persons
16,000 to 17,000 14,000 to 15,000 14,000 to 15,000
Number of complaints upheld under this output Fewer than 3 Fewer than 3 Fewer than 3

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Investigations (M51) - Police
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2008/09
Budgeted
$000
2009/10
Budget
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
Savings through Line by line review 2009/10 - (3,949) (1,529) (1,529) (1,529)
Taser Implementation 2009/10 - 1,490 343 343 522
Reduce the waiting time in Auckland criminal courts 2009/10 - 1,350 1,190 1,230 1,274
Contribution to Identity Verification Service 2009/10 - (159) - - -
2008 Wage Round 2008/09 11,307 13,158 13,158 13,158 13,158
Revised output costing - Transfer of funds between outputs 2008/09 7,649 7,649 7,649 7,649 7,649
Road Safety Budget Bids 2007 2008/09 517 782 1,397 1,397 1,397
Information Technology: Enhanced Security 2008/09 199 400 641 884 884
CYPF Act 1989, Amendment Bill (No.6) Information Technology 2008/09 19 19 19 19 19
Replacement of the Police Land Mobile Radio Network 2007/08 728 1,423 2,230 2,366 2,366
Increase in staff 2005/06 46,642 55,123 63,379 64,585 65,514
Coroners Act Review 2005/06 800 800 800 800 800
Holidays Act 2003 2005/06 1,171 1,171 1,171 1,171 1,171
Total   69,032 79,257 90,448 92,073 93,225

Police Primary Response Management (M51)

Scope of Appropriation

Communication Centres providing advice and information to callers, dispatching response vehicles to calls for assistance and the initial attendance at incidents and emergencies.

Expenses and Revenue

Expenses and Revenue - Police Primary Response Management (M51) - Police
  2008/09 2009/10
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 409,665 409,665 416,395
Revenue from Crown 406,149 406,149 412,879
Revenue from Other 3,516 3,516 3,516

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The change provides for:

  • increasing staff
  • meeting the 2008 wage round
  • replacing the Police land mobile Network
  • implementing taser
  • reducing the waiting time in Auckland criminal courts
  • savings through line by line review.

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Police Primary Response Management (M51) - Police
  2008/09 2009/10
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Number of 111 calls presented 750,000 to 800,000 750,000 to 800,000 750,000 to 800,000
Number of non-emergency calls presented at Communications Centres 1,060,000 to 1,160,000 1,060,000 to 1,160,000 1,060,000 to 1,160,000
Percentage of randomly surveyed callers who expressed satisfaction with Communications Centre's response to calls Result equal to or better than 2007/08 Result equal to or better than 2007/08 Result equal to or better than 2008/09
Percentage of 111 calls answered within 10 seconds of being presented to the Communications Centres 90% 90% 90%
Percentage of non-emergency calls answered within 30 seconds of being presented to the Communications Centres 80% 80% 80%
Number of *555 calls presented Benchmark to be established in 2008/09 280,000 to 300,000 280,000 to 300,000
Number of unique Priority One (P1) events created 100,000 to 150,000 100,000 to 150,000 100,000 to 150,000
Time taken for Police to arrive at 90% of P1 emergency events in urban policing areas - - 25 minutes
Time taken for Police to arrive at 90% of P1 emergency events in rural policing areas - - 40 minutes

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Police Primary Response Management (M51) - Police
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2008/09
Budgeted
$000
2009/10
Budget
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
Savings through Line by Line review 2008/09 - (4,251) (1,646) (1,646) (1,646)
Taser Implementation 2008/09 - 1,603 369 369 561
Reduce the waiting time in Auckland criminal courts 2008/09 - 1,454 1,281 1,324 1,371
Contribution to Identity Verification Service 2008/09 - (177) - - -
2008 Wage Round 2008/09 12,292 14,306 14,306 14,306 14,306
Revised Output costing - Transfer of funds between outputs 2008/09 980 980 980 980 980
Road Safety Budget Bids 2007 2008/09 568 862 1,537 1,537 1,537
Information Technology: Enhanced Security Infrastructure 2008/09 258 513 824 1,133 1,133
CYPF Act 1989, Amendment Bill (No.6) 2008/09 21 21 21 21 21
Replacement of the Police Land Mobile Radio Network 2007/08 801 1,566 2,457 2,605 2,605
National Assistance Centre 2007/08 3,691 3,691 3,691 3,691 3,691
Increase in staff 2005/06 53,396 62,577 71,456 72,740 73,741
Holidays Act 2003 2005/06 1,279 1,279 1,279 1,279 1,279
Communications Centres Capability and Capacity 2005/06 11,383 11,383 11,383 11,383 11,383
Total   84,669 95,807 107,938 109,722 110,962

Policy Advice and Ministerial Servicing (M51)

Scope of Appropriation

Ministerial services, drafting replies to ministerial questions, and policy advice on policing issues.

Expenses and Revenue

Expenses and Revenue - Policy Advice and Ministerial Servicing (M51) - Police
  2008/09 2009/10
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 3,035 3,035 3,077
Revenue from Crown 3,021 3,021 3,063
Revenue from Other 14 14 14

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The change provides for:

  • increasing staff
  • meeting the 2008 wage round
  • reducing the waiting time in Auckland criminal courts.

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Policy Advice and Ministerial Servicing (M51) - Police
  2008/09 2009/10
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Police Advice is provided in accordance with the work programme agreed with the Minister (Policy) Yes Yes Yes
Percentage of Policy papers that the Minister is satisfied with in regard to the following characteristics:
  • Purpose
  • Logic
  • Accuracy
  • Options
  • Consultation
  • Practicality
  • Presentation
100% 100% 100%
The Commissioner is satisfied with policy advice in that it conforms to the following characteristics:
  • the policy draws on operational experience
  • the policy reflects a well consulted process
  • the policy properly translates into operational instructions
Yes Yes Yes
Number of items of Ministerial correspondence referred to the Police for draft reply 400 to 600 550 to 850 550 to 850
Number of Parliamentary Questions referred to the Police for draft response 1,100 to 1,300 660 to 1,200 660 to 1,200
Percentage of draft responses to Parliamentary Questions that are provided within the timeframes specified 100% 100% 100%

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Policy Advice and Ministerial Servicing (M51) - Police
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2008/09
Budgeted
$000
2009/10
Budget
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
Reduce the waiting time in Auckland criminal courts 2009/10 - 14 12 12 13
Contribution to Identity Verification Service 2009/10 - (1) - - -
2008 wage Round 2008/09 92 107 107 107 107
Revised output Costing - Transfer of funds between outputs 2008/09 934 934 934 934 934
Road Safety Budget Bids 2007 2008/09 3 4 8 8 8
Information Technology: Enhanced Security Infrastructure 2008/09 2 5 8 10 10
Replacement of the Police Land Mobile Radio Network 2007/08 4 8 12 13 13
Increase in staff 2006/07 314 320 324 459 445
Holidays Act 2003 2005/06 6 6 6 6 6
Total   1,355 1,397 1.411 1,549 1,550

Road Safety Programme (M51)

Scope of Appropriation

This output class covers the delivery of services outlined in the New Zealand Road Safety Programme (NZRSP) directed towards the achievement of the road safety outcomes.

Expenses and Revenue

Expenses and Revenue - Road Safety Programme (M51) - Police
  2008/09 2009/10
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 286,085 286,085 284,473
Revenue from Crown 282,908 282,908 282,071
Revenue from Other 3,177 3,177 2,402

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The change provides for:

  • increasing staff
  • meeting the 2008 wage round
  • replacing the Police land mobile network
  • Budget 2007 road policing initiatives; Police Infringement Bureau (PIB) System upgrade; lower blood alcohol limit: driver drug blood testing; speed camera expansion; operating rating system; road policing intel analysts and community initiatives
  • reducing the waiting time in Auckland criminal courts
  • implementing taser
  • savings through line by line review.

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Road Safety Programme (M51) - Police
  2008/09 2009/10
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Number of Compulsory Breath Tests conducted More than 1,900,000 More than 1,900,000 More than 1,900,000
Number of Mobile Breath Tests conducted More than 700,000 More than 700,000 More than 700,000
Number of commercial vehicles stopped by mobile patrols and weighbridges 180,000 to 220,000 86,000 86,000
All strategic road policing delivered in accordance with Risk Targeted Patrol Plans (RTPP) with regard to the Fatal 5 factors:
  • Speed control
  • Drinking or drugged driver control
  • Restraint device control
  • Careless/dangerous driving
  • High-risk drivers
100% 100% 100%
Percentage of all commercial vehicles stopped for which vehicle inspection reports are completed 100% 100% 100%
Percentage of all schools contacted by Police Education Officers and/or in receipt of school road safety education sessions 100% 100% 100%
Number of crashes attended and reported to New Zealand Transport Agency:
  • Fatal crashes
330 to 370 370 to 400 370 to 400
Number of crashes attended and reported to New Zealand Transport Agency:
  • Serious injury crashes
2,000 to 2,200 2,000 to 2,200 2,000 to 2,200
Number of crashes attended and reported to New Zealand Transport Agency:
  • Minor injury crashes
8,000 to 9,000 9,000 to 10,000 9,000 to 10,000
Number of crashes attended and reported to New Zealand Transport Agency:
  • Non-injury crashes
26,000 to 29,000 29,000 to 32,000 29,000 to 32,000
Number of traffic incidents, blockages and breakdowns recorded 80,000 to 90,000 80,000 to 90,000 80,000 to 90,000
Number of complaints upheld against the Police relating to attendance at traffic emergencies and disasters Fewer than 5 Fewer than 5 Fewer than 5
Number of unique Priority One (P1) traffic events created Benchmark to be established in 2008/09 30,000 to 40,000 30,000 to 40,000
Time taken for Police to arrive at 90% of P1 traffic emergency events in urban policing areas Benchmark to be established in 2008/09 25 minutes 25 minutes
Time taken for police to arrive at 90% of P1 traffic emergency events in rural policing areas Benchmark to be established in 2008/09 40 minutes 40 minutes
Number of traffic prosecutions 80,000 80,000 to 90,000 80,000 to 90,000
Number of complaints upheld relating to the execution of road policing court documents Nil Nil Nil

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Road Safety Programme (M51) - Police
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2008/09
Budgeted
$000
2009/10
Budget
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
Savings through Line by Line review 2009/10 - (2,917) (1,130) (1,130) (1,130)
Taser Implementation 2009/10 - 1,101 254 254 386
Reduce the waiting time in Auckland criminal courts 2009/10 - 998 879 909 941
Contribution to Identity Verification Service 2009/10 - (123) - - -
2008 Wage Round 2008/09 8,517 9,828 9,828 9,828 9,828
Revised Output Costing - Transfer of funds between Outputs 2008/09 84 84 84 84 84
Lower Breath/Blood Alcohol Limit 2008/09 844 686 686 686 686
Driver Drug Blood Testing 2008/09 650 650 650 650 650
Speed Camera Expansion 2008/09 1,102 1,586 1,627 1,670 1,670
Operator Rating System 2008/09 468 303 303 303 303
Road Policing Intel Analysts 2008/09 521 641 664 688 688
Community Initiatives 2008/09 800 800 800 800 800
Road Safety 2007 Budget Bids 2007/08 2,288 1,880 2,020 2,020 2,020
Increase in staff 2007/08 8,195 8,534 9,276 9,419 9,419
Replacement of the Police Land Mobile Radio Network 2007/08 559 1,092 1,712 1,816 1,816
Car as a Police Station 2006/07 1,342 1,882 1,882 1,882 1,882
Commercial Vehicle Investigation Unit 2006/07 2,013 2,064 2,064 2,064 2,064
Crash Attendance and Investigation 2006/07 4,545 4,869 4,869 4,869 4,869
Police Infringement Bureau system upgrade 2006/07 947 952 952 952 952
Rural Patrols 2006/07 1,994 2,055 2,055 2,055 2,055
Urban Arterial 2006/07 362 375 375 375 375
Digital Camera Replacement 2006/07 884 884 884 884 884
Electronic Ticketing 2006/07 597 698 698 698 698
Holidays Act 2003 2005/06 1,080 1,080 1,080 1,080 1,080
Total   37,792 40,002 42,512 42,856 43,020

Specific Crime Prevention Services and Maintenance of Public Order (M51)

Scope of Appropriation

Delivery of specific crime prevention activities undertaken by Police that target risk areas, including: strategies which focus on reducing repeat victimisation for violence, burglary and vehicle offences; maintaining order at demonstrations and public events; providing security to court staff, witnesses and accused persons; providing security services at domestic airports and for international flights; deploying staff overseas; providing secretarial support to the South Pacific Chiefs of Police Conference; and proactive patrolling.

Expenses and Revenue

Expenses and Revenue - Specific Crime Prevention Services and Maintenance of Public Order (M51) - Police
  2008/09 2009/10
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 99,112 99,194 92,776
Revenue from Crown 81,056 81,056 80,931
Revenue from Other 18,056 18,138 11,845

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The change provides for:

  • increasing staff
  • meeting the 2008 wage round
  • reducing the waiting time in Auckland criminal courts
  • extending deployment to the Solomon Islands
  • savings through the line by line review.

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Specific Crime Prevention Services and Maintenance of Public Order (M51) - Police
  2008/09 2009/10
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Number of bail curfew checks recorded 250,000 to 300,000 160,000 to 180,000 160,000 to 180,000
Number of bail/ parole breaches of curfew detected 12,000 to 14,000 16,000 to 18,000 16,000 to 18,000
Number of Public Demonstration operations where an operation order has been prepared Benchmark to be established in 2008/09 70 - 110 70 - 110
Number of Public event operations where an operation order has been prepared Benchmark to be established in 2008/09 480 - 520 480 - 520
Number of personal (VIP) security operations where an operation order has been prepared Benchmark to be established in 2008/09. 100 - 140 100 - 140
Number of complaints upheld under this output Fewer than 5 Fewer than 5 Fewer than 5
Number of persons deployed annually 85 85 85
Number of capacity building programmes and projects planned annually 10 10 10

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Specific Crime Prevention Services and Maintenance of Public Order (M51) - Police
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2008/09
Budgeted
$000
2009/10
Budget
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
Savings through Line by Line review 2009/10 - (1,037) (402) (402) (402)
Taser Implementation 2009/10 - 392 90 90 137
Reduce the waiting time in Auckland criminal courts 2009/10 - 354 312 323 334
Contribution to Identity Verification Service 2009/10 - (48) - - -
Pitcairn Island Community Policing 2008//09 100 100 - - -
2008 wage Round 2008/09 2,753 2,882 2,882 2,882 2,882
Support to Cook Islands National Police 2008/09 620 668 - - -
Deployment to Tonga 2008/09 1,448 - - - -
Revised Output Costing - Transfer of funds between outputs 2008/09 (19,092) (19,092) (19,092) (19,092) (19,092)
CYPF Act 1989, Amendment Bill (No.6) Information Technology 2008/09 6 6 6 6 6
Information Technology: Enhanced Security Infrastructure 2008/09 50 101 162 223 223
Special Training to Indonesian Police & Community Policing of Papua province 2008/09 478 65 - - -
Solomon Islands Deployment 2007/08 5,429 5,429 1,358 - -
Deployment on UNMIT to Timor-Leste 2007/08 3,915 994 - - -
Replacement of the Police Land Mobile Radio Network 2007/08 233 455 713 757 757
Afghanistan Police Assistance 2006/07 770 770 770 770 770
Increase in staff 2005/06 12,820 15,226 17,396 17,713 17,958
Pacific Island Chiefs of Police 2005/06 552 552 552 552 552
Deployment to Bougainville: Papua New Guinea 2005/06 2,692 1,400 1,400 1,400 1,400
Pacific People Domestic Violence 2005/06 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000
Niue Police Assistance 2005/06 186 120 120 120 120
Holidays Act 2003 2005/06 352 352 352 352 352
Total   14,312 10,689 7,619 6,694 6,997

Part 5 - Details and Expected Results for Other Expenses

Part 5.1 - Departmental Other Expenses

Compensation for Confiscated Firearms (M51)

Scope of Appropriation

Compensation paid to owners of firearms confiscated under the provisions of section 28(4) of the Arms Act 1983.

Expenses

Expenses - Compensation for Confiscated Firearms (M51) - Police
  2008/09 2009/10
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 10 10 10

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Compensation for Confiscated Firearms (M51) - Police
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2008/09
Budgeted
$000
2009/10
Budget
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
Compensation paid to owners of firearms confiscated under the provisions of section 28(4) of the Arms Act 1983 1985 10 10 10 10 10

Part 5.2 - Non-Departmental Other Expenses

Telecommunications Interception Capability (M51)

Scope of Appropriation

Provision of interception capability on telecommunications networks, pursuant to section 7(1) and section 16(1)(a) of the Telecommunications (Interception Capability) Act 2004

Expenses

Expenses - Telecommunications Interception Capability (M51) - Police
  2008/09 2009/10
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 3,000 3,000 4,000

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

Crown's obligations to reimburse telecommunication providers for the cost of upgrading their networks to comply with the provisions of Telecommunications (Interception Capability) Act.

Expected Results

Expected Results - Telecommunications Interception Capability (M51) - Police
  2008/09 2009/10
  Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Compliance with the Act Not Applicable 100% 100%

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Telecommunications Interception Capability (M51) - Police
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2008/09
Budgeted
$000
2009/10
Budget
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
Telecommunications (Interception Capability) Act obligations 2007/08 3,000 4,000 1,757 - -

United Nations Drug Control Programme (M51)

Scope of Appropriation

United Nations Drug Control Programme contribution

Expenses

Expenses - United Nations Drug Control Programme (M51) - Police
  2008/09 2009/10
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 100 100 100

Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - United Nations Drug Control Programme (M51) - Police
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2008/09
Budgeted
$000
2009/10
Budget
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
Contribution to United Nations Drug Control Programme 2005/06 100 100 100 100 100

Part 6 - Details and Expected Results for Capital Expenditure

Part 6.1 - Departmental Capital Expenditure

New Zealand Police - Capital Expenditure PLA (M51)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to the purchase or development of assets by and for the use of the New Zealand Police, as authorised by section 24(1) of the Public Finance Act 1989.

Capital Expenditure

Capital Expenditure - New Zealand Police Capital Expenditure PLA (M51) - Police
  2008/09 2009/10
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Forests/Agricultural - - -
Land - - -
Property, Plant and Equipment 121,400 125,775 109,600
Intangibles 5,000 625 2,000
Other - - -

Total Appropriation

126,400 126,400 111,600
Forests/Agricultural - - -
Land - - -
Property, Plant and Equipment 121,400 125,775 109,600
Intangibles 5,000 625 2,000
Other - - -

Total Appropriation

126,400 126,400 111,600

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

Forecast capital expenditure for 2009/10 is lower than 2008/09 as a number of significant property developments Gisborne Station, Whangarei and Manukau Hub - stage 2 have been completed.

Performance Information for Appropriations Vote Serious Fraud

MINISTER(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR APPROPRIATIONS: Minister of Police (M51)

ADMINISTERING DEPARTMENT: Serious Fraud Office

MINISTER RESPONSIBLE FOR SERIOUS FRAUD OFFICE: Minister of Police

Part 1 - Summary of the Vote

Part 1.1 - Overview of the Vote

The Minister of Police is responsible for appropriations in Vote Serious Fraud for the 2009/10 financial year covering the following:

  • a total of over $5 million for the detection, investigation and prosecution of cases of suspected serious or complex fraud offending brought to the attention of, or detected by, the Serious Fraud Office
  • a total of nearly $2 million to implement and operate the non-conviction based forfeiture provisions of the Criminal Proceeds (Recovery) Act 2009
  • a total of $520,000 on the purchase or development of assets by and for the use of the Serious Fraud Office.

Details of these appropriations are set out in Parts 2-6 below.

Part 1.2 - High-Level Objectives of the Vote

Contribution of Appropriations to Government Priorities and Outcomes

Contribution of Appropriations to Government Priorities and Outcomes - Part 1.2 HighLevel Objectives of the Vote - Serious Fraud
Appropriations Government Priorities Government Outcomes
Investigation and Prosecution of Complex or Serious Fraud Reduce the occurrence, impact, and harm of serious financial crime Fewer fraudsters
Less serious financial crime
Reduced impact of serious financial crime on victims
Increased public confidence in the delivery of justice and the rule of law
Increased trust in New Zealand as an honest capital market and a safe place to do business
Civil Forfeiture of Criminal Assets Reduce the occurrence, impact, and harm of serious financial crime Fewer fraudsters
Less serious financial crime
Reduced impact of serious financial crime on victims
Increased public confidence in the delivery of justice and the rule of law
Increased trust in New Zealand as an honest capital market and a safe place to do business

The appropriations in Vote Serious Fraud will contribute to the Government priorities to reduce the occurrence, impact, and harm of serious financial crime by:

  • improving the possibility of serious financial crime being detected, investigated, and prosecuted
  • continuing to deliver a world class conviction rate
  • continuing to improve SFO responsiveness to victims
  • continuing to develop close working relationships with the Police, Organised and Financial Crime Agency (OFCANZ), and other public service departments to identify and achieve shared goals, and proactively to share good practice
  • pursuing a prevention programme based on education and deterrence
  • proactively address staff recruitment and retention issues, and ensure staff have the right equipment.

Part 1.3 - Trends in the Vote

Summary of Financial Activity

Summary of Financial Activity - Serious Fraud
  2004/05 2005/06 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13
Actual
$000
Actual
$000
Actual
$000
Actual
$000
Budgeted
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Departmental
Transactions
Budget
$000
Non-
Departmental
Transactions
Budget
$000
Total
Budget
$000
Estimated
$000
Estimated
$000
Estimated
$000

Appropriations

                       
Output Expenses 4,607 4,795 4,880 5,057 5,770 5,770 7,369 - 7,369 7,369 7,369 7,369
Benefits and Other Unrequited Expenses - - - - - - N/A - - - - -
Borrowing Expenses - - - - - - - - - - - -
Other Expenses - - - - - - - - - - - -
Capital Expenditure 398 36 177 42 705 689 520 - 520 80 63 -
Intelligence and Security Department Expenses and Capital Expenditure - - - - - - - N/A - - - -

Total Appropriations

5,005 4,831 5,057 5,099 6,475 6,459 7,889 - 7,889 7,449 7,432 7,369

Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts

                       
Tax Revenue - - - - - - N/A - - - - -
Non-Tax Revenue - - - - - - N/A - - - - -
Capital Receipts - - - - - - N/A - - - - -

Total Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts

- - - - - - N/A - - - - -

Analysis of Significant Trends

The departmental output expense baseline was increased from 2007/08 to fund the new output expense Civil Forfeiture of Criminal Assets and provide additional funding ($300,000 in 2007/08 increasing to $600,000 in outyears) to maintain capability under the Investigation and Prosecution of Complex or Serious Fraud output expense.

Expenditure against the Civil Forfeiture of Criminal Assets output expense has been minimal due to the delay in enactment of enabling legislation - the Criminal Proceeds (Recovery) Bill. Baseline operational funding of $1.890 million has been provided for the Civil Forfeiture of Criminal Assets output expense from 2009/10. Work is being undertaken with the Police and the Organised and Financial Crime Agency (OFCANZ) to develop a combined approach to the implementation of the Criminal Proceeds (Recovery) Act 2009.

A capital injection of $690,000 was provided in 2008/09 to enable the Serious Fraud Office to reconfigure office accommodation to better utilise space and provide capacity to accommodate additional resources, whether they be required for civil forfeiture, organised crime work, corruption or for other temporary or permanent reasons; and for an upgrade of Information Technology Systems.

Part 2 - Details and Expected Performance for Output Expenses

Part 2.1 - Departmental Output Expenses

Intended Impacts, Outcomes and Objectives

Intended Impacts, Outcomes and Objectives - Part 2.1 Departmental Output Expenses - Serious Fraud
Intended Impacts, Outcomes or Objectives of Appropriations Appropriations
Outcomes
  • Fewer fraudsters.
  • Less serious financial crime.
  • Reduced impact of serious financial crime on victims.
  • Increased public confidence in the delivery of justice and the rule of law.
  • Increased trust in New Zealand as an honest capital market and a safe place to do business.
Impacts
  • High quality detection, investigation and prosecution practice.
  • Save court time and resources.
  • Bring justice to victims through early prosecution.
Investigation and Prosecution of Complex or Serious Fraud
Outcomes
  • Fewer fraudsters.
  • Less serious financial crime.
  • Reduced impact of serious financial crime on victims.
  • Increased public confidence in the delivery of justice and the rule of law.
Impacts
  • Recovery of proceeds of crime.
  • High quality detection, investigation and prosecution practice.
  • Increased public confidence in the delivery of justice and the rule of law.
Civil Forfeiture of Criminal Assets

Civil Forfeiture of Criminal Assets (M51)

Scope of Appropriation

Cost of investigating and where appropriate restraining and/or forfeiting assets derived from criminal activity under the civil forfeiture provisions of relevant legislation.

Expenses and Revenue

Expenses and Revenue - Civil Forfeiture of Criminal Assets (M51) - Serious Fraud
  2008/09 2009/10
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 100 100 1,890
Revenue from Crown 100 100 1,890
Revenue from Other - - -

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The implementation of this output class, for which operational funding was provided from 2007/08, was subject to the passage of the Criminal Proceeds (Recovery) Bill which was enacted in 2009.

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Civil Forfeiture of Criminal Assets (M51) - Serious Fraud
  2008/09 2009/10
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Number of cases where investigation is commenced 10-30 - 5-10
Percentage of cases investigated to enable the Director of Serious Fraud to decide on forfeiture orders completed within 12 months 80% - 80%
Progress of all cases is reviewed at least monthly by the Director 100% - 100%

Investigation and Prosecution of Complex or Serious Fraud (M51)

Scope of Appropriation

The detection, investigation and prosecution of cases of suspected serious fraud offending brought to the attention of, or detected by, the Serious Fraud Office.

Expenses and Revenue

Expenses and Revenue - Investigation and Prosecution of Complex or Serious Fraud (M51) - Serious Fraud
  2008/09 2009/10
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 5,670 5,670 5,479
Revenue from Crown 5,560 5,560 5,360
Revenue from Other 110 110 119

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

Additional funding was provided in 2008/09, through a transfer from the Civil Forfeiture of Criminal Assets output expense appropriation, to maintain the capability of the Serious Fraud Office to deliver against this output expense.

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Investigation and Prosecution of Complex or Serious Fraud (M51) - Serious Fraud
  2008/09 2009/10
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Percentage of the time victims are treated with courtesy and compassion, and their dignity and privacy is respected N/A 100% 100%
Percentage of complaints assessed within 14 days to determine whether they meet the criteria of the Serious Fraud Office Act N/A 90% 90%
Percentage of cases assessed within six months to determine whether to proceed to a full investigation N/A 90% 90%
Number of full investigations completed to the point where the Director of Serious Fraud decides whether or not criminal charges should be laid 20-30 20 15-25
Number of prosecution cases concluded 15-20 15 15-20
Percentage of cases investigated to enable the Director of Serious Fraud to decide whether to prosecute the alleged offender(s) completed within 12 months 80% 80% 80%
Progress of all cases is reviewed at least monthly by the Director 100% 100% 100%
Percentage of cases going to committal N/A 100% 100%
Maintain percentage of early guilty pleas N/A above 50% above 50%
Maintain conviction rate N/A 90% 90%

Part 6 - Details and Expected Results for Capital Expenditure

Part 6.1 - Departmental Capital Expenditure

Intended Impacts, Outcomes and Objectives

Intended Impacts, Outcomes and Objectives - Part 6.1 Departmental Capital Expenditure - Serious Fraud
Intended Impacts, Outcomes or Objectives of Appropriations Appropriations
Objective - supports the operations of the Serious Fraud Office Serious Fraud Office - Capital Expenditure

Serious Fraud Office - Capital Expenditure PLA (M51)

Scope of Appropriation

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

Capital Expenditure

Capital Expenditure - Serious Fraud Office Capital Expenditure PLA (M51) - Serious Fraud
  2008/09 2009/10
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Forests/Agricultural - - -
Land - - -
Property, Plant and Equipment 705 689 510
Intangibles - - 10
Other - - -

Total Appropriation

705 689 520
Forests/Agricultural - - -
Land - - -
Property, Plant and Equipment 705 689 510
Intangibles - - 10
Other - - -

Total Appropriation

705 689 520

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

A capital injection of $690,000 was provided in 2008/09 to enable the Serious Fraud Office to upgrade office accommodation and Information Technology Assets.

Expected Results

Expected Results - Serious Fraud Office Capital Expenditure PLA (M51) - Serious Fraud
  2008/09 2009/10
  Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
All capital expenditure for the Serious Fraud Office supports the operations of the activities of the office Meet Meet Meet

Statements of Forecast Service Performance

The Statements of Forecast Service Performance of departments included in the Justice Sector comprise the service performance information for all departmental output expense appropriations that are proposed to be used by those departments. In this context, service performance information comprises the scope, expenses and revenue, and output performance measures and standards for each class of outputs within those departmental appropriations, as set out in Part 2.1 of the Performance Information for appropriations in each Vote.

The following table identifies the classes of outputs incorporated in the Statement of Forecast Service Performance for each department in the Justice Sector. In one instance, this includes reference to classes of outputs within appropriations presented in a Vote in another sector.

Classes of outputs incorporated in the Statement of Forecast Service Performance for each department
Department Composition of Statement of Forecast Service Performance
Department of Corrections The service performance information in Part 2.1 for the classes of outputs within all the departmental output expense appropriations in Vote Corrections.
Crown Law Office The service performance information in Part 2.1 for the classes of outputs within all the departmental output expense appropriations in Vote Attorney-General.
Ministry of Justice

The service performance information in Part 2.1 for the classes of outputs within all the departmental output expense appropriations in:

  • Vote Courts
  • Vote Justice
  • Vote Treaty Negotiations, which is in the Māori, Other Populations and Cultural Sector.
Parliamentary Counsel Office The service performance information in Part 2.1 for the classes of outputs within all the departmental output expense appropriations in Vote Parliamentary Counsel.
New Zealand Police The service performance information in Part 2.1 for the classes of outputs within all the departmental output expense appropriations in Vote Police.
Serious Fraud Office The service performance information in Part 2.1 for the classes of outputs within all the departmental output expense appropriations in Vote Serious Fraud.

Forecast Financial Statements of Departments

Statement of Common Accounting Policies

These accounting policies have been applied in the forecast financial statements of all departments and Offices of Parliament except as outlined in the statement of entity-specific accounting policies for individual departments or Offices of Parliament.

These forecast financial statements are prepared in accordance with section 41(1)(a)-(f) of the Public Finance Act 1989. The purpose of the forecast financial statements is to facilitate Parliament's consideration of appropriations for, and planned performance of departments and offices of Parliament. Use of this information for other purposes may not be appropriate. It is not intended that these forecast financial statements be updated subsequent to publication.

Statement of Compliance

These forecast financial statements for the year ended 30 June 2009 comply with FRS-42 Prospective Financial Statements.

Specific Accounting Policies

The accounting policies set out below have been applied consistently to all periods presented in these statements. These statements have been prepared on a going-concern basis. The measurement base applied is historical cost modified by the revaluation of certain assets and liabilities as identified in this statement of accounting policies.

The accrual basis of accounting has been used unless otherwise stated. These financial statements are presented in New Zealand dollars, which is the entity's functional currency. All financial information presented has been rounded to the nearest thousand.

Judgements and Estimations

The preparation of forecast financial statements in conformity with FRS-42 requires judgements, estimates and assumptions that affect the application of policies and reported amounts of assets and liabilities, income and expenses. The estimates and associated assumptions are based on historical experience and various other factors that are believed to be reasonable under the circumstances. Actual results may differ from these estimates and these variations may be material.

Revenue

Revenue is derived through the provision of outputs to the Crown and from services to third parties. Revenue is recognised in the forecast statement of financial performance when earned.

Leases

Operating Leases

Where substantially all of the risks and rewards of ownership are retained by the lessor, leases are classified as operating leases.

Lease payments under operating leases are recognised as an expense on a straight-line basis over the lease term.

Finance Leases

Leases which effectively transfer to the department substantially all the risks and rewards incidental to ownership of the leased items are classified as finance leases. These are capitalised at the lower of the fair value of the asset or the present value of the minimum lease payments. The leased assets and the corresponding lease liabilities are recognised in the statement of financial position. The leased assets are depreciated over the period the department is expected to benefit from their use. The interest expense component of finance lease payments is recognised in the statement of financial performance.

Borrowing Costs

Borrowing costs are recognised as an expense when incurred.

Property, Plant and Equipment

Property, plant and equipment, other than land and buildings, is stated at cost less accumulated depreciation and impairment losses. Land and buildings are stated at fair value as determined by an independent registered valuer. Fair value is determined using market-based evidence. Land and buildings are revalued with sufficient regularity to ensure that carrying value is not materially different from fair value at the end of the reporting period. Additions between revaluations are recorded at cost. Any capitalisation thresholds applied are set out in the statement of entity-specific accounting policies.

Depreciation

Depreciation is provided on a straight-line basis so as to allocate the cost [or valuation] of an item of property, plant and equipment, less any estimated residual value, over its estimated useful life.

The estimated useful lives are set out in the statement of entity-specific accounting policies.

Leasehold improvements are capitalised and the cost is amortised over the unexpired period of the lease or the estimated useful life of the improvements, whichever is shorter.

Items under construction are not depreciated. The total cost of a capital project is transferred to the appropriate asset class on its completion and then depreciated.

Intangible Assets

Intangible assets with finite useful lives (such as computer software) are recorded at cost less accumulated amortisation and impairment losses.

Any capitalisation thresholds applied are set out in the statement of entity-specific accounting policies.

Amortisation is charged to the statement of financial performance on a straight-line basis over the estimated useful life of the asset.

The estimated useful lives are set out in the statement of entity-specific accounting policies.

Intangible assets with indefinite useful lives are not amortised, but are tested at least annually for impairment.

Where there is an active market for an intangible asset, the asset is recorded at a revalued amount, being fair value less any subsequent accumulated amortisation and accumulated impairment losses.

Cash and Cash Equivalents

Cash includes cash on hand and funds on deposit with banks with a maturity of 3 months or less from date of acquisition.

Debtors and Other Receivables

Debtors and other receivables are initially measured at fair value and subsequently measured at amortised cost using the effective interest rate, less impairment charges. Allowances for estimated irrecoverable amounts are recognised when there is objective evidence that the asset is impaired.

Inventories

Inventories held for sale or use in the production of goods and services on a commercial basis are recorded at the lower of cost and net realisable value. The cost of purchased inventory is determined using the weighted average cost method.

Inventories held for distribution for public benefit purposes are recorded at cost (calculated using the weighted average cost method) adjusted when applicable for any loss of service potential. Where inventories are acquired at no cost, or for nominal consideration, the cost is the current replacement cost at the date of acquisition.

Employee Entitlements

Pension Liabilities

Obligations for contributions to defined contribution retirement plans are recognised in the statement of financial performance as they fall due.

Other Employee Entitlements

Employee entitlements to salaries and wages, annual leave, sick leave, long service leave, retiring leave and other similar benefits are recognised in the statement of financial performance when they accrue to employees. Employee entitlements to be settled within 12 months are reported at the amount expected to be paid. Long-term employee entitlements are reported at the present value of the estimated future cash outflows.

Termination Benefits

Termination benefits are recognised in the statement of financial performance only when there is a demonstrable commitment to either terminate employment prior to normal retirement date or to provide such benefits as a result of an offer to encourage voluntary redundancy. Termination benefits to be settled within 12 months are reported at the amount expected to be paid. Other termination benefits are reported at the present value of the estimated future cash outflows.

Onerous Contracts

Where the benefits to be derived from a contract are lower than the unavoidable costs of meeting the obligation under the contract, a provision is recognised. The provision is stated at the present value of the future net cash outflows expected to be incurred in respect of the contract.

Foreign Currency

Foreign currency transactions are reported at the New Zealand dollar exchange rate at the date of the transaction.

Statement of Cash Flows

The following are definitions of the terms used in the statement of cash flows:

  • cash and cash equivalents include cash on hand, cash in transit, bank accounts and deposits with a maturity of no more than three months from date of acquisition
  • investing activities are those activities relating to the acquisition and disposal of non-current assets
  • financing activities comprise capital injections by, or repayment of capital to, the Crown, and
  • operating activities include all transactions and other events that are not investing or financing activities.

Taxation

Departments and Offices of Parliament are exempt from income tax as public authorities. Accordingly no charge for income tax has been provided for.

Goods and Services Tax

These forecast financial statements are GST exclusive, except for receivables and payables in the statement of financial position, which are stated on a GST inclusive basis. Where GST is not recoverable as input tax, then it is recognised as part of the related asset or expense.

The net amount of GST owing to or from the Inland Revenue Department at balance date is included as part of receivables or payables (as appropriate) in the statement of financial position.

Commitments

Future expenses and liabilities to be incurred on contracts that have been entered into at balance date are disclosed as commitments to the extent that there are equally unperformed obligations.

Contingent Liabilities and Contingent Assets

Contingent liabilities are disclosed if the possibility that they will crystallise is not remote. Contingent assets are disclosed if it is probable that the benefits will be realised.

 

Changes in Accounting Policies

Any changes in accounting policies since the date of the last audited financial statements prepared under New Zealand generally accepted accounting practice are described in the statement of entity-specific accounting policies. The last audited financial statements (30 June 2008) were prepared in accordance with NZ IFRS (New Zealand Equivalents to International Financial Reporting Standards) as appropriate for public benefit entities.

Forecast Financial Statements Department of Corrections

Statement of Forecast Comprehensive Income for the year ending 30 June 2010

Statement of Forecast Comprehensive Income for the year ending 30 June 2010 - Corrections
    2007/08 2008/09 2009/10
  Note Actual
$000
In 2008
Budget
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Budgeted
$000

Income

         
Crown   886,003 930,778 933,613 1,031,949
Department(s)   7,765 7,929 9,119 7,529
Other revenue   32,888 25,998 34,198 25,998
Gains   - - - -
Interest   - - - -
Total Income   926,656 964,705 976,930 1,065,476

Expenses

         
Personnel   443,020 458,466 459,880 516,651
Operating 1 230,109 245,774 257,028 296,843
Depreciation and amortisation   117,888 126,451 122,378 108,718
Capital charge   130,641 134,014 131,244 143,264
Finance costs   - - - -
Other   1,770 - - -
Total Expenses   923,428 964,705 970,530 1,065,476
Net Surplus / (Deficit)   - - 6,400 -
Other comprehensive income   (1,211) - - -
Total Comprehensive Income   2,017 - 6,400 -

Statement of Forecast Changes in Taxpayers' Funds for the year ending 30 June 2010

Statement of Forecast Changes in Taxpayers' Funds for the year ending 30 June 2010 - Corrections
    2007/08 2008/09 2009/10
  Note Actual
$000
In 2008
Budget
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Budgeted
$000

Balance at 1 July

         
General funds   1,449,377 1,519,977 1,519,977 1,501,883
Revaluation reserve   280,973 279,070 277,495 277,495
Other reserves   - - 2,267 2,267
Taxpayers' Funds Opening Balance   1,730,350 1,799,047 1,799,739 1,781,645

Changes in Taxpayers' Funds

         
Comprehensive income for the period   2,017 - 6,400 -
Repayment of surplus   (3,228) - (6,400) -
Capital contribution   70,600 (21,094) 65,747 323,348
Capital withdrawal   - - (83,841) (66,471)
Other   - - - -
Total Changes in Taxpayers' Funds   69,389 (21,094) (18,094) 256,877

Balance at 30 June

         
General funds   1,519,977 1,498,883 1,501,883 1,758,760
Revaluation reserve   277,495 279,070 277,495 277,495
Other reserves   2,267 - 2,267 2,267
Taxpayers' Funds Closing Balance   1,799,739 1,777,953 1,781,645 2,038,522

Forecast Statement of Financial Position as at 30 June 2010

Forecast Statement of Financial Position as at 30 June 2010 - Corrections
    2007/08 2008/09 2009/10
  Note Actual
$000
In 2008
Budget
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Budgeted
$000

Assets

         

Current Assets

         
Cash and cash equivalents   164,761 13,576 137,348 95,514
Debtors and other receivables   5,692 7,229 5,729 5,729
Prepayments   1,988 2,125 2,125 2,125
Inventories   5,911 5,600 5,600 5,658
Other current assets   1,510 - - -
Total Current Assets   179,862 28,530 150,802 109,026

Non-current Assets

         
Property, plant and equipment   1,698,464 1,803,693 1,697,442 1,988,258
Intangible assets   36,363 37,789 43,700 46,637
Other non-current assets   45,230 47,070 45,230 45,230
Total Non- current Assets   1,780,057 1,888,552 1,786,372 2,080,125
Total Assets   1,959,919 1,917,082 1,937,174 2,189,151

Liabilities

         

Current Liabilities

         
Creditors and other payables   84,274 77,779 77,779 77,779
Repayment of surplus   3,228 - 6,400 -
Employee entitlements   59,840 50,950 60,950 62,450
Other current liabilities   - - - -
Total Current Liabilities   147,342 128,729 145,129 140,229

Non-current Liabilities

         
Provisions   546 - - -
Employee entitlements   12,292 10,400 10,400 10,400
Other non-current liabilities   - - - -
Total Non-current Liabilities   12,838 10,400 10,400 10,400
Total Liabilities   160,180 139,129 155,529 150,629

Taxpayers' Funds

         
General funds   1,519,977 1,498,883 1,501,883 1,758,760
Revaluation reserve   277,495 279,070 277,495 277,495
Other reserves   2,267 - 2,267 2,267
Total Taxpayers' Funds   1,799,739 1,777,953 1,781,645 2,038,522
Total Liabilities and Taxpayers' Funds   1,959,919 1,917,082 1,937,174 2,189,151

Statement of Forecast Cash Flows for the year ending 30 June 2010

Forestry Statement of Forecast Cash Flows for the year ending 30 June 2010 - Corrections
    2007/08 2008/09 2009/10
  Note Actual
$000
In 2008
Budget
$000

Estimated
Actual
$000
Budgeted
$000

Cash Flows from Operating Activities

         

Receipts from:

         
Crown   886,003 930,778 933,613 1,031,949
Department(s)   7,725 7,929 9,096 7,529
Other   34,180 25,998 34,184 25,998
Interest   - - - -

Payments to:

         
Suppliers   (216,739) (249,724) (268,149) (301,001)
Employees   (426,703) (453,016) (456,712) (511,051)
Capital charge   (130,641) (134,014) (131,244) (143,264)
Goods and services tax (net)   4,085 - (6,585) -
Other operating activities   - - - -
Net Cash from Operating Activities 2 157,910 127,951 114,203 110,160

Cash Flow from Investing Activities

         

Receipts from:

         
Sale of property, plant and equipment   1,381 1,600 - -
Sale of intangible assets   - - - -
Sale of other non-current assets   430 - 1,510 -

Purchase of:

         
Property, plant and equipment   (98,676) (183,741) (106,018) (389,799)
Intangible assets   (9,860) (9,650) (15,786) (12,672)
Other non-current assets   - - - -
Net Cash from Investing Activities   (106,725) (191,791) (120,294) (402,471)

Cash Flow from Financing Activities

         
Capital contribution   70,600 (21,094) 65,747 323,348
Other financing cash inflows   - - - -
Repayment of surplus   (13,522) (7,500) (3,228) (6,400)
Capital withdrawal   - - (83,841) (66,471)
Other financing cash outflows   - - - -
Net Cash from Financing Activities   57,078 (28,594) (21,322) 250,477
Net Increase / (Decrease) in Cash   108,263 (92,434) (27,413) (41,834)
Cash at the beginning of the year   56,498 106,010 164,761 137,348
Cash at the end of the year   164,761 13,576 137,348 95,514

Statement of Significant Assumptions

These statements have been compiled on the basis of government policies and the Department of Corrections' output agreements with the Minister of Corrections at the time the statements were finalised.

The 2008/09 budgeted figures are based on management's judgements, estimates and assumptions of the final 2008/09 outcome and is used as the opening position for 2009/10 forecasts. Estimated year end information for 2008/09 is used as the opening position for the 2009/10 forecasts.

The capital charge rate for the year ending 30 June 2010 is assumed to be 7.5% per annum.

Statement of Entity-Specific Accounting Policies

The Department of Corrections has applied the accounting policies set out in Statement of Accounting Policies Standard included in this document, except as stated below.

Reporting entity

These are the prospective financial statements of Department of Corrections, prepared in accordance with section 38 of the Public Finance Act 1989.

The Department of Corrections is a Government Department as defined by section 2 of the Public Finance Act 1989. For the purposes of financial reporting the Department of Corrections is a public benefit entity.

Specific Accounting Policies

Property, plant and equipment

The capitalisation thresholds applied are set out below:

Asset Category. - Corrections

Asset Category

Capitalisation Amount

IT Equipment / Hardware $3,000 other than personal computers, printers and laptops which are capitalised at cost.
All other property, plant and equipment $3,000

Depreciation

The estimated useful lives of property, plant and equipment are set out below:

Asset Category - Corrections

Asset Category

Useful Lives

Buildings 3 to 50 years
Leasehold improvement 10 years
IT Equipment / Hardware 3 to 10 years
Motor vehicles 5 to 8 years
Furniture and office equipment 3 to 5 years
Other categories 5 to 10 years

Intangible assets

The capitalisation thresholds applied are set out below:

Asset Category - Corrections

Asset Category

Capitalisation Amount

Purchase software $3,000
Internally developed software $3,000

The estimated useful lives of intangible assets are set out below:

Asset Category - Corrections

Asset Category

Useful Lives

Purchased software 3 to 10 years
Internally developed software 3 to 10 years

Cost Allocation

Direct costs are charged to outputs based on actual consumption or activity analysis. Pre established ratios have been used in some instances.

Indirect costs are allocated to outputs based on appropriate resource consumption and/or activity analysis.

Non-current assets held for sale

Non-current assets held for sale are classified as held for sale if their carrying amount will be recovered principally through a sale transaction, not through continuing use. Non-current assets held for sale are measured at the lower of their carrying amount and fair value less costs to sell.

Any impairment losses for write-downs of non-current assets held for sale are recognised in the Statement of Financial Performance.

Any increases in fair value (less costs to sell) are recognised up to the level of any impairment losses that have been previously recognised.

Non-current assets (including those that are part of a disposal group) are not depreciated or amortised while they are classified as held for sale. Interest and other expenses attributable to the liabilities of a disposal group classified as held for sale continue to be recognised.

Biological assets

The Department recognises biological assets or agriculture produce when, and only when:

  • the Department controls the assets as a result of past events
  • it is probable that future economic benefits associated with the asset will flow to the Department, and
  • the fair value or costs of the asset can be measured reliably

Biological Assets managed for harvesting into agricultural produce are recorded at fair value less point of sale costs, with any realised gains or losses reported in the Statement of Financial Performance.

The Department's valuations incorporate any material point of sale costs in the valuation.

The Department's biological assets are forests and livestock.

Forests

Forestry assets are independently revalued annually at fair value less estimated point of sale costs. Fair value is determined based on the present value of expected net cash flows discounted at a current market determined pre-tax rate.

Gains or losses arising on initial recognition of biological assets at fair value less estimated point of sale costs and from a change in fair value less estimated point of sale costs are recognised in the Statement of Financial Performance.

The costs to maintain the forestry assets are included in the Statement of Financial Performance.

Livestock

Livestock assets are recorded at fair value less point of sale costs.

Gains and losses due to changes in the per head value of the livestock at balance date are taken to the Statement of Financial Performance.

Gains and losses due to changes in livestock numbers are taken directly to the Statement of Financial Performance.

Any material differences in fair value are taken to Statement of Financial Performance.

Notes to the Financial Statements

Note 1 - Operating Expenses
Note 1 - Operating Expenses - Corrections
  2007/08 2008/09 2009/10
  Actual
$000
In 2008
Budget
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Budgeted
$000
Operating lease rentals 13,416 13,649 17,600 17,600
Audit fees to auditors for audit of the financial statements 284 302 318 318
Audit fees for NZ IFRS transition 18 27 - -
Fees to auditors for other services provided 133 - - -
Facilities maintenance 51,012 54,770 54,462 54,462
Offender management costs 37,314 42,823 45,395 72,963
Computer costs 11,004 16,596 10,379 10,379
Contract management 15,342 11,078 22,152 22,152
Administration 37,247 36,614 39,921 38,247
Bad debts 83 5 (13) (13)
Other operating costs 62,081 69,910 66,814 80,735
Biological assets revaluation 294 - - -
Loss on sale of fixed assets 1,881 - - -

Total

230,109 245,774 257,028 296,843

Note 2 - Reconciliation of Net Cash Flows from Operating Activities

Note 2 - Reconciliation of Net Cash Flows from Operating Activities - Corrections
  2007/08 2008/09 2009/10
  Actual
$000
In 2008
Budget
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Budgeted
$000
Net Surplus/(deficit) 3,228 - 6,400 -
Depreciation and amortisation 117,888 126451 122,378 108,718
Inc/(dec) in non-current employee benefit liabilities 5,696 - - -
Inc/(dec) in non-cash items 176 - - -
Total non-cash items 123,760 126,451 122,378 108,718
Inc/(dec) in receivables 1,169 - - -
Inc/(dec) in inventory (69) - 311 (58)
Inc/(dec) in prepayment (345) (500) (174) -
Inc/(dec) in creditors and payables 20,090 - (14,746) 1,500
Inc/(dec) in provisions 1,561 500 34 -
Inc/(dec) in current employee benefit liabilities 6,545 1,500 - -
Working capital movements - net 28,951 1,500 (14,575) 1,442
Add/(less) investing activity items - - - -
Net loss/(gain) on sale or disposal of biological assets 294 - - -
Net loss/(gain) on sale or disposal of intangible assets - - - -
Net loss/(gain) on sale or disposal of physical assets 1,677 - - -
Total investing activity items 1,971 - - -

Net cash flow from operating activities

157,910 127,951 114,203 110,160

Forecast Financial Statements Crown Law Office

Statement of Forecast Comprehensive Income for the year ending 30 June 2010

Statement of Forecast Comprehensive Income for the year ending 30 June 2010 - Attorney-General
    2007/08 2008/09 2009/10
  Note Actual
$000
In 2008
Budget
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Budgeted
$000

Income

         
Crown   40,812 42,214 42,864 41,799
Department(s)   20,469 21,110 22,900 22,900
Other revenue   55 - 50 50
Gains   - - - -
Interest   - - - -
Total Income   61,336 63,324 65,814 64,749

Expenses

         
Personnel   16,892 18,990 18,064 19,000
Operating 1 40,728 43,167 46,577 44,306
Depreciation and amortisation   844 1,022 1,018 1,288
Capital charge   97 145 155 155
Finance costs   - - - -
Other   - - - -
Total Expenses   58,561 63,324 65,814 64,749
Net Surplus / (Deficit)   - - - -
Other comprehensive income   - - - -
Total Comprehensive Income   2,775 - - -

Statement of Forecast Changes in Taxpayers' Funds for the year ending 30 June 2010

Statement of Forecast Changes in Taxpayers' Funds for the year ending 30 June 2010 - Attorney-General
    2007/08 2008/09 2009/10
  Note Actual
$000
In 2008
Budget
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Budgeted
$000

Balance at 1 July

         
General funds   1,001 1,640 1,767 2,637
Revaluation reserve   296 296 296 296
Other reserves   - - - -
Taxpayers' Funds Opening Balance   1,297 1,936 2,063 2,933

Changes in Taxpayers' Funds

         
Comprehensive income for the period   2,775 - - -
Repayment of surplus   (2,775) - - -
Capital contribution   639 - - -
Capital withdrawal   - - - -
Other   127 - 870 (870)
Total Changes in Taxpayers' Funds   766 - 870 (870)

Balance at 30 June

         
General funds   1,767 1,640 2,637 1,767
Revaluation reserve   296 296 296 296
Other reserves   - - - -
Taxpayers' Funds Closing Balance   2,063 1,936 2,933 2,063

Forecast Statement of Financial Position as at 30 June 2010

Forecast Statement of Financial Position as at 30 June 2010 - Attorney-General
    2007/08 2008/09 2009/10
  Note Actual
$000
In 2008
Budget
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Budgeted
$000

Assets

         

Current Assets

         
Cash and cash equivalents   7,260 3,970 4,058 2,999
Debtors and other receivables   4,350 1,535 3,800 3,800
Prepayments   205 200 216 200
Inventories   - 1,640 - -
Other current assets   - - - -
Total Current Assets   11,815 7,345 8,074 6,999

Non-current Assets

         
Property, plant and equipment   2,654 2,188 2,509 2,150
Intangible assets   49 612 1,580 1,594
Other non-current assets   - - - -
Total Non- current Assets   2,703 2,800 4,089 3,744
Total Assets   14,518 10,145 12,163 10,743

Liabilities

         

Current Liabilities

         
Creditors and other payables   4,703 3,958 4,139 3,658
Repayment of surplus   2,775 - - -
Employee entitlements   1,090 980 986 980
Other current liabilities   3,625 3,004 3,852 3,675
Total Current Liabilities   12,193 7,942 8,977 8,313

Non-current Liabilities

         
Provisions   - - - -
Employee entitlements   262 267 253 367
Other non-current liabilities   - - - -
Total Non-current Liabilities   262 267 253 367
Total Liabilities   12,455 8,209 9,230 8,680

Taxpayers' Funds

         
General funds   1,767 1,640 2,637 1,767
Revaluation reserve   296 296 296 296
Other reserves   - - - -
Total Taxpayers' Funds   2,063 1,936 2,933 2,063
Total Liabilities and Taxpayers' Funds   14,518 10,145 12,163 10,743

Statement of Forecast Cash Flows for the year ending 30 June 2010

Forestry Statement of Forecast Cash Flows for the year ending 30 June 2010 - Attorney-General
    2007/08 2008/09 2009/10
  Note Actual
$000
In 2008
Budget
$000

Estimated
Actual
$000
Budgeted
$000

Cash Flows from Operating Activities

         

Receipts from:

         
Crown   40,812 42,214 42,864 41,799
Department(s)   20,639 21,110 23,450 22,900
Other   55 - 50 50
Interest   - - - -

Payments to:

         
Suppliers   (41,125) (42,940) (47,269) (46,150)
Employees   (16,840) (19,099) (17,627) (18,560)
Capital charge   (97) (145) (155) (155)
Goods and services tax (net)   133 - (204) -
Other operating activities   - - - -
Net Cash from Operating Activities 2 3,577 1,140 1,109 (116)

Cash Flow from Investing Activities

         

Receipts from:

         
Sale of property, plant and equipment   - - - -
Sale of intangible assets   - - - -
Sale of other non-current assets   - - - -

Purchase of:

         
Property, plant and equipment   (339) (397) (735) (429)
Intangible assets   (2) (570) (1,670) (514)
Other non-current assets   - - - -
Net Cash from Investing Activities   (341) (967) (2,405) (943)

Cash Flow from Financing Activities

         
Capital contribution   639 - - -
Other financing cash inflows   - - - -
Repayment of surplus   (361) - (1,906) -
Capital withdrawal   - - - -
Other financing cash outflows   - - - -
Net Cash from Financing Activities   278 - (1,906) -
Net Increase / (Decrease) in Cash   3,514 173 (3,202) (1,059)
Cash at the beginning of the year   3,746 3,797 7,260 4,058
Cash at the end of the year   7,260 3,970 4,058 2,999

Statement of Significant Assumptions

These Forecast financial statements have been compiled on the basis of existing government policies and Ministerial expectations at the time the statements were finanlised.

The main assumptions are as follows:

  • The activities of the Crown Law Office will remain substantially the same as for the previous year.
  • Personnel costs are based on 213 staff positions (199.64 full time equivalents).
  • Operating costs are based on historical experience. The general historical pattern is expected to continue.
  • Estimated year end information for 2008/09 is used as the opening position for the 2009/10 forecasts.

These assumptions are adopted as at 21 April 2009.

Factors that could lead to material differences between the forecast financial statements and the 2009/10 actual financial statements include:

  • changes to the baseline budget through new initiatives, or technical adjustments
  • changes in service demand, as the services provided by Crown Law are demand driven.

Statement of Entity-Specific Accounting Policies

The Crown Law Office has applied the accounting policies set out in Statement of Accounting Policies Standard included in this document, except as stated below.

Reporting entity

These are the prospective financial statements of Crown Law Office, prepared in accordance with section 38 of the Public Finance Act 1989.

Crown Law Office is a Government Department as defined by section 2 of the Public Finance Act 1989. For the purposes of financial reporting Crown Law Office is a public benefit entity.

Authorisation Statement

These forecast financial statements were authorised for issue by the Chief Executive of Crown Law Office on 21 April 2009. The Chief Executive of Crown Law Office is responsible for the forecast financial statements presented, including the appropriateness of the assumptions underlying the forecast financial statements and all other required disclosure.

Specific Accounting Policies

Property, Plant and Equipment

The capitalisation threshold for property, plant and equipment is $1,000.

Depreciation

The estimated useful lives of property, plant and equipment are set out below.

  • Computer equipment / Hardware - 3 years
  • Office equipment - 5 years
  • Furniture and fittings - 5 years
  • Leasehold improvements - up to 9 years
  • Library - 10 years

Intangible Assets

The capitalisation threshold for computer software is $1,000.

Amortisation

The estimated useful life for computer software is 3 years.

Cost Allocation

Crown Law has determined the cost of outputs using the cost allocation system outlined below.

Direct costs are those costs directly attributed to an output. Indirect costs are those costs that cannot be identified in an economically feasible manner, with a specific output.

Direct costs are charged directly to outputs. Indirect costs are charged to outputs based on cost drivers and related activity/usage information. Depreciation and capital charge are charged on the basis of asset utilisation. Personnel costs are charged on the basis of actual time incurred. Other indirect costs are assigned to outputs based on the proportion of direct staff costs for each output.

There have been no changes in cost accounting policies since the date of the last audited financial statements.

Notes to the Financial Statements

Note 1 - Operating Expenses
Note 1 - Operating Expenses - Attorney-General
  2007/08 2008/09 2009/10
  Actual
$000
In 2008
Budget
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Budgeted
$000

Operating expenses include:

       
Crown Solicitor's fees 33,321 34,905 34,560 34,060
Consultants' fees 310 550 666 500
Overseas Travel 159 100 165 100
Domestic Travel 446 541 722 550
Other 6,545 7,071 10,664 7,587

Total operating expenses

40,723 43,167 46,777 42,797

Note 2 - Reconciliation of net surplus to net cash flows from operating activities for the year ending 30 June 2010

Note 2 - Reconciliation of net surplus to net cash flows from operating activities for the year ending 30 June 2010 - Attorney-General
  2007/08 2008/09 2009/10
  Actual
$000
In 2008
Budget
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Budgeted
$000

Net surplus / (deficit)

2,775 - - -

Add / (less) non-cash items

       
Depreciation and amortisation expense 844 1,022 1,018 1,288
Other (Memorandum Account) - - - (870)
Total non-cash Items
844 1,022 1,018 418

Add / (less) items classified as investing or financing activities

       
(Gains) / losses on disposal property, plant and equipment - - - -
Other - - - -
Total items classified as investing or financing activities
- - - -

Add / (less) movements in working capital items

       
(Increase) / decrease in debtors and other receivable (471) (42) 550 -
(Increase) / decrease in prepayments 16 16 (11) 16
(Increase) / decrease in creditors and other payables 322 435 (359) (481)
(Increase) / decrease in current provisions - (283) 228 177
(Increase) / decrease in employee entitlements 80 (8) (104) 6
Net Movements in working capital items
(53) 118 304 (282)

Add / (less) movements in non-current liabilities

       
(Increase) / decrease in non-current employee entitlements 11 - (9) (114)
Net movements in non-current liabilities
11 - (9) (114)

Net Cash from Operating Activities

3,577 1,140 1,313 116

Forecast Financial Statements Ministry of Justice

Statement of Forecast Comprehensive Income for the year ending 30 June 2010

Statement of Forecast Comprehensive Income for the year ending 30 June 2010 - Justice
    2007/08 2008/09 2009/10
  Note Actual
$000
In 2008
Budget
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Budgeted
$000

Income

         
Crown   401,263 441,892 445,137 449,489
Department(s)   5,513 5,697 5,708 5,796
Other revenue 1 33,097 33,357 36,342 34,561
Gains   - - - -
Interest   - - - -
Total Income   439,873 480,946 487,187 489,846

Expenses

         
Personnel 2 194,849 207,964 213,933 202,750
Operating 3 152,616 171,271 162,205 170,248
Depreciation and amortisation   49,741 54,100 58,116 61,822
Capital charge 4 40,103 47,611 50,883 55,026
Finance costs   - - - -
Other   83 - - -
Total Expenses   437,392 480,946 485,137 489,846
Net Surplus / (Deficit)   - - 2,050 -
Other comprehensive income   42,648 - - -
Total Comprehensive Income   45,129 - 2,050 -

Statement of Forecast Changes in Taxpayers' Funds for the year ending 30 June 2010

Statement of Forecast Changes in Taxpayers' Funds for the year ending 30 June 2010 - Justice
    2007/08 2008/09 2009/10
  Note Actual
$000
In 2008
Budget
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Budgeted
$000

Balance at 1 July

         
General funds   509,901 610,894 611,077 666,529
Revaluation reserve   23,741 23,741 66,389 66,389
Other reserves   - - - -
Taxpayers' Funds Opening Balance   533,642 634,635 677,466 732,918

Changes in Taxpayers' Funds

         
Comprehensive income for the period   45,129 - 2,050 -
Repayment of surplus   (2,481) - - -
Capital contribution   100,993 41,514 53,402 25,602
Capital withdrawal   - - - -
Other   183 - - -
Total Changes in Taxpayers' Funds   143,824 41,514 55,452 25,602

Balance at 30 June

         
General funds   611,077 652,408 666,529 692,131
Revaluation reserve   66,389 23,741 66,389 66,389
Other reserves   - - - -
Taxpayers' Funds Closing Balance   677,466 676,149 732,918 758,520

Forecast Statement of Financial Position as at 30 June 2010

Forecast Statement of Financial Position as at 30 June 2010 - Justice
    2007/08 2008/09 2009/10
  Note Actual
$000
In 2008
Budget
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Budgeted
$000

Assets

         

Current Assets

         
Cash and cash equivalents   108,764 60,621 101,013 68,051
Debtors and other receivables 5 53,099 44,317 43,100 43,100
Prepayments   2,697 3,600 2,697 2,697
Inventories   - - - -
Other current assets   - 9 - -
Total Current Assets   164,560 108,547 146,810 113,848

Non-current Assets

         
Property, plant and equipment 6 507,405 520,422 562,871 609,925
Intangible assets   62,891 99,953 78,146 89,860
Other non-current assets   - - - -
Total Non- current Assets   570,296 620,375 641,017 699,785
Total Assets   734,856 728,922 787,827 813,633

Liabilities

         

Current Liabilities

         
Creditors and other payables   17,285 15,473 17,285 17,489
Repayment of surplus   2,481 - - -
Employee entitlements   9,023 7,800 9,023 9,023
Other current liabilities   22,195 24,200 22,195 22,195
Total Current Liabilities   50,984 47,473 48,503 48,707

Non-current Liabilities

         
Provisions   - - - -
Employee entitlements   6,406 5,300 6,406 6,406
Other non-current liabilities   - - - -
Total Non-current Liabilities   6,406 5,300 6,406 6,406
Total Liabilities   57,390 52,773 54,909 55,113

Taxpayers' Funds

         
General funds   611,077 652,408 666,529 692,131
Revaluation reserve   66,389 23,741 66,389 66,389
Other reserves   - - - -
Total Taxpayers' Funds   677,466 676,149 732,918 758,520
Total Liabilities and Taxpayers' Funds   734,856 728,922 787,827 813,633

Statement of Forecast Cash Flows for the year ending 30 June 2010

Forestry Statement of Forecast Cash Flows for the year ending 30 June 2010 - Justice
    2007/08 2008/09 2009/10
  Note Actual
$000
In 2008
Budget
$000

Estimated
Actual
$000
Budgeted
$000

Cash Flows from Operating Activities

         

Receipts from:

         
Crown   406,264 451,892 455,136 449,489
Department(s)   5,585 5,697 5,708 5,796
Other   34,186 33,357 36,342 34,561
Interest   80 - - -

Payments to:

         
Suppliers   (133,270) (149,449) (142,383) (150,410)
Employees   (192,508) (207,964) (213,933) (202,750)
Capital charge   (40,043) (47,611) (50,883) (55,026)
Goods and services tax (net)   1,418 - - 204
Other operating activities   (19,163) (21,822) (19,822) (19,838)
Net Cash from Operating Activities 7 62,549 64,100 70,165 62,026

Cash Flow from Investing Activities

         

Receipts from:

         
Sale of property, plant and equipment   65 368 368 405
Sale of intangible assets   - - - -
Sale of other non-current assets   - - - -

Purchase of:

         
Property, plant and equipment   (61,859) (93,638) (101,796) (94,606)
Intangible assets   (6,570) (27,679) (27,409) (26,389)
Other non-current assets   - - - -
Net Cash from Investing Activities   (68,364) (120,949) (128,837) (120,590)

Cash Flow from Financing Activities

         
Capital contribution   100,993 41,514 53,402 25,602
Other financing cash inflows   - - - -
Repayment of surplus   (8,685) (2,730) (2,481) -
Capital withdrawal   - - - -
Other financing cash outflows   - - - -
Net Cash from Financing Activities   92,308 38,784 50,921 25,602
Net Increase / (Decrease) in Cash   86,493 (18,065) (7,751) (32,962)
Cash at the beginning of the year   22,271 78,686 108,764 101,013
Cash at the end of the year   108,764 60,621 101,013 68,051

Statement of Significant Assumptions

These forecast financial statements have been complied on the basis of existing government policies and Ministerial Expectations at the time the statements were finalised.

Statement of Entity-Specific Accounting Policies

The Ministry of Justice has applied the accounting policies set out in Statement of Accounting Policies Standard included in this document, except as stated below.

Reporting Entity

These are the prospective financial statements of Ministry of Justice, prepared in accordance with section 38 of the Public Finance Act 1989.

The Ministry of Justice is a Government Department as defined by section 2 of the Public Finance Act 1989. For the purposes of financial reporting, the Ministry of Justice is a public benefit entity.

Authorisation Statement

These forecast financial statements were authorised for issue by the Secretary of Justice on 20 April 2009. The Secretary of Justice is responsible for the forecast financial statements presented, including the appropriateness of the assumptions underlying the forecast financial statements and all other required disclosure.

Specific Accounting Policies

Revenue Recognition

Revenue is measured at the fair value of consideration received.

Revenue Crown is recognised on the basis of the supply of outputs to the Crown.

Department and Other Revenue is from the supply of goods and services to other government departments and third parties.

Revenue from filing and similar fees is recognised when the obligation to pay the fee is incurred.

Rental income is recognised on a straight-line basis over the term of the lease. Lease incentives granted are recognised evenly over the term of the lease as a reduction in total rental income.

Interest income is accrued using the effective interest rate method.

Property, Plant and Equipment

Asset Capitalisation

Property, plant and equipment are initially recorded at cost of purchase.

These are capitalised:

  • if purchased individually and the cost price is greater than $3,000
  • if purchased as a group and the combined value is greater than $5,000.

Capital work in progress is recognised as costs are incurred. Depreciation is not recorded until the asset is fully acceptance tested, operational and therefore capitalised.

The carrying amounts of plant, property and equipment are reviewed at least annually to determine if there is any indication of impairment. Where an asset's recoverable amount is less than its carrying amount, it will be reported at its recoverable amount and an impairment loss will be recognised. Losses resulting from impairment are reported in the Statement of Financial performance, unless the asset is carried at a revalued amount, in which case any impairment loss is treated as a revaluation decrease.

Asset Revaluation

Land and buildings are stated at fair value as determined by an independent registered valuer as at 30 June. Fair value is determined using market-based evidence. Revaluations are performed on a yearly basis although land and buildings are only physically inspected every three years. The last physical inspection was completed on 30 June 2006.

Any surplus on revaluation of a class of land or buildings is transferred directly to the applicable property, plant and equipment revaluation reserve within taxpayers' funds unless it offsets a previous decrease in value recognised in the Statement of Financial Performance, in which case, it is recognised in the Statement of Financial Performance.

A decrease in value relating to a class of land or buildings is recognised in the Statement of Financial Performance where it exceeds the surplus previously transferred to revaluation reserves.

Accumulated depreciation at revaluation date is eliminated against the gross carrying amount so that the carrying amount after revaluation equals the revalued amount.

Depreciation

Property, plant and equipment is depreciated on a straight-line basis over the estimated useful lives of these assets after allowing for residual values (where appropriate by asset category). The estimated useful life of major asset categories is as follows:

Estimated useful life of major asset categories - Justice
Asset category Asset life (years) Residual value
Buildings Up to 65 Nil
Fit-out/Leasehold Improvements Up to 15 Nil
Computer Equipment 4 - 7 Nil
Furniture and Fittings, Office Equipment 5 Nil
Motor Vehicles 5 30% of cost or fair value

Land and work in progress are not depreciated. The total cost of work in progress is transferred to the appropriate asset class on its completion and depreciated accordingly.

Leasehold improvements are depreciated over the remaining life of the lease or the estimated remaining lives of the improvements, whichever is shorter.

Disposal of Property, Plant and Equipment

Where property, plant or equipment is disposed of, the gain or loss recognised in the Statement of Financial Performance is calculated as the difference between the sale price and the carrying amount. If an asset is sold that has contributed to the revaluation reserve, the related portion of the reserve is transferred to the general fund within taxpayers' funds.

Non-current assets held for sale

Non-current assets held for sale are classified as held for sale if their carrying amount will be recovered principally through a sale transaction rather than through continuing use. Non-current assets held for sale are measured at the lower of their carrying amount and fair value less costs to sell.

Any impairment losses for write-downs of non-current assets held for sale are recognised in the Statement of Financial Performance.

Any increases in fair value (less costs to sell) are recognised up to the level of any impairment losses that have been previously recognised.

Non-current assets held for sale are not depreciated or amortised while they are classified as held for sale.

Intangible Assets

Intangible assets are initially recorded at cost. The cost of an internally generated intangible asset represents expenditure incurred in the development phase of the asset only.

Intangible assets with finite lives are subsequently recorded at cost less any amortisation and impairment losses. Amortisation is charged to the Statement of Financial Performance on a straight-line basis over the useful life of the asset. Estimated useful lives are:

Estimated useful lives of Intangible Assets - Justice
Asset category Asset life (years)
Acquired Software 4 - 7
Internally Generated Software 4 - 7

Realised gains and losses arising from the disposal of intangible assets are recognised in the Statement of Financial Performance in the period in which the transaction occurs. Unrealised gains and losses from changes in the value of intangible assets are recognised as at balance date. To the extent that a gain reverses a loss previously charged to the Statement of Financial Performance, the gain is credited to the Statement of Financial Performance. Otherwise, gains are credited to an asset revaluation reserve for that asset. To the extent that there is a balance in the asset revaluation reserve for the intangible asset a revaluation loss is debited to the reserve. Otherwise losses are reported in the Statement of Financial Performance.

Employee Entitlements

Provision is made in respect of the Ministry's liability for annual, long service, sick and retirement leave. Annual leave has been calculated on an actual entitlement basis at current rates of pay. Sick leave is recognised to the extent that absences in the coming year are expected to be greater than the entitlements earned in the coming year. Long service and retiring leave provisions have been calculated on an actuarial basis, based on the present value of expected future entitlements.

Superannuation

Obligations for contributions to the State Sector Retirement Scheme, Kiwisaver and the Government Superannuation Fund are accounted for as defined contribution schemes and are recognised as an expense in the Statement of Financial Performance as incurred.

Cost Allocation

The Ministry derives the costs of outputs using a cost allocation system outlined below.

Cost allocation policy

Direct costs are charged to output classes as and when they occur. Indirect costs are accumulated and allocated to output classes based on cost drivers such as assessment of personnel time, building area occupied, or asset utilisation, which reflect an appropriate measure of resource consumption usage. Costs identified to overhead areas are accumulated and allocated to output classes based on resource consumption usage where possible (such as full time equivalent staff numbers) or in proportion to the direct and indirect charges made to the output class.

Criteria for direct and indirect costs

Direct costs are those costs that can be directly attributable to an output.

Indirect costs are those that cannot be identified in an economically feasible manner to a specific output.

Commitments

Commitments are future payments and expenditure to be incurred on capital and operating contracts that have been entered into at balance date and are valued at known cost.

Contingent Liabilities

Contingent liabilities and contingent assets are recorded at the point at which the contingency is evident. Contingent liabilities are disclosed if the possibility that they will crystallise is not remote.

Income Tax

Government departments are exempt from income tax as public authorities. Accordingly, no charge for income tax has been provided for.

Tax (GST)

The Statement of Financial Position is exclusive of GST, except for accounts payable and accounts receivable, which are GST inclusive. All other statements are GST exclusive.

The amount of GST owed to or from the Inland Revenue Department at balance date, being the difference between Output GST and Input GST, is shown as a current asset or current liability as appropriate in the Statement of Financial Position.

Financial Instruments

The Ministry is party to financial instruments as part of its normal operations. These include bank accounts, debtors, creditors and foreign currency forward contracts. Apart from foreign currency forward contracts, all financial instruments are recognised in the Statement of Financial Position and all revenues and expenses in relation to financial instruments are recognised in the Statement of Financial Performance.

Financial Assets

Debtors and other receivables are recognised initially at fair value plus transaction costs, and are subsequently measured at amortised cost using the effective interest rate method. Loans and receivables issued with duration less than 12 months are recognised at their nominal value, unless the effect of discounting is material. Allowances for estimated irrecoverable amounts are recognised when there is objective evidence that the asset is impaired. Interest, impairment losses and foreign exchange gains and losses are recognised in the Statement of Financial Performance.

Cash and cash equivalents include cash on hand, cash in transit, bank accounts and deposits with a maturity of no more than three months from date of acquisition.

Financial Liabilities

Other financial liabilities are recognised initially at fair value less transaction costs, and are subsequently measured at amortised cost using the effective interest rate method (refer interest expense policy). Financial liabilities entered into with duration less than 12 months are recognised at their nominal value. Amortisation and, in the case of monetary items, foreign exchange gains and losses, are recognised in the Statement of Financial Performance as is any gain or loss when the liability is derecognised.

Derivatives

Derivative financial instruments are recognised both initially and subsequently at fair value. They are reported as either assets or liabilities depending on whether the derivative is in a net gain or net loss position respectively. The Ministry has not adopted hedge accounting.

Movements in the fair value of derivative financial instruments are recognised in the Statement of Financial Performance.

Leases

Finance leases

Finance leases are leases, which effectively transfer to the Ministry substantially all the risks and benefits incidental to ownership of the leased item. These leases are capitalised at the lower of the fair value of the asset or the present value of the minimum lease payments. The leased asset and corresponding lease liabilities are recognised in the Statement of Financial Position. The leased assets are depreciated over the period the Ministry is expected to benefit from their use.

Operating leases

Operating lease payments, where the lessors effectively retain substantially all the risks and benefits of ownership of the leased items, are classified as operating leases. Lease payments under an operating lease are recognised as an expense on a straight line basis over the term of the lease. Leasehold improvements are capitalised, and the cost is amortised over the unexpired period of the lease or the estimated useful life of the improvements, whichever is shorter. Lease incentives received are recognised evenly over the term of the lease as a reduction in rental expense.

Taxpayers' Funds

Taxpayers' funds represent the Crown's net investment in the Ministry. Taxpayers' funds is disaggregated and classified as general funds and property, plant and equipment revaluation reserves.

Notes to the Financial Statements

Note 1 - Revenue Other
Note 1 - Revenue Other - Justice
  2007/08 2008/09 2009/10
  Actual
$000
In 2008
Budget
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Budgeted
$000
Filing Fees 26,173 27,000 27,000 27,000
Other 2,153 1,751 3,840 2,100
State sector retirement saving scheme recovery 2,662 3,500 3,841 3,800
Rent received 507 161 161 161
Interest 1,602 945 1,500 1,500

Total

33,097 33,357 36,342 34,561

Note 2 - Personnel Costs

Note 2 - Personnel Costs - Justice
  2007/08 2008/09 2009/10
  Actual
$000
In 2008
Budget
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Budgeted
$000
Wage and salary 162,710 193,290 196,268 182,164
Employer contributions to defined contribution plans 3,211 3,908 4,626 4,933
Other 28,928 10,766 13,039 15,653

Total

194,849 207,964 213,933 202,750

Note 3 - Operating Expenses

Note 3 - Operating Expenses - Justice
  2007/08 2008/09 2009/10
  Actual
$000
In 2008
Budget
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Budgeted
$000
Audit fees 332 300 332 348
Consultant expenses/Professional Services 32,850 21,490 19,490 19,490
Rental and leasing costs 14,640 16,527 15,524 17,019
Other operating costs 104,794 132,954 126,859 133,391

Total

152,616 171,271 162,205 170,248

Note 4 - Capital Charge

The Ministry pays a capital charge to the Crown on its taxpayers' funds as at 30th June and 31st December each year. The capital charge rate for the year ended 30 June 2010 is 7.5% (2009 7.5%).

Note 5 - Debtors and Receivables

Note 5 - Debtors and Receivables - Justice
  2007/08 2008/09 2009/10
  Actual
$000
In 2008
Budget
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Budgeted
$000
Sundry Debtors 3,099 4,317 3,100 3,100
Debtor Crown 50,000 40,000 40,000 40,000

Total

53,099 44,317 43,100 43,100

Note 6 - Property, Plant and Equipment

Note 6 - Property, Plant and Equipment - Justice
  2007/08 2008/09 2009/10
  Actual
$000
In 2008
Budget
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Budgeted
$000
Land (At valuation) 159,727 144,009 161,226 161,701
Buildings (At valuation) 262,965 309,049 348,215 382,354
Plant & Equipment 22,051 8,679 23,509 37,672
Other 62,662 58,685 29,921 28,198

Total

507,405 520,422 562,871 609,925

Note 7 - Reconciliation of Net Surplus to Net Cash Flows from Operating Activities

Note 7 - Reconciliation of Net Surplus to Net Cash Flows from Operating Activities - Justice
  2007/08 2008/09 2009/10
  Actual
$000
In 2008
Budget
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Budgeted
$000
Net surplus/(deficit) 2,481 - 2,050 -
Add/(less) non-cash items        
Depreciation and Amortisation expense 49,741 54,100 58,116 61,822
Total non-cash items 52,222 54,100 60,166 61,822
Add/(less) movements in working capital items        
Decrease in debtors and other receivables 8,045 10,000 9,999 -
Increase in creditors and payables 2,282 - - 204
Net movements in working capital items 10,327 10,000 9,999 204

Net cash from operating activities

62,549 64,100 70,165 62,026

Forecast Financial Statements Parliamentary Counsel Office

Statement of Forecast Comprehensive Income for the year ending 30 June 2010

Statement of Forecast Comprehensive Income for the year ending 30 June 2010 - Parliamentary Counsel
    2007/08 2008/09 2009/10
  Note Actual
$000
In 2008
Budget
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Budgeted
$000

Income

         
Crown   20,446 20,807 18,807 20,429
Department(s)   163 189 160 181
Other revenue   12 35 45 56
Gains   4 - - -
Interest   - - - -
Total Income   20,625 21,031 19,012 20,666

Expenses

         
Personnel   7,859 9,468 8,544 9,431
Operating 1 7,971 7,636 6,911 7,417
Depreciation and amortisation   1,345 2,951 2,525 2,786
Capital charge   933 976 1,032 1,032
Finance costs   - - - -
Other   - - - -
Total Expenses   18,108 21,031 19,012 20,666
Net Surplus / (Deficit) 2 - - - -
Other comprehensive income   - - - -
Total Comprehensive Income   2,517 - - -

Statement of Forecast Changes in Taxpayers' Funds for the year ending 30 June 2010

Statement of Forecast Changes in Taxpayers' Funds for the year ending 30 June 2010 - Parliamentary Counsel
    2007/08 2008/09 2009/10
  Note Actual
$000
In 2008
Budget
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Budgeted
$000

Balance at 1 July

         
General funds   12,327 13,764 13,764 14,138
Revaluation reserve   - - - -
Other reserves   - - - -
Taxpayers' Funds Opening Balance   12,327 13,764 13,764 14,138

Changes in Taxpayers' Funds

         
Comprehensive income for the period   2,517 - - -
Repayment of surplus   (2,517) - - -
Capital contribution   1,437 374 374 979
Capital withdrawal   - - - -
Other   - - - -
Total Changes in Taxpayers' Funds   1,437 374 374 979

Balance at 30 June

         
General funds   13,764 14,138 14,138 15,117
Revaluation reserve   - - - -
Other reserves   - - - -
Taxpayers' Funds Closing Balance   13,764 14,138 14,138 15,117

Forecast Statement of Financial Position as at 30 June 2010

Forecast Statement of Financial Position as at 30 June 2010 - Parliamentary Counsel
    2007/08 2008/09 2009/10
  Note Actual
$000
In 2008
Budget
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Budgeted
$000

Assets

         

Current Assets

         
Cash and cash equivalents   5,425 3,902 2,200 2,028
Debtors and other receivables   732 - - -
Prepayments   164 19 19 19
Inventories   - - - -
Other current assets   - - - -
Total Current Assets   6,321 3,921 2,219 2,047

Non-current Assets

         
Property, plant and equipment   813 11,713 719 822
Intangible assets   10,858 - 12,495 13,689
Other non-current assets   - - - -
Total Non- current Assets   11,671 11,713 13,214 14,511
Total Assets   17,992 15,634 15,433 16,558

Liabilities

         

Current Liabilities

         
Creditors and other payables   944 418 418 418
Repayment of surplus   2,517 - - -
Employee entitlements   354 577 464 610
Other current liabilities   - - - -
Total Current Liabilities   3,815 995 882 1,028

Non-current Liabilities

         
Provisions   - - - -
Employee entitlements   413 501 413 413
Other non-current liabilities   - - - -
Total Non-current Liabilities   413 501 413 413
Total Liabilities   4,228 1,496 1,295 1,441

Taxpayers' Funds

         
General funds   13,764 14,138 14,138 15,117
Revaluation reserve   - - - -
Other reserves   - - - -
Total Taxpayers' Funds   13,764 14,138 14,138 15,117
Total Liabilities and Taxpayers' Funds   17,992 15,634 15,433 16,558

Statement of Forecast Cash Flows for the year ending 30 June 2010

Forestry Statement of Forecast Cash Flows for the year ending 30 June 2010 - Parliamentary Counsel
    2007/08 2008/09 2009/10
  Note Actual
$000
In 2008
Budget
$000

Estimated
Actual
$000
Budgeted
$000

Cash Flows from Operating Activities

         

Receipts from:

         
Crown   20,446 20,807 18,807 20,429
Department(s)   (504) 189 892 181
Other   12 35 45 56
Interest   - - - -

Payments to:

         
Suppliers   (8,298) (7,922) (8,104) (7,825)
Employees   (7,862) (9,004) (8,022) (8,877)
Capital charge   (933) (976) (1,032) (1,032)
Goods and services tax (net)   - - - -
Other operating activities   - - - -
Net Cash from Operating Activities   2,861 3,129 2,586 2,932

Cash Flow from Investing Activities

         

Receipts from:

         
Sale of property, plant and equipment   33 - - -
Sale of intangible assets   - - - -
Sale of other non-current assets   - - - -

Purchase of:

         
Property, plant and equipment   (3,436) (674) (3,668) (4,083)
Intangible assets   - - - -
Other non-current assets   - - - -
Net Cash from Investing Activities   (3,403) (674) (3,668) (4,083)

Cash Flow from Financing Activities

         
Capital contribution   1,437 374 374 979
Other financing cash inflows   - - - -
Repayment of surplus   (2,616) - (2,517) -
Capital withdrawal   - - - -
Other financing cash outflows   - - - -
Net Cash from Financing Activities   (1,179) 374 (2,143) 979
Net Increase / (Decrease) in Cash   (1,721) 2,829 (3,225) (172)
Cash at the beginning of the year   7,146 1,073 5,425 2,200
Cash at the end of the year   5,425 3,902 2,200 2,028

Statement of Significant Assumptions

These forecast financial statements have been compiled on the basis of existing government policies and Ministerial expectations at the time the statements were finalised.

The main assumptions are as follows:

  • The department's activities will remain substantially the same as for the previous year. Our primary objective is the drafting of bills and publishing legislation.
  • Personnel costs are based on 86 staff positions (79.9 full time equivalents).
  • Operating costs are based on historical experience. The general historical pattern is expected to continue.
  • Estimated year end information for 2008/09 is used as the opening position for the 2009/10 forecasts.

Statement of Entity-Specific Accounting Policies

The Parliamentary Counsel Office has applied the accounting policies set out in Statement of Accounting Policies Standard included in this document, except as stated below.

Reporting Entity

These are the prospective financial statements of Parliamentary Counsel Office, prepared in accordance with section 38 of the Public Finance Act 1989.

Parliamentary Counsel Office is a Government Department as defined by section 2 of the Public Finance Act 1989. For the purposes of financial reporting Parliamentary Counsel Office is a public benefit entity.

Authorisation Statement

These forecast financial statements were authorised by the Chief Parliamentary Counsel on 3 April 2009. The Chief Parliamentary Counsel is responsible for the forecast financial statements presented, including the appropriateness of the assumptions underlying the forecast financial statements and other required disclosure.

Specific Accounting Policies

Property, Plant and Equipment

Capitalisation thresholds applied for all assets are $1,000.

Depreciation

The estimated useful lives of property, plant and equipment are set out below:

  • Leasehold improvements - 6 years
  • IT Equipment / Hardware - 3 years
  • Motor vehicles - 3 years
  • Furniture and office equipment - 5 years

Intangible Assets

New Zealand Legislation System software is stated at fair value as determined by an independent registered valuer. This software is revalued with sufficient regularity to ensure that carrying value is not materially different from fair value at the end of the reporting period. Additions between revaluations are recorded at cost.

Capitalisation thresholds applied for all software are $1,000.

The estimated useful lives of intangible assets are set out below:

  • New Zealand Legislation System software - 5 to 10 years

Cost Allocation

The Counsel has derived the costs of outputs using a cost allocation system outlined below:

Cost allocation policy

Direct costs are charged directly to significant activities. Indirect costs are charged to significant activities based on cost drivers and related activities/usage information.

Criteria for direct and indirect costs

"Direct Costs" are those costs directly attributed to an output.

"Indirect Costs" are those costs that cannot be identified, in an economically feasible manner, with a specific output.

Direct costs assigned to outputs

Direct costs are charged directly to outputs. Depreciation and capital charge are charged on the basis of asset utilisation. Personnel costs are charged by actual time incurred. Property and other premises expenses, such as maintenance, are allocated on the basis of floor area occupied for the production of each output.

Basis for assigning indirect and corporate costs to outputs

Indirect costs are assigned to outputs based on a proportion of direct staff costs used for each output.

Notes to the Financial Statements

Note 1 - Operating Expenses
Note 1 - Operating Expenses - Parliamentary Counsel
  2007/08 2008/09 2009/10
  Actual
$000
In 2008
Budget
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Budgeted
$000
Consultant's fees 725 350 255 370
Overseas travel 62 60 60 45
Domestic travel 13 6 6 6
Other 7,171 7,220 6,590 6,996

Total

7,971 7,636 6,911 7,417

Note 2 - Reconciliation of Net Surplus to Net Cash Flows from Operating Activities for the year ending 30 June 2010

Note 2 - Reconciliation of Net Surplus to Net Cash Flows from Operating Activities for the year ending 30 June 2010 - Parliamentary Counsel
  2007/08 2008/09 2009/10
  Actual
$000
In 2008
Budget
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Budgeted
$000
Net surplus/(deficit) 2,517 - - -
Add/(less) non-cash items        
Depreciation and amortisation 1,345 2,951 2,525 2,786
Inc/(Dec) in non-current employee entitlements (88) - - -
Total non-cash items 1,257 2,951   2,786
 Add/(less) working capital movements        
Inc/(Dec) in debtors and prepayments (705) - 877 -
(Inc)/ Dec in creditors and payables (302) - (937) -
Inc/(Dec) in current employee entitlements 98 178 121 146

Net working capital movements

(909) 178 61 146
Add/(less) investing activity items        
Gain on sale of property, plant and equipment (4) - - -
Total investing activity items (4) - - -
Net cash flow from operating activities 2,861 3,129 2,586 2,932

 

Forecast Financial Statements New Zealand Police

Statement of Forecast Comprehensive Income for the year ending 30 June 2010

Statement of Forecast Comprehensive Income for the year ending 30 June 2010 - Police
    2007/08 2008/09 2009/10
  Note Actual
$000
In 2008
Budget
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Budgeted
$000

Income

         
Crown 3 1,222,756 1,288,004 1,341,091 1,362,099
Department(s)   17,391 15,270 22,686 16,512
Other revenue   12,674 11,816 9,812 8,918
Gains   - - - -
Interest   7 - - -
Total Income   1,252,828 1,315,090 1,373,589 1,387,529

Expenses

         
Personnel   900,536 960,470 979,770 984,029
Operating 1 253,161 250,303 293,381 298,209
Depreciation and amortisation   59,448 65,695 64,196 64,751
Capital charge   34,159 38,622 36,242 40,540
Finance costs   - - - -
Other   (851) 10 10 10
Total Expenses   1,246,453 1,315,100 1,373,599 1,387,539
Net Surplus / (Deficit)   (10) (10) (10) (10)
Other comprehensive income   - - - -
Total Comprehensive Income   6,375 (10) (10) (10)

Statement of Forecast Changes in Taxpayers' Funds for the year ending 30 June 2010

Statement of Forecast Changes in Taxpayers' Funds for the year ending 30 June 2010 - Police
    2007/08 2008/09 2009/10
  Note Actual
$000
In 2008
Budget
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Budgeted
$000

Balance at 1 July

         
General funds   324,985 360,364 361,511 418,931
Revaluation reserve   121,604 121,604 121,604 121,604
Other reserves   - - - -
Taxpayers' Funds Opening Balance   446,589 481,968 483,115 540,535

Changes in Taxpayers' Funds

         
Comprehensive income for the period   6,375 (10) (10) (10)
Repayment of surplus   (6,375) - - -
Capital contribution   34,469 44,650 57,430 63,068
Capital withdrawal   - - - -
Other   2,057 - - -
Total Changes in Taxpayers' Funds   36,526 44,640 57,420 63,058

Balance at 30 June

         
General funds   361,511 405,004 418,931 481,989
Revaluation reserve   121,604 121,604 121,604 121,604
Other reserves   - - - -
Taxpayers' Funds Closing Balance   483,115 526,608 540,535 603,593

Forecast Statement of Financial Position as at 30 June 2010

Forecast Statement of Financial Position as at 30 June 2010 - Police
    2007/08 2008/09 2009/10
  Note Actual
$000
In 2008
Budget
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Budgeted
$000

Assets

         

Current Assets

         
Cash and cash equivalents   31,995 145,715 30,000 30,000
Debtors and other receivables   120,041 13,770 106,851 128,377
Prepayments   6,222 3,347 6,228 6,228
Inventories   38 160 40 40
Other current assets   - 24,053 - -
Total Current Assets   158,296 187,045 143,119 164,645

Non-current Assets

         
Property, plant and equipment 2 609,112 630,046 671,455 722,504
Intangible assets   29,854 - 27,445 22,245
Other non-current assets   1,717 - 1,717 1,717
Total Non- current Assets   640,683 630,046 700,617 746,466
Total Assets   798,979 817,091 843,736 911,111

Liabilities

         

Current Liabilities

         
Creditors and other payables   81,433 64,073 80,065 80,381
Repayment of surplus   14,650 - - -
Employee entitlements   104,404 105,606 103,136 107,137
Other current liabilities   - - - -
Total Current Liabilities   200,487 169,679 183,201 187,518

Non-current Liabilities

         
Provisions   - - - -
Employee entitlements   115,377 120,804 120,000 120,000
Other non-current liabilities   - - - -
Total Non-current Liabilities   115,377 120,804 120,000 120,000
Total Liabilities   315,864 290,483 303,201 307,518

Taxpayers' Funds

         
General funds   361,511 405,004 418,931 481,989
Revaluation reserve   121,604 121,604 121,604 121,604
Other reserves   - - - -
Total Taxpayers' Funds   483,115 526,608 540,535 603,593
Total Liabilities and Taxpayers' Funds   798,979 817,091 843,736 911,111

Statement of Forecast Cash Flows for the year ending 30 June 2010

Forestry Statement of Forecast Cash Flows for the year ending 30 June 2010 - Police
    2007/08 2008/09 2009/10
  Note Actual
$000
In 2008
Budget
$000

Estimated
Actual
$000
Budgeted
$000

Cash Flows from Operating Activities

         

Receipts from:

         
Crown   1,208,800 1,337,731 1,352,701 1,342,796
Department(s)   17,515 15,490 22,816 16,512
Other   11,252 11,816 9,810 9,108
Interest   7 - - -

Payments to:

         
Suppliers   (250,002) (403,940) (292,245) (300,566)
Employees   (890,470) (809,234) (976,425) (980,027)
Capital charge   (34,159) (38,661) (36,242) (40,540)
Goods and services tax (net)   (489) - (1,046) 249
Other operating activities   - - - -
Net Cash from Operating Activities   62,454 113,202 79,369 47,532

Cash Flow from Investing Activities

         

Receipts from:

         
Sale of property, plant and equipment   2,841 3,000 2,270 1,000
Sale of intangible assets   - - - -
Sale of other non-current assets   - - - -

Purchase of:

         
Property, plant and equipment   (108,982) (126,985) (121,414) (109,600)
Intangible assets   - - (5,000) (2,000)
Other non-current assets   - - - -
Net Cash from Investing Activities   (106,141) (123,985) (124,144) (110,600)

Cash Flow from Financing Activities

         
Capital contribution   34,469 44,650 57,430 63,068
Other financing cash inflows   - - - -
Repayment of surplus   - - (14,650) -
Capital withdrawal   - - - -
Other financing cash outflows   - - - -
Net Cash from Financing Activities   34,469 44,650 42,780 63,068
Net Increase / (Decrease) in Cash   (9,218) 33,867 (1,995) -
Cash at the beginning of the year   41,213 111,848 31,995 30,000
Cash at the end of the year   31,995 145,715 30,000 30,000

Statement of Entity-Specific Accounting Policies

The New Zealand Police has applied the accounting policies set out in Statement of Accounting Policies Standard included in this document, except as stated below.

Reporting Entity

These are the prospective financial statements of New Zealand Police, prepared in accordance with section 38 of the Public Finance Act 1989.

New Zealand Police is a Government Department as defined by section 2 of the Public Finance Act 1989. For the purposes of financial reporting New Zealand Police is a public benefit entity.

Authorisation Statement

These forecast financial statements were authorised for issue by Howard Broad, Commissioner of Police on 22 April 2009. New Zealand Police is responsible for the forecast financial statements presented, including the appropriateness of the assumptions underlying the forecast financial statements and all other required disclosure.

Specific Accounting Policies

Land and buildings are recorded at fair value. Fair value is determined by an independent valuer using market-based evidence, unless insufficient market-based evidence exists, in which case they are valued at optimised depreciated replacement cost.

Land and buildings are revalued at least every five years. Additions between revaluations are recorded at cost.

Beca Valuation Ltd revalued land and buildings as at 30 June 2006.

Any revaluation surplus arising on the revaluation of a class of asset is transferred directly to the asset revaluation reserve. A revaluation deficit in excess of the asset revaluation reserve balance for the class of fixed asset is recognised in the Statement of Financial Performance in the period in which it arises.

Capital work in progress is valued at historical cost and on completion will be transferred to the appropriate asset category.

Other property, plant and equipment is initially recorded at cost.

Individual items of equipment costing less than $5,000 are expensed in the year that they are purchased, with the exception of desktop computer equipment. All desktop computer equipment is capitalised.

Provision is made for any permanent impairment in the value of non-current assets.

Artefacts and relics held in the Police Museum are recorded at nil value.

Depreciation is charged on a straight-line basis at the following rates:

Depreciation rates - Police
Asset Category Rates of Depreciation
Freehold Land Not depreciated
Buildings 2.5 - 10%
Plant and equipment 15 - 50%
Vessels 4.5 - 25%
Furniture / fittings 10%
Motor vehicles 17%
Communication and computer assets 20 - 25%
Software 20 - 25%

Depreciation commences in the month of acquisition and is not charged in the month of sale.

Monetary assets and liabilities held or owing in foreign currency are translated to New Zealand dollars at the closing exchange rate. The resulting unrealised exchange gains or losses are recognised in the Statement of Financial Performance.

Police derives revenue through the provision of outputs to the Crown, and for services to third parties. Such revenue is recognised when earned and is reported in the financial period to which it relates.

Cash is defined as including petty cash holdings and bank accounts.

Foreign currency transactions are converted to New Zealand dollars using the exchange rate at the date of the transaction. Where a forward exchange contract has been used to establish the price of a transaction, the forward exchange rate specified in that foreign exchange contract is used to convert that transaction to New Zealand dollars. Consequently, no exchange gain or loss resulting from the difference between the forward exchange contract rate and the spot exchange rate on the date of settlement is recognised.

Monetary assets and liabilities held or owing in foreign currency are translated to New Zealand dollars at the closing exchange rate. The resulting unrealised exchange gains or losses are recognised in the Statement of Financial Performance.

Police is party to financial instruments as part of its normal operations. Financial instruments used by Police consist of bank accounts, Crown receivables, accounts receivable, accounts payable and foreign currency forward contracts. Police enters into the foreign currency forward contracts to hedge currency transactions. Apart from foreign currency forward contracts, all financial instruments are recognised in the Statement of Financial Position. Revenue and expenses in relation to all financial instruments are recognised in the Statement of Financial Performance.

Costs are allocated to output expenses based upon activity profiles assigned to staff positions. For support services which do not directly deliver outputs, the allocation of cost is based on an assessed consumption of that service. Actual salary rates are used for costing, rather than average salary rates as were applied previously. Service delivery has not changed as a result of this cost allocation policy change.

Provision is made in respect of Police's liability for annual leave, shift workers' leave, long service leave, retirement leave and time off in lieu. Provisions for annual leave, shift workers' leave and time off in lieu have been measured on nominal values on an actual entitlement basis using current rates of pay.

Provisions for long service leave and retirement leave have been measured on an actuarial basis based on the present value of expected future entitlements.

Notes to the Financial Statements

Note 1 - Operating Expenses
Note 1 - Operating Expenses - Police
  2007/08 2008/09 2009/10
  Actual
$000
In 2008
Budget
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Budgeted
$000

Operating expenses include:

       
Consultants' fee 3,926 2,466 3,479 3,500
Travel - overseas 6,398 6,058 6,154 6,500
Travel - domestic 17,441 16,088 17,378 18,000
Others 225,396 225,691 266,370 270,209

Total

253,161 250,303 293,381 298,209

Note 2 - Property, Plant & Equipment

Property, Plant & Equipment 2009/10

Property, Plant & Equipment - Police
  Land Buildings Plant & Equipment Vehicles Furniture & Fittings Total

Cost

           
Balance as at 1 July 2009 137,985 404,444 375,394 130,823 16,084 1,064,730
Additions - 44,600 46,000 19,000 - 109,600
Disposals - - - 20,000 - 20,000
Balance as at 30 June 2010 137,985 449,044 421,394 129,823 16,084 1,154,330

Accumulated Depreciation

           
Balance as at 1 July 2009 - 39,517 276,933 62,862 13,963 393,275
Depreciation for the year - 19,374 22,753 15,166 308 57,551
Depreciation on disposals - - - 19,000 - 19,000
Balance as at 30 June 2010 - 58,891 299,686 58,978 14,271 431,826
Book value as at 30 June 2010 137,985 390,153 121,708 70,845 1,813 722,504

Property, Plant & Equipment 2008/09

Property, Plant & Equipment - Police
  Land Buildings Plant & Equipment Vehicles Furniture & Fittings Total

Cost

           
Balance as at 1 July 2008 137,985 352,744 332,194 126,593 16,084 965,600
Additions - 51,700 43,200 26,500 - 121,400
Disposals - - - 22,270 - 22,270
Balance as at 30 June 2009 137,985 404,444 375,394 130,823 16,084 1,064,730

Accumulated Depreciation

           
Balance as at 1 July 2008 - 25,986 254,342 62,516 13,644 356,488
Depreciation for the year - 13,531 22,591 20,346 319 56,787
Depreciation on disposals - - - 20,000 - 20,000
Balance as at 30 June 2009 - 39,517 276,933 62,862 13,963 393,275
Book value as at 30 June 2009 137,985 364,927 98,461 67,961 2,121 671,455

Note 3 - Other Non-Current Assets

Note 3 - Other Non-Current Assets - Police
  2007/08 2008/09 2009/10
  Actual
$000
In 2008
Budget
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Budgeted
$000
Buildings 367 367 367 367
Land 1,350 1,350 1,350 1,350

Total

1,717 1,717 1,717 1,717

The property at 351-361 Church Street, Palmerston North is held for sale. The sale is expected to be completed by 30 June 2011.

Note 4 - Reconciliation of Net surplus to Net Cash Flows from Operating Activities

Note 4 - Reconciliation of Net surplus to Net Cash Flows from Operating Activities - Police
  2007/08 2008/09 2009/10
  Actual
$000
In 2008
Budget
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Budgeted
$000
Net surplus 6,375 (10) (10) (10)

Add (less) non-cash items:

       
Depreciation and amortisation expenses 59,448 65,695 64,196 64,751
Total non-cash items 59,448 65,695 64,196 64,751

Add (less) items classified as investing or financial activities:

       
Gain (loss) on disposal of property (1,028) - - -

Add (less) movements in working capital items:

       
Increase (decrease) in accounts payable 8,345 47,517 (889) 317
(Increase) decrease in accounts receivable (1,298) - 128 190
(Increase) decrease in employee entitlements 7,353 - 3,236 4,000
(Increase) decrease in debtors Crown (15,701) - 13,037 (21,716)
(Increase) decrease in inventories (3) - 2 -
(Increase) decrease in prepayments (3,048) - (6) -
Increase (decrease) in other accrued expenses 2,011 - (325) -
Net working capital movements (2,341) 47,517 15,183 (17,209)
Net cash flows from operating activities 62,454 113,202 79,369 47,532

Forecast Financial Statements Serious Fraud Office

Statement of Forecast Comprehensive Income for the year ending 30 June 2010

Statement of Forecast Comprehensive Income for the year ending 30 June 2010 - Serious Fraud
    2007/08 2008/09 2009/10
  Note Actual
$000
In 2008
Budget
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Budgeted
$000

Income

         
Crown   5,152 7,250 5,660 7,250
Department(s)   108 120 101 110
Other revenue   1 9 9 9
Gains   - - 6 -
Interest   - - - -
Total Income   5,261 7,379 5,776 7,369

Expenses

         
Personnel   3,385 4,139 3,630 4,131
Operating 1 1,492 3,005 1,947 2,916
Depreciation and amortisation   135 184 164 241
Capital charge   29 51 29 81
Finance costs   - - - -
Other   16 - - -
Total Expenses   5,057 7,379 5,770 7,369
Net Surplus / (Deficit)   - - 6 -
Other comprehensive income   - - - -
Total Comprehensive Income   204 - 6 -

Statement of Forecast Changes in Taxpayers' Funds for the year ending 30 June 2010

Statement of Forecast Changes in Taxpayers' Funds for the year ending 30 June 2010 - Serious Fraud
    2007/08 2008/09 2009/10
  Note Actual
$000
In 2008
Budget
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Budgeted
$000

Balance at 1 July

         
General funds   387 387 387 1,077
Revaluation reserve   - - - -
Other reserves   - - - -
Taxpayers' Funds Opening Balance   387 387 387 1,077

Changes in Taxpayers' Funds

         
Comprehensive income for the period   204 - 6 -
Repayment of surplus   (204) - (6) -
Capital contribution   - 290 690 -
Capital withdrawal   - - - -
Other   - - - -
Total Changes in Taxpayers' Funds   - 290 690 -

Balance at 30 June

         
General funds   387 677 1,077 1,077
Revaluation reserve   - - - -
Other reserves   - - - -
Taxpayers' Funds Closing Balance   387 677 1,077 1,077

Forecast Statement of Financial Position as at 30 June 2010

Forecast Statement of Financial Position as at 30 June 2010 - Serious Fraud
    2007/08 2008/09 2009/10
  Note Actual
$000
In 2008
Budget
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Budgeted
$000

Assets

         

Current Assets

         
Cash and cash equivalents   681 693 700 418
Debtors and other receivables   29 34 25 25
Prepayments   18 3 18 18
Inventories   - - - -
Other current assets   - - - -
Total Current Assets   728 730 743 461

Non-current Assets

         
Property, plant and equipment   236 365 739 1,013
Intangible assets   5 2 2 7
Other non-current assets   - - - -
Total Non- current Assets   241 367 741 1,020
Total Assets   969 1,097 1,484 1,481

Liabilities

         

Current Liabilities

         
Creditors and other payables   217 302 230 233
Repayment of surplus   204 - 6 -
Employee entitlements   155 118 171 171
Other current liabilities   - - - -
Total Current Liabilities   576 420 407 404

Non-current Liabilities

         
Provisions   - - - -
Employee entitlements   6 - - -
Other non-current liabilities   - - - -
Total Non-current Liabilities   6 - - -
Total Liabilities   582 420 407 404

Taxpayers' Funds

         
General funds   387 677 1,077 1,077
Revaluation reserve   - - - -
Other reserves   - - - -
Total Taxpayers' Funds   387 677 1,077 1,077
Total Liabilities and Taxpayers' Funds   969 1,097 1,484 1,481

Statement of Forecast Cash Flows for the year ending 30 June 2010

Forestry Statement of Forecast Cash Flows for the year ending 30 June 2010 - Serious Fraud
    2007/08 2008/09 2009/10
  Note Actual
$000
In 2008
Budget
$000

Estimated
Actual
$000
Budgeted
$000

Cash Flows from Operating Activities

         

Receipts from:

         
Crown   5,151 7,250 5,661 7,250
Department(s)   127 114 101 110
Other   2 9 12 9
Interest   - - - -

Payments to:

         
Suppliers   (1,561) (3,022) (2,001) (2,956)
Employees   (3,313) (4,096) (3,564) (4,088)
Capital charge   (29) (51) (29) (81)
Goods and services tax (net)   1 8 11 -
Other operating activities   - - - -
Net Cash from Operating Activities 2 378 212 191 244

Cash Flow from Investing Activities

         

Receipts from:

         
Sale of property, plant and equipment   25 - 31 -
Sale of intangible assets   - - - -
Sale of other non-current assets   - - - -

Purchase of:

         
Property, plant and equipment   (56) (290) (689) (510)
Intangible assets   - - - (10)
Other non-current assets   - - - -
Net Cash from Investing Activities   (31) (290) (658) (520)

Cash Flow from Financing Activities

         
Capital contribution   - 290 690 -
Other financing cash inflows   - - - -
Repayment of surplus   (22) - (204) (6)
Capital withdrawal   - - - -
Other financing cash outflows   - - - -
Net Cash from Financing Activities   (22) 290 486 (6)
Net Increase / (Decrease) in Cash   325 212 19 (282)
Cash at the beginning of the year   356 481 681 700
Cash at the end of the year   681 693 700 418

Statement of Significant Assumptions

These forecast financial statements have been compiled on the basis of existing government policies and Ministerial expectations at the time the statements were finalised.

The main assumptions are as follows:

  • The Criminal Proceeds (Recovery) Bill will be enacted making the Civil Forfeiture of Criminal Assets output class fully operational in 2009/10. Otherwise the department's activities will remain substantially the same as for the previous year.
  • Estimated year end information for 2008/09 is used as the opening position for the 2009/10 forecasts.

These assumptions are adopted as at 31 March 2009.

Factors that could lead to material differences between the forecast financial statements and the 2009/10 actual financial statements include:

  • changes to the baseline budget through new initiatives, or technical adjustments.

Statement of Entity-Specific Accounting Policies

The Serious Fraud Office has applied the accounting policies set out in Statement of Accounting Policies Standard included in this document, except as stated below.

Reporting entity

These are the prospective financial statements of Serious Fraud Office, prepared in accordance with section 38 of the Public Finance Act 1989.

The Serious Fraud Office is a Government Department as defined by section 2 of the Public Finance Act 1989. For the purposes of financial reporting the Serious Fraud Office is a public benefit entity.

Authorisation Statement

These forecast financial statements were authorised for issue by the Minister of Police on 22 April 2009. The Chief Executive and Director of the Serious Fraud Office is responsible for the forecast financial statements presented, including the appropriateness of the assumptions underlying the forecast financial statements and all other required disclosure.

Specific Accounting Policies

Capitalisation Threshold

Property, plant and equipment and intangible assets or groups of assets purchased at a cost of $1,000 (excluding GST) or greater are capitalised.

Depreciation and Amortisation

The estimated useful lives of property, plant and equipment and intangible assets are set out below.

  • Office furniture and equipment 5 years
  • Motor vehicles 6 years
  • IT Equipment / Hardware 3 years
  • Computer software 3 years

Cost Allocation

The Serious Fraud Office has derived the costs of outputs shown in these statements using a cost allocation system which is outlined below.

Direct costs are those costs directly attributed to an output. Indirect or overhead costs are those costs that cannot be identified in an economically feasible manner, with a specific output.

Direct costs are charged directly to outputs. Indirect costs are assigned to outputs based on the proportion of staff time spend on each output.

Notes to the Financial Statements

Note 1 - Operating Expenses
Note 1 - Operating Expenses - Serious Fraud
  2007/08 2008/09 2009/10
  Actual
$000
In 2008
Budget
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Budgeted
$000
Operating expenses include:        
Consultants' fees 111 50 40 40
Overseas travel 52 45 45 45
Domestic travel 247 240 245 245
Rental and leasing cost 427 465 504 504
Other 655 2,205 1,113 2,082

Total operating expenses

1,492 3,005 1,947 2,916

Note 2 - Reconciliation of Net Surplus to Net Cash Flows from Operating Activities for the year ending 30 June 2010

Note 2 - Reconciliation of Net Surplus to Net Cash Flows from Operating Activities for the year ending 30 June 2010 - Serious Fraud
  2007/08 2008/09 2009/10
  Actual
$000
In 2008
Budget
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Budgeted
$000
Net surplus/ (deficit) 204 - 6 -
 Add/ (less) non-cash items        
Depreciation and amortisation expense 135 184 164 241
Total non-cash items 135 184 164 241
Add/ (less) items classified as investing or financing activities        
(Gains)/ losses on disposal property, plant and equipment 16 - (6) -
Total items classified as investing or financing activities 16 - (6) -
Add/ (less) movements in working capital items        
(Inc)/ Dec in debtors and other receivables 19 (6) 4 -
(Inc)/ Dec in prepayments (15) - - -
Inc/ (Dec) in creditors and other payables (24) 34 13 3
Inc/ (Dec) in employee entitlements 43 - 10 -
Net movements in working capital items 23 28 27 3

Net cash from operating activities

378 212 191 244

Purpose of Information Supporting the Estimates

The Information Supporting the Estimates provides members of Parliament with information on expected performance to:

  • support their examination of the appropriations and other authorities requested by the Government in the first Appropriation Bill for the forthcoming financial year, and
  • provide a base against which they can later assess the actual performance of each individual department and Office of Parliament over that financial year.

The Information Supporting the Estimates is organised into 10 volumes by sector, each of which covers one or more Votes. The scope of each sector and the allocation of Votes to a sector reflect a balancing of three desired characteristics - namely that each volume should, where possible:

  • reflect natural sectors
  • keep together Votes administered by the same department, and
  • keep together Votes allocated to a particular select committee of the House of Representatives for examination.

The number of sectors and coverage of each sector is set in consultation with the Finance and Expenditure Committee. The 10 sectors are:

  • Economic Development and Infrastructure Sector
  • Education and Science Sector
  • Environment Sector
  • External Sector
  • Finance and Government Administration Sector
  • Health Sector
  • Justice Sector
  • Māori, Other Populations and Cultural Sector
  • Primary Sector
  • Social Development and Housing Sector.

 

Votes and Departments in Each Sector

Votes and Departments in Each Sector
Votes by Sector Departments by Sector
Economic Development and Infrastructure Sector - B.5A Vol.1  
Vote Economic Development
Vote Commerce
Vote Communications
Vote Consumer Affairs
Vote Energy
Vote Tourism
Ministry of Economic Development
Vote Transport Ministry of Transport
Vote Labour
Vote ACC
Vote Employment
Vote Immigration
Department of Labour
Education and Science Sector - B.5A Vol.2  
Vote Education Ministry of Education
Vote Crown Research Institutes (this Vote is administered by the Treasury, which is in the Finance and Government Administration Sector.)  
Vote Education Review Office Education Review Office
Vote Research, Science and Technology Ministry of Research, Science and Technology
Environment Sector - B.5A Vol.3  
Vote Environment
Vote Climate Change
Ministry for the Environment
Vote Conservation Department of Conservation
Vote Local Government (this Vote is administered by the Department of Internal Affairs, which is in the National Identity Sector)  
Vote Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment
External Sector - B.5A Vol.4  
Vote Foreign Affairs and Trade
Vote Official Development Assistance
Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Vote Defence Ministry of Defence
Vote Defence Force
Vote Veterans' Affairs - Defence Force
New Zealand Defence Force
Vote Customs New Zealand Customs Service
Finance and Government Administration Sector - B.5A Vol.5  
Vote Prime Minister and Cabinet Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet
Vote Communications Security and Intelligence Government Communications Security Bureau
Vote Security Intelligence New Zealand Security Intelligence Service
Vote State Services State Services Commission
Vote Finance
Vote State-Owned Enterprises
The Treasury
Vote Revenue Inland Revenue Department
Vote Ministerial Services (this Vote is administered by the Department of Internal Affairs, which is in the National Identity Sector)  
Vote Office of the Clerk Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives
Vote Ombudsmen Office of the Ombudsmen
Vote Parliamentary Service Parliamentary Service
Vote Audit Office of the Auditor-General
Health Sector - B.5A Vol.6  
Vote Health Ministry of Health
Justice Sector - B.5A Vol.7  
Vote Justice
Vote Courts
Ministry of Justice
Vote Corrections Department of Corrections
Vote Police New Zealand Police
Vote Serious Fraud Serious Fraud Office
Vote Attorney-General Crown Law Office
Vote Parliamentary Counsel Parliamentary Counsel Office
Māori, Other Populations and Cultural Sector - B.5A Vol.8  
Vote Arts, Culture and Heritage
Vote Sport and Recreation
Ministry for Culture and Heritage
Vote Statistics Statistics New Zealand
Vote National Archives Archives New Zealand
Vote National Library National Library of New Zealand
Vote Māori Affairs Te Puni Kōkiri
Vote Treaty Negotiations (this Vote is administered by the Ministry of Justice, which is in the Justice Sector)  
Vote Pacific Island Affairs Ministry of Pacific Island Affairs
Vote Women's Affairs Ministry of Women's Affairs
Vote Internal Affairs
Vote Community and Voluntary Sector
Vote Emergency Management
Vote Racing
Department of Internal Affairs
Primary Sector - B.5A Vol.9  
Vote Agriculture and Forestry
Vote Biosecurity
Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
Vote Fisheries Ministry of Fisheries
Vote Food Safety New Zealand Food Safety Authority
Vote Lands Land Information New Zealand
Social Development and Housing Sector - B.5A Vol.10  
Vote Social Development
Vote Senior Citizens
Vote Veterans' Affairs - Social Development
Vote Youth Development
Ministry of Social Development
Vote Housing Department of Building and Housing

Purpose and Nature of Appropriations

An appropriation is a statutory authority from Parliament allowing the Crown or an Office of Parliament to incur expenses or capital expenditure.

Neither the Crown nor an Office of Parliament can legally incur any expense or capital expenditure - as those terms are defined in the Public Finance Act 1989 (PFA) - unless it is expressly authorised by or under an Act of Parliament.

Limits Created by Appropriations

Each appropriation is allocated to, and managed as, one of six types of appropriation.

Each appropriation has a defined scope that limits the uses or activities for which the expenses or capital expenditure can be incurred. The scope should be sufficient on its own to establish the nature and extent of the authority to incur expenses or capital expenditure. The wording of the appropriation scope should achieve the balance between being sufficiently precise to act as an effective constraint against non-authorised activities and not so specific that it inadvertently limits activity intended to be authorised.

In most cases an appropriation also limits the amount of expenses or capital expenditure that can be incurred, and the time period within which those expenses or capital expenditure can be incurred.

Aside from the very limited exclusions provided for in the PFA, the amount of expense or capital expenditure authorised by an appropriation is measured in accordance with generally accepted accounting practice.

As generally accepted accounting practice does not normally treat GST as an expense, appropriation amounts also generally exclude GST. Prior to 2005/06, however, appropriations included applicable GST. All prior-year appropriation data, such as in the Summary of Trends table in the Estimates and the Summary of Financial Activity Table for each Vote in Information Supporting the Estimates - have been adjusted to exclude GST to allow appropriate comparison.

Responsibility for Appropriations

Each appropriation is the responsibility of a designated Minister, who controls the right to use that appropriation within the limits authorised by Parliament. A department is also assigned to administer that appropriation in accordance with the Minister's wishes concerning its use.

A Vote is a group of appropriations (and can be a single appropriation) administered by a single department. Different appropriations within a Vote may be the responsibility of different Ministers.

 

Types of Appropriation

The PFA provides for six types of appropriation. Four appropriation types authorise the incurring of expenses; one type authorises the incurring of capital expenditure; and the remaining type authorises both.

These appropriation types can be further differentiated by whether the expenses or capital expenditure are departmental or non-departmental transactions.

Types of Appropriation
Appropriation Type Transaction Status Description
Output Expenses Departmental Authorises expenses to be incurred by a department or an Office of Parliament in supplying a specified category of outputs (goods and services).
Non-Departmental Authorises expenses to be incurred by the Crown (excluding departments) in purchasing a specified category of outputs (goods and services) from Crown entities or other third parties.
Benefits and Other Unrequited Expenses Non-Departmental

Authorises expenses to be incurred by the Crown (excluding departments) in transferring resources (generally to individuals for their personal benefit) for which the Crown receives nothing directly in return.

Examples include the Unemployment Benefit, student allowances and various scholarships and awards.

Borrowing Expenses Departmental

Authorises the incurring of interest or other financing expenses for loans made to a department or an Office of Parliament, or public securities (undertakings that represent part of the public debt) issued by a department or an Office of Parliament.

In practice, limitations on the rights of departments to borrow or issue securities mean that these are likely to be incurred only by Offices of Parliament.

Non-Departmental

Authorises the incurring of interest or other financing expenses for loans made to the Crown (excluding departments), or public securities (undertakings that represent part of the public debt) issued by the Crown.

Crown debt management is centralised, which means that most debt-servicing expenses appear in Vote Finance.

Other Expenses Departmental

Authorises expenses to be incurred by a department or an Office of Parliament that are not either output expenses or borrowing expenses.

Other expenses should be used only for events that cannot be related back to output production, such as redundancy costs arising from a government decision to cease purchasing certain types of outputs, or a loss on sale of assets made surplus by departmental restructuring.

Non-Departmental

Authorises expenses to be incurred by the Crown (excluding departments) that are not structured or managed as output expenses, benefits and unrequited expenses, or borrowing expenses.

Other expenses is the residual appropriation type, which should not be used where an appropriation could be better classified or managed as one of the other appropriation types (eg, as output expenses).

Examples include disposal of an asset for less than market value, grants to community organisations, subscriptions for membership of international bodies and remuneration of independent statutory officers.

Capital expenditure Departmental Authorises capital expenditure to be incurred by a department or an Office of Parliament to acquire or develop assets for the use of the department.
Non-Departmental Authorises capital expenditure to be incurred by the Crown (excluding departments) to acquire or develop Crown assets, including the purchase of equity, or making a loan to a person or organisation that is not a department.
Expenses or Capital expenditure incurred by an intelligence and security department Departmental Authorises both expenses and capital expenditure to be incurred by the New Zealand Security Intelligence Service or the Government Communications Security Bureau.

Types of Output Expense Appropriations

A number of variations are possible for output expense appropriations. In particular, the constraint on the amount of expense that can be incurred is not always a fixed amount; and an output expense appropriation can cover more than one class of outputs.

Types of Output Expense Appropriations
Output Expense Appropriation Type and Authority Description, Constraints on Form and Typical Application

Standard Output Expense Appropriations

(section 7(1), Public Finance Act 1989)

Departmental or non-departmental:  Authorise a department or an Office of Parliament to incur expenses in supplying a specified class of outputs (goods and services), or the Crown (excluding departments) to incur expenses to purchase a specified class of outputs.

Annual or multi-year:  The authority lapses at the end of the financial year or multi-year period specified.

Single output class only:  The scope is limited to a single class of outputs (defined as a grouping of similar outputs).

Amount limited by Appropriation Act: The amount of a standard output expense appropriation is limited to a set amount of NZ dollars specified in an Appropriation Act.

Typical application:  The normal or default form for an output expense appropriation, used for a wide range of outputs for which the flexibility offered by the other types of output expense appropriation is not required.

Multi-Class Output Expense Appropriations (MCOA)

(section 7(3)(b), Public Finance Act 1989)

Departmental or non-departmental:  Authorise a department or an Office of Parliament to incur expenses in supplying more than one specified class of outputs (goods and services), or the Crown (excluding departments) to incur expenses to purchase more than one specified class of outputs.

A proposed MCOA must be approved by the Minister of Finance before it is presented in the Estimates.  The information supporting the Estimates must explain why the Minister has allowed those classes of outputs to be grouped in one appropriation.

Annual or multi-year:  The authority lapses at the end of the financial year or multi-year period specified.

Multiple output classes:  The scope of an MCOA is determined by the combined scope of each of the output classes included in that appropriation.

Amount limited by Appropriation Act:  The amount of an MCOA is limited to a set amount of NZ dollars specified in an Appropriation Act.  The amount of expense that can be incurred in relation to each component output class is flexible within the total amount of the MCOA, although expenses must be separately forecast and reported for each individual class in the Estimates, Information Supporting the Estimates, Supplementary Estimates and the department's annual report.

Typical application:  An MCOA is used where it is appropriate to give the responsible Minister or department ongoing discretion over the output mix across two or more classes of outputs.  Such discretion will most commonly be sought where the output classes contribute to a common outcome, or use a common or closely related set of inputs or processes, and the circumstances that determine the appropriate output choice or mix are likely to vary during the appropriation period.

Revenue-Dependent Appropriations (RDA)

(section 21(1), Public Finance Act 1989)

Departmental only:  Authorise a department or an Office of Parliament to incur expenses in supplying a specified a class of outputs (goods and services) that are not paid for directly by the Crown.

A proposed RDA must be approved by the Minister of Finance, before it is presented in the Estimates.  Each class of outputs for which an RDA is approved is listed in an Appropriation Act for the relevant financial year.

Annual only:  The authority lapses at the end of the financial year specified.

Single output class only:  The scope of an RDA is limited to a single class of outputs (defined as a grouping of similar outputs).

Amount limited by amount of revenue earned:  The amount of an RDA is limited tothe amount of revenue earned by a department or an Office of Parliament from other departments or from parties other than the Crown during a financial year.  The Minister of Finance can further direct a department to incur expenses to a level lower than the amount of revenue earned, though such directions have been rare.

Typical application:  An RDA provides flexibility to respond to unanticipated changes in the level of external demand for a class of outputs, where the full cost of the outputs is met by external parties and not the Crown.

Department-to-Department Appropriation (DDA)

(section 20(2), Public Finance Act 1989)

Departmental only:  Authorise a department or an Office of Parliament to incur expenses in supplying specified outputs (goods and services) paid for by another department.

Creation of a DDA requires an agreement between two departments.  Implicitly it also requires the approval of the Minister who will become responsible for the appropriation - namely, the Minister responsible for the supplying department - as the agreement has implications for the scope and risk of that department's operations.

Annual or multi-year:  The period of a DDA will depend on the negotiated terms of the agreement.

Single or multiple output class(es):  The scope of a DDA (and hence whether it covers one or more classes of outputs) will depend on the way in which the agreement defines what is to be delivered.  In most cases, an agreement that provides for a range of different outputs is better treated as creating several single-class DDAs.

Amount limited by departmental agreement:  The amount of a DDA is limited to either the amount of revenue earned from the commissioning department, or the cost incurred by the supplying department in providing those outputs (if that cost is less than the amount of revenue earned under the agreement).

Typical application:  DDAs are intended to make collaboration between departments easier by reducing the time and effort required to obtain / adjust the relevant appropriations while also allowing a commissioning department to retain full control over the resources it provides.

The use of a DDA is not confined to bilateral agreements.  A set of related DDAs could be used to enable one department to co-ordinate and manage the work of several departments that must work together to contribute to providing an integrated service to third parties, or to pool contributions from several departments to enable another department to provide a specific service to or on behalf of those departments.

Appropriation Period

The length of the appropriation period affects how appropriations are presented in the Estimates and Supplementary Estimates. Three kinds of appropriation can be distinguished on the basis of period - annual and multi-year (as referred to in the above table on types of output expense appropriations), and permanent:

  • Annual Appropriations - Most appropriations listed in the Estimates and Supplementary Estimates allow expenses or capital expenditure to be incurred only during a particular financial year. The annual amounts, for which parliamentary authority is normally sought, are shown in bold type in Details of Annual and Permanent Appropriations in the Estimates and Supplementary Estimates for each Vote. The amounts for RDAs and annual DDAs are forecasts only, and so are not shown in bold type.
  • Multi-Year Appropriations (MYAs) - The PFA also permits appropriations that allow expenses or capital expenditure to be incurred during a specified period that spans the whole or parts of more than one financial year, but no more than five financial years. The details of each MYA, including its commencement date and expiry date, are specified in Details of Multi-Year Appropriations in the Estimates and Supplementary Estimates for relevant Votes.
  • Permanent Appropriations (sometimes referred to as permanent legislative authorities or PLAs) -Permanent appropriations are authorised by legislation other than an Appropriation Act and continue in effect until revoked by Parliament. Generally the authorising legislation will impose limits on the scope of the appropriation and not its amount. For those appropriations that with limits set in cash terms, section 11(2) of the Public Finance Act 1989 requires that they be reported on an accrual basis. The usual legislative wording allows for expenses or capital expenditure to be incurred for the purpose specified in the legislation “without further appropriation than this section”. Details of permanent appropriations are included in Details of Annual and Permanent Appropriations in the Estimates and Supplementary Estimates for each Vote for completeness, though the amount specified is a forecast rather than a limit. The amounts of permanent appropriations are therefore not shown in bold type. The scope of a permanent appropriation will reference the relevant section of the authorising legislation.

 

Guide to Reading Information Supporting the Estimates

The Information Supporting the Estimates for each of the 10 sectors comprises five components, each of which is briefly described, below.

1 Sector Overview Information

The first component of the Information Supporting the Estimates may include a statement, agreed by all Ministers responsible for appropriations in each Vote included in the sector, that presents an overview of the sector and a high-level summary of the government's expectations and priorities. The Overview also includes Ministerial and Chief Executive Statements of Responsibility for the information provided in the Information Supporting the Estimates.

2 Performance Information Relating to Appropriations in Each Vote

The second component of the Information Supporting the Estimates presents performance information relating to each appropriation.

The title pages for each Vote specify the Minister(s) responsible for existing and proposed appropriations in the Vote, and the Responsible Minister for the department. The performance information meets the requirements of sections 15 and 41(1)(e) of the PFA and contains up to six parts. If particular information is not applicable to the Vote or a specific appropriation or type, or is otherwise unavailable, the relevant heading is not included.

Part 1 - Summary of the Vote

The Summary of the Vote comprises:

  • Part 1.1 Overview of the Vote - A plain-language summary of the focus of the appropriations through a brief explanation of the Vote. The Overview also appears at the start of the Vote in the Estimates.
  • Part 1.2 High-Level Objectives of the Vote - The objectives for the Vote presented through links and relationships and high-level priorities and outcomes to which they contribute. Where applicable, priorities and outcomes are drawn from the priorities and desired outcomes and published strategy documents. Links are also made to specific government strategies. Links may also be made to specific Government objectives.
  • Part 1.3 Trends in the Vote - A presentation of the actual and estimated trends in the Vote, comprising:
    • Summary of Financial Activity - A table showing financial information over the preceding five years (actual, budgeted or estimated actual), the current year (Budget) and the following three years (estimated) for the type of appropriations and Crown revenue and capital receipts.
    • New Policy Initiatives - A table showing how new initiatives (and the associated expenses or capital expenditure) are allocated to appropriations in the Vote. References are included where appropriations in other Votes are affected by the same initiative.
    • Analysis of Significant Trends - High-level analysis of appropriations and Crown revenue and capital receipts by type over the nine financial years covered by the Summary of Financial Activity table, explanations of significant changes and may also contain graphical presentations.
  • Part 1.4 Reconciliation of Changes in Appropriation Structure - a table providing a reconciliation and explanation of any changes in the structure or classification of appropriations made in the Budget year. These changes are restated for the previous financial year to facilitate comparison.

Part 2 - Details and Expected Performance for Output Expenses

This Part provides further detail about appropriations and expected performance for output expenses.

  • Part 2.1 Departmental Output Expenses - Intended impacts, outcomes and objectives are presented for departmental output expense appropriations in the Vote. This is followed by information on each appropriation, including its scope, a table showing expenses and revenue (distinguishing the revenue sources between the Crown and others), a statement of reasons for change in the appropriation (if material), and tables detailing performance measures and standards for significant aspects of expected output performance, any conditions on use of appropriation, any memorandum accounts (which record accumulated surpluses and deficits incurred in the provision of outputs on a full cost-recovery basis), and any current and past policy initiatives affecting the appropriation.
    • Information on impacts and outcomes or objectives to which the outputs contribute is provided. Further information on the relationships between outputs, impacts, and outcomes or objectives is outlined in Part 1.2 and the Statement of Intent. Conditions on use include administrative criteria and processes contained in legislation, regulation and Government decisions, which may be reference in scope statement or performance measures. The current and past policy initiatives tables provides a five-year history of announced initiatives that impact on the Budget year, the preceding year and the following three years.
    • For MCOA, an explanation is provided as to why the classes of outputs have been grouped under a single appropriation, and the scope statement, expenses and revenue, and performance information is presented for each output class.
    • Information provided for MYAs enables the original appropriation to be reconciled to the adjusted level if changes have been approved or are proposed, and the balance remaining to be derived taking account of actual or estimated expenses incurred to date.
    • The appropriation scope, expenses and revenue, and output performance measures and standards match information required to be included in a department's Statement of Forecast Service Performance with respect to departmental output expense appropriations used by the department.
  • Part 2.2 Non-Departmental Output Expenses - This sub-part contains comparable information to that presented in Part 2.1 on departmental output expense appropriations. The main differences are that details of third parties’ other revenue is not relevant and a summary of service providers is included.
    • The service providers table shows Crown entities and non-governmental organisations providing outputs funded through the Vote, and (where applicable) the mechanism for reporting actual performance to Parliament and the expiry of the Government's resource commitment. The reporting mechanisms are typically an entity's annual report or a report by the responsible Minister required by section 32A of the PFA. Where the provider is a Crown entity that is required to produce a Statement of Intent, its annual report may contain more detailed performance information at the output class or output level. ‘Section 32A' reports include a statement of service performance in relation to the appropriation.

Part 3 - Details for Benefits and Other Unrequited Expenses

Part 3 provides performance information about appropriations for benefits and other unrequited expenses incurred by the Crown. No departmental transactions arise under this appropriation type.

  • Part 3.2 Non-Departmental Benefits and Other Expenses - Information on each appropriation includes impacts and outcomes intended to be achieved, a scope statement, expense components, reasons for material changes, any conditions of use, and details of any current and past policy initiatives over the five years up to and including the Budget year.

Part 4 - Details for Borrowing Expenses

This Part provides detail about appropriations for borrowing expenses. No departmental borrowing expense appropriations exist at present.

  • Part 4.2 Non-Departmental Borrowing Expenses - The set of performance information is the same as that for non-departmental benefits and other expenses, except that conditions on use are no specified.

Part 5 - Details and Expected Results for Other Expenses

Part 5 provides detail about appropriations for:

  • Part 5.1 Departmental Other Expenses - It is uncommon for this category of appropriation to be utilised. In the few cases where it occurs, the performance information is the same as that for non-departmental other expense appropriations except for a summary of reporting mechanisms.
  • Part 5.2 Non-Departmental Other Expenses- Information on other expenses incurred by the Crown covers intended impacts and outcomes, appropriation scope, expenses analysed by component, reasons for material changes in the appropriation, expected results and standards, any conditions on use, any current and past policy initiatives, and a summary of mechanisms for reporting actual performance to Parliament.

Part 6 - Details and Expectations of Capital Expenditure

This Part provides further details about appropriations for capital expenditure.

  • Part 6.1 Departmental Capital Expenditure - The purchase or development of assets by a department is made under a permanent appropriation authorised by section 24(1) of the PFA. Capital expenditure is defined in section 2 as the cost of assets acquired or developed, including tangible, intangible or financial assets, and any ownership interest in entities, but excluding inventories. The appropriation appears in the Vote that contains appropriations belonging to the department's Responsible Minister.
    • Information is provided on intended impacts and outcomes of the appropriation, its scope, expenditure analysed by standard asset categories, reasons for material changes in the appropriation, and expected results. The scope statement is in a standard form for all departments. The performance information relates to the department as a whole and is not limited to any specific capital injection.
  • Part 6.2 Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure - Performance information for capital expenditure incurred by the Crown is the same as that for departmental capital expenditure except for not detailing asset categories and the addition of any conditions on use of the appropriation, any current and past policy initiatives, and a summary of the mechanism for reporting to Parliament.
    • The scope statement indicates the form of interest or asset acquired by the Crown, such as a capital injection (equity), loan or shares.

The following table summarises the performance information that is required for a ‘standard' appropriation in each sub-part.

Summary of performance information that is required for a ‘standard' appropriation
Standard Appropriations Part 2.1 Part 2.2 Part 3.1 Part 3.2 Part 4.1 Part 4.2 Part 5.1 Part 5.2 Part 6.1 Part 6.2
For each sub-part:                    
Intended impacts, outcomes or objectives
For each appropriation:                    
Scope of appropriation
Expenses and revenue N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Expenses N/A N/A N/A
Capital expenditure N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Reasons for change in appropriation
Output performance measures and standards N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Expected results N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Conditions on use of appropriation N/A N/A N/A
Memorandum account N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Current and past policy initiatives N/A
Summary of service providers N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Reporting mechanism N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

Information on reasons for change, conditions on use, current and past policy initiatives, and reporting mechanisms appears where applicable or material. Memorandum accounts are relevant only in Part 2. Some variations exist for non-standard appropriations, including MCOAs in Parts 2.1 and 2.2 and MYAs in Parts 2.2, 5.2 and 6.2. Furthermore performance information may not be available for some appropriations.

3 Statement of Forecast Service Performance of Departments

The third component of the Information Supporting the Estimates of Appropriations comprises the Statement of Forecast Service Performance for each department included in the sector, by reference to material already set out in Part 2.1 of Votes containing appropriations proposed to be used by the department.

4 Forecast Financial Statements of Departments

The fourth component of the Information Supporting the Estimates begins with a Statement of Common Accounting Policies applicable to all departments. The forecast financial statements for the forthcoming financial year for each department covered by the sector includes a:

  • Statement of Forecast Comprehensive Income
  • Statement of Forecast Changes in Taxpayers' Funds
  • Forecast Statement of Financial Position
  • Statement of Forecast Cash Flows
  • Statement of Significant Assumptions.

Each department will include a Statement of Entity- Specific Accounting Policies detailing policies for any matters not addressed by the Statement of Common Accounting Policies (such as a “going concern” statement) or where its policies are more specific than the common policies (such as capitalisation thresholds and estimated useful lives of individual classes of assets). Notes to the Financial Statements provide additional details to assist interpretation of the accounts and to meet disclosure requirements outlined in legislation and accounting standards.

5 Statements of Intent of Departments

The final component of the Information Supporting the Estimates presents the Statements of Intent of the departments covered by each sector. These statements contain the information required by section 40 of the PFA. They focus on the medium term and generally cover:

  • Nature and scope of the department's functions - A brief high-level description of the department's functions, addressing its role(s) and purpose and how it intends fulfilling them.
  • Strategic direction - impacts and outcomes - A brief high-level overview of the department's strategic direction covering both the impacts and outcomes the department is seeking to achieve (or contribute to) and the strategic environment in which the department operates through, in particular, its responses to the government's priorities.
  • Operating intentions - Information that describes how the department intends to achieve (or contribute to) those desired impacts and outcomes through its operations. This section should also include the main measures and standards the department will use to assess and demonstrate what it has achieved, including measures of outcome achievement, impact and cost effectiveness.
  • Managing in a changeable operating environment - Information on the risks to achievement of the desired outcomes and priorities, and the department's mitigation strategies.
  • Assessing organisational health and capability - The department's intentions for building and strengthening its internal capability, including its responses to the development goals for the State Services and its strategic approach to managing its asset base and forecast capital expenditure in the medium term. If capital expenditure is significant, it is in a separate section.
  • Additionalinformationand statutory reporting requirements - As required either by the responsible Minister or Minister of Finance, or by specific legislation.

Terms and Definitions

The table below contains terms that are used in the Supplementary Estimates and the Information Supporting the Supplementary Estimates.

Terms and Definitions
Appropriation An appropriation is a parliamentary authorisation for the Crown or an Office of Parliament to incur expenses or capital expenditure.
Appropriation scope One of the defining terms of an appropriation that establishes limits on the activities for which the Crown or an Office of Parliament is authorised to incur expenses or capital expenditure under that appropriation.
Capital expenditure The cost of assets acquired or developed including any ownership interest in entities, but excluding inventory.
Crown revenue and capital receipts Flows accounted for as revenue and capital receipts on behalf of the Crown rather than as departmental revenue.
DDA Department-to-department appropriation - as authorised by section 20(2) of the PFA.
Department Generally references to Departments also include an Office of Parliament as provided in section 26E(4) of the PFA.
Expenses Amounts consumed or losses of service potential or future economic benefits, other than those relating to capital withdrawals, in a financial year.  Expenses are an accrual concept measured in accordance with generally accepted accounting practice.
GST Goods and services tax.  Appropriations are stated GST- exclusive.
MCOA Multi-class output expense appropriation.
MYA Multi-year appropriation.
N/A Not applicable.
Outcomes States or conditions of society, the economy or the environment, including changes in those states or conditions.
Outputs Goods or services supplied by departments and other entities to external parties.  Outputs are a variety of types, including policy advice, administration of contracts and grants, and the provision of specific services.
PFA Public Finance Act 1989
PLA Permanent legislative authority - a traditional term for a permanent appropriation, ie, one that is authorised for an indefinite period by legislation other than an Appropriation Act.
Minister The Minister responsible for specific appropriations being sought within a Vote.  As several Ministers may now hold appropriations within a single Vote, each appropriation will have a tag (M1, M2, etc) identifying the Minister responsible for that line item.
RDA Revenue-dependent appropriation - as authorised by section 21(1) of the PFA 1989.
Responsible Minister The Minister responsible for the financial performance of a department or Crown entity.  In relation to an Office of Parliament, the Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives, and the Parliamentary Service, the Speaker is the Responsible Minister.
Revenue from the Crown Revenue earned by a department from the Crown for the provision of outputs to or on behalf of the Crown.  These flows are accounted for as departmental revenue.  Revenue from the Crown is eliminated for purposes of reporting the Crown's overall financial performance and position.
Revenue from Others Revenue earned by a department from other departments and from third parties. Revenue from other departments is eliminated for purposes of reporting the Crown's overall financial performance and position.
Vote A grouping of one or more appropriations that are the responsibility of one or more Ministers of the Crown and are administered by the one department.

Useful Links

The suite of Budget 2009 documents can be accessed in the Budgets section of the website: www.treasury.govt.nz/budget/2009. Documents providing guidance on the PFA and the public sector financial management system can be accessed in the Public Finance Overviews section of the Treasury's website: www.treasury.govt.nz/publications/guidance/publicfinance.

Sector Overview

Sector Overview Statement

Sector Outcomes

The sector's overall outcome is ‘A Safe and Just Society' for New Zealand. For this outcome to be achieved, communities need to be safe and individuals need to feel secure and that they live in a society where civil and democratic rights and obligations are upheld. The interdependent nature of the sector means that agencies need to work together and share information, as decisions made in one part of the system often impact on other parts of the system.

The justice sector outcomes reflect how justice sector agencies contribute to a safe and just society. These outcomes are:

  • Crime Reduced
  • Offenders Held to Account
  • Impact of Crime Reduced
  • Trusted Justice System
  • Accessible Justice Services
  • Internationally Connected
  • Durable Settlements of Treaty Claims
  • Effective Constitutional Arrangements

Medium-Term Priorities

Six medium term priorities have been identified for the justice sector, as follows:

  • Crime Reduced - Improving public safety
  • Crime Reduced - Addressing the drivers of offending and re-offending
  • Crime Reduced - Addressing Māori over-representation in the criminal justice system
  • Impact of Crime Reduced - Improving the responsiveness of the justice system to victims
  • Offenders Held to Account - Improving the functioning and efficiency of criminal court processes
  • Trusted Justice System - Improved satisfaction with justice sector services

Focusing on activities that contribute to the priority areas is expected to lead to the biggest gains for the sector in the medium term. Key trends and issues within each medium term priority follow.

Improving Public Safety

Why is this a priority?

The first priority of any justice system is to protect its citizenry. Crime has an obvious impact on physical wellbeing, and also has a large economic cost. However, the threat of crime also has an impact on quality of life. Anxiety about being victimised can limit people's lifestyles and their freedom to participate fully in society.

Although reducing the incidence of crime is a longer term priority in its own right, the justice sector can contribute to public safety through its own activities, including holding offenders to account and imposing appropriate consequences for their behaviour, improving police visibility in the community and enhancing the tools at their disposal, and enhancing prison security.

How will the sector demonstrate its success?

An improvement in public safety will not only result from a reduction in recorded crime, but also where increased confidence in the activities of the justice sector lead to a reduction in fear of crime. The New Zealand Crime and Safety Survey asks respondents to rate how fear of crime affects the quality of life. The impact of fear of crime was scored on a 0-10 scale, where 0 is no effect and 10 is total effect on quality of life.

The survey showed that in 2005, 40% of New Zealanders said that fear of crime had a moderate or high impact on the quality of their life (a score of 4 or above), while 7% scored it at 8-10. The graph below shows what proportion of each of various subgroups of respondents is highly affected by the fear of crime.

Figure 1 - Groups whose quality of life is highly affected by fear of crime

Groups whose quality of life is highly affected by fear of crime

Percentage of those greatly affected by fear of crime - ie, those who gave a response of 8 to 10 on a scale of 10

Addressing the Drivers of Offending and Re-offending

Why is this a priority?

To achieve a significant and enduring impact on the incidence of crime, the justice sector must address the factors that lead to offending in the first place. This means developing an understanding of and where possible responses to the drivers of crime at several different stages:

  • Prior to offending, at the earliest stages of child development
  • First offending, generally youth
  • Re-offending, post-sentence

How will the sector demonstrate its success?

Success in reducing offending will ultimately be reflected in levels of recorded crime. Although total offences have decreased, largely as the result of a reduction in dishonesty offences, violent crime has increased.

Outcomes from policies that address the pre-offending stage of development will take the longest to flow through. This will rely on co-operation with the education, social development and health sectors, to identify risk factors in childhood and adolescence that, in combination, indicate an increased likelihood of future offending and poor outcomes, while at the same time identifying those protective factors that reduce the likelihood of offending.

For sentenced offenders, the Department of Corrections provides a range of rehabilitative and re-integrative programmes which can lead to significant reductions in re-conviction and re-imprisonment when delivered to appropriately selected offenders. The two figures below show that although there are clear differences in rates of re-conviction and re-imprisonment across different ethnic groups, there has been no significant change in overall trends of re-offending.

Figure 2 - Re-conviction rates, 12 months after release

Re-conviction rates, 12 months after release

Figure 3 - Re-imprisonment rates, 12 months after release

Re-imprisonment rates, 12 months after release



Addressing Māori Over-Representation in the Criminal Justice System

Why is this a priority?

Māori are disproportionately represented as both offenders and victims in New Zealand's criminal justice system. Adjusting for the size of different populations, in 2003 four to five times as many Māori as Europeans were apprehended, prosecuted and convicted. Six to seven times as many Māori were given a custodial sentence or were serving prison sentences, and eleven times as many were remanded in custody awaiting trial. However, Māori are also much more likely than other ethnic groups to be victims of crime. Any reduction in Māori offending that can be achieved will have a significant positive impact on the overall crime rate.

How will the sector demonstrate its success?

Key information on monitoring success in the medium term will be drawn from convictions data, as outlined below.

Figure 4 - Total convictions: all categories

 all categories

Figure 5 - Total convictions: violence category

 violence category

Improving the Responsiveness of the Justice System to Victims

Why is this a priority?

The priorities already outlined above should have the effect of reducing the number of victims of crime. But when crime does occur, the justice sector will work to ensure that the victims of that offending are supported throughout the criminal justice process.

The New Zealand Crime and Safety Survey (2006) reports that only about a third of offences are reported to Police, although reporting rates vary by type of offence. The impact of crime is also unevenly spread: 60% of New Zealanders reported no victimisations in 2005, but 6% reported five or more victimisations. Those who were less well off, both economically and socially, were more likely to be victimised, creating a further source of inequity.

Improving the victim notification system, victims' rights and information accessibility in the justice system, will improve the responsiveness of the justice system to victims.

How will the sector demonstrate its success?

The next New Zealand Crime and Safety survey was launched early in 2009, and will provide updated information on the extent of victimisation and how victims view the effectiveness of the support available to them.

The justice sector is engaged in a number of initiatives to improve responsiveness to victims. The Enhancing Victims Rights review aims to identify key legislative, policy and operational changes that can be made across a range of agencies to better support victims through the process.

In addition, the Sentencing (Offender Levy) Amendment Bill imposes a levy on all offenders at the point of sentencing, to increase services and support for victims of serious crime.

Improving the Functioning and Efficiency of Criminal Court Processes

Why is this a priority?

Improving the functioning and efficiency of the criminal court process will contribute to the outcomes of holding offenders to account, minimising the impact of crime on victims, and building a trusted justice system.

Although the courts have already improved the rate at which they dispose of cases, this is being outstripped by increasing demand for criminal court processes, due to faster growth in the number of prosecutions, and the increasing complexity of cases and the duration of trials.

Figure 6 - District Court: criminal summary throughput

 criminal summary throughput

For example, the number of District Court criminal jury trials increased 36%, but the number of cases on hand has grown by 56%. Similarly, the number of cases on hand in High Court jury trials has also seen a significant growth in the last two years, driven largely by methamphetamine cases.

Delays in the court process means delayed justice for both victims and offenders. It also has flow-on effects to other parts of the justice sector, such as increased demand for Corrections facilities for those remanded in custody for longer periods.

How will the sector demonstrate its success?

Improvements to court services will be progressed through initiatives to simplify court procedures and the review of legal aid.

Monitoring will be undertaken of key measures, including active cases on hand, and summary throughput.

Figure 7 - Criminal summary throughput, rolling twelve month totals

Criminal summary throughput, rolling twelve month totals

Improved Satisfaction with Justice Sector Services

Why is this a priority?

To be effective, the justice sector must be trusted and have the confidence of individuals and communities. Although breakdowns in accepted processes within the system are rare, they have the potential to have life and death consequences, and understandably pose a risk to public trust in the justice system.

Since 1999 there is some evidence which indicates a decline in the level of trust in the criminal justice system.

Figure 8 - Criminal justice groups rated as doing a good or excellent job: 1999 and 2006

Criminal justice groups rated as doing a good or excellent job: 1999 and 2006
Agency 1999
NZCASS
2006
NZCASS
Variance
Police 74% 60% -14%
Juries 63% 59% -4%
Judges 42% 47% 5%
Criminal Lawyers 45% 44% -1%
Probation Officers 50% 41% -9%
Prison Service 39% 40% 1%

How will the sector demonstrate its success?

The 2009 New Zealand Crime and Safety Survey will provide new information on the changing levels of satisfaction and trust with the criminal justice system. This information will be available in 2010.

Ministerial Statements of Responsibility

Each of us is satisfied that the information on future operating intentions provided by our respective departments and included in the Information Supporting the Estimates for the Justice Sector is in accordance with sections 38 and 41 of the Public Finance Act 1989 and is consistent with the policies and performance expectations of the government.

Hon Simon Power
Responsible Minister for the Ministry of Justice
22 April 2009

Hon Judith Collins
Responsible Minister for the Department of Corrections
Responsible Minister for the New Zealand Police
Responsible Minister for the Serious Fraud Office
22 April 2009

Hon Christopher Finlayson
Responsible Minister for the Crown Law Office
Responsible Minister for the Parliamentary Counsel Office
22 April 2009

Chief Executive Statements of Responsibility

Ministry of Justice

In signing this statement, I acknowledge that I am responsible for the information contained in the Information Supporting the Estimates for the Justice Sector relating to the Ministry of Justice and for the Votes for which the Ministry of Justice is the administering department. Specifically, this information is contained in the Ministry of Justice's statement of forecast service performance, forecast financial statements and statement of intent.

This information has been prepared in accordance with the Public Finance Act 1989. It is also consistent with the proposed appropriations set out in the Appropriation (2009/10 Estimates) Bill, as presented to the House of Representatives in accordance with section 13 of the Public Finance Act 1989, and with existing appropriations and financial authorities

Belinda Clark
Secretary for Justice and Chief Executive
Ministry of Justice
22 April 2009

Lara Ariell
Chief Financial Officer
Ministry of Justice
22 April 2009
Counter-signed

Department of Corrections

In signing this statement, I acknowledge that I am responsible for the information contained in the Information Supporting the Estimates for the Justice Sector relating to the Department of Corrections and for the Vote for which the Department of Corrections is the administering department. Specifically, this information is contained in the Department of Corrections's statement of forecast service performance, forecast financial statements and statement of intent.

This information has been prepared in accordance with the Public Finance Act 1989. It is also consistent with the proposed appropriations set out in the Appropriation (2009/10 Estimates) Bill, as presented to the House of Representatives in accordance with section 13 of the Public Finance Act 1989, and with existing appropriations and financial authorities.

Barry Matthews
Chief Executive
Department of Corrections
22 April 2009

John Bole
General Manager  Business Information and Planning
Department of Corrections
22 April 2009
Counter-signed

New Zealand Police

In signing this statement, I acknowledge that I am responsible for the information contained in the Information Supporting the Estimates for the Justice Sector relating to the New Zealand Police and for the Vote for which the New Zealand Police is the administering department. Specifically, this information is contained in the New Zealand Police's statement of forecast service performance, forecast financial statements and statement of intent.

This information has been prepared in accordance with the Public Finance Act 1989. It is also consistent with the proposed appropriations set out in the Appropriation (2009/10 Estimates) Bill, as presented to the House of Representatives in accordance with section 13 of the Public Finance Act 1989, and with existing appropriations and financial authorities.

Howard Broad
Commissioner of Police
New Zealand Police
22 April 2009

Bruce Simpson
General Manager Finance and Planning
New Zealand Police
22 April 2009
Counter-signed

Serious Fraud Office

In signing this statement, I acknowledge that I am responsible for the information contained in the Information Supporting the Estimates for the Justice Sector relating to the Serious Fraud Office and for the Vote for which the Serious Fraud Office is the administering department. Specifically, this information is contained in the Serious Fraud Office's statement of forecast service performance, forecast financial statements and statement of intent.

This information has been prepared in accordance with the Public Finance Act 1989. It is also consistent with the proposed appropriations set out in the Appropriation (2009/10 Estimates) Bill, as presented to the House of Representatives in accordance with section 13 of the Public Finance Act 1989, and with existing appropriations and financial authorities.

Grant Liddell
Director
Serious Fraud Office
22 April 2009

Gib Beattie
Assistant Director
Serious Fraud Office
22 April 2009
Counter-signed

Crown Law Office

In signing this statement, I acknowledge that I am responsible for the information contained in the Information Supporting the Estimates for the Justice Sector relating to the Crown Law Office and for the Vote for which the Crown Law Office is the administering department. Specifically, this information is contained in the Crown Law Office's statement of forecast service performance, forecast financial statements and statement of intent.

This information has been prepared in accordance with the Public Finance Act 1989. It is also consistent with the proposed appropriations set out in the Appropriation (2009/10 Estimates) Bill, as presented to the House of Representatives in accordance with section 13 of the Public Finance Act 1989, and with existing appropriations and financial authorities.

Dr David Collins QC
Solicitor-General and Chief Executive
Crown Law Office
22 April 2009

Chris Walker
Chief Financial Officer
Crown Law Office
22 April 2009
Counter-signed

Parliamentary Counsel Office

In signing this statement, I acknowledge that I am responsible for the information contained in the Information Supporting the Estimates for the Justice Sector relating to the Parliamentary Counsel Office and for the Vote for which the Parliamentary Counsel Office is the administering department. Specifically, this information is contained in the Parliamentary Counsel Office's statement of forecast service performance, forecast financial statements and statement of intent.

This information has been prepared in accordance with the Public Finance Act 1989. It is also consistent with the proposed appropriations set out in the Appropriation (2009/10 Estimates) Bill, as presented to the House of Representatives in accordance with section 13 of the Public Finance Act 1989, and with existing appropriations and financial authorities.

David Noble
Chief Parliamentary Counsel
Parliamentary Counsel Office
22 April 2009

Noel Lee
Corrporate Services Manager
Parliamentary Counsel Office
22 April 2009
Counter-signed

Performance Information for Appropriations Vote Attorney-General

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

ADMINISTERING DEPARTMENT: Crown Law Office

MINISTER RESPONSIBLE FOR CROWN LAW OFFICE: Attorney-General

Part 1 - Summary of the Vote

Part 1.1 - Overview of the Vote

The Attorney-General is responsible for appropriations in the Vote for the 2009/10 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 $35.542 million (54% of the Vote) on providing a national Crown prosecution service that undertakes criminal trials on indictment and related appeals
  • a total of $2.978 million (5% 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
  • a total of $943,000 (1% of the Vote) on 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.

Crown Law expects to receive a total of $22.900 million (35% of the Vote) 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 below.

Part 1.2 - High-Level Objectives of the Vote

Government Priorities and Outcomes - Links to Appropriations

Government Priorities and Outcomes - Links to Appropriations - Attorney-General
Government Priorities Government Outcomes Appropriations
Justice Sector Outcomes Offenders Held to Account Supervision and Conduct of Crown Prosecutions
    Conduct of Criminal Appeals
  Trusted Justice System Conduct of Criminal Appeals
    Legal Advice and Representation
    Supervision and Conduct of Crown Prosecutions
    The Exercise of Principle Law Officer Functions
  International Connected The Exercise of Principle Law Officer Functions
    Legal Advice and Representation
  Durable Settlement of Treaty Claims Legal Advice and Representation
  Effective Constitutional Arrangements The Exercise of Principle Law Officer Functions
    Legal Advice and Representation
    Conduct of Criminal Appeals
    Supervision and Conduct of Crown Prosecutions

Part 1.3 - Trends in the Vote

Summary of Financial Activity

Summary of Financial Activity - Attorney-General
  2004/05 2005/06 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13
Actual
$000
Actual
$000
Actual
$000
Actual
$000
Budgeted
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Departmental
Transactions
Budget
$000
Non-
Departmental
Transactions
Budget
$000
Total
Budget
$000
Estimated
$000
Estimated
$000
Estimated
$000

Appropriations

                       
Output Expenses 47,081 50,459 56,249 58,561 65,814 65,814 64,749 - 64,749 64,749 64,749 64,749
Benefits and Other Unrequited Expenses - - - - - - N/A - - - - -
Borrowing Expenses - - - - - - - - - - - -
Other Expenses - - - - - - - - - - - -
Capital Expenditure 1,355 240 594 341 2,405 2,405 943 - 943 465 515 515
Intelligence and Security Department Expenses and Capital Expenditure - - - - - - - N/A - - - -

Total Appropriations

48,436 50,699 56,843 58,902 68,219 68,219 65,692 - 65,692 65,214 65,264 65,264

Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts

                       
Tax Revenue - - - - - - N/A - - - - -
Non-Tax Revenue - - - - - - N/A - - - - -
Capital Receipts - - - - - - N/A - - - - -

Total Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts

- - - - - - N/A - - - - -

New Policy Initiatives

Budget Policy Intiatives - Attorney-General
Policy Initiative Appropriation 2008/09
Budgeted
$000
2009/10
Budget
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
Emergency Cost Pressures in Vote Attorney-General

Supervision and Conduct of Crown Prosecutions

Departmental Output Expenses
750 250 250 250 250
Line by Line Review Savings

The Exercise of the Law Officer Function

Departmental Output Expenses
(100) (250) (250) (250) (250)
Total Initiatives   650 - - - -

Analysis of Significant Trends

Total Vote: All Appropriations

Trends in comparative actual and estimated total expenses and capital expenditure are shown in Figure 1 below, including budgeted and estimated actual figures for the preceding year.

Vote trends in actual expenses and capital expenditure by appropriation type
Vote trends in actual expenses and capital expenditure by appropriation type
Source: Crown Law Office

Part 2 - Details and Expected Performance for Output Expenses

Part 2.1 - Departmental Output Expenses

Intended Impacts, Outcomes and Objectives

Intended Impacts, Outcomes and Objectives - Part 2.1 Departmental Output Expenses - Attorney-General
Intended Impacts, Outcomes or Objectives of Appropriations Appropriations
Outcome - Offenders held to account
Impact - Effective Crown prosecution service
Conduct of Criminal Appeals
Outcome - Effective and lawful functioning of New Zealand's Government
Impact - Crown's legal interests are protected and its responsibilities are carried out lawfully
Legal Advice and Representation
Outcome - Offenders held to account
Impact - Effective Crown prosecution service
Supervision and Conduct of Crown Prosecutions
Outcome - Effective constitutional arrangements
Impact - Democratic government under law and in the public interest
The Exercise of Principal Law Officer Functions

Conduct of Criminal Appeals (M5)

Scope of Appropriation

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

Expenses and Revenue

Expenses and Revenue - Conduct of Criminal Appeals (M5) - Attorney-General
  2008/09 2009/10
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 3,444 3,444 3,329
Revenue from Crown 3,444 3,444 3,329
Revenue from Other - - -

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Conduct of Criminal Appeals (M5) - Attorney-General
  2008/09 2009/10
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Number of appeals disposed of by the Court of Appeal/Supreme Court/Privy Council arising out of criminal trials on indictment, brought by:      
     
  • the Crown
30 - 35 30 - 35 30 - 35
  • offenders
550 - 600 550 - 600 550 - 600
Decisions made on requests for the Solicitor-General to take Crown Appeals in relation to:      
  • sentence
40 - 50 15 - 30 15 - 30
  • case stated or other appeal
25 - 30 25 - 30 25 - 30
Success rate for sentence appeals brought by the Solicitor-General Not less than 60% Not less than 60% Not less than 60%
Compliance with court procedures and requirements of the judiciary as specified in the Court of Appeal/Supreme Court Practice Notes No complaints are received in relation to non-compliance No complaints are received in relation to non-compliance No complaints are received in relation to non-compliance
The hearing of sentence appeals is undertaken in accordance with the schedule of sitting days which are agreed by the court one month in advance The Crown seeks no requests for adjournment The Crown seeks no requests for adjournment The Crown seeks no requests for adjournment
Decisions to appeal by the Crown are taken in accordance with the statutory deadlines. Written submissions are filed within the timeframe stipulated in the practice notes prepared for the guidance of counsel in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court Submissions are filed by the Crown by the required date, or within three days of receipt of the appellant's submissions, or if that timeframe is not available then prior to the appeal hearing Submissions are filed by the Crown by the required date, or within three days of receipt of the appellant's submissions, or if that timeframe is not available then prior to the appeal hearing Submissions are filed by the Crown by the required date, or within three days of receipt of the appellant's submissions, or if that timeframe is not available then prior to the appeal hearing

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Conduct of Criminal Appeals (M5) - Attorney-General
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2008/09
Budgeted
$000
2009/10
Budget
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
Demand Pressures impacting on Criminal Prosecutions and Criminal Appeals 2007/08 125 265 300 300 300

Legal Advice and Representation (M5)

Scope of Appropriation

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

Expenses and Revenue

Expenses and Revenue - Legal Advice and Representation (M5) - Attorney-General
  2008/09 2009/10
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 22,900 22,900 22,900
Revenue from Crown - - -
Revenue from Other 22,900 22,900 22,900

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Legal Advice and Representation (M5) - Attorney-General
  2008/09 2009/10
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Number of new instructions for legal advice 450 - 550 450 - 500 450 - 500
Average number of requests for legal advice in progress during the year 750 - 850 750 - 800 750 - 800
Number of new instructions in respect of litigation matters 600 - 650 600 - 620 600 - 620
Average number of litigation matters in progress during the year 2,400 - 2,600 2,500 - 2,700 2,500 - 2,700
Legal advice, including opinions, and representation services will be provided in accordance with Crown Law's Professional Standards: Crown Law Advice and Conduct of Litigation, respectively Conformity with the guidelines set down in the standards as determined by the quality assurance review processes that have been developed to support the application of the standards Conformity with the guidelines set down in the standards as determined by the quality assurance review processes that have been developed to support the application of the standards Conformity with the guidelines set down in the standards as determined by the quality assurance review processes that have been developed to support the application of the standards

Memorandum Account

Memorandum Account - Legal Advice and Representation (M5) - Attorney-General
  2008/09 2009/10
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000

Legal Advice and Representation

     
Opening Balance at 1 July - 870 870
Revenue 21,110 22,900 22,900
Expenses 21,110 22,900 23,770
Transfers and Adjustments 870 - -
Closing Balance at 30 June 870 870 -

Supervision and Conduct of Crown Prosecutions (M5)

Scope of Appropriation

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.

Expenses and Revenue

Expenses and Revenue - Supervision and Conduct of Crown Prosecutions (M5) - Attorney-General
  2008/09 2009/10
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 36,492 36,492 35,542
Revenue from Crown 36,492 36,492 35,542
Revenue from Other - - -

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Supervision and Conduct of Crown Prosecutions (M5) - Attorney-General
  2008/09 2009/10
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Number of trials for indictable crime:      
  • District Court
1,900 - 2,100 1,700 - 1,900 1,700 - 1,900
  • High Court
200 - 240 200 - 240 200 - 240
Number of trials for indictable crime, where the complexity of the case requires a significant amount of preparation and court appearance time:      
  • District Court
150 - 200 150 - 180 150 - 180
  • High Court
100 - 140 80 - 120 80 - 120
Number of other criminal matters conducted by the Crown Solicitors:      
  • Bail applications and appeals
1,500 - 1,600 1,400 - 1,500 1,400 - 1,500
  • Guilty pleas lower band and middle band sentencing
2,700 - 2,800 2,700 - 2,800 2,700 - 2,800
  • Appeals relating to summary prosecutions
700 - 800 700 - 800 700 - 800
Prosecution services provided in accordance with prosecution guidelines and case management practices developed by the Solicitor-General and judiciary, respectively Review of each Crown Solicitor practice on a cyclical basis to determine conformity to guidelines and practices as described in: Supervision of Crown Solicitor Network Review of each Crown Solicitor practice on a cyclical basis to determine conformity to guidelines and practices as described in: Supervision of Crown Solicitor Network Review of each Crown Solicitor practice on a cyclical basis to determine conformity to guidelines and practices as described in: Supervision of Crown Solicitor Network
Number of Crown Solicitors practices to be reviewed 1 - 2 0 1 - 2
Number of new applications from Crown Solicitors for special fees, classification of counsel and approval of additional counsel 350 - 450 300 - 400 300 - 400
Applications by Crown Solicitors for special fees, classification of counsel and approval of additional counsel will be considered in accordance with the Crown Solicitors Regulations 1994 and Crown Law's protocols which support the application of the Regulations. The protocols describe the process to be followed, the quality standards relating to the process, and the content and justification required for the applications Conformity of applications with the Crown Solicitors Regulations 1994, and Crown Law's protocols, which support the application of the regulations, will be assessed at the time the applications are considered. Feedback will be formally communicated to Crown Solicitors as appropriate Conformity of applications with the Crown Solicitors Regulations 1994, and Crown Law's protocols, which support the application of the regulations, will be assessed at the time the applications are considered. Feedback will be formally communicated to Crown Solicitors as appropriate Conformity of applications with the Crown Solicitors Regulations 1994, and Crown Law's protocols, which support the application of the regulations, will be assessed at the time the applications are considered. Feedback will be formally communicated to Crown Solicitors as appropriate
The provision of prosecution services by Crown Solicitors will be reviewed according to a range of quality standards which include:
  • compliance with professional standards of conduct
  • application of the Solicitor-General's prosecution guidelines
  • compliance with court procedures and the requirements of the judiciary and clients in the management of cases
  • compliance with the Crown Solicitors Regulations 1994 and, in particular, the charging for services rendered
  • compliance with the protocols and financial guidelines developed by Crown Law to support the application of the above Regulations.
A review of the performance of Crown Solicitors will be undertaken on a cyclical basis by a review panel. The panel will address two main areas:
  • case processing efficiency using a questionnaire and interview approach with the judiciary, clients and profession
  • practice management case allocation, "good employer" responsibilities, financial reporting on cases and compliance with the Regulations and the supporting protocols
A report is to be prepared for the Solicitor-General by each review panel containing documentary evidence of the review process, including the use of checklists and questionnaires, with assessments and conclusions
A review of the performance of Crown Solicitors will be undertaken on a cyclical basis by a review panel. The panel will address two main areas:
  • case processing efficiency using a questionnaire and interview approach with the judiciary, clients and profession
  • practice management case allocation, "good employer" responsibilities, financial reporting on cases and compliance with the Regulations and the supporting protocols
A report is to be prepared for the Solicitor-General by each review panel containing documentary evidence of the review process, including the use of checklists and questionnaires, with assessments and conclusions
A review of the performance of Crown Solicitors will be undertaken on a cyclical basis by a review panel. The panel will address two main areas:
  • case processing efficiency using a questionnaire and interview approach with the judiciary, clients and profession
  • practice management case allocation, "good employer" responsibilities, financial reporting on cases and compliance with the Regulations and the supporting protocols
A report is to be prepared for the Solicitor-General by each review panel containing documentary evidence of the review process, including the use of checklists and questionnaires, with assessments and conclusions
Number of new requests for legal advice or determination of applications received in relation to criminal law issues 350 - 450 300 - 350 300 - 350
Average number of requests for legal advice or determination of applications in relation to criminal law in progress during the year 450 - 500 450 - 500 450 - 500
Number of new ministerial and parliamentary questions received 30 - 40 25 - 35 25 - 35
Legal advice, including opinions, and representation services will be provided in accordance with Crown Law's Professional Standards: Crown Law Advice and Conduct of Litigation, respectively Conformity with the guidelines set down in the standards as determined by the quality assurance review processes that have been developed to support the application of the standards Conformity with the guidelines set down in the standards as determined by the quality assurance review processes that have been developed to support the application of the standards Conformity with the guidelines set down in the standards as determined by the quality assurance review processes that have been developed to support the application of the standards
Ministerial correspondence and parliamentary questions will be responded to within appropriate time frames Replies to ministerial correspondence will be completed within 20 working days of receipt in 90% of cases.
All responses to parliamentary questions will be provided within the required deadlines
Replies to ministerial correspondence will be completed within 20 working days of receipt in 90% of cases.
All responses to parliamentary questions will be provided within the required deadlines
Replies to ministerial correspondence will be completed within 20 working days of receipt in 90% of cases.
All responses to parliamentary questions will be provided within the required deadlines

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Supervision and Conduct of Crown Prosecutions (M5) - Attorney-General
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2008/09
Budgeted
$000
2009/10
Budget
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
Emergency Cost Pressures in Vote Attorney-General 2008/09 750 250 250 250 250
Demand Pressures impacting on Criminal Prosecutions and Criminal Appeals 2007/08 2,650 3,850 3,400 3,400 3,400

The Exercise of Principal Law Officer Functions (M5)

Scope of Appropriation

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.

Expenses and Revenue

Expenses and Revenue - The Exercise of Principal Law Officer Functions (M5) - Attorney-General
  2008/09 2009/10
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 2,978 2,978 2,978
Revenue from Crown 2,928 2,928 2,928
Revenue from Other 50 50 50

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - The Exercise of Principal Law Officer Functions (M5) - Attorney-General
  2008/09 2009/10
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Number of new applications or requests for advice received for action on behalf of the Attorney-General and Solicitor-General 200 - 220 170 - 190 170 - 190
Average number of applications or requests for legal advice in progress during the year 350 - 400 350 - 400 350 - 400
Number of new ministerial and parliamentary questions received 240 - 260 240 - 260 240 - 260
Legal advice, including opinions, and representation services will be provided in accordance with Crown Law 's Professional Standards: Crown Law Advice and Conduct of Litigation, respectively Conformity with the guidelines set down in the standards as determined by the quality assurance review processes that have been developed to support the application of the standards
Quality, timeliness and effectiveness of services assessed in accordance with the standards agreed with the Attorney-General
Conformity with the guidelines set down in the standards as determined by the quality assurance review processes that have been developed to support the application of the standards
Quality, timeliness and effectiveness of services assessed in accordance with the standards agreed with the Attorney-General
Conformity with the guidelines set down in the standards as determined by the quality assurance review processes that have been developed to support the application of the standards
Quality, timeliness and effectiveness of services assessed in accordance with the standards agreed with the Attorney-General
Brief the Attorney-General in a timely and relevant way on significant legal matters affecting the Crown A weekly report will be provided to the Attorney-General advising on significant legal matters involving the Crown A weekly report will be provided to the Attorney-General advising on significant legal matters involving the Crown A weekly report will be provided to the Attorney-General advising on significant legal matters involving the Crown
Ministerial correspondence and parliamentary questions will be responded to within appropriate time frames Replies to ministerial correspondence will be completed within
20 working days of receipt in 90% of cases
All responses to parliamentary questions will be provided within required deadlines
Replies to ministerial correspondence will be completed within
20 working days of receipt in 90% of cases
All responses to parliamentary questions will be provided within required deadlines
Replies to ministerial correspondence will be completed within
20 working days of receipt in 90% of cases
All responses to parliamentary questions will be provided within required deadlines

Memorandum Account

Memorandum Account - The Exercise of Principal Law Officer Functions (M5) - Attorney-General
  2008/09 2009/10
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000

Senior Counsel Applications

     
Opening Balance at 1 July - - -
Revenue - 50 50
Expenses - 50 50
Transfers and Adjustments - - -
Closing Balance at 30 June - - -

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - The Exercise of Principal Law Officer Functions (M5) - Attorney-General
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2008/09
Budgeted
$000
2009/10
Budget
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
Line by Line Review Saving 2008/09 (100) (250) (250) (250) (250)
Increase in the Appropriation for Exercise of Law Officer Function: Unavoidable Demand Pressures 2007/08 2007/08 1,900 1,900 1,900 1,900 1,900

Part 6 - Details and Expected Results for Capital Expenditure

Part 6.1 - Departmental Capital Expenditure

Intended Impacts, Outcomes and Objectives

Intended Impacts, Outcomes and Objectives - Part 6.1 Departmental Capital Expenditure - Attorney-General
Intended Impacts, Outcomes or Objectives of Appropriations Appropriations
Objective - To maintain and upgrade capability through routine replacement/improvement of Crown Law's leasehold, office equipment, computer hardware, furniture and fittings, and computer software Crown Law Office - Capital Expenditure

Crown Law Office - Capital Expenditure PLA (M5)

Scope of Appropriation

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.

Capital Expenditure

Capital Expenditure - Crown Law Office Capital Expenditure PLA (M5) - Attorney-General
  2008/09 2009/10
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Forests/Agricultural - - -
Land - - -
Property, Plant and Equipment 735 735 429
Intangibles 1,670 1,670 514
Other - - -

Total Appropriation

2,405 2,405 943
Forests/Agricultural - - -
Land - - -
Property, Plant and Equipment 735 735 429
Intangibles 1,670 1,670 514
Other - - -

Total Appropriation

2,405 2,405 943

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The higher intangible expenditure in 2008/09 is due to the financial software system replacement project.

Performance Information for Appropriations Vote Corrections

MINISTER(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR APPROPRIATIONS: Minister of Corrections (M18)

ADMINISTERING DEPARTMENT: Department of Corrections

MINISTER RESPONSIBLE FOR DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS : Minister of Corrections

Part 1 - Summary of the Vote

Part 1.1 - Overview of the Vote

The Minister of Corrections is responsible for appropriations in Vote Corrections for the 2009/10 financial year covering the following:

  • $590.571 million (55.43% of the Vote) on the provision of custodial services for offenders sentenced to imprisonment
  • $151.683 million (14.23% of the Vote) on the management and delivery of sentences and orders served in the community
  • $122.278 million (11.48% of the Vote) on the provision of custodial services for remand prisoners (people waiting trial, and offenders convicted but not yet sentenced)
  • $74.710 million (7.01% of the Vote) on the provision of prison and community-based responsivity and rehabilitative programmes, reintegrative services and psychological services designed to address the underlying causes of criminal re-offending
  • $63.810 million (5.99% of the Vote) on the provision of information about offenders to the judiciary and the New Zealand Parole Board to inform their respective decision-making processes, the administration of home leave for prisoners, and the provision of victim notification services
  • $39.648 million (3.72% of the Vote) on the provision of prisoner employment, including the provision and administration of work experience and training opportunities designed to help address the underlying causes of criminal re-offending
  • $12.351 million (1.16% of the Vote) on the provision of transportation for prisoners to and from court and the supervision of prisoners while at court
  • $5.614 million (0.53% of the Vote) on the provision of services to the New Zealand Parole Board relating to the provision of administrative, financial and secretariat services
  • $4.811 million (0.45% of the Vote) the provision of ministerial services, the development of policies and the provision of policy advice.

The Department of Corrections does not expect to collect any Crown revenue in 2009/10.

Details of these appropriations are set out in Parts 2-6 below.

Part 1.2 - High-Level Objectives of the Vote

Objectives of the Vote

Vote Corrections directly supports the following Government priorities:

  • Ensuring sentence compliance and holding offenders to account.
  • Managing the impact of an increasing offender population whilst ensuring the safety and wellbeing of staff.
  • Measures that reduce re-offending.

Vote Corrections contributes to these priorities through its End and Intermediate Outcomes, and Appropriations.

Corrections Appropriations - Corrections
Corrections End Outcomes Corrections Intermediate Outcomes Corrections Appropriations
Compliance with Sentences and Orders is Ensured Offenders complete the correct imposed sentence and order
Offenders comply with specific restrictions and requirements
Sentences and Orders Served in the Community (M18)
Prison-based Custodial Services (MCOA) (M18)
Prisoner Transportation and Courtroom Supervision (M18)
Prisoner Employment (M18)
Offenders are Managed Safely and Humanely Offenders are not harmed
Offenders are treated fairly
Offenders' legitimate needs are met
Sentences and Orders Served in the Community (M18)
Prison-based Custodial Services (MCOA) (M18)
Prisoner Transportation and Courtroom Supervision (M18)
Prisoner Employment (M18)
Sentence Options are used Effectively Judiciary and New Zealand Parole Board make informed decisions Information Services (M18)
Services to the New Zealand Parole Board (M18)
Re-offending is Reduced Offenders' rehabilitation needs are addressed
Offenders acquire employment-relevant skills and qualifications
Offenders' re-integrative needs are addressed
Prisoner Employment (M18)
Rehabilitation Programmes and Reintegrative Services (M18)
Victims of Crime are Supported Eligible victims are notified Information Services (M18)


 

Part 1.3 - Trends in the Vote

Summary of Financial Activity

Summary of Financial Activity - Corrections
  2004/05 2005/06 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13
Actual
$000
Actual
$000
Actual
$000
Actual
$000
Budgeted
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Departmental
Transactions
Budget
$000
Non-
Departmental
Transactions
Budget
$000
Total
Budget
$000
Estimated
$000
Estimated
$000
Estimated
$000

Appropriations

                       
Output Expenses 537,694 653,874 765,941 924,049 976,930 970,530 1,065,476 - 1,065,476 1,121,252 1,122,005 1,136,047
Benefits and Other Unrequited Expenses - - - - - - N/A - - - - -
Borrowing Expenses - - - - - - - - - - - -
Other Expenses - - - - - - - - - - - -
Capital Expenditure 244,540 432,840 338,220 90,549 128,686 128,686 402,471 - 402,471 152,557 136,850 103,050
Intelligence and Security Department Expenses and Capital Expenditure - - - - - - - N/A - - - -

Total Appropriations

782,234 1,086,714 1,104,161 1,014,598 1,105,616 1,099,216 1,467,947 - 1,467,947 1,273,809 1,258,855 1,239,097

Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts

                       
Tax Revenue - - - - - - N/A - - - - -
Non-Tax Revenue - - - - - - N/A - - - - -
Capital Receipts - - - - - - N/A - - - - -

Total Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts

- - - - - - N/A - - - - -

New Policy Initiatives

Budget Policy Intiatives - Corrections
Policy Initiative Appropriation 2008/09
Budgeted
$000
2009/10
Budget
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
Prison Capacity - Development of stage two business cases for new prisons and increasing double-bunking at 5 prisons. Prison-based Custodial Services (MCOA): Custody of Remand Prisoners
Departmental Output Expense
113 4,051 11,275 13,134 14,632
Prison-based Custodial Services (MCOA): Custody of Sentenced Prisoners
Departmental Output Expense
- 27,969 59,147 62,330 64,641
Information Services
Departmental Output Expense
- 49 107 121 132
Prisoner Employment
Departmental Output Expense
- 24 43 42 44
Prisoner Transportation and Courtroom Supervision
Departmental Output Expense
- 14 38 39 39
Rehabilitative Programmes and Reintegrative Services
Departmental Output Expense
- 424 1,075 1,169 1,247
Departmental Capital Injection 3,000 146,800 20,000 - -
Prisoner Health - Drug Treatment Units Prison-based Custodial Services (MCOA): Custody of Remand Prisoners
Departmental Output Expense
- 105 391 545 545
Prison-based Custodial Services (MCOA): Custody of Sentenced Prisoners
Departmental Output Expense
- 371 1,386 1,930 1,930
Departmental Capital Injection - 1,300 2,600 - -
Department of Corrections Emergency Pressures - Restoring Community Probation and Psychological Services capacity to manage increased demand, enhancing the quality of Parole and Home Detention management and mitigating waiting times in Auckland's Criminal Courts. Information Services
Departmental Output Expense
- 17,317 21,858 21,994 21,827
Sentences and Orders Served in Community
Departmental Output Expense
- 24,797 32,099 30,991 30,920
Rehabilitative Programmes and Reintegrative Services
Departmental Output Expense
- 4,096 5,974 6,475 6,999
Total Initiatives Departmental Output Expense 113 79,217 133,393 138,770 142,956
  Departmental Capital Injection 3,000 148,100 22,600 - -

Analysis of Significant Trends

Departmental Output Trends

As outlined in the graph below, annual departmental output expenses have increased by $577.557 million (118.4%) from $487.919 million in 2003/04 to $1,065.476 million in 2009/10.

The chart below shows the trend in total departmental output expenses over time.

Trends in departmental output expenses
Trends in departmental output expenses
Source: Department of Corrections

Significant movements over this period are as follows:

  • The increase in 2004/05 mainly relates to operating costs for the Northland Region Corrections Facility and the Auckland Central Remand Prison, additional Output Pricing Review (OPR) funding, bargaining round funding and funding to meet prisoner demand.
  • The increase in 2005/06 mainly relates to funding for the OPR, bargaining round funding and additional funds to meet higher than predicted prisoner demand. Additional funding was also received for on-going operating costs for the Northland Region Corrections Facility and the Auckland Region Women's Corrections Facility.
  • The increase in 2006/07 mainly relates to funding for the Auckland Region Women's Corrections Facility, Spring Hill Corrections Facility, Otago Corrections Facility and additional capital charge funding.
  • The increase in 2007/08 mainly relates to funding for increasing capacity and Effective Intervention programmes.
  • The increase in 2008/09 mainly relates to funding for the Capacity Management Programme (Community Probation and Psychological Services offender volumes).
  • The increase in 2009/10 mainly relates to funding for the Capacity Management programme due to an increase in offender volumes for the Community Probation and Psychological Services and Prison Services.

Departmental Capital Expenditure Trends

The chart below shows the trend in capital expenditure over time.

Trends in departmental capital expenditure
Trends in departmental capital expenditure
Source: Department of Corrections

Significant movements over this period are as follows:

  • The increase in capital expenditure from 2003/04 to 2005/06 relates to the building of new prisons and increasing the capacity at current prisons. This expenditure has reduced in 2006/07 and 2007/08 due to these projects nearing completion.
  • The increase in capital expenditure in 2008/09 relates to the Mt Eden Prison replacement project.
  • The increase in capital expenditure in 2009/10 mainly relates to the redevelopment of Mt Eden Prison, development of business cases for new prisons, and implementing double-bunking at five prisons.

Part 1.4 - Reconciliation of Changes in Appropriation Structure

Reconciliation of Changes in Appropriation Structure - Corrections
2008/09 Structure -
Appropriations that have been
Changed
2008/09
(Current)
$000
Appropriations to which
Expenses (or Capital
Expenditure) have been
Transferred
Amount
Moved
$000
2009/10 Structure -
Appropriations affected by the
Changes in Appropriation
Structure
2008/09
(Restated)
$000
2009/10
$000

Departmental Output Expense

           
Information Services 43,357 Transferred from Service Purchase and Monitoring 435 Information Services 43,792 63,809
Community-Based Sentences and Orders 132,488 Transferred to Sentences and Orders Served in the Community (132,488)   - -
    Transferred from Community Based Services 132,488 Sentences and Orders Served in the Community 132,642 151,683
Transferred from Service Purchase and Monitoring 154    
Custody of Remand Prisoners 136,363 Transferred to Prison-based Custodial Services (MCOA)
  • Custody of Remand Prisoners
(136,363)   - -
  Transferred from Custody of Remand Prisoners 136,363 Prison-based Custodial Services (MCOA)
  • Custody of Remand Prisoners
136,710 122,278
  Transferred from Service Purchase and Monitoring 347      
Custodial Services 531,961 Transferred to Prison-based Custodial Services (MCOA)
  • Custody of Sentenced Prisoners
(531,961)   -  
  Transferred from Custodial Services 531,961 Prison-based Custodial Services (MCOA)
  • Custody of Sentenced Prisoners
533,003 590,571
  Transferred from Service Purchase and Monitoring 1,042      
Service Purchase and Monitoring 1,978 Transferred to Information Services (435)   - -
  Transferred to Sentences and Orders Served in the Community (154)      
  Transferred to Prison-based Custodial Services (MCOA)        
 
  • Custody of Remand Prisoners
(347)      
   
  • Custody of Sentenced Prisoners
(1,042)      
Escort and Custodial Supervision 11,106 This appropriation has been renamed as Prisoner Transportation and Courtroom Supervision - Prisoner Transportation and Courtroom Supervision 11,106 12,352
Policy Advice and Development 4,963 This appropriation has been renamed as Policy Advice and Ministerial Services - Policy Advice and Ministerial Services 4,963 4,811
Other 114,714   - Other 114,714 119,972

Departmental Output Expense

976,930   -   976,930 1,065,476

Changes in Appropriation Categories

The Department has reviewed the appropriation structure during 2008/09 to reflect its long-term objective to provide a more defined outline of core services, with logical and coherent groupings of outputs (services) and output performance measures and standards. The appropriation structure changes include the following:

  • the establishment of a new Prison-based Custodial Services multi-class output appropriation (MCOA) from 2009/10, structured around two output classes - Custody of Remand Prisoners and Custody of Sentenced Prisoners. Measures relating to health services (new measures for 2009/10) and crime prevention will be shared measures for both remand and sentenced output classes within this MCOA
  • the Community-based Sentences and Orders appropriation is being renamed Sentences and Orders Served in the Community, as the current name has a specific legislative meaning that does not include Home Detention sentences
  • the Policy Advice and Development appropriation is being renamed Policy Advice and Ministerial Services, to better reflect the outputs delivered within this appropriation
  • the Escort and Custodial Supervision appropriation is being renamed Prisoner Transportation and Courtroom Supervision, to better reflect the outputs delivered within this appropriation
  • disbanding the Service Purchase and Monitoring appropriation from 2009/10 as the externally focussed components of this appropriation (the Services to Victims and Inspectorate Services outputs) are more logically located in other appropriations. From 2009/10, the budget for Inspectorate Services will be allocated to other appropriation based on where Inspectorate Services are utilised, and performance information will continue to be reported in the 'Report under section 190(1)(b) of the Corrections Act 2004' in the Annual Report. The budget and outputs standards for the Services to Victims output will move to the Information Services appropriation as it is an information service to notify eligible victims about specific events detailed in the Victims' Rights Act 2002.

Explanations of the reasons for changing the appropriation structure are noted in the details of each appropriation in Parts 2-6.

Part 2 - Details and Expected Performance for Output Expenses

Part 2.1 - Departmental Output Expenses

Intended Impacts, Outcomes and Objectives

Intended Impacts, Outcomes and Objectives - Part 2.1 Departmental Output Expenses - Corrections
Intended Impacts, Outcomes or Objectives of Appropriations Appropriations

Compliance with Sentences and Orders is Ensured

 
Ensuring sentence and order compliance is the Department's core business - it is critical to the integrity of sentences and orders. To improve public safety, the Department ensures offenders comply with their sentences and orders which protects the community from the harm caused by offenders continuing their offending behaviours. Ensuring offenders comply with their sentences and orders also provides an environment in which offenders can be assisted to address the behaviours and circumstances that led them to commit crime.
Effective compliance with sentences and orders is ensured when offenders complete the correct imposed sentence and order, and comply with specific restrictions and requirements of the custody regime, sentence and order. In particular, effective compliance with sentences and orders is ensured when offenders:
  • are positively motivated to comply with their sentences
  • comply with the restrictions of their sentences
  • complete their sentences, and
  • experience appropriate consequences when they do not comply.
The ability of staff to consistently and reliably follow procedures is a critical aspect of ensuring compliance as it ensures that offenders can be held to account for complying with the conditions of their sentence or order.
Sentences and Orders Served in the Community
Prison-based Custodial Services
Prisoner Transportation and Courtroom Supervision
Prisoner Employment

Offenders are Managed Safely and Humanely

 
Protecting public and staff safety is the paramount concern when managing offenders, be they in the community or in prisons.
The Department contributes to managing offenders safely and humanely by providing a safe, secure and humane environment for offenders under the Corrections Act 2004 and international conventions. The Department also ensures that community-based offenders can serve their sentences in a safe environment when under its management. This includes ensuring offenders undertake Community Work in a healthy and safe work environment.
Offenders are managed safely and humanely when they are not harmed, treated fairly and their legitimate health, physical, cultural, spiritual and social needs are met. In particular, offenders are managed safely and humanely when they:
  • are contained safely and securely with minimum risk to public and staff safety
  • can fulfil their sentence requirement in a safe environment, particularly when undertaking employment or work activities
  • are protected from avoidable harm by other offenders or from self-harm
  • are treated fairly with dignity, and
  • are able to raise legitimate grievances and have them addressed.
In addition to this, offenders serving custodial sentences are managed safely and humanely
when they:
  • are housed humanely and have their basic human needs (food, shelter, clothing) met
  • receive health care comparable to that which the general community receives
  • can maintain pro-social relationships with family and friends, subject to appropriate security requirements
  • have access to spiritual support, and
  • have access to a reasonable level of physical exercise.
Sentences and Orders Served in the Community
Prison-based Custodial Services
Prisoner Transportation and Courtroom Supervision
Prisoner Employment

Sentence Options are used Effectively

 
The Department contributes to improving public safety by providing advice to the judiciary and the New Zealand Parole Board on an offenders' risk and suitability for rehabilitation. The judiciary and the Board depend on this advice in order to make appropriate sentencing decisions.
Sentence options are used effectively when the judiciary and Board make informed decisions. In particular, sentence options are used effectively when the Department's advice assists:
  • the judiciary to impose sentences commensurate to the crimes committed, through access to advice on risks posed by the offender and their suitability for rehabilitation, and
  • the judiciary and the Board to make appropriate sentencing decisions.
Information Services
Services to the New Zealand Parole Board

Re-offending is Reduced

 
The Department improves public safety over the long term by reducing re-offending. The Department contributes to reducing re-offending when offenders previously under the control or supervision of the Department go on to live an offence-free life. The Department is effective in reducing re-offending when it assists offenders to recognise and address the causes of their offending, the number of overall offences and people returning to the corrections system decrease and, in particular, Maori re-offending rates reduce significantly.
Re-offending is reduced when offenders' rehabilitation and reintegrative needs are addressed and they acquire employment relevant skills and qualifications. In particular, re-offending is reduced when offenders:
  • maintain or regain a positive sense of their identity and abilities
  • overcome drug and alcohol problems
  • overcome propensities for violence
  • develop offence-free lifestyles
  • build strong pro-social relationships within their family, whanau and community, and
  • find stable employment and accommodation, and
  • Understand the impact their past re-offending has had on victims.
Prisoner Employment
Rehabilitation Programmes and Reintegrative Services

Victims of Crime are Supported

 
The Department supports victims of crime by providing notification services to victims whose details have been forwarded by the New Zealand Police. However, the Department's most significant contribution to this outcome is its more general work ensuring that offenders comply with their sentences and orders and re-offending is reduced. By achieving these two outcomes, the Department protects the public from future offending, improves public safety and reduces the number of victims of crime in the community.
Victims of crime are supported when they are provided with information and appropriate assistance. In particular, victims of crime are supported when registered victims are:
  • provided with information in accordance with the Victims' Rights Act 2002, and
  • referred to specialist support organisations for appropriate assistance.
Information Services

Information Services (M18)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to the provision of information about offenders to the judiciary and the New Zealand Parole Board to inform their respective decision-making processes, the administration of home leave for prisoners, and the provision of victim notification services.

Expenses and Revenue

Expenses and Revenue - Information Services (M18) - Corrections
  2008/09 2009/10
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 43,357 43,209 63,810
Revenue from Crown 42,868 42,868 63,524
Revenue from Other 489 489 286

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The change in appropriation is largely due to:

  • additional funding for restoring Community Probation and Psychological Services capacity to manage increased demand, enhancing the quality of Parole and Home Detention management, and mitigating waiting times in Auckland's Criminal Courts
  • additional funding for the 2008 bargaining round
  • transfer of funding for "Services to Victims" from the disbanded Service Purchase and Monitoring appropriation to Information Services appropriation from budget 2009/10. For details of changes to the appropriation refer to Part 1.4 Reconciliation of Changes in Appropriation Structure.

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Information Services (M18) - Corrections
  2008/09 2009/10
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard

Information Services to Courts

     
Psychological reports provided to Court at least two working days before sentencing (%) 100% 100% 100%
Probation reports provided to Court at least two working days before sentencing (%) - 90% 95%
Probation Officer full-time equivalents required to complete court reports (#) - 123 173
Probation Officer full-time equivalents required for court attendance (#) - 52 60

Activity Information (See Note 1)

     
Psychological reports provided to courts (#) 150 100 150
Probation reports provided to courts (#) 36,719 43,000 43,112
Court attendance hours (#) 71,135 82,000 81,896

Information Services to the New Zealand Parole Board (NZPB)

     
Psychological reports provided to the NZPB at least five weeks prior to the hearing date (%) 100% 100% 100%
Parole progress reports provided to the NZPB at least 15 days prior to the hearing date (%) 95% 95% 95%
Probation Officer full-time equivalents required to complete Board reports (#) - 31 28

Activity Information (See Note 1)

     
Parole assessment reports prepared for the Board (#) 4,600 5,290 5,290
Psychological reports prepared for the Board (#) 1,100 1,100 1,106
Probation reports provided to the Board (#) - 380 400
Board Application for Extended Supervision Order conditions (#) 56 56 35

Services to Victims

     
Victims notified as per requirements (%) 100% 100% 100%

Activity Information (See Note 1)

     
Referrals from the New Zealand Police (#) 600 600 600

Note 1 - Activity information relates to output volume measures that are demand driven and therefore outside the Department's control.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Information Services (M18) - Corrections
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2008/09
Budgeted
$000
2009/10
Budget
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
Prison Capacity 2009/10 - 49 107 121 132
Department of Corrections Emergency Pressures 2009/10 - 17,317 21,858 21,994 21,827
Effective Interventions - Community-based Sentences 2006/07 600 600 600 600 600
Effective Interventions - Home Detention 2006/07 3,103 2,732 2,723 2,718 2,718
Extended Supervision for Child Sex Offenders 2004/05 1,085 1,085 1,085 1,085 1,085

Policy Advice and Ministerial Services (M18)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to the provision of ministerial services, the development of policies and the provision of policy advice.

Expenses and Revenue

Expenses and Revenue - Policy Advice and Ministerial Services (M18) - Corrections
  2008/09 2009/10
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 4,963 4,953 4,811
Revenue from Crown 4,923 4,923 4,771
Revenue from Other 40 40 40

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The Policy and Development appropriation is being renamed Policy Advice and Ministerial Services from 2009/10. The change of name provides a better reflection of the outputs delivered within this appropriation.

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Policy Advice and Ministerial Services (M18) - Corrections
  2008/09 2009/10
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard

Policy Advice and Development Services

     
Advice provided according to the work programme agreed with the Minister of Corrections (%) 100% 100% 95%
Advice delivered to the Minister of Corrections that meets agreed standards (%) 100% 100% 95%
Policy advice delivered to the Minister of Corrections within agreed timelines (%) 100% 95% 95%

Ministerial Services

     
Responses to parliamentary questions completed within five working days (%) 100% 90% 100%
Responses to ministerial correspondence completed within 15 working days (%) - 76% 100%
Ministerial correspondence completed at first draft (%) 90% 84% 90%

Activity Information (See Note 1)

     
Responses prepared to ministerial correspondence (#) 300 400 300
Responses prepared to written parliamentary questions (#) 850 350 850

Prison-based Custodial Services MCOA (M18)

Scope of Appropriation

Custody of Remand Prisoners
This output class is limited to the provision of custodial services for remand prisoners (people awaiting trial, and offenders convicted but not yet sentenced).
Custody of Sentenced Prisoners
This output class is limited to the provision of custodial services for offenders sentenced to imprisonment.

Explanation for Use of Multi-Class Output Expense Appropriation

In 2009/10 a multi-class output expense appropriation called Prison-based Custodial Services is being established. This multi-class output expense appropriation aggregates the output classes Custody of Remand Prisoners and Custody of Sentenced Prisoners that both cover the delivery of custodial services to two different groups of prisoners (remand prisoners and sentenced prisoners). Both of the output classes use the same resources in providing custodial services.

Expenses and Revenue

Expenses and Revenue - Prisonbased Custodial Services MCOA (M18) - Corrections
  2008/09 2009/10
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000

Total Appropriation

- - 712,849
Custody of Remand Prisoners - - 122,278
Custody of Sentenced Prisoners - - 590,571

Revenue from Crown

- - 707,420
Custody of Remand Prisoners - - 121,352
Custody of Sentenced Prisoners - - 586,068

Revenue from Other

- - 5,429
Custody of Remand Prisoners - - 926
Custody of Sentenced Prisoners - - 4,503

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

In 2009/10 the establishment of a new Prison-based Custodial Services multi-class output expense appropriation combined the output class Custody of Remand Prisoners and Custodial Services (which is being renamed Custody of Sentenced Prisoners). For details of changes to the appropriation refer to Part 1.4 Reconciliation of Changes in Appropriation Structure.

The change in appropriation for Custody of Remand Prisoners is largely due to:

  • additional funding from the 2007 bargaining round
  • additional funding to develop business cases for new prisons and increase the amount of double-bunking at five prisons
  • transfer of funding for "Crime Prevention" from the disbanded Service Purchase and Monitoring appropriation to Custody of Remand Prisoners output class from budget 2009/10. For details of changes to the appropriation refer to Part 1.4 Reconciliation of Changes in Appropriation Structure
  • a reversal of the 2008/09 transfer of appropriation due to an increase in proportion of remand prisoners to total prisoners.

The change in appropriation for Custody of Sentenced Prisoners is largely due to:

  • additional funding from the 2007 bargaining round
  • additional funding for Mt Eden Replacement project
  • additional funding to develop business cases for new prisons and increase the amount of double-bunking at five prisons
  • transfer of funding for "Crime Prevention" from the disbanded Service Purchase and Monitoring appropriation to Custody of Sentenced Prisoners output class from budget 2009/10. For details of changes to the appropriation refer to Part 1.4 Reconciliation of Changes in Appropriation Structure
  • a reversal of the 2008/09 transfer of appropriation due to an increase in proportion of remand prisoners to total prisoners.

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Prisonbased Custodial Services MCOA (M18) - Corrections
  2008/09 2009/10
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard

Custody of Remand Prisoners

     

Activity Information (See Note 1)

     
Average remand prisoner population (#) 1,798 1,779 2,085
  • Male (#)
1,667 1,650 1,922
  • Female (#)
112 100 129
  • Youth (#)
19 29 34

Custody of Sentenced Prisoners

     
Prisoners who are eligible and have met the criteria for sentence planning have a plan prepared within:
  • 28 days for prisoners sentenced to 6 months or less; and
  • 60 days for prisoners sentenced to more than 6 months (%)
- 82% 85%

Activity Information (See Note 1)

     
Average sentenced prisoner population (#) 6,174 6,178 6,399
  • Male (#)
5,764 5,788 6,006
  • Female (#)
345 330 331
  • Youth (#)
65 60 62

Health Services (See Note 2)

     

Activity Information (See Note 1)

     
The number of prisoners who receive a health screening upon reception (#) - 23,900 25,573
Prisoner health consultations with a prison doctor (#) - 25,156 26,917
Prisoner health consultations with a prison nurse (#) - 203,056 217,270

Crime Prevention (See Note 2)

     
The number of General Random drug screening tests completed (#) 3,744 3,669 3,926

Note 2 - Health Services and Crime Prevention are shared measures for the Custody of Remand Prisoners and Custody of Sentenced Prisoners outputs.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Prisonbased Custodial Services MCOA (M18) - Corrections
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2008/09
Budgeted
$000
2009/10
Budget
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
Prison Capacity (Custody of Remand Prisoners) 2009/10 113 4,051 11,275 13,134 14,632
Prison Capacity (Custody of Sentenced Prisoners) 2009/10 - 27,969 59,147 62,330 64,641
Prison Health - Drug Treatment Units (Custody of Remand Prisoners) 2009/10 - 105 391 545 545
Prison Health - Drug Treatment Units (Custody of Sentenced Prisoners) 2009/10 - 371 1,386 1,930         1,930

Prisoner Employment (M18)

Scope of Appropriation

Provision of prisoner employment, including the provision and administration of work experience and training opportunities designed to help address the underlying causes of criminal re-offending.

Expenses and Revenue

Expenses and Revenue - Prisoner Employment (M18) - Corrections
  2008/09 2009/10
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 49,909 49,806 39,648
Revenue from Crown 15,393 15,393 13,332
Revenue from Other 34,516 34,516 26,316

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The change in appropriation is largely due to a one-off approval received to generate higher than expected external revenue and associated expenditure in 2008/09 as a result of new ventures.

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Prisoner Employment (M18) - Corrections
  2008/09 2009/10
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard

Prisoner Employment

     
Average number of prisoners learning industry-based skills through Corrections Inmate Employment (incl. Release to Work) (#) - 2,554 3,043
Average hours worked per seven-day week by prisoners learning industry-based skills through Corrections Inmate Employment (incl. Release to Work) (#) - 34 35
Average number of credits achieved by prisoners learning industry-based skills under the National Qualifications Framework through Corrections Inmate Employment (#) - 25 24
Average number of prisoners on the Release to Work programme (#) 192 151 154
Average number of prisoners employed in prison-based work through Prison Services (#) 1,800 1,649 1,800
Average hours worked per seven-day week by prisoners employed in prison-based work through Prison Services (#) - 26 22
Average prisoners employed in community service activities (#) 68 50 68

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Prisoner Employment (M18) - Corrections
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2008/09
Budgeted
$000
2009/10
Budget
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
Prison Capacity 2009/10 - 24 43 42 44
Effective Interventions - Preventing Re-offending 2006/07 2,176 3,084 3,925 3,921 3,921

Prisoner Transportation and Courtroom Supervision (M18)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to the provision of transportation for prisoners to and from court and the supervision of prisoners while at court.

Expenses and Revenue

Expenses and Revenue - Prisoner Transportation and Courtroom Supervision (M18) - Corrections
  2008/09 2009/10
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 11,106 11,054 12,351
Revenue from Crown 11,015 11,015 12,260
Revenue from Other 91 91 91

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The Escort and Custodial Supervision appropriation is being renamed Prisoner Transportation and Courtroom Supervision from 2009/10. The change of name provides a better reflection of the outputs delivered within this appropriation.

The change in appropriation is largely due to a transfer of funding because of the higher than anticipated prisoner escorts and supervision volumes in 2008/09.

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Prisoner Transportation and Courtroom Supervision (M18) - Corrections
  2008/09 2009/10
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard

Prisoner Transportation

     

Activity Information (See Note 1)

     
Prisoners escorted (#) - 50,030 46,440
  • Northland/Auckland (including Police escorts)
37,440 39,410 37,440
  • Remainder of New Zealand
9,000 10,620 9,000

Courtroom Supervision

     

Activity Information (See Note 1)

     
Prisoners supervised in courts (#) - 20,641 19,770
  • Northland/Auckland
9,360 10,186 9,520
  • Remainder of New Zealand
10,250 10,455 10,250

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Prisoner Transportation and Courtroom Supervision (M18) - Corrections
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2008/09
Budgeted
$000
2009/10
Budget
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
Prison Capacity 2009/10 - 14 38 39 39
Waist Restraints 2007/08 600 600 600 600 600

Rehabilitative Programmes and Reintegrative Services (M18)

Scope of Appropriation

Provision of prison and community-based responsivity and rehabilitative programmes, reintegrative services and psychological services designed to address the underlying causes of criminal re-offending.

Expenses and Revenue

Expenses and Revenue - Rehabilitative Programmes and Reintegrative Services (M18) - Corrections
  2008/09 2009/10
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 58,661 58,401 74,710
Revenue from Crown 58,137 58,137 74,186
Revenue from Other 524 524 524

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The change in appropriation is largely due to:

  • additional funding for restoring Community Probation and Psychological Services capacity to manage increased demand, enhancing the quality of Parole and Home Detention management, and mitigating waiting times in Auckland's Criminal Courts
  • a transfer of appropriation due to realignment of internal resources to ensure the delivery of the Department's outputs in 2008/09.

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Rehabilitative Programmes and Reintegrative Services (M18) - Corrections
  2008/09 2009/10
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard

Education

     
The number of prisoners commencing literacy and numeracy training (#) 2,514 2,222 2,514
Prisoners who complete literacy and numeracy training (%) - - TBR

Rehabilitation Programmes

     
Total prisoners who start a rehabilitation programme delivered through Prison Services (#) - 2,027 2,051
Total prisoners who complete a rehabilitation programme delivered through Prison Services (#) - 1,636 1,762
Prisoners who complete a rehabilitation programme delivered through Prison Services (%) - 81% 86%
Total offenders who start a community funded programme (#) - 2,170 2,170
Total hours offenders spend attending a community funded programme (#) - - 101,900
Offenders who complete a community funded programme (%) - 64% 64%
Total prisoners who start a Special Treatment Unit programme (#) - 180 226
Total hours prisoners spend attending a Special Treatment Unit programme (#) - 48,700 54,150
Prisoners who complete a Special Treatment Unit programme (%) - 82% 82%
Total offenders/prisoners who start a Medium Intensity Rehabilitation programme (#) - 1,860 1,707
Total hours offenders/prisoners spend attending a Medium Intensity Rehabilitation programme (#) - 91,335 91,829
Offenders/prisoners who complete a Medium Intensity Rehabilitation programme (%) - 70% 70%
Maori offenders/prisoners who receive treatment under the Bi-cultural Therapy Model (#) 350 500 350
Total hours offenders/prisoners spend attending a Bi-cultural Therapy Model programme (#) 4,000 4,500 4,000
Offenders who start a Tikanga Maori programme (#) 1,014 1,014 1,150
Total hours offenders spend attending a Tikanga Maori programme (#) 48,548 40,500 46,000
Offenders who complete a Tikanga Maori programme (%) - 65% 65%

Reintegrative Services

     
Total prisoners who start a reintegration programme (#) 790 1,019 790
Total prisoners who complete a reintegration programme (#) - 713 711
Prisoners who complete a reintegration programme (%) 90% 70% 90%
Total offenders participating in a Supported Accommodation service (#) 200 200 200
Offenders who complete a Supported Accommodation service and gain longer term independent accommodation (%) 65% 65% 65%
Offenders who start a programme in a Community Residential Centre (#)      
  • Montgomery House
40 32 32
  • Salisbury Street Foundation
8 8 8
Offenders who successfully complete a programme at Montgomery House (%) - 65% 65%
Average occupancy at Salisbury Street Foundation (#) 12 10 11
Support service hours provided by New Zealand Prisoners' Aid and Rehabilitation Society (#) 48,000 48,000 48,000
Number of offenders who receive reintegrative services through New Zealand Prisoners' Aid and Rehabilitation Society (#) TBR 19,000 19,000

Psychological Services

     
Psychological consultation hours provided (#) 27,784 31,000 28,684
Psychological reports provided (#) 1,949 2,700 2,026

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Rehabilitative Programmes and Reintegrative Services (M18) - Corrections
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2008/09
Budgeted
$000
2009/10
Budget
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
Prison Capacity 2009/10 - 424 1,075 1,169 1,247
Department of Corrections Emergency Pressures 2009/10 - 4,096 5,974 6,475 6,999
Effective Interventions - Preventing Re-offending 2006/07 1,938 4,098 4,937 4,921 4,921
Extended Supervision for Child Sex Offenders 2004/05 168 168 168 168 168

Sentences and Orders Served in the Community (M18)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to the management and delivery of sentences and orders served in the community.

Expenses and Revenue

Expenses and Revenue - Sentences and Orders Served in the Community (M18) - Corrections
  2008/09 2009/10
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 132,488 131,869 151,683
Revenue from Crown 130,353 130,353 150,920
Revenue from Other 2,135 2,135 763

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The Community-Based Sentences and Orders appropriation is being renamed Sentences and Orders Served in the Community to incorporate Home Detention sentences from 2009/10. For details of changes of appropriation refer to Part 1.4 Reconciliation of Changes in Appropriation Structure.

The change in appropriation is largely due to:

  • additional funding for the 2008 bargaining round
  • additional funding for restoring Community Probation and Psychological Services capacity to manage increased demand, enhancing the quality of Parole and Home Detention management, and mitigating waiting times in Auckland's Criminal Courts
  • a transfer of appropriation due to realignment of internal resources to ensure the delivery of the Department's outputs in 2008/09
  • transfer of funding for "Services to Victims" from the disbanded Service Purchase and Monitoring appropriation to Sentences and Orders Served in the Community appropriation from budget 2009/10.

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Sentences and Orders Served in the Community (M18) - Corrections
  2008/09 2009/10
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard

Home Detention Sentences

     
Probation Officer full-time equivalents required to manage offenders on Home Detention (#) - 151 198
Percentage of Home Detention sentences with post-detention conditions (%) - 75% 75%

Activity Information (See Note 1)

     
Offenders commencing a Home Detention sentence (#) (See Note 3) - 3,300 3,302
Average number of Home Detention sentences being served (#) 3,587 2,200 3,032

Community-Based Sentences

     
Probation Officer full-time equivalents required to manage offenders on Community-based Sentences (#) - 445 523
Total community work hours served (#) 3,075,000 3,126,400 3,075,000

Activity Information (See Note 1)

     
Offenders commencing a Community-based sentence (#) 52,438 53,050 56,019
Average number of Community-based sentences being served (#) 28,530 33,100 41,307

Post-Release Orders

     
Probation Officer full-time equivalents required to manage offenders on Post-release Orders (#) - 151 164
Average number of Post-release Orders subject to residential restrictions (#) - - 200

Activity Information (See Note 1)

     
Offenders commencing a Post-release Order (#) 6,884 6,130 6,154
Average number of Post-release Orders being served (#) 5,258 5,327 6,155

Note 3 - The treatment of offenders commencing Orders for Post-detention Conditions was a separate output in 2008/09, this is now included as a subset of Home Detention Sentences in 2009/10.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Sentences and Orders Served in the Community (M18) - Corrections
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2008/09
Budgeted
$000
2009/10
Budget
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
Department of Corrections Emergency Pressures 2009/10 - 24,797 32,099 30,991 30,920
National Anti-Tagging Strategy 2007/08 105 105 105 105 105
Effective Interventions - Community-based Sentences 2006/07 13,200 13,000 11,400 10,700 10,700
Effective Interventions - Home Detention 2006/07 11,791 10,535 10,517 10,506 10,506
Extended Supervision for Child Sex Offenders 2004/05 2,057 2,057 2,057 2,057 2,057

Services to New Zealand Parole Board (M18)

Scope of Appropriation

Provides for services to the New Zealand Parole Board relating to the provision of administrative, financial and secretariat services.

Expenses and Revenue

Expenses and Revenue - Services to New Zealand Parole Board (M18) - Corrections
  2008/09 2009/10
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 6,144 5,542 5,614
Revenue from Crown 6,066 6,066 5,536
Revenue from Other 78 78 78

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Services to New Zealand Parole Board (M18) - Corrections
  2008/09 2009/10
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Administrative Services to the New Zealand Parole Board      
Cases scheduled to be heard by the Board that are scheduled no later than 16 weeks from the date of the hearing (%) 100% 100% 100%
Offenders notified of an impending hearing no later than 14 days from the date of the hearing (%) 100% 100% 100%
Victims notified of an impending hearing no later than 28 days from the date of the hearing (%) 100% 100% 100%
Offenders notified of a Board decision no later than 14 days following receipt of the signed decision (%) 100% 100% 100%
Victims notified of a Board decision no later than 14 days following receipt of the signed decision (%) 100% 100% 100%

Activity Information (See Note 1)

     
New Zealand Parole Board hearings where administrative support was provided (#) 7,500 8,250 8,000

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Services to New Zealand Parole Board (M18) - Corrections
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2008/09
Budgeted
$000
2009/10
Budget
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
Extended Supervision for Child Sex Offenders 2004/05 92 92 92 92 92

Part 6 - Details and Expected Results for Capital Expenditure

Part 6.1 - Departmental Capital Expenditure

Department of Corrections - Capital Expenditure PLA (M18)

Scope of Appropriation

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

Capital Expenditure

Capital Expenditure - Department of Corrections Capital Expenditure PLA (M18) - Corrections
  2008/09 2009/10
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Forests/Agricultural - - -
Land 876 876 700
Property, Plant and Equipment 112,024 112,024 389,099
Intangibles 15,786 15,786 12,672
Other - - -

Total Appropriation

128,686 128,686 402,471
Forests/Agricultural - - -
Land 876 876 700
Property, Plant and Equipment 112,024 112,024 389,099
Intangibles 15,786 15,786 12,672
Other - - -

Total Appropriation

128,686 128,686 402,471

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in capital expenditure in 2009/10 is due to additional funding for

  • Mt Eden redevelopment project
  • the development of business cases for new prisons and implementing double-bunking at five prisons
  • Community Probation and Psychological Services Capacity Management Programmes.

Performance Information for Appropriations Vote Courts

MINISTER(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR APPROPRIATIONS: Minister for Courts (M19)

ADMINISTERING DEPARTMENT: Ministry of Justice

MINISTER RESPONSIBLE FOR MINISTRY OF JUSTICE: Minister of Justice

Part 1 - Summary of the Vote

Part 1.1 - Overview of the Vote

Overview

The Minister for Courts is responsible for appropriations in Vote Courts for the 2009/10 financial year covering the following:

  • a total of $420.267 million (60% of the Vote) on purchasing services (mostly support for managing cases, claims and applications through the courts and tribunals, and the collection and enforcement of fines and civil debts) from the Ministry of Justice
  • a total of $187.086 million (27% of the Vote) on purchasing services from non-departmental providers. The major part of the appropriation covers costs incurred under various Acts
  • a total of $94.530 million (13% of the Vote) on non-departmental expenditure to cover judges' salaries and allowances.

The Ministry expects to collect $296.412 million of Crown revenue in 2009/10, largely from fines and other penalties imposed through the Courts.

Details of these appropriations are set out in Parts 2-6 below.

Part 1.2 - High-Level Objectives of the Vote

Government Priorities and Outcomes - Links to Appropriations

Government Priorities and Outcomes - Links to Appropriations - Courts
Government Priorities Government Outcomes Appropriations
Implementing the post-election commitments of government
Court security
Accessible Justice Services
Trusted Justice System
Offenders Held to Account
Impact of Crime Reduced
Higher Court Services (M19)
Improving the functioning and efficiency of criminal courts processes
Addressing court workloads
Accessible Justice Services
Trusted Justice System
Offenders Held to Account
Impact of Crime Reduced
District Court Services (M19)
Implementing the post-election commitments of government
Improving the collection of fines and infringements
Offenders Held to Account Collection and Enforcement of Fines and Civil Debts Services (M19)
Implementing the post-election commitments of government
Addressing court workloads
Accessible Justice Services
Trusted Justice System
Specialist Courts, Tribunals and Other Authorities Services (M19)
    Waitangi Tribunal Services (M19)

Part 1.3 - Trends in the Vote

Summary of Financial Activity

Summary of Financial Activity - Courts
  2004/05 2005/06 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13
Actual
$000
Actual
$000
Actual
$000
Actual
$000
Budgeted
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Departmental
Transactions
Budget
$000
Non-
Departmental
Transactions
Budget
$000
Total
Budget
$000
Estimated
$000
Estimated
$000
Estimated
$000

Appropriations

                       
Output Expenses 267,090 303,790 330,448 380,157 401,169 397,418 420,267 - 420,267 410,559 410,552 411,257
Benefits and Other Unrequited Expenses - - - - - - N/A - - - - -
Borrowing Expenses - - - - - - - - - - - -
Other Expenses 165,219 182,110 217,166 311,148 275,768 276,500 - 281,616 281,616 298,252 298,965 299,688
Capital Expenditure - - - - - - - - - - - -
Intelligence and Security Department Expenses and Capital Expenditure - - - - - - - N/A - - - -

Total Appropriations

432,309 485,900 547,614 691,305 676,937 673,918 420,267 281,616 701,883 708,811 709,517 710,945

Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts

                       
Tax Revenue - - - - - - N/A - - - - -
Non-Tax Revenue 238,513 240,507 250,314 307,568 283,620 283,620 N/A 296,412 296,412 306,491 306,731 306,981
Capital Receipts 3 - - - - - N/A - - - - -

Total Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts

238,516 240,507 250,314 307,568 283,620 283,620 N/A 296,412 296,412 306,491 306,731 306,981

New Policy Initiatives

Budget Policy Intiatives - Courts
Policy Initiative Appropriation 2008/09
Budgeted
$000
2009/10
Budget
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
A Fresh Start for Young Offenders District Court Services
Departmental Output Expense
- 923 271 271 271
Youth Court Professional Fees
Other Expenses to be Incurred by the Crown
- 200 200 200 200
Funding to support additional Judicial appointments, made to manage the increased demand on the courts, resulting from the appointment of additional police staff. District Court Services
Departmental Output Expense
- 1,108 1,144 1,144 1,144
Higher Court Services
Departmental Output Expenses
- 700 672 672 672
Witness Fees and Expenses
Other Expenses to be Incurred by the Crown
- 64 64 64 64
Judges' Salaries and Allowances
Other Expenses to be Incurred by the Crown
- 1,136 1,136 1,136 1,136
Improving the Collection of Fines Collection and Enforcement of Fines and Civil Debts Services
Departmental Output Expense
- 2,556 3,976 3,239 3,291
Victims' Services Funding Collection and Enforcement of Fines and Civil Debts Services
Departmental Output Expense
- - 1,126 1,345 1,322
Implementation of Offenders levy Collection and Enforcement of Fines and Civil Debts Services
Departmental Output Expense
- 1,070 97 97 97
Implementation changes to threshold of the Disputes Tribunal Specialist Courts, Tribunals and Other Authorities Services
Departmental Output Expense
- 660 660 660 660
Disputes Tribunals: Increase Monetary Jurisdiction Specialist Courts, Tribunals and Other Authorities Services
Departmental Output Expense
- (162) (284) (284) (284)
Funding to Support New Judicial Appointment Higher Court Services
Departmental Output Expenses
- 232 200 200 200
Savings Proposal District Court Services
Departmental Output Expense
- (2,166) (1,207) (154) -
Emergency Cost Pressures in the Ministry District Court Services
Departmental Output Expense
- 6,599 8,911 9,426 9,948
Judges' Salaries and Allowances
Other Expenses to be Incurred by the Crown
- 732 732 732 732
A Specialist Civil Courthouse in Auckland Gen-i tower Specialist Courts, Tribunals and Other Authorities Services
Departmental Output Expense
1,312 1,823 1,499 1,251 1,251
Justice Sector Reviews of Victims Services District Court Services
Departmental Output Expenses
1,200 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000
Funding for Additional High Court and District Court Judges District Court Services
Departmental Output Expenses
538 709 698 698 698
Higher Court Services
Departmental Output Expenses
550 618 618 618 618
Judges' Salaries and Allowances
Other Expenses to be Incurred by the Crown
766 860 860 860 860
Operating to support Capital Works Programme 2008 District Court Services
Departmental Output Expenses
1,763 1,113 1,701 1,701 1,701
Higher Court Services
Departmental Output Expenses
120 240 240 240 240
Installation of Audio Visual Link Equipment in Courtrooms Higher Court Services
Departmental Output Expenses
18 37 37 37 37
Real Estate Agents Act 2008: Funding for Implementation Specialist Courts, Tribunals and Other Authorities Services
Departmental Output Expense
440 960 588 587 587
Tribunal Members Fees and Expenses
Other Expenses to be Incurred by the Crown
- 266 308 308 319

Analysis of Significant Trends

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Vote trends in actual expenses and capital expenditure by appropriation type
Vote trends in actual expenses and capital expenditure by appropriation type
Source: Ministry of Justice

Departmental Output Expense Trends

The increase in 2009/10 and out years is mainly due to new funding approved in Budget 2009. The 2009/10 year also includes a number of expense transfers from 2008/09 to 2009/10 totalling approximately $6.700 million.

Other Expense Trends

The increase in 2009/10 and outyears is mainly due to additional funding approved in 2008/09 based on latest forecast trends of approximately $8 million.

Part 2 - Details and Expected Performance for Output Expenses

Part 2.1 - Departmental Output Expenses

Intended Impacts, Outcomes and Objectives

Intended Impacts, Outcomes and Objectives - Part 2.1 Departmental Output Expenses - Courts
Intended Impacts, Outcomes or Objectives of Appropriations Appropriations
Outcome: Accessible Justice Services, Trusted Justice System, Offenders Held to Account, Impact of Crime Reduced.
Impacts: Drivers of crime addressed, consequences for offenders are appropriate, consequences for victims are reduced, public time and money used effectively, credible legal and democratic systems.
Higher Court Services (M19)
Outcomes: Accessible Justice Services, Trusted Justice System, Offenders Held to Account, Impact of Crime Reduced.
Impact: Drivers of crime addressed, consequences for offenders are appropriate, consequences for victims are reduced, public time and money used effectively, credible legal and democratic systems.
District Court Services (M19)
Outcomes: Offenders Held to Account.
Impact: Consequences for offenders are appropriate.
Collection and Enforcement of Fines and Civil Debts Services (M19)
Outcome: Accessible Justice Services, Trusted Justice System.
Impacts: Public time and money used effectively, credible legal and democratic systems.
Specialist Courts, Tribunals and Other Authorities Services (M19)
Outcome: Accessible Justice Services, Trusted Justice System.
Impacts: Public time and money used effectively, credible legal and democratic systems.
Waitangi Tribunal Services (M19)

Collection and Enforcement of Fines and Civil Debts Services (M19)

Scope of Appropriation

Purchase of collection and enforcement of fines and civil debts services.

Expenses and Revenue

Expenses and Revenue - Collection and Enforcement of Fines and Civil Debts Services (M19) - Courts
  2008/09 2009/10
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 65,137 65,137 69,392
Revenue from Crown 60,599 60,599 64,798
Revenue from Other 4,538 4,538 4,594

Reasons for Changes in Appropriation

The increase in funding for 2009/10 is the result of the impact of the Implementation of the Offenders Levy and Improving the Collection of Fines new initiatives.

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Collection and Enforcement of Fines and Civil Debts Services (M19) - Courts
  2008/09 2009/10
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Amount collected $216-$234m $216-$234m $237m
Percentage of court imposed fines collected or placed under arrangement within four months 80%-85% 80%-85% 82.5%
Percentage of infringement fines collected or placed under arrangement within four months 67.5%-72.5% 67.5%-72.5% 70%
Percentage of civil enforcement applications actioned within 28 days of receipt of court 85%-90% 85%-90% 87.5%

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Collection and Enforcement of Fines and Civil Debts Services (M19) - Courts
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2008/09
Budgeted
$000
2009/10
Budget
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
Victims' Services Funding 2010 - - 1,126 1,345 1,322
Implementation of Offenders levy 2009 - 1,070 97 97 97
Improving the Collection of Fines 2009 - 2,556 3,976 3,239 3,291
Justice Field Staff Remuneration 2007 4,696 4,884 4,884 4,884 4,884
National Office Accommodation 2007 590 590 590 590 590
Strengthening the National Court Infrastructure 2006 56 57 57 57 57
Allowing for the additional Depreciation Expense and Capital Charge 2006 183 183 183 183 183
Levin Court House Replacement 2005 20 20 20 20 20
Invercargill - New Court House 2005 126 126 126 126 126
Manukau Court House Major Addition 2005 95 95 95 95 95
Hastings Courts Upgrade 2005 230 230 230 230 230
New Plymouth Replacement Court House 2005 5 5 5 5 5
Baseline Review 2005 2,564 2,860 2,860 2,860 2,860
Fines Business Case to enhance fines operations and systems 2004 7,221 7,221 7,221 7,221 7,221
IT Group (Vogel) Capability 2004 716 716 716 716 716
Court House Replacements 2004 352 352 352 352 352
Assisting Tenancy Tribunal Judgement Creditors 2004 598 598 598 598 598
Courts and Criminal Matters Bill 2004 91 91 91 91 91

District Court Services (M19)

Scope of Appropriation

Provision of services in regard to the work of the District Courts, including the Youth Court and Family Court.

Expenses and Revenue

Expenses and Revenue - District Court Services (M19) - Courts
  2008/09 2009/10
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 186,498 185,418 195,627
Revenue from Crown 165,481 164,401 174,523
Revenue from Other 21,017 21,017 21,104

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

Mainly due to;

  • new funding for emergency cost pressures in the Ministry
  • new initiative funding for a fresh start for young offenders and the impact of funding to support additional judicial appointments made to manage the increased demand on the courts resulting from the appointment of additional police staff, and
  • is partially offset by a reduction in funding relating to savings offered back to the Crown.

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - District Court Services (M19) - Courts
  2008/09 2009/10
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Criminal Jury      
Number of criminal jury cases managed 5,000 5,000 6,360
Number of District Court criminal jury cases stayed for undue delay in terms of section 25(b) of the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990 for reasons wholly or partly the responsibility of the Ministry 0 0 0
Percentage of survey responses about jury trial cases that rate case management/file preparation and presentation as "meets expectations" or better 1 90% 90% 90%
Percentage of survey responses about jury trial cases that rate courtroom support as "meets expectations" or better 1 90% 90% 90%
Percentage of juror survey responses that rate overall juror satisfaction as "satisfied" or better 2 70% 70% 85%
Criminal summary      
Number of criminal summary cases managed 228,000 228,000 246,000
Percentage of survey responses about criminal summary cases that rate case management/ file preparation and presentation as "meets expectations" or better 1 90% 90% 90%
Percentage of survey responses about criminal summary cases that rate courtroom support as "meets expectations" or better 1 90% 90% 90%
Number of District Court Criminal cases stayed for undue delay in terms of section 25(b) of the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990 for reasons wholly or partly the responsibility of the Ministry 0 0 0
Youth Court      
Number of Youth Court cases managed 8,700 8,700 8,220
Percentage of responses about Youth Court cases that rate case management/file preparation and presentation as "meets expectations" or better 3 N/A 90% 90%
Percentage of responses about Youth Court cases that rate courtroom support as "meets expectations" or better 3 N/A 90% 90%
Number of Youth Court cases stayed for undue delay in terms of section 25(b) of the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990 for reasons wholly or partly the responsibility of the Ministry 0 0 0
Civil      
Number of civil cases managed 43,400 43,400 45,070
Percentage of survey responses about civil cases that rate case management/file preparation and presentation as "meets expectations" or better 1 90% 90% 90%
Percentage of survey responses about civil cases that rate courtroom support as "meets expectations" or better 1 90% 90% 90%
Family Court      
Number of Family Court substantive applications managed 92,000 92,000 96,450
Percentage of survey responses about Family Court cases that rate case management / file preparation and presentation as "meets expectations" or better 1 90% 90% 90%
Percentage of survey responses about Family Court cases that rate courtroom support as "meets expectations" or better 1 90% 90% 90%

Note 1 - Judicial satisfaction is measured by an annual survey of the District Courts judiciary. The performance measure standard is the percentage of judges who rate case management, file preparation, file presentation and courtroom and hearing support provided as "meets expectations" or better. The scale for responses is: far exceeds expectations; above expectations; meets expectations; below expectations; well below expectations.

Note 2 - Juror satisfaction is measured by an annual survey of jurors. The performance measure standard is the percentage of survey responses where jurors rate their overall satisfaction level with specific services as "satisfied" or better. The scale for responses is: very satisfied; satisfied; neither satisfied nor dissatisfied; dissatisfied; very dissatisfied.

Note 3 - New Measure for 2009/10.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - District Court Services (M19) - Courts
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2008/09
Budgeted
$000
2009/10
Budget
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
Emergency Cost Pressures in the Ministry 2009 - 6,599 8,911 9,426 9,948
Savings Proposal 2009 - (2,166) (1,207) (154) -
Funding to support additional Judicial appointments, made to manage the increased demand on the courts resulting from the appointment of additional police staff. 2009 - 1,108 1,144 1,144 1,144
A Fresh Start for Young Offenders 2009 - 923 271 271 271
Capital Works Programme 2008 1,763 1,113 1,701 1,701 1,701
Justice Sector Reviews of Victims Services 2008 1,200 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000
Funding for Additional High Court and District Court Judges 2008 538 709 698 698 698
Greater Auckland Region Service Delivery Strategy 2008 3,200 3,100 - - -
Gisborne District Court Expansion 2008 64 913 1,399 1,466 1,466
Establishment of the Sentencing Council 2008 90 20 20 20 20
Administration of Insolvencies 2008 (140) (140) (140) (140) (140)
Effective Interventions - Community-based Sentences and Related Matters 2007 400 400 400 400 400
1,000 Additional Police: Flow on Impacts 2007 412 412 412 412 412
Justice Field Staff Remuneration 2007 10,731 11,161 11,161 11,161 11,161
National Office Accommodation 2007 1,424 1,424 1,424 1,424 1,424
Effective Interventions - Home Detention 2006 118 118 118 118 118
Effective Interventions - 1,000 Additional Police 2006 1,045 295 295 295 295
Improved Targeting of Fines 2006 209 209 209 209 209
Strengthening the National Court Infrastructure 2006 1,364 1,379 1,379 1,379 1,379
Allowing for the additional Depreciation Expense and Capital Charge 2006 2,802 2,802 2,802 2,802 2,802
Funding for Children's Day 2006 (5) (5) (5) (5) (5)
Lower Licencing Fees for Private Investigators and Security Guards 2006 154 154 154 154 154
Parent Information Programmes 2005 1,484 1,484 1,484 1,484 1,484
Appointment of Two Additional Judges 2005 323 323 323 323 323
Invercargill New Court House 2005 1,180 1,180 1,180 1,180 1,180
Manukau Court House Major Addition 2005 1,411 1,411 1,411 1,411 1,411
Hastings Court Upgrade 2005 1,017 1,017 1,017 1,017 1,017
New Plymouth Replacement Court House 2005 85 85 85 85 85
Additional Court Security Officers 2005 501 501 501 501 501
Baseline Review 2005 17,668 17,668 17,668 17,668 17,668
Implementation of the Criminal Procedure Bill 2005 167 167 167 167 167
Additional District Court Judges 2004 2,210 2,210 2,210 2,210 2,210
Juror Fees and Expenses Increase 2004 1,620 1,620 1,620 1,620 1,620
Evidence Recording Transcription 2004 3,862 3,862 3,862 3,862 3,862
CYPF Amendment Bill 2004 40 40 40 40 40
Collective Agreement, Staff, and Judges' Associates 2004 2,217 2,217 2,217 2,217 2,217
Court House Replacements 2004 1,051 1,051 1,051 1,051 1,051
IT Group (Vogel) Capability 2004 1,261 1,261 1,261 1,261 1,261
Cost of Extended Supervision of Child Sex Offenders 2004 97 97 97 97 97
Fiscal Pressures 2004 1,713 1,713 1,713 1,713 1,713

Higher Court Services (M19)

Scope of Appropriation

Provision of services in regard to the work of the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and High Court.

Expenses and Revenue

Expenses and Revenue - Higher Court Services (M19) - Courts
  2008/09 2009/10
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 57,472 57,588 63,015
Revenue from Crown 50,191 50,307 55,699
Revenue from Other 7,281 7,281 7,316

Reason for Change in Appropriation

The increase in 2009/10 funding is mainly due to:

  • new funding to support additional judicial appointments made to manage the increased demand on the courts, resulting from the appointment of additional police staff, and
  • an increase in funding relating to the Supreme Court.

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Higher Court Services (M19) - Courts
  2008/09 2009/10
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Number of High Courts criminal cases stayed for undue delay in terms of section 25(b) of the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990 for reasons wholly or partly the responsibility of the Ministry 0 1 0
Supreme Court: Number of criminal and civil appeals managed 110 110 115
Court of Appeal: Number of criminal and civil appeals managed 1,170 1,170 1,235
High Court: Number of jury trials managed 640 640 460
High Court: Number of civil cases managed 2,810 2,810 3,270
High Court: Number of Appeals managed civil and criminal 1,470 1,470 1,365
Percentage of responses from High Court judges surveyed about criminal appeals and jury trial cases that rate case management/file preparation and presentation as "meets expectations" or better 1 90% 90% 90%
Percentage of responses from High Court judges surveyed about criminal appeals and jury trial cases that rate courtroom support provided as "meets expectations" or better 1 90% 90% 90%
Percentage of responses from High Court judges surveyed about civil cases and civil and family appeals that rate case management/file preparation and presentation as "meets expectations" or better 1 90% 90% 90%
Percentage of responses from High Court judges surveyed about civil cases and civil and family appeals that rate courtroom support as "meets expectations" or better 1 90% 90% 90%

Note 1 - Judicial satisfaction is measured by an annual survey of the High Court judiciary. The performance measure standard is the percentage of judges who rate case management, file preparation, file presentation and courtroom and hearing support provided as "meets expectations" or better. The scale for responses is: far exceeds expectations; above expectations; meets expectations; below expectations; well below expectations. Formal and informal feedback processes are used to manage the quality of support that the Ministry provides in all jurisdictions including the Supreme Court and Court of Appeal.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Higher Court Services (M19) - Courts
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2008/09
Budgeted
$000
2009/10
Budget
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
Funding to support additional Judicial appointments, made to manage the increased demand on the courts resulting from the appointment of additional police staff 2009 - 700 672 672 672
Funding to Support New Judicial Appointment 2009 - 232 200 200 200
Funding for Additional High Court and District Court Judges 2008 550 618 618 618 618
Capital Works Programme 2008 120 240 240 240 240
Installation of Audio Visual Link Equipment in Courtrooms 2008 18 37 37 37 37
Funding for Additional Judicial Appointments 2008 793 793 793 793 793
Administration of Insolvencies 2008 (108) (108) (108) (108) (108)
1,000 Additional Police: Flow on Impacts 2007 393 376 376 376 376
Justice Field Staff Remuneration 2007 1,022 1,063 1,063 1,063 1,063
Supreme Court Accommodation 2007 4,546 7,513 7,513 7,513 7,513
National Office Accommodation 2007 445 445 445 445 445
Effective Interventions - Home Detention 2006 11 11 11 11 11
Support Costs for Recent Additional Judicial Appointments 2006 1,119 1,119 1,119 1,119 1,119
Seizing the Proceeds and Instruments of Crime 2006 1,187 1,290 1