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.

 

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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

Statements 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)

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 basis 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 was 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 Ministry of Economic Development
Vote Commerce
Vote Communications
Vote Consumer Affairs
Vote Energy
Vote Tourism
Vote Transport Ministry of Transport
Vote Labour Department of Labour
Vote ACC
Vote Employment
Vote Immigration

Education and Science Sector - B.5A Vol.2

Vote Education Ministry of Education
Vote Education Review Office Education Review Office
Vote Research, Science and Technology Ministry of Research, Science and Technology
Vote Crown Research Institutes (this Vote is administered by the Treasury, which is in the Finance and Government Administration Sector.)

Environment Sector - B.5A Vol.3

Vote Environment Ministry for the Environment
Vote Climate Change
Vote Conservation Department of Conservation
Vote Local Government (this Vote is administered by the Department of Internal Affairs, which is in the Māori, Other Populations and Cultural Sector)
Vote Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment Parliamentary Commissioner for the Environment

External Sector - B.5A Vol.4

Vote Foreign Affairs and Trade Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade
Vote Official Development Assistance
Vote Defence Ministry of Defence
Vote Defence Force New Zealand Defence Force
Vote Veterans' Affairs - 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 The Treasury
Vote State-Owned Enterprises
Vote Revenue Inland Revenue Department
Vote Ministerial Services (this Vote is administered by the Department of Internal Affairs, which is in the Māori, Other Populations and Cultural 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 Ministry of Justice
Vote Courts
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 Ministry for Culture and Heritage
Vote Sport and Recreation
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 Department of Internal Affairs
Vote Community and Voluntary Sector
Vote Emergency Management
Vote Racing

Primary Sector - B.5A Vol.9

Vote Agriculture and Forestry Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry
Vote Biosecurity
Vote Food Safety
Vote Fisheries Ministry of Fisheries
Vote Lands Land Information New Zealand

Social Development and Housing Sector - B.5A Vol.10

Vote Social Development Ministry of Social Development
Vote Senior Citizens
Vote Veterans' Affairs - Social Development
Vote Youth 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.

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

Limits Created by Appropriations

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 for 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 being 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 theEstimates

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.

Thetitle 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 that are the responsibility of 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 2.1. Some variations exist for non-standard appropriations, including MCOAs in Parts 2.1 and 2.2 and MYAs in Parts 2.1, 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.
  • Additional information and 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 Estimates and the Information Supporting the 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 Revenue earned on behalf of the Crown. These flows are accounted for as revenue to the Crown rather than as departmental revenue.
DDA Department-to-department appropriations, which are authorised by section 20(2) of the Public Finance Act 1989.
Department Generally references to Departments also include an Office of Parliament as provided in section 26E(4) of the Public Finance Act 1989.
Expenses Amounts consumed or losses of service potential or future economic benefits, other than those relating to capital withdrawals, in a financial year. [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 - the traditional term for an appropriation authorised for an indefinite period by legislation other than an Appropriation Act (also known as a permanent appropriation).
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 appropriations, which are 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 one department.

Useful Links

The suite of Budget 2010 documents can be accessed in the Budgets section of the website: www.treasury.govt.nz/budget/2010. 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 Statement

Overview of the Criminal Justice Sector

Justice sector Ministers and agencies are committed to achieving the outcome of a safe and just society. The sector's focus in coming years will be on continuing to deliver on justice priorities - including the need to improve public safety, reduce offending and re-offending, and enhance victims' rights and role in the criminal justice process - as well as improving the efficiency and effectiveness of the justice system.

The criminal justice sector is an interconnected system. As a result of their actions, offenders enter the system through Police apprehensions, some flow through the courts and corrections systems, and the majority of those imprisoned or on community sentences and orders go on to reoffend and recycle through the system.

Figure 1 - Criminal Justice System

Figure 1 - Criminal Justice System

Crime and justice issues are, and will remain, a key area of public concern. Although overall recorded crime decreased over the past decade, violent offending increased, and it has been a government priority to implement reforms, including changes to bail, parole and sentencing laws, to address the increase in violent offending and improve public safety. The number of offenders sentenced in the criminal courts has grown significantly over the past decade. Since 2002 the number of offenders serving sentences and orders in the community increased by 75%, and the New Zealand prison population increased 34% (and is now significantly higher than comparable jurisdictions such as Australia and the United Kingdom). The growth trajectory in offender volumes is unsustainable, particularly in light of the fiscal environment and constraints on public sector spending.

The criminal justice system has been under pressure from the growth in offender volumes, and there has been a significantly increased investment in the justice sector, including capital investment in expanding capacity in prisons and court-houses, to deal with this. Sector agencies - including the New Zealand Police, Ministry of Justice, Department of Corrections, Crown Law and Legal Services Agency - have also absorbed cost pressures over the past decade, and the pressures are expected to continue. The criminal justice forecast indicates that, on current policy and legislative settings, the number of offenders in the justice system will continue to grow in the short to medium-term. Further cost pressures are anticipated, particularly in relation to forecast future demand for police services, legal aid, prosecution services, the courts system, prison capacity and community probation services. Sector Ministers and agencies recognise the need to address the growth pressures at the same time as delivering on justice priorities.

The Government has a programme underway to address the drivers of crime, in order to reduce crime and victimisation and reduce the prison population over the longer term. There is a pressing need to stop people coming into the justice system, reduce the impacts of drug and alcohol abuse, and address Māori over-representation in the system. Achieving these objectives will require a sustained whole-of-government and community effort. The drivers of crime work programme will be a significant focus for the justice sector in coming years, and is an important means of managing cost pressures and improving value for money in the justice system.

Sector Ministers have also approved a suite of performance improvement actions to slow the rate of future growth in the criminal justice system, and to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the justice system. These changes support the Government's priority of lifting productivity and improving services in the public sector, and the drive for ‘better, smarter public services for less'.

The performance improvement actions include investment in technology solutions and improving frontline service delivery to help move the sector, over time, towards a more sustainable operating model. There will also be an increased focus on reducing offending and re-offending. Over time this approach will help to reduce crime, resulting in safer communities and fewer victims - contributing to improved public safety, as well as reducing pressure on the criminal justice system. Reforms are also proposed to enhance victims' rights in the criminal justice process and to improve agencies' responsiveness to the victims of crime.

Sector agencies will focus on continuing to make savings through internal efficiencies and organisational realignment, in order to invest in the performance improvements and absorb current and forecast cost pressures from within existing baselines. Over the next three to five years, the agencies - particularly Police, Justice, Courts, Corrections and Crown Law - will be working together to implement the performance improvement actions. These are:

  • Initiatives supporting Policing Excellence - including a shift from reactive to preventative policing, a stronger focus on case management, and alternative resolutions to divert minor offending out of the criminal system into other more appropriate pathways
  • Legislative and operational reforms - Criminal Procedure Simplification, Electronic Operating Model and Audio-Visual Links - to modernise and streamline the court system, including greater use of technology, to enable the courts to process more cases, more quickly, at a lower incremental cost to the justice sector
  • Corrections' The Way Forward, which incorporates the Community Probation Service change programme, and a more targeted approach to offender rehabilitation and reintegration to reduce re-offending (the latter will also be assisted by the Whare Oranga Ake initiative, which is a Ministerial priority for kaupapa Māori reintegration), and
  • Addressing the drivers of crime, through cross-government and community initiatives to tackle the underlying causes of crime and victimisation (by improving maternity and early parenting support, reducing the harm from alcohol, addressing conduct and behavioural problems in childhood, and managing low-level offenders), and to stem the flow of offenders into the justice system.

The scale of change to the criminal justice system, and agencies' operations, from these reforms is ambitious. Taken together, the reforms will change the way sector agencies do business and will help reduce ongoing pressures and growth in sector spending over the medium to long term.

At the same time, the sector will need to continue to deliver core services across policing, courts, community-based sentencing, prisons, probation and parole. This will require increased efficiency, effectiveness and innovation in the face of ongoing growth in criminal justice demand. Sector agencies are planning to manage much of their capital investment needs within existing baselines (including capital investment in the sector performance improvements). Sector agencies will be scaling back, deferring, and reprioritising capital investment in some areas in order to invest in the sector performance improvements and to address other cost pressures.

Corrections' planning for future capacity development will address the volumes for Community Probation Services and the need for additional prison capacity to meet rising demand, alongside innovations such as public-private partnerships for new capacity, double-bunking and contract management of existing prisons.

Over the next few years, the sector will focus on continuing to deliver on justice sector priorities and performance improvements, and delivering justice services to New Zealanders in a tightly constrained fiscal environment. Agencies will be managing major changes to the criminal justice system and organisational changes as they work to deliver on the priorities and performance improvements, along with greater productivity and value for money. Managing the changes within funding constraints whilst maintaining core service delivery will be a challenge for the sector.

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, 40 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

19 April 2010

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

19 April 2010

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

19 April 2010

 

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 (2010/11 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

16 April 2010

Lara Ariell
Chief Financial Officer
Ministry of Justice

16 April 2010

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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 (2010/11 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

16 April 2010

John Bole
General Manager Finance, Systems & Infrastructure
Department of Corrections

16 April 2010

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 (2010/11 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

16 April 2010

Bruce Simpson
General Manager Finance and Planning
New Zealand Police

16 April 2010

Chief Executive Statements of Responsibility (continued)

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 (2010/11 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.

Adam Feeley
Director
Serious Fraud Office

16 April 2010

Diane Imus
Chief Financial Officer (Acting)
Serious Fraud Office

16 April 2010

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 (2010/11 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

16 April 2010

Chris Walker
Chief Financial Officer
Crown Law Office

16 April 2010

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 (2010/11 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

16 April 2010

Noel Lee
Corrporate Services Manager
Parliamentary Counsel Office

16 April 2010

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 2010/11 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 $36.742 million (55% of the Vote) on providing a national Crown prosecution service that undertakes criminal trials on indictment and related appeals
  • a total of $2.948 million (4% 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, and
  • a total of $891,000 (1% of the Vote) on the purchase or development of assets by and for the use of the Crown Law, as authorised by section 24 (1) of the Public Finance Act 1989.

Crown Law expects to receive a total of $21.984 million 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
Better public services, addressing the drivers of crime, and making neighbourhoods safer for New Zealand families Offenders Held to Account Conduct of Criminal Appeals
    Legal Advice and Representation
    Supervision and Conduct of Crown Prosecutions
  Trusted Justice System Supervision and Conduct of Crown Prosecutions
    The Exercise of Principle Law Officer Functions
  Crime Reduced Conduct of Criminal Appeals
    Supervision and Conduct of Crown Prosecutions

Objectives of the Vote

Our work focuses on three objectives:

  • The Government is supported to fulfil its democratic duties under law and in the public interest.
  • Leadership of high quality, effective government legal services is provided.
  • The principal Law Officers perform their constitutional duties to the highest standard.

Part 1.3 - Trends in the Vote

Summary of Financial Activity

Summary of Financial Activity - Attorney-General
  2005/06 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14
  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 50,459 56,249 58,561 63,340 69,333 69,333 65,919 - 65,919 65,509 65,566 65,109
Benefits and Other Unrequited Expenses - - - - - - N/A - - - - -
Borrowing Expenses - - - - - - - - - - - -
Other Expenses - - - - - - - - - - - -
Capital Expenditure 240 594 341 1,507 1,312 1,312 891 - 891 631 631 631
Intelligence and Security Department Expenses and Capital Expenditure - - - - - - - N/A - - - -

Total Appropriations

50,699 56,843 58,902 64,847 70,645 70,645 66,810 - 66,810 66,140 66,197 65,740

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 2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
2013/14
Estimated
$000
Crown Prosecution Service - Impact of Proposed Criminal Procedure Simplification

Supervision and Conduct of Crown Prosecutions

Departmental Output Expenses
- - - 457 -
Expansion of Police DNA Investigation Power - Funding to Implement the Act from 1 February 2010

Supervision and Conduct of Crown Prosecutions

Departmental Output Expenses
- 500 800 400 400
Crown Prosecution Service - Impact of New Criminal Justice Sector Process

Supervision and Conduct of Crown Prosecutions

Departmental Output Expenses
4,000 700 - - -
 

The Exercise of the Law Officer Function

Departmental Output Expenses
300 - - - -
Total Initiatives   4,300 1,200 800 857 400

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
 2005 2006  Actual 0 million.
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
Impact - The Crown's responsibilities are lawfully carried out
Objective - The Government is supported to fulfil its democratic duties under law and in the public interests
Objective - Leadership is provided to support high quality, effective government legal services
Objective - The principal Law Officers perform their constitutional duties to the highest standard
Legal Advice and Representation, The Exercise of Principal Law Officer Functions
Impact - The Crown's interests are protected
Objective - The Government is supported to fulfil its democratic duties under law and in the public interests
Objective - Leadership is provided to support high quality, effective government legal services
Objective - The principal Law Officers perform their constitutional duties to the highest standard
Legal Advice and Representation, Supervision and Conduct of Crown Prosecutions
Impact - The Crown's risks for the operation of government departments and legal policy development are well managed
Objective - The Government is supported to fulfil its democratic duties under law and the public interests
Objective - Leadership is provided to support high quality, effective government legal services
Objective - The principal Law Officers perform their constitutional duties to the highest standard
Conduct of Criminal Appeals, Legal Advice and Representation, Supervision and Conduct of Crown Prosecutions, The Exercise of Principal Law Officer Functions

For further information on the intended impacts, outcomes and objectives of the departmental output expense appropriations, please see the Statement of Intent for Crown Law.

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
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 3,329 3,329 3,329
Revenue from Crown 3,329 3,329 3,329
Revenue from Other - - -

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Conduct of Criminal Appeals (M5) - Attorney-General
  2009/10 2010/11
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, and
30 - 35 30 - 35 30 - 35
  • accused.
550 - 600 450 - 550 500 - 550
Decisions made on requests for the Solicitor-General to take Crown Appeals in relation to:      
  • sentence, and
15 - 30 15 - 30 15 - 30
  • case stated or other appeal.
25 - 30 25 - 30 25 - 30

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Conduct of Criminal Appeals (M5) - Attorney-General
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
2013/14
Estimated
$000
Previous Government            
Demand Pressures impacting on Criminal Prosecutions and Criminal Appeals 2007/08 265 300 300 300 300

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
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 22,900 22,900 22,900
Revenue from Crown - - -
Revenue from Other 22,000 22,000 21,984

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Legal Advice and Representation (M5) - Attorney-General
  2009/10 2010/11
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Number of new instructions for legal advice 450 - 500 350 - 400 400 - 450
Average number of requests for legal advice in progress during the year 750 - 800 500 - 600 (see Note 1) 550 - 600
Number of new instructions in respect of litigation matters 600 - 620 480 - 530 520 - 570
Average number of litigation matters in progress during the year 2,500 - 2,700 1,400 - 1,600 (see Note 1) 1,400 - 1,500

Note 1 - Impact of the electronic records and email management systems project and closing matter files.

Memorandum Account

Memorandum Account - Legal Advice and Representation (M5) - Attorney-General
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000

Legal Advice and Representation

     
Opening Balance at 1 July 870 870 916
Revenue 22,000 22,000 21,984
Expenses (22,900) (22,900) (22,900)
Transfers and Adjustments 946 946 -
Closing Balance at 30 June 916 916 -

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
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 39,542 39,542 36,742
Revenue from Crown 39,542 39,542 36,742
Revenue from Other - - -

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Supervision and Conduct of Crown Prosecutions (M5) - Attorney-General
  2009/10 2010/11
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Number of trials for indictable crime:      
  • District Court
1,700 - 1,900 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 - 180 120 - 150 130 - 160
  • High Court
80 - 120 80 - 120 80 - 120
Number of other criminal matters conducted by the Crown Solicitors:      
  • Bail applications and appeals
1,400 - 1,500 1,700 - 1,800 (see Note 2) 1,700 - 1,800
  • Guilty pleas lower band and middle band sentencing
2,700 - 2,800 3,500 - 3,700 (see Note 2) 3,500 - 3,700
  • Appeals relating to summary prosecutions
700 - 800 700 - 800 700 - 800
Number of Crown Solicitors practices to be reviewed 1 - 2 5 1 - 2
Number of new applications from Crown Solicitors for special fees, classification of counsel and approval of additional counsel 300 - 400 400 - 500 400 - 500
Number of new requests for legal advice or determination of applications received in relation to criminal law issues 300 - 350 300 - 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 25 - 35 30 - 40 30 - 40

Note 2 - Impact of the new criminal justice sector process.

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
2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
2013/14
Estimated
$000
Current Government            
Crown Prosecution Service - Impact of Proposed Criminal Procedure Simplification 2012/13 - - - 457 -
Expansion of Police DNA Investigation Power - Funding to Implement the Act from 1 February 2010 2010/11 - 500 800 400 400
Crown Prosecution Service - Impact of New Criminal Justice Sector Process 2009/10 4,000 700 - - -
Emergency Cost Pressures in Vote Attorney-General 2008/09 250 250 250 250 250
Previous Government            
Demand Pressures impacting on Criminal Prosecutions and Criminal Appeals 2007/08 3,850 3,400 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
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 3,412 3,412 2,948
Revenue from Crown 3,228 3,228 2,928
Revenue from Other 184 184 20

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - The Exercise of Principal Law Officer Functions (M5) - Attorney-General
  2009/10 2010/11
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 170 - 190 170 - 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

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
2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
2013/14
Estimated
$000
Current Government            
Crown Prosecution Service Impact of New Criminal Justice Sector Process 2009/10 300 - - - -
Line by Line Review Saving 2008/09 (250) (250) (250) (250) (250)
Previous Government            
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
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Forests/Agricultural - - -
Land - - -
Property, Plant and Equipment 472 472 631
Intangibles 840 840 260
Other - - -

Total Appropriation

1,312 1,312 891
Forests/Agricultural - - -
Land - - -
Property, Plant and Equipment 472 472 631
Intangibles 840 840 260
Other - - -

Total Appropriation

1,312 1,312 891

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The higher intangible expenditure in 2009/10 is due to the rescheduling of the electronic records and email management systems project (Project Puutake).

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 2010/11 financial year covering the following:

  • $581.679 million (50.18% of the Vote) on the provision of custodial services for offenders sentenced to imprisonment
  • $185.301 million (15.98% of the Vote) on the management and delivery of sentences and orders served in the community
  • $172.704 million (14.90% of the Vote) on the provision of custodial services for remand prisoners (people waiting trial, and offenders convicted but not yet sentenced)
  • $137.590 million (11.87% of the Vote) on the provision of prisoner education, prisoner employment, rehabilitative programmes, reintegrative services and psychological services all designed to address the underlying causes of criminal re-offending
  • $63.538 million (5.48% of the Vote) on the provision of information about offenders to victims of crime, the Judiciary and the New Zealand Parole Board, and the provision of administrative, financial and secretariat services to the New Zealand Parole Board
  • $12.900 million (1.14% of the Vote) on the provision of preparing for and managing contracts for the provision of custodial services by third parties
  • $5.187 million (0.45% of the Vote) on 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 2010/11.

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

Government Priorities - Corrections
Government Priorities Corrections End Outcomes Corrections Intermediate Outcomes Corrections Appropriations
Lifting productivity and improving services in the public sector Compliance with Sentences and orders is Ensured Offenders complete the correct imposed sentence or order
Offenders comply with the specific restrictions and requirements of their custody regime, sentence or order
Sentences and Orders Served in the Community (M18)
Prison-based Custodial Services (MCOA) (M18)
Management of Third Party Custodial Services (M18)
Lifting productivity and improving services in the public sector
Improving education and lifting skills
Re-offending is Reduced Offenders' rehabilitation needs are addressed
Offenders acquire employment-relevant skills and qualifications
Offenders' reintegrative needs are addressed
Rehabilitation and Reintegrative Services (M18)
Management of Third Party Custodial Services (M18)
Lifting productivity and improving services in the public sector Sentence Options are used Effectively The Judiciary and New Zealand Parole Board (NZPB) make informed decisions Information and Administrative Services to the Judiciary and New Zealand Parole Board (M18)
Victims of Crime are Supported Eligible victims are notified Information and Administrative Services to the Judiciary and New Zealand Parole Board (M18)
Offenders are Managed Safely and Humanely Offenders are not harmed
Offenders are treated fairly and their legitimate needs are met
Prison-based Custodial Services (MCOA) (M18)
Sentences and Orders Served in the Community (M18)
Management of Third Party Custodial Services (M18)

The outputs within the output class Policy Advice and Ministerial Services contribute to all impacts and outcomes.

Vote Corrections will also directly support the following Minister's priorities:

  • Competitive tendering for the management of prisons, to enable private management of two existing prisons.
  • Ensuring adequate prison capacity by implementing double bunking and development of a Public-Private Partnerships.
  • Assuring public safety through effective management of community-based offenders by the progressive introduction of the Community Probation Services Change Programme.
  • Rehabilitation to reduce re-offending through implementation of the new Rehabilitation and Reintegration Services and the Associate Minister's Whare Oranga Ake initiative.
  • Addressing the issues related to the availability of alcohol and drug treatment services for those on community sentences and released from prison.

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

Part 1.3 - Trends in the Vote

Part 1.3 - Trends in the Vote - Corrections
  2005/06 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14
  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 653,874 765,941 924,049 959,298 1,083,905 1,064,537 1,158,899 - 1,158,899 1,155,565 1,179,655 1,181,586
Benefits and Other Unrequited Expenses - - - - - - N/A - - - - -
Borrowing Expenses - - - - - - - - - - - -
Other Expenses - - - - - - - - - - - -
Capital Expenditure 432,840 338,220 90,549 131,605 268,129 268,129 250,937 - 250,937 172,537 92,476 72,550
Intelligence and Security Department Expenses and Capital Expenditure - - - - - - - N/A - - - -

Total Appropriations

1,086,714 1,104,161 1,014,598 1,090,903 1,352,034 1,332,666 1,409,836 - 1,409,836 1,328,102 1,272,131 1,254,136

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 2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
2013/14
Estimated
$000
Wiri Prison Public-Private Partnerships Management of Third Party Custodial Services
Departmental Output Expense
1,000 11,500 8,500 - -
  Prisoner Transportation and Courtroom Supervision (transfer to Custody of Remand Prisoners from 2010/11)
Departmental Output Expense
(11) - - - -
  Prisoner Employment (transfer to Rehabilitation and Reintegrative Services from 2010/110)
Departmental Output Expense
(113) - - - -
  Rehabilitative Programmes and Reintegrative Services (renamed Rehabilitation and Reintegrative Services from 2010/11)
Departmental Output Expense
(28) - - - -
  Prison-based Custodial Services (MCOA): Custody of Remand Prisoners
Departmental Output Expense
(180) - - - -
  Prison-based Custodial Services (MCOA): Custody of Sentenced Prisoners
Departmental Output Expense
(668) - - - -
  Departmental Capital Injection - - - - -
Mt Eden Phase Two (Stage Two) Information and Administrative Services to the Judiciary and New Zealand Parole Board
Departmental Output Expense
(4) (7) 2 23 25
  Rehabilitative Programmes and Reintegrative Services (renamed Rehabilitation and Reintegrative Services from 2010/11)
Departmental Output Expense
(65) (116) 40 400 423
  Prison-based Custodial Services (MCOA): Custody of Remand Prisoners
Departmental Output Expense
(1,907) (3,425) 1,161 11,779 12,458
  Prison-based Custodial Services (MCOA): Custody of Sentenced Prisoners
Departmental Output Expense
(1,148) (2,061) 699 7,087 7,494
  Departmental Capital Injection (83,300) 17,000 50,000 16,300 -
Establishment of Whare Oranga Ake Rehabilitative Programmes and Reintegrative Services (renamed Rehabilitation and Reintegrative Services from 2010/11)
Departmental Output Expense
- 434 2,468 3,272 4,092
  Departmental Capital Injection - 9,090 - 3,200 -
Prison Project Management and Integration Activities Rehabilitative Programmes and Reintegrative Services (renamed Rehabilitation and Reintegrative Services from 2010/11)
Departmental Output Expense
- 141 141 141 141
  Prison-based Custodial Services (MCOA): Custody of Remand Prisoners
Departmental Output Expense
- 191 191 191 191
  Prison-based Custodial Services (MCOA): Custody of Sentenced Prisoners
Departmental Output Expense
- 668 668 668 668
  Departmental Capital Injection - - - - -
Audio Visual Links in Courts and Corrections Facilities: Phase One Prison-based Custodial Services (MCOA): Custody of Remand Prisoners
Departmental Output Expense
- 192 101 45 45
  Departmental Capital Injection - - - - -
Total Initiatives Departmental Output Expense (3,124) 7,517 13,971 23,606 25,537
  Departmental Capital Injection (83,300) 26,090 50,000 19,500 -

Analysis of Significant Trends

Departmental Output Trends

As outlined in the graph below, annual departmental output expenses have increased by $670.980 million (137.5%) from $487.919 million in 2003/04 to $1,158.899 million in 2010/11.

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

Departmental Output Trends
 2005 2006  Actuals 658.704 million, 2006 2007  Actuals 765.264 million, 2007 2008  Actuals 923.428 million, 2008 2009  Actuals 962.191 million, 2009 2010  Estimated Actuals 1064.537 million, 2010 2011  Estimates 1158.898 million, 2011 2012  Estimates 1155.565 million, 2012 2013  Estimates 1179.655 million, 2013 2014  Estimates 1181.586 million.
Source: Department of Corrections

Significant movements over this period are as follows:

  • The increase in 2010/11 mainly relates to funding for the Wiri Prison Public-Private Partnerships, the establishment of Whare Oranga Ake, expense transfers from 2009/10 of $10 million and funding for prison project management and integration activities. These increases were offset by a reduction in the capital charge associated with the $83.300 million capital returned for Mt Eden Phase Two (Stage Two) development in 2009/10.
  • 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.
  • The increase in 2008/09 mainly relates to funding for the Capacity Management Programme (Community Probation and Psychological Services offender volumes).
  • The increase in 2007/08 mainly relates to funding for increasing capacity and Effective Intervention programmes.
  • 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 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.

Departmental Capital Expenditure Trends

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

Departmental Capital Expenditure Trends
 2005 2006  Actuals 432.84 million, 2006 2007  Actuals 338.22 million, 2007 2008  Actuals 108.536 million, 2008 2009  Actuals 123.552 million, 2009 2010  Estimated Actuals 281.082 million, 2010 2011  Estimates 100.876 million, 2011 2012  Estimates 82.087 million, 2012 2013  Estimates 19.5 million.
Source: Department of Corrections

Significant movements over this period are as follows:

  • The increase in capital expenditure in 2010/11 mainly relates to the establishment of Whare Oranga Ake, transfer of $32.079 million capital for Community Probation and Psychological Services from 2009/10 to 2010/11 and Mt Eden Phase Two (Stage Two) development. Capital expenditure for 2010/11 has reduced compared with 2009/10 due to the completion of Mt Eden Prison Replacement project, the decommissioning of the obsolete Mt Eden and construction of replacement beds on the existing site, in 2009/10.
  • 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.
  • The increase in capital expenditure in 2008/09 relates to the Mt Eden Prison replacement project.

Performance Improvement Actions

The Department is embarking on a programme of work to improve its performance and services. The Way Forward - performance improvement programme is designed to implement the recommendations contained in the Chief Executive's Decision Document of September 2009 as a result of the Value for Money Review. Additionally, the Department has determined that all current service improvement and change management initiatives be collectively incorporated under the umbrella of The Way Forward - performance improvement programme.

The three-year programme of work will support the Department to achieve the strategic outcomes of Ensuring Sentence Compliance, Reducing Re-Offending, Strengthening Partnerships and Enhancing Capability with a key focus to succeed for Maori offenders. The Way Forward - performance improvement programme sets the direction for the delivery of cost efficient and effective service delivery and support the Government's priority to make government expenditure more productive and effective.

Key performance improvement actions (PIAs) for 2010/11 that have been approved and agreed with the Minister are:

Perfromance Improvement Priorities - Corrections
Priority Targets
Contract Management of Prisons  
The Corrections (Contract Management of Prisons) Amendment Act 2009 was passed into law in late November 2009. The Minister has confirmed that contract management will be implemented as a priority and has announced a preference to have Mt Eden/ACRP and the potential new prison at Wiri contract managed. The Department will continue work allowing for the competitive tendering of prison management. Tender (RFP) closes 31 July 2010, contract signed 31 January 2011, transition complete by 31 August 2011.
Wiri Prison Public-Private Partnerships  
The Department is currently scoping options for Ministers on how Wiri Prison Public Private Partnerships (PPP) could be applied in Corrections. Public Private Partnership's potentially cover the design, build, operation and maintenance of an asset over its life time. Options were provided to Ministers in February 2010 which set out clear recommendations regarding procurement options to meet future capacity requirements. Expression of Interest issued and responses evaluated following Cabinet approval of Stage Two business case in late 2010.
Request for Proposal issued mid 2011.
Contract negotiations and financial close by mid 2012.
Redesigning Service DeliveryDepartment-wide service improvement and change management initiatives are collectively known as Redesigning Service Delivery. This is critical to enable real change in the way services are delivered to offenders. This will reduce inefficiencies and duplication and provide greater clarity and transparency of service delivery and improved alignment across services. They are:  
Community Probation Services Change Programme
The Community Probation Services in New Zealand: Change Programme 2009 - 2012 will ensure probation staff are clear about the mandatory standards associated with each sentence and order, and make well supported decisions about offenders based on their risk of harm to others and their likelihood of re-offending.
Complete by 31 March 2012.
Changes to Rehabilitation and Reintegrative Services
The Department will continue establishing Rehabilitation and Reintegrative Services as a single service for the delivery of all programmes and services. The new service will refine the approaches used with offender placement and sentence management to ensure interventions are delivered at the best time across an offender's sentence.
Full rehabilitation organisation design completed and implemented by 30 June 2011.

Part 1.4 - Reconciliation of Changes in Appropriation Structure

Reconciliation of Changes in Appropriation Structure - Corrections
2009/10 Appropriations
in the 2009/10 Structure
2009/10
(Current)
$000
Appropriations to which
Expenses (or Capital
Expenditure) have been Moved from or to
Amount
Moved
$000
2009/10 Appropriations
in the 2010/11 Structure
2009/10
(Restated)
$000
2010/11
$000
Information Services 54,245 Transfer to Information and Administrative Services to the Judiciary and New Zealand Parole Board (54,245)   - -
    Transfer from Information Services 54,245 Information and Administrative Services to the Judiciary and New Zealand Parole Board 60,709 63,538
    Transfer from Services to New Zealand Parole Board 6,464      
Services to New Zealand Parole Board 6,464 Transfer to Information and Administrative Services to the Judiciary and New Zealand Parole Board (6,464)   - -
Prison-based Custodial Services (MCOA): Custody of Remand Prisoners 150,103 Transfer from Prisoner Transportation and Courtroom Supervision 12,010 Prison-based Custodial Services (MCOA): Custody of Remand 162,113 172,704
Prisoner Transportation and Courtroom Supervision 12,010 Transfer to Prison-based Custodial Services (MCOA): Custody of Remand Prisoners (12,010)   - -
Rehabilitative Programmes and Reintegrative Services 67,147 Transfer to Rehabilitation and Reintegrative Services (67,147)   - -
    Transfer from Rehabilitative programmes and Reintegration Services to Rehabilitation and Reintegrative Services 67,147 Rehabilitation and Reintegrative Services 127,545 137,590
    Transfer from Prisoner Employment 60,398      
Prisoner Employment 60,398 Transfer to Rehabilitative Programmes and Reintegrative Services (60,398)   - -
Management of Third Party Custodial Services 1,000   - Management of Third Party Custodial Services 1,000 12,900
Other Output Classes 732,538   - Other Output Classes 732,538 772,167
Departmental Output Expense 1,083,905   -   1,083,905 1,158,899

Changes in Appropriation Categories

The Department has further reviewed its appropriation structure during 2009/10 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 output class Information Services is being renamed to Information and Administrative Services to the Judiciary and the New Zealand Parole Board. The scope of the appropriation is expanded to include the disestablished output class Services to New Zealand Parole Board. The funding and all associated outputs will be transferred, including, administrative, financial and secretarial services to New Zealand Parole Board. The outputs within this Output Class for 2010/11 and outyears are Information Services to the Judiciary, Information Services to the New Zealand Parole Board, Administrative Services to the New Zealand Parole Board and Services to Victims.
  • The output class Services to New Zealand Parole Board is being disestablished. The services to the New Zealand Parole Board are more logically aligned with the renamed output class Information and Administrative Services to the Judiciary and the New Zealand Parole Board.
  • The output class Prisoner Transportation and Courtroom Supervision is being disestablished. The Prisoner Transportation and Courtroom Supervision function is aligned with the Prison-based Custodial Services Multi-Class Output Appropriation (MCOA) as shared outputs between both remand and sentenced prisoners. The provision of transportation for prisoners to and from court and the supervision of prisoners while at court are custodial functions. The outputs within the MCOA (Custody of Remand Prisoners and Custody of Sentenced Prisoners) are: Health, Crime Prevention, Prisoner Transportation, and External Supervision.
  • The output class Rehabilitative Programmes and Reintegrative Services is being renamed as Rehabilitation and Reintegrative Services. The scope of this appropriation will be increased to include the disestablished output class Prisoner Employment. The outputs within this output class are: Prisoner Education, Prisoner Employment, Rehabilitation Programmes, Reintegrative Services and Psychological Services.
  • The output class for Prisoner Employment is being disestablished. The prisoner employment function is aligned with the Rehabilitation and Reintegrative Services output class as an output to help address the underlying causes of criminal re-offending.
  • A new output class Management of Third Party Custodial Services is being established. This appropriation is set up specifically for the implementation cost of the Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) project and the contract management of two existing prisons for the provision of custodial services. This will avoid any potential overlaps with other appropriations which currently include contracts with third parties. In addition, the funding received under implementation of PPP does not contribute to outputs delivered under the existing output classes.

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

 
Compliance with sentences and orders is ensured when:
  • offenders are positively motivated to successfully complete the sentence and order
  • offenders comply with the restrictions and requirements of the sentence and order experiencing appropriate consequences when they do not comply, and
  • staff are vigilant and hold offenders to account for their breaches of sentences and orders.
Sentences and Orders Served in the Community (M18)
Prison-based Custodial Services (MCOA) (M18)
Management of Third Party Custodial Services (M18)

Re-offending is Reduced

 
Re-offending is reduced when offenders are assisted to:
  • address and resolve their rehabilitative needs which contribute to their offending
  • acquire employment-relevant skills and qualifications that lead to sustainable employment following their release, and
  • address their reintegrative needs to enable them to reintegrate back into the community.
Rehabilitation and Reintegrative Services (M18)
Management of Third Party Custodial Services (M18)

Sentence Options are used Effectively

 
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 New Zealand Parole Board to make appropriate sentencing decisions.
Information and Administrative Services to the Judiciary and New Zealand Parole Board (M18)

Victims of Crime are Supported

 
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 and Administrative Services to the Judiciary and New Zealand Parole Board (M18)

Offenders are Managed Safely and Humanely

 
Offenders are managed safely and humanely when they:
  • are managed in a safe, secure and humane manner
  • are treated fairly, and
  • have their legitimate health, physical, cultural, spiritual and social needs met.
Sentences and Orders Served in the Community (M18)
Prison-based Custodial Services (MCOA) (M18)
Management of Third Party Custodial Services (M18)

Information and Administrative Services to the Judiciary and New Zealand Parole Board (M18)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to the provision of information about offenders to victims of crime, the Judiciary and the New Zealand Parole Board, and the provision of administrative, financial and secretariat services to the New Zealand Parole Board.

Expenses and Revenue

Expenses and Revenue - Information and Administrative Services to the Judiciary and New Zealand Parole Board (M18) - Corrections
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 54,245 53,914 63,538
Revenue from Crown 53,851 53,851 63,084
Revenue from Other 394 394 454

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The output class Information Services has been renamed to Information and Administrative Services to the Judiciary and the New Zealand Parole Board. The scope of the appropriation has been expanded to include the disestablished output class Services to New Zealand Parole Board. All associated outputs were transferred, including, administrative, financial and secretarial services to New Zealand Parole Board.

The outputs within this Output Class are:

  • Information Services to the Judiciary.
  • Information Services to the New Zealand Parole Board.
  • Information and Administrative Services to Victims.
  • Administrative Services to New Zealand Parole Board.

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
  • transfer of efficiency savings from 2009/10 to 2010/11
  • transfer of funding to reflect the Baseline Alignment Proposal where the Department is to absorb unfunded cost pressures with internal efficiency savings realised without an increase in baseline funding
  • reversal of a fiscally neutral adjustment to realign internal resources to ensure the delivery of the Department's performance standards in 2009/10
  • transfer of funding within the disestablished Services to New Zealand Parole Board 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 and Administrative Services to the Judiciary and New Zealand Parole Board (M18) - Corrections
  2009/10 2010/11
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard

Information Services to the Judiciary

     
Probation Officer full-time equivalents required to complete court related tasks:      
  • Probation reports
173 199 179
  • Court attendance
60 66 60
Percentage of reports provided to court at least two working days before sentencing:      
  • Probation reports
95% 95% 95%
  • Psychological reports
100% 99% 100%

Activity Information (see Note 1)

     
Number of reports provided to courts:      
  • Probation reports
43,112 46,488 46,673
  • Psychological reports
150 120 150
Number of court attendance hours 81,896 91,017 91,017
Number of court applications submitted for Extended Supervision Order conditions - 34 34

Information Services to the New Zealand Parole Board (NZPB)

     
Number of Probation Officer full-time equivalents required to complete the NZPB reports and Extended Supervision Order applications 28 37 33
Percentage of reports provided to agreed timeframes pursuant to the NZPB requirements:      
  • Psychological reports
100% 100% 100%
  • Parole progress reports
95% 95% 95%

Activity Information (see Note 1)

     
Number of reports prepared and provided to the NZPB:      
  • Parole assessment reports
5,290 5,290 5,290
  • Probation reports
400 476 476
  • Psychological reports
1,106 1,106 1,258
Number of the NZPB Applications submitted for Extended Supervision Order conditions 35 32 32

Information and Administrative Services to Victims

     
Number of justified complaints about notification services received from registered victims - Nil Nil
Percentage of all registered victims who are notified as per Department and legislative requirements 100% 100% 100%

Activity Information (see Note 1)

     
Number of referrals from the New Zealand Police 600 600 600

Administrative Services to New Zealand Parole Board (NZPB)

     
Percentage of all cases scheduled to be heard by the NZPB that are scheduled no later than 16 weeks from the date of the hearing 100% 100% 100%
Percentage of offenders who are notified as per the NZPB requirements 100% 100% 100%
Percentage of victims who are notified as per the NZPB requirements 100% 100% 100%

Activity Information (see Note 1)

     
Number of the NZPB hearings where administrative support was provided 8,000 8,500 8,500

Note 1 - Activity information relates to output volume measures that are demand driven and therefore outside the Department's control.

Conditions on Use of Appropriation

Conditions on Use of Appropriation - Information and Administrative Services to the Judiciary and New Zealand Parole Board (M18) - Corrections
Reference Conditions
Information Services to the New Zealand Parole Board (NZPB)  
Percentage of reports provided to agreed timeframes pursuant to the NZPB requirements Psychological reports are prepared for the NZPB at least five weeks prior to the hearing date.
Probation reports are provided to the NZPB at least 15 days prior to the hearing date.
Information and Administrative Services to Victims  
Percentage of all registered victims who are notified as per Department and legislative requirements Victims' Rights Act 2002
Date of assent - 17 October 2002
Part 3 - Provisions relating to rights of victims of certain offences states that it is the responsibility of Corrections in relation to victims who have asked for notice and given their current address.
Administrative Services to New Zealand Parole Board (NZPB)  
Percentage of offenders who are notified as per the NZPB requirements Offenders are notified of an impending hearing no later than 14 days from the date of the hearing.
Offenders are notified of a Board decision no later than 14 days following receipt of the signed decision.
Administrative Services to New Zealand Parole Board (NZPB)  
Percentage of victims who are notified as per the NZPB requirements Victims are notified of an impending hearing no later than 28 days from of the hearing.
Victims are notified of a Board decision no later than 14 days following receipt of the signed decision.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Information and Administrative Services to the Judiciary and New Zealand Parole Board (M18) - Corrections
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
2013/14
Estimated
$000

Current Government

           
Mt Eden Phase Two (Stage Two) 2010/11 (4) (7) 2 23 25
Prison Capacity 2009/10 49 107 121 132 132
Department of Corrections Emergency Pressures 2009/10 17,317 21,858 21,994 21,827 21,827

Previous Government

           
Effective Interventions - Community-based Sentences 2006/07 600 600 600 600 600
Effective Interventions - Home Detention 2006/07 2,732 2,732 2,718 2,718 2,718
Extended Supervision for Child Sex Offenders 2004/05 1,177 1,177 1,177 1,177 1,177

Management of Third Party Custodial Services (M18)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to preparing for and managing contracts for the provision of custodial services by third parties.

Expenses and Revenue

Expenses and Revenue - Management of Third Party Custodial Services (M18) - Corrections
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 1,000 1,000 12,900
Revenue from Crown 1,000 1,000 12,900
Revenue from Other - - -

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation is set up specifically for the implementation cost of the Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) project and the contract management of two existing prisons for the provision of custodial services. This will avoid any potential overlaps with other appropriations which currently include contracts with third parties.

In addition, the funding received under implementation of PPP does not contribute to outputs delivered under the existing output classes.

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Management of Third Party Custodial Services (M18) - Corrections
  2009/10 2010/11
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard

Wiri Prison Public-Private Partnerships

     
Complete the development and approval of Wiri Prison Stage Two Public-Private Partnerships business case - New Measure Achieved
Complete and issue the Expression of Interest - New Measure Achieved
Complete and issue the Request for Proposal - New Measure Achieved

Contract Management of Prisons

     
Execute the contract for Contract Management of Prisons - New Measure Achieved
Commence the transition for Contract Management of Prisons - New Measure Achieved

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Management of Third Party Custodial Services (M18) - Corrections
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
2013/14
Estimated
$000

Current Government

           
Wiri Prison Public-Private Partnerships 2010/11 1,000 11,500 8,500 - -
Contract Management of Prisons (self-funded by the Department from efficiency savings realised) 2010/11 - 1,400 200 - -

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
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 5,509 5,024 5,187
Revenue from Crown 5,463 5,463 5,141
Revenue from Other 46 46 46

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Policy Advice and Ministerial Services (M18) - Corrections
  2009/10 2010/11
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard

Policy Advice and Development Services

     
Percentage of advice provided according to the work programme agreed with the Minister of Corrections 95% 95% 95%
Percentage of advice delivered to the Minister of Corrections that meets agreed standards 95% 95% 95%
Percentage of policy advice delivered to the Minister of Corrections within agreed timelines 95% 95% 95%

Ministerial Services

     
Percentage of all responses to parliamentary questions that are completed within five working days 100% 100% 100%
Percentage of responses to ministerial draft correspondence that are completed within:      
  • 15 working days
- New Measure 95%
  • 20 working days
- New Measure 100%
Percentage of ministerial draft correspondence that is signed without changes 90% 90% 90%

Activity Information (see Note 1)

     
Number of written responses prepared 1,150 850 850

Conditions on Use of Appropriation

Conditions on Use of Appropriation - Policy Advice and Ministerial Services (M18) - Corrections
Reference Conditions
Percentage of advice provided according to the work programme agreed with the Minister of Corrections
Percentage of advice delivered to the Minister of Corrections that meets agreed standards
Includes a clear statement of purpose.
Is accurate and uses sound information.
Presents a clear, concise and logical argument, with assumptions made explicit and supported by facts.
Draws on professional knowledge and appropriate methodologies.
Examines comparative material.
Presents options.
Uses a clear conceptual and well-articulated framework.
Considers resource, legal and human rights, implication and implementation issues/practicability.
Considers evaluation.
Considers issues for Maori and Pacific peoples.
Considers risk, costs and benefits.

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

These output classes use the same resources in providing custodial services.

Expenses and Revenue

Expenses and Revenue - Prisonbased Custodial Services MCOA (M18) - Corrections
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000

Total Appropriation

702,973 693,491 754,383
Custody of Remand Prisoners 150,103 147,683 172,704
Custody of Sentenced Prisoners 552,870 545,808 581,679

Revenue from Crown

696,885 696,885 748,191
Custody of Remand Prisoners 148,756 148,756 171,253
Custody of Sentenced Prisoners 548,129 548,129 576,938

Revenue from Other

6,088 6,088 6,192
Custody of Remand Prisoners 1,347 1,347 1,451
Custody of Sentenced Prisoners 4,741 4,741 4,741

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

Under the new 2010/11 Output Class Structure, the scope of the Multi-Class Output Appropriation has been further expanded to incorporate the further outputs relating to the disestablished output class Prisoner Transportation and Courtroom Supervision.

The appropriation for Prisoner Transportation and Courtroom Supervision was transferred to the Prison-based Custodial Services multi-class output appropriation (MCOA) - Custody of Remand Prisoners, as the provision of transportation for prisoners to and from court and the supervision of prisoners while outside of a prison are custodial functions.

Outputs within the MCOA (Custody of Remand Prisoners and Custody of Sentenced Prisoners) are:

  • Health.
  • Crime Prevention.
  • Prisoner Transportation.
  • External Supervision.

The change in appropriation for Custody of Remand Prisoners is largely due to:

  • additional funding for new prisons to address higher demand and provision of double-bunking at five prisons
  • transfer of funding from the disestablished Prisoner Transportation and Courtroom Supervision to Custody of Remand Prisoners output class. For details of changes to the appropriation refer to Part 1.4 Reconciliation of Changes in Appropriation Structure
  • funding returned to the Crown in 2009/10 relating to the negotiation with Unions on the extension of double bunking
  • transfer of efficiency savings from 2009/10 to 2010/11
  • capital charge returned associated with the capital returned in 2009/10 for the Mt Eden Phase Two (Stage Two) development
  • transfer of funding to reflect the Baseline Alignment Proposal where the Department is to absorb unfunded cost pressures with internal efficiency savings realised without an increase in baseline funding.

The change in appropriation for Custody of Sentenced Prisoners is largely due to:

  • additional funding for Mt Eden Replacement project
  • additional funding for new prisons to address higher demand, additional drug treatment units and provision of double-bunking at five prisons
  • transfer of efficiency savings from 2009/10 to 2010/11
  • a reduction in funding received as part of decision made under effective intervention for home detention, preventing re-offending and corrections' capacity
  • capital charge returned associated with the capital returned in 2009/10 for the Mt Eden Phase Two (Stage Two) development
  • transfer of funding to reflect the Baseline Alignment Proposal where the Department is to absorb unfunded cost pressures with internal efficiency savings realised without an increase in baseline funding
  • funding returned to the Crown in 2009/10 relating to negotiation with Unions on the extension of double bunking
  • a reversal of the 2009/10 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
  2009/10 2010/11
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard

Custody of Remand Prisoners

     
Rate of escapes per 100 remand prisoners:      
  • Breakout
- Less than or equal to 0.10 Less than or equal to 0.10
  • Other
- Less than or equal to 0.05 Less than or equal to 0.05
Rate of serious assaults per 100 remand prisoners:      
  • Prisoner/Prisoner
- Less than or equal to 0.60 Less than or equal to 0.60
  • Prisoner/Staff
- Less than or equal to 0.10 Less than or equal to 0.10
Rate of unnatural deaths per 100 remand prisoners - Less than or equal to 0.15 Less than or equal to 0.15
Rate of self-harm threat-to-life incidents per 100 remand prisoners - New Measure Less than or equal to 1.00

Activity Information (see Note 1)

     
Average number of remand prisoners held 2,085 2,085 2,027
The maximum number of remand prisoners held - 2,200 2,130

Custody of Sentenced Prisoners

     
Rate of escapes per 100 sentenced prisoners:      
  • Breakout
- Less than or equal to 0.09 Less than or equal to 0.09
  • Other
- Less than or equal to 0.16 Less than or equal to 0.16
Rate of serious assaults per 100 sentenced prisoners:      
  • Prisoner/Prisoner
- Less than or equal to 0.31 Less than or equal to 0.31
  • Prisoner/Staff
- Less than or equal to 0.09 Less than or equal to 0.09
Rate of unnatural deaths per 100 sentenced prisoners - Less than or equal to 0.06 Less than or equal to 0.06
Rate of self-harm threat-to-life incidents per 100 sentenced prisoners - New Measure Less than or equal to 0.50

Activity Information (see Note 1)

     
Average number of sentenced prisoners held 6,399 6,399 6,860
The maximum number of sentenced prisoners held - 6,751 7,206

Health (see Note 2)

     
Total number of consultations with healthcare staff throughout the period 244,187 244,187 244,187
Percentage of eligible prisoners that receive a specialist health assessment - New Measure Greater than or equal to 80%

Activity Information (see Note 1)

     
Number of prisoners who receive a health screening upon reception 25,573 25,573 27,107

Crime Prevention (see Note 2)

     
Number of crime prevention activities conducted, including:      
Number of drug and alcohol tests:      
  • General random tests
3,926 3,926 3,926
  • Other tests
- 7,686 7,686
Number of phone calls monitored - 22,000 21,000
Percentage of all individual prisoner telephone calls monitored which have content of an intelligence value - New Measure Greater than or equal to 60%

Prisoner Transportation (see Note 2)

     
Number of prisoners escorted:      
  • Court
46,440 48,224 58,101
  • Other
- 14,316 17,200

External Supervision (see Note 2)

     
Number of prisoners externally supervised:      
  • Court
19,770 22,074 19,770
  • Other
- 2,976 2,700

Note 2 - Health, Crime Prevention, Prisoner Transportation and External Supervision are shared outputs for both Custody of Remand Prisoners and Custody of Sentenced Prisoners.

Conditions on Use of Appropriation

Conditions on Use of Appropriation - Prisonbased Custodial Services MCOA (M18) - Corrections
Reference Conditions
Health  
Percentage of eligible prisoners that receive a specialist health assessment Eligible prisoners are new receptions who have been assessed as requiring a cardio-vascular risk assessment (CVRA) and have consented to having a CVRA.
Crime Prevention  
Percentage of all individual prisoner telephone calls monitored which have content of an intelligence value Where the contents of a prisoner phone call contains information that may be used to prevent crime in prisons and is stored in a crime intelligence information system for future reference.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Prisonbased Custodial Services MCOA (M18) - Corrections
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
2013/14
Estimated
$000

Current Government

           
Mt Eden Phase Two (Stage Two) (Custody of Remand Prisoners) 2010/11 (1,907) (3,425) 1,161 11,779 12,458
Mt Eden Phase Two (Stage Two) (Custody of Sentenced Prisoners) 2010/11 (1,148) (2,061) 699 7,087 7,494
Wiri Prison Public-Private Partnerships (Custody of Remand Prisoners) 2010/11 (180) - - - -
Wiri Prison Public-Private Partnerships (Custody of Sentenced Prisoners) 2010/11 (668) - - - -
Wiri Prison Public-Private Partnerships (transfer from Prisoner Transportation and Courtroom Supervision to Custody of Remand Prisoners) 2010/11 (11) - - - -
Prison Project Management and Integration Activities (Custody of Remand Prisoners) 2010/11 - 191 191 191 191
Prison Project Management and Integration Activities (Custody of Sentenced Prisoners) 2010/11 - 668 668 668 668
Audio Visual Links in Courts and Corrections Facilities: Phase One 2010/11 - 192 101 45 45
Prison Capacity (Custody of Remand Prisoners) 2009/10 4,065 11,313 13,173 14,671 14,671
Prison Capacity (Custody of Sentenced Prisoners) 2009/10 27,969 59,147 62,330 64,641 64,641
Prison Health - Drug Treatment units (Custody of Remand Prisoners) 2009/10 105 391 545 545 545
Prison Health - Drug Treatment Units (Custody of Sentenced Prisoners) 2009/10 371 1,386 1,930 1,930 1,930

Previous Government

           
Waist Restraints (Custody of Remand Prisoners) 2007/08 600 600 600 600 600

Rehabilitation and Reintegrative Services (M18)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to the provision of prisoner education, prisoner employment, rehabilitative programmes, reintegrative services and psychological services all designed to address the underlying causes of criminal re-offending.

Expenses and Revenue

Expenses and Revenue - Rehabilitation and Reintegrative Services (M18) - Corrections
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 67,147 65,162 137,590
Revenue from Crown 66,495 66,495 110,473
Revenue from Other 652 652 27,117

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The output class Rehabilitative Programmes and Reintegrative Services has been renamed to Rehabilitation and Reintegrative Services. The name change better reflects the outputs within the output class.

The scope of this appropriation has been increased to include the disestablished output class Prisoner Employment. The prisoner employment function is aligned with the rehabilitation and reintegrative services output class as an output to help address the underlying causes of criminal re-offending.

The outputs within this output class are:

  • Prisoner Education.
  • Prisoner Employment.
  • Rehabilitation Programmes.
  • Reintegrative Services.
  • Psychological Services.

The change in appropriation is largely due to:

  • transfer of funding from the disestablished Prisoner Employment output class to Rehabilitation and Reintegrative Services output class. For details of changes to the appropriation refer to Part 1.4 Reconciliation of Changes in Appropriation Structure
  • additional funding for new prisons to address the higher demand
  • new funding for Whare Oranga Ake reintegration services to provide kaupapa Maori rehabilitation and reintegration services to improve the ability of prisoners to successfully participate in the community on release and reduce the rate of re-offending
  • transfer of funding to reflect the Baseline Alignment Proposal where the Department is to absorb unfunded cost pressures with internal efficiency savings realised without an increase in baseline funding
  • transfer of efficiency savings from 2009/10 to 2010/11.

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Rehabilitation and Reintegrative Services (M18) - Corrections
  2009/10 2010/11
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard

Prisoner Education

     
The number of prisoners commencing non-work related education 2,514 2,514 2,643

Prisoner Employment

     
Average number of prisoners employed:      
  • Corrections Inmate Employment (including Release to Work)
3,043 2,837 3,058
  • Prison-based work
1,800 1,600 1,800
  • Community Service activities
68 63 68
Average hours worked per seven-day week by:      
  • Prisoners learning industry-based skills through Corrections Inmate Employment (including Release to Work)
35 36 35
  • Prisoners employed in prison-based work
22 29 24
Average number of credits achieved by prisoners learning industry-based skills under the National Qualifications Framework through Corrections Inmate Employment 24 26 24

Rehabilitation Programmes

     
Total number of offenders who start a rehabilitation programme:      
  • Prison-based
- 3,236 3,546
  • Community-based
- 5,304 4,704
Total number of Maori offenders/prisoners who receive treatment under the Bi-cultural Therapy Model 350 370 350
Percentage of prisoners who complete a rehabilitation programme 86% 86% 85%
Percentage of offenders who complete a community funded programme 64% 64% 64%
Percentage of prisoners who complete a Special Treatment Unit programme 82% 82% 82%
Percentage of medium risk offenders who complete a rehabilitation programme 70% 70% 70%
Percentage of offenders who complete a Tikanga Maori programme 65% 65% 65%

Reintegrative Services

     
Total number of prisoners who start a reintegration programme 790 790 844
Percentage of prisoners who complete a reintegration programme 90% 90% 90%
Total number of offenders participating in a Supported Accommodation service 200 200 200
Total number of offenders who start a programme in a Community Residential Centre 40 8 28
Psychological consultation hours provided to offenders who participated in a programme at a Community Residential Centre 900 0 900
Contracted reintegrative support service hours provided by Prisoners' Aid and Rehabilitation Societies 48,000 48,000 48,000
Number of offenders who received reintegrative support service hours by Prisoners' Aid and Rehabilitation Societies - 12,500 12,500

Psychological Services

     
Total number of psychological consultation hours provided 28,684 35,000 36,140
Total number of psychological reports provided 2,026 2,800 3,433
Percentage of psychological reports provided to standard - 100% 95%

Conditions on Use of Appropriation

Conditions on Use of Appropriation - Rehabilitation and Reintegrative Services (M18) - Corrections
Reference Conditions
Percentage of psychological reports provided to standard Report is completed to formal standards as set out in the Prison Services Operations Manual.
Report is concise, logical and grammatically correct.
The source and referral reasons are clearly stated.
All relevant and appropriate information is included.
Sources of information are well-documented (and verified).
Report contains a clear statement of appropriate recommendations.
Report documents appropriate care for rights of offender, as specified in the Prison Services Operations Manual.
Report is signed by the indicated parties or written explanation is given if signatures are missing.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Rehabilitation and Reintegrative Services (M18) - Corrections
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
2013/14
Estimated
$000

Current Government

           
Mt Eden Phase Two (Stage Two) 2010/11 (65) (116) 40 400 423
Establishment of Whare Oranga Ake 2010/11 - 434 2,468 3,272 4,092
Wiri Prison Public-Private Partnerships 2010/11 (28) - - - -
Wiri Prison Public-Private Partnerships (transfer from Prisoner Employment) 2010/11 (113) - - - -
Prison Project Management and Integration Activities 2010/11 - 141 141 141 141
Prison Capacity 2009/10 448 1,118 1,211 1,291 1,291
Department of Corrections Emergency Pressures 2009/10 4,096 5,974 6,475 6,999 6,999

Previous Government

           
Effective Intervention - Preventing Re-offending 2006/07 7,182 8,862 8,842 8,842 8,842
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
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 174,159 170,701 185,301
Revenue from Crown 171,589 171,589 183,549
Revenue from Other 2,570 2,570 1,752

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 reversal of funding transfer due to the realignment of internal resources to ensure the delivery of the Department's performance standards in 2009/10
  • transfer of funding within appropriations to reflect the Baseline Alignment Proposal where the Department is to absorb unfunded cost pressures with internal efficiency savings realised without an increase in baseline funding
  • transfer of efficiency savings from 2009/10 to 2010/11.

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Sentences and Orders Served in the Community (M18) - Corrections
  2009/10 2010/11
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard

Home Detention Sentences

     
Total number of Probation Officer full-time equivalents required to manage offenders on Home Detention sentences 198 232 232

Activity Information (See Note 1)

     
Total number of offenders commencing a Home Detention sentence 3,302 3,420 3,420
Average number of Home Detention sentences being served 3,032 3,032 3,483

Community-based Sentences

     
Total number of Probation Officer full-time equivalents required to manage offenders on Community-based sentences 523 603 528

Activity Information (See Note 1)

     
Total number of offenders commencing a Community-based sentence 56,019 63,168 63,168
Average number of Community-based sentences being served 41,307 41,307 42,530

Post-release Orders

     
Total number of Probation Officer full-time equivalents required to manage offenders on Post-release orders 164 183 217
Average number of Post-release orders subject to residential restrictions 200 232 282

Activity Information (See Note 1)

     
Total number of offenders commencing a Post-release order 6,154 6,598 7,702
Average number of Post-release orders being served 6,155 6,155 7,193

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
2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
2013/14
Estimated
$000

Current Government

           
Department of Corrections Emergency Pressures 2009/10 24,797 32,099 30,991 30,920 30,920

Previous Government

           
National Anti-Tagging strategy 2007/08 105 105 105 105 105
Effective Interventions - Community-based Sentences 2006/07 13,000 11,400 10,700 10,700 10,700
Effective Interventions - Home Detention 2006/07 10,535 10,517 10,506 10,506 10,506
Extended Supervision for Child Sex Offenders 2004/05 2,057 2,057 2,057 2,057 2,057

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
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Forests/Agricultural - - -
Land 2,083 2,083 6,050
Property, Plant and Equipment 255,468 255,468 227,587
Intangibles 10,578 10,578 17,300
Other - - -

Total Appropriation

268,129 268,129 250,937
Forests/Agricultural - - -
Land 2,083 2,083 6,050
Property, Plant and Equipment 255,468 255,468 227,587
Intangibles 10,578 10,578 17,300
Other - - -

Total Appropriation

268,129 268,129 250,937

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The change in capital expenditure is mainly due to Community Probation and Psychological Services projects being carried forward into 2010/11. The transfer of this capital is to align the funding with timing of these projects under The Community Probation Services in New Zealand: Change Programme 2009 - 2012.

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 2010/11 financial year covering the following:

  • a total of $425.608 million (57% 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 $212.106 million (29% 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 $105.382 million (14% of the Vote) on non-departmental expenditure to cover judges' salaries and allowances.

Fines and other penalties imposed through the courts are expected to generate $284.406 million of Crown revenue in 2010/11.

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 Government's post-election justice priorities Accessible Justice Services
Trusted Justice System
Offenders Held to Account
Impact of Crime Reduced
Higher Court Services (M19)
Improving the functioning and efficiency of court processes
The contribution of court services to addressing the drivers of crime
Accessible Justice Services
Trusted Justice System
Offenders Held to Account
Impact of Crime Reduced
District Court Services (M19)
Implementing the Government's post-election justice priorities
Improving the collection of fines and infringements
Offenders Held to Account Collection and Enforcement of Fines and Civil Debts Services (M19)
Implementing the Government's post-election justice priorities Accessible Justice Services
Trusted Justice System
Specialist Courts, Tribunals and Other Authorities Services (M19)
Increase the momentum for settling historical Treaty of Waitangi Claims by 2014 Durable Treaty Settlements Waitangi Tribunal Services (M19)

Part 1.3 - Trends in the Vote

Summary of Financial Activity

Summary of Financial Activity - Courts
  2005/06 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14
  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 303,790 330,448 380,157 392,501 413,593 412,666 425,608 - 425,608 416,708 417,674 417,709
Benefits and Other Unrequited Expenses - - - - - - N/A - - - - -
Borrowing Expenses - - - - - - - - - - - -
Other Expenses 182,110 217,166 311,148 263,877 293,227 293,227 - 317,488 317,488 323,624 323,188 323,188
Capital Expenditure - - - - - - - - - - - -
Intelligence and Security Department Expenses and Capital Expenditure - - - - - - - N/A - - - -

Total Appropriations

485,900 547,614 691,305 656,378 706,820 705,893 425,608 317,488 743,096 740,332 740,862 740,897

Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts

                       
Tax Revenue - - - - - - N/A - - - - -
Non-Tax Revenue 240,507 250,314 307,568 263,421 265,743 265,743 N/A 284,406 284,406 292,802 293,502 293,502
Capital Receipts - - - - - - N/A - - - - -

Total Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts

240,507 250,314 307,568 263,421 265,743 265,743 N/A 284,406 284,406 292,802 293,502 293,502

New Policy Initiatives

Budget Policy Intiatives - Courts
Policy Initiative Appropriation 2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
2013/14
Estimated
$000
Vehicle Confiscation and Seizure Bill Collection and Enforcement of Fines and Civil Debts Services
Department Output Expense
520 828 849 870 892
Victims' Services Funding Collection and Enforcement of Fines and Civil Debts Services
Department Output Expense
- 1,126 1,345 1,322 1,322
Early Interventions District Courts Services
Department Output Expense
- 931 931 931 931
Specialist Courts, Tribunals and Other Authorities Services
Department Output Expense
- - 408 838 838
Ministry of Justice Cost Pressures District Courts Services
Department Output Expense
- 2,640 - - -
Higher Court Services
Department Output Expense
- 1,760 - - -
Efficiency Savings District Courts Services
Department Output Expense
(1,716) - - - -
Higher Court Services
Department Output Expense
(219) - - - -
Specialist Courts, Tribunals and Other Authorities Services
Department Output Expense
(1,715) - - - -
Audio Visual Links (AV) in Courts and Corrections Facilities: Phase 1 (Scaled) District Courts Services
Department Output Expense
- 542 205 142 148
Courts Professional Services Family Court Professional Services
Non-Departmental Output Expense
6,923 9,000 9,000 9,000 9,000
Youth Court Professional Fees
Non-Departmental Output Expense
500 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000
Coroner-Directed Post-Mortems
Non-Departmental Output Expense
750 700 700 700 700

Analysis of Significant Trends

Analysis of Significant Trends
 2005 2006  Actual 0 million.
Source: Ministry of Justice

Departmental Output Expense Trends

The increase in 2010/11 and out years is mainly due to new funding approved in Budget 2010. The 2010/11 year also includes a number of expense transfers from 2009/10 to 2010/11 resulting from planned savings in 2009/10 to cover cost pressures in 2010/11 totalling approximately $3.650 million.

Other Expense Trends

The increase in 2010/11 and outyears is mainly due to new funding approved in Budget 2010 to meet increases in the cost of professional services in the Family Court and the Youth Court.

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
Outcomes: 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, public time and money used effectively.
Collection and Enforcement of Fines and Civil Debts Services (M19)
Outcomes: 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)
Outcomes: 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
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 68,287 68,202 71,445
Revenue from Crown 63,693 63,693 66,794
Revenue from Other 4,594 4,594 4,651

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in funding for 2010/11 mainly results from new funding for the Victims' Services initiative and to support implementation of the Vehicle Confiscation and Seizure Bill; enacted in the Sentencing (Vehicle Confiscation) Amendment Act 2009, the Summary Proceedings (Vehicle Seizure) Amendment Act 2009 and the Privacy Amendment Act 2009.

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Collection and Enforcement of Fines and Civil Debts Services (M19) - Courts
  2009/10 2010/11
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Amount collected $237m $237m $262m
Percentage of court imposed fines collected or placed under arrangement within four months 82.5% 82.5% 82.5%
Percentage of infringement fines collected or placed under arrangement within four months 70% 70% 70%
Percentage of civil enforcement applications actioned within 28 days of receipt of court 87.5% 87.5% 90%
Amount Collected Offender Levy New Measure New Measure $2m
Percentage of Offender Levy collected or placed under arrangement within four months New Measure New Measure 25%

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
2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
2013/14
Estimated
$000
Current Government            
Vehicle Confiscation and Seizure Bill 2009/10 520 828 849 870 892
Victims' Services Funding 2010/11 - 1,126 1,345 1,322 1,322
Implementation of Offenders Levy 2009/10 1,070 97 97 97 97
Improving the Collection of Fines 2009/10 2,556 3,976 3,239 3,291 3,291
Previous Government            
Justice Field Staff Remuneration 2007/08 4,884 4,884 4,884 4,884 4,884
National Office Accommodation 2007/08 590 590 590 590 590
Strengthening the National Court Infrastructure 2006/07 57 57 57 57 57
Allowing for the additional Depreciation Expense and Capital Charge 2006/07 183 183 183 183 183
Levin Court House Replacement 2005/06 20 20 20 20 20
Invercargill - New Court House 2005/06 126 126 126 126 126
Manukau Court House Major Addition 2005/06 95 95 95 95 95
Hastings Courts Upgrade 2005/06 230 230 230 230 230
New Plymouth Replacement Court House 2005/06 5 5 5 5 5
Baseline Review 2005/06 2,860 2,860 2,860 2,860 2,860

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
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 193,309 192,967 201,687
Revenue from Crown 172,205 172,205 180,496
Revenue from Other 21,104 21,104 21,191

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

These changes can mainly be attributed to:

  • reprioritisation across appropriations to fund cost pressures
  • funding for the Domestic Violence (Enhancing Safety) Bill; enacted in the Domestic Violence Amendment Act 2009, the Sentencing Amendment Act (No 2) 2009 and the Bail Amendment Act 2009
  • funding for the Audio Visual Links (AVL) in Courts, and
  • funding for the Criminal Investigations (Bodily Samples) Amendment Act 2009.

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - District Court Services (M19) - Courts
  2009/10 2010/11
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Criminal Jury      
Number of criminal jury cases managed 6,360 6,360 6,200
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 (see Note 1) 90% 90% 90%
Percentage of survey responses about jury trial cases that rate courtroom support as "meets expectations" or better (see Note 1) 90% 90% 90%
Percentage of juror survey responses that rate overall juror satisfaction as "satisfied" or better (see Note 2) 85% 85% 85%
Criminal summary      
Number of criminal summary cases managed 246,000 246,000 237,300
Percentage of survey responses about criminal summary cases that rate case management/ file preparation and presentation as "meets expectations" or better (see Note 1) 90% 90% 90%
Percentage of survey responses about criminal summary cases that rate courtroom support as "meets expectations" or better (see Note 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 8,220 8,220 7,200
Percentage of responses about Youth Court cases that rate case management/file preparation and presentation as "meets expectations" or better (see Note 1) 90% 90% 90%
Percentage of responses about Youth Court cases that rate courtroom support as "meets expectations" or better (see Note 1) 90% 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 45,070 45,070 40,000
Percentage of survey responses about civil cases that rate case management/file preparation and presentation as "meets expectations" or better (see Note 1) 90% 90% 90%
Percentage of survey responses about civil cases that rate courtroom support as "meets expectations" or better (see Note 1) 90% 90% 90%
Family Court      
Number of Family Court substantive applications managed 96,450 96,450 99,500
Percentage of survey responses about Family Court cases that rate case management / file preparation and presentation as "meets expectations" or better (see Note 1) 90% 90% 90%
Percentage of survey responses about Family Court cases that rate courtroom support as "meets expectations" or better (see Note 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.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - District Court Services (M19) - Courts
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
2013/14
Estimated
$000
Current Government            
Family Court Service Improvements 2010/11 - 931 931 931 931
Ministry of Justice Cost Pressures 2010/11 - 2,640 - - -
Efficiency Savings 2009/10 (1,716) - - - -
Audio Visual Links (AVL) in Courts and Corrections 20010/11 - 542 205 142 148
Domestic Violence (Enhancing Safety) Bill 2009/10 848 1,145 1,066 1,066 1,066
Sentencing and Parole Reform Bill 2009/10 175 43 49 49 49
Criminal Investigations (Bodily Samples) Amendment Act 2009 2010/11 - 513 452 452 452
Emergency Cost Pressures in the Ministry 2009/10 6,599 8,911 9,426 9,948 9,948
Savings Proposal 2009/10 (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. 2009/10 1,108 1,144 1,144 1,144 1,144
A Fresh Start for Young Offenders 2009/10 923 271 271 271 271
Previous Government            
Capital Works Programme 2008/09 1,113 1,701 1,701 1,701 1,701
Justice Sector Reviews of Victims Services 2008/09 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000
Funding for Additional High Court and District Court Judges 2008/09 709 698 698 698 698
Greater Auckland Region Service Delivery Strategy 2008/09 3,100 - - - -
Gisborne District Court Expansion 2008/09 913 1,399 1,466 1,466 1,466
Establishment of the Sentencing Council 2008/09 20 20 20 20 20
Administration of Insolvencies 2008/09 (140) (140) (140) (140) (140)
Effective Interventions - Community-based Sentences and Related Matters 2007/08 400 400 400 400 400
1,000 Additional Police: Flow-on Impacts 2007/08 412 412 412 412 412
Justice Field Staff Remuneration 2007/08 11,161 11,161 11,161 11,161 11,161
National Office Accommodation 2007/08 1,424 1,424 1,424 1,424 1,424
Effective Interventions - Home Detention 2006/07 118 118 118 118 118
Effective Interventions - 1,000 Additional Police 2006/07 295 295 295 295 295
Improved Targeting of Fines 2006/07 209 209 209 209 209
Strengthening the National Court Infrastructure 2006/07 1,379 1,379 1,379 1,379 1,379
Allowing for the additional Depreciation Expense and Capital Charge 2006/07 2,802 2,802 2,802 2,802 2,802
Funding for Children's Day 2006/07 (5) (5) (5) (5) (5)
Lower Licencing Fees for Private Investigators and Security Guards 2006/07 154 154 154 154 154
Parent Information Programmes 2005/06 1,484 1,484 1,484 1,484 1,484
Appointment of Two Additional Judges 2005/06 323 323 323 323 323
Invercargill New Court House 2005/06 1,180 1,180 1,180 1,180 1,180
Manukau Court House Major Addition 2005/06 1,411 1,411 1,411 1,411 1,411
Hastings Court Upgrade 2005/06 1,017 1,017 1,017 1,017 1,017
New Plymouth Replacement Court House 2005/06 85 85 85 85 85
Additional Court Security Officers 2005/06 501 501 501 501 501
Baseline Review 2005/06 17,668 17,668 17,668 17,668 17,668
Implementation of the Criminal Procedure Bill 2005/06 167 167 167 167 167

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
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 62,587 62,559 65,868
Revenue from Crown 55,271 55,271 58,517
Revenue from Other 7,316 7,316 7,351

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in 2010/11 is mainly due to depreciation for the Supreme Court.

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Higher Court Services (M19) - Courts
  2009/10 2010/11
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 0 0
Supreme Court: Number of criminal and civil appeals managed 115 115 135
Court of Appeal: Number of criminal and civil appeals managed 1,235 1,235 1,260
High Court: Number of jury trials managed 460 460 520
High Court: Number of civil cases managed 3,270 3,270 3,950
High Court: Number of criminal and civil appeals managed 1,365 1,365 1,450
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 (see Note 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 (see Note 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 (see Note 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 (see Note 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
2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
2013/14
Estimated
$000
Current Government            
Ministry of Justice Cost Pressures 2010/11 - 1,760 - - -
Efficiency Savings 2009/10 (219) - - - -
Funding to support additional Judicial appointments, made to manage the increased demand on the courts resulting from the appointment of additional police staff 2009/10 700 672 672 672 672
Funding to Support New Judicial Appointment 2009/10 232 200 200 200 200
Previous Government            
Funding for Additional High Court and District Court Judges 2008/09 618 618 618 618 618
Capital Works Programme 2008/09 240 240 240 240 240
Installation of Audio Visual Link Equipment in Courtrooms 2008/09 37 37 37 37 37
Funding for Additional Judicial Appointments 2008/09 793 793 793 793 793
Administration of Insolvencies 2008/09 (108) (108) (108) (108) (108)
1,000 Additional Police: Flow on Impacts 2007/08 376 376 376 376 376
Justice Field Staff Remuneration 2007/08 1,063 1,063 1,063 1,063 1,063
Supreme Court Accommodation 2007/08 7,513 7,513 7,513 7,513 7,513
National Office Accommodation 2007/08 445 445 445 445 445
Effective Interventions - Home Detention 2006/07 11 11 11 11 11
Support Costs for Recent Additional Judicial Appointments 2006/07 1,119 1,119 1,119 1,119 1,119
Seizing the Proceeds and Instruments of Crime 2006/07 1,290 1,290 1,290 1,290 1,290
Strengthening the National Court Infrastructure 2006/07 57 57 57 57 57
Allowing for the Additional Depreciation Expense and Capital Charge 2006/07 1,148 1,148 1,148 1,148 1,148
Appointment of Two Additional Judges 2005/06 323 323 323 323 323
New Plymouth Replacement Court House 2005/06 4 4 4 4 4
Invercargill New Court House 2005/06 43 43 43 43 43
Additional Court Security Officers 2005/06 501 501 501 501 501
Baseline Review 2005/06 3,479 3,479 3,479 3,479 3,479
RMA/CMA Implementation 2005/06 456 456 456 456 456
Implementation of the Criminal Procedure Bill 2005/06 84 84 84 84 84

Specialist Courts, Tribunals and Other Authorities Services (M19)

Scope of Appropriation

Provision of services in regard to the work of the Environment Court, Employment Court, Maori Land Court, Maori Appellate Court, Disputes Tribunals, Tenancy Tribunal, Liquor Licensing Authority, Coroners and a range of tribunals and other authorities. This output class also includes services to Maori landowners and contracting mortuary services as part of supporting the work of Coroners.

Expenses and Revenue

Expenses and Revenue - Specialist Courts, Tribunals and Other Authorities Services (M19) - Courts
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 78,990 78,523 76,708
Revenue from Crown 72,300 72,300 69,874
Revenue from Other 6,690 6,663 6,834

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The decrease in 2010/11 is mainly due to a reduction in funding in 2010/11 relating to the 2007 new initiative "Transfer of the Weathertight Homes Resolution Service" and reprioritisation of funding to meet Government priorities.

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Specialist Courts, Tribunals and Other Authorities Services (M19) - Courts
  2009/10 2010/11
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard

Disputes Tribunal

     
Cases received 21,300 21,300 22,300
Cases disposed (see Note 1) 21,500 21,500 22,500
Percentage of Disputes Tribunal pending cases under three months old 80% 80% 80%

Weathertight Homes Tribunal

     
Cases received 360 360 240
Cases disposed (see Note 1) 275 275 240
Percentage of cases resolved within statutory timeframes 100% 100% 100%

Tenancy Tribunal

     
Cases disposed - cases determined and mediation orders sealed 37,000 37,000 37,000
Number of Tenancy Tribunal sitting days supported 3,328.5 3,328.5 3,328.5

Employment Court

     
Cases received 180 180 240
Cases disposed (see Note 1) 155 155 200
Employment Court pending cases under 12 months old 75% 75% 80%
Percentage of Employment Court judges surveyed that are at least "satisfied" with case management/file preparation (see Note 2) 90% 90% 90%
Percentage of Employment Court judges surveyed that are at least "satisfied" with courtroom and hearing support (see Note 2) 90% 90% 90%

Environment Court

     
Cases received 1,056 1,056 960
Cases disposed (see Note 1) 1,056 1,056 1,056
Percentage of Environment Court pending Plan and Policy Statement Appeals under 12 months old 50% 50% 50%
Resource Consent Appeals and Other Matters under 6 months old 55% 55% 55%
Percentage of Environment Court judges surveyed that are at least "satisfied" with case management/file preparation and presentation (see Note 2) 90% 90% 90%
Percentage of Environment Court judges surveyed that are at least "satisfied" with courtroom, hearing and mediation support (see Note 2) 95% 95% 95%

Coronial Services Unit

     
Cases referred 6,000 6,000 6,000
Cases disposed (see Note 1) 4,300 4,300 5,000
Percentage of coroners surveyed that are at least "satisfied" with inquest hearing support (see Note 2) 90% 90% 90%
Percentage of coroners surveyed that are at least "satisfied" with case management / file preparation and presentation (see Note 2) 90% 90% 90%

Maori Land Court

     
Number of applications received by the Maori Land Court 5,750 5,500 5,500
Number of applications disposed by the Maori Land Court 6,000 4,600 5,500
Percentage of all Maori Land Court applications disposed within 12 months 80% 80% 80%
Percentage of written enquiries completed within 10 working days of receipt 90% 90% 80%
Percentage of Maori Land Court judges surveyed that are at least "satisfied" with judicial support and administration services provided (see Note 2) 90% 90% 90%
Percentage of Maori Land Court judges surveyed that are at least "satisfied" with courtroom and hearing support provided (see Note 2) 90% 90% 90%
Percentage of customers surveyed satisfied with the services provided by the Maori Land Court (see Note 2) 70% 70% 90%
Tribunals      
Percentage of judicial officers surveyed who are at least "satisfied" with case management or file preparation and presentation (see Note 2) 90% 90% 90%
Percentage of judicial officers surveyed who are at least "satisfied" with hearing or hearing room support (see Note 2) 90% 90% 90%
Legal Complaints Review Office      
Cases received 375 375 250
Cases disposed 360 360 230
Sitting days supported 60 60 60
Lawyers and Conveyancers Disciplinary Tribunal      
Cases received 30 30 30
Cases disposed 24 24 24
Sitting days supported 60 60 60
Real Estate Disciplinary Tribunal      
Cases received New Measure New Measure 50
Cases disposed New Measure New Measure 45
Sitting days supported New Measure New Measure 40

Note 1 - Revised wording from cases determined to cases disposed.

Note 2 - Judicial satisfaction is measured by an annual survey of Environment Court, Employment Court, and Maori Land Court judiciary and coroners. The performance measure is the percentage of survey responses where the overall satisfaction level with case management, file preparation, file presentation and courtroom hearing or mediation (where applicable) support is "satisfied" or better. The scale for responses is: very satisfied; satisfied; neither satisfied nor dissatisfied; dissatisfied; very dissatisfied.

Memorandum Account

Memorandum Account - Specialist Courts, Tribunals and Other Authorities Services (M19) - Courts
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000

Second Hand Dealers and Pawnbrokers

     
Opening Balance at 1 July 243 243 236
Revenue (See Note 1) 1,090 124 97
Expenses (256) (131) (73)
Transfers and Adjustments - - -
Closing Balance at 30 June 1,077 236 260

Motor Vehicle Dealers

     
Opening Balance at 1 July (465) (465) (659)
Revenue 285 285 178
Expenses (306) (479) (369)
Transfers and Adjustments -    
Closing Balance at 30 June 2009 (486) (659) (850)

Private Investigators and Security Guards

     
Opening Balance at 1 July 559 559 559
Revenue 766 1,117 800
Expenses (766) (1,117) (800)
Transfers and Adjustments - - -
Closing Balance at 30 June 559 559 559

Legal Complaints Review Officer

     
Opening Balance at 1 July 78 78 78
Revenue 781 507 751
Expenses (781) (507) (751)
Transfers and Adjustments - - -
Closing Balance at 30 June 78 78 78

Real Estate Agents Disciplinary Tribunal

     
Opening Balance at 1 July - - 539
Revenue 595 595 595
Expenses (281) (56) (139)
Transfers and Adjustments   - -
Closing Balance at 30 June 314 539 995

Note 1 - Filing fees for Secondhand Dealers and Pawnbrokers and Motor Vehicle Dealers are set and reviewed on a five year cycle.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Specialist Courts, Tribunals and Other Authorities Services (M19) - Courts
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
2013/14
Estimated
$000
Current Government            
Implementation changes to threshold of the Disputes Tribunal 2009/10 660 660 660 660 660
Disputes Tribunals: Increase Monetary Jurisdiction 2009/10 (162) (284) (284) (284) (284)
Previous Government            
A Specialist Civil Courthouse in Auckland Gen-i Tower 2008/09 1,823 1,499 1,251 1,251 1,251
Real Estate Agents Act 2008: Funding for Implementation 2008/09 960 588 587 587 587
Preservation/Access of Physical Record: Maori Land Court/Waitangi Tribunal 2008/09 822 487 487 487 487
Location of the Immigration and Protection Tribunal 2007/08 3,517 2,145 1,100 1,100 1,100
Immigration Advisers Licensing Act 2007 2007/08 210 210 210 210 210
Weathertight Homes 2007/08 666 735 735 735 735
Transfer of Weathertight Homes Resolution Service 2007/08 4,560 3,625 3,625 3,625 3,625
Transfer of Weathertight Homes Tribunal Members' fees to Other Expenses to be Incurred by the Crown 2007/08 (1,665) (1,665) (1,665) (1,665) (1,665)
Implementing the Coroners Act 2006 2007/08 3,620 3,620 3,620 3,620 3,620
Judicial Officers Remuneration 2007/08 367 367 367 367 367
Justice Field Staff Remuneration 2007/08 1,911 1,911 1,911 1,911 1,911
National Office Accommodation 2007/08 568 568 568 568 568
Maintaining the productivity of the Environment Court, Evidence Recording and Transcription 2006/07 757 757 757 757 757
Strengthening the National Court Infrastructure 2006/07 104 104 104 104 104
Allowing for Additional Depreciation Expense and Capital Charge 2006/07 460 460 460 460 460
Remuneration of Judicial and Statutory Officers 2005/06 1,369 1,369 1,369 1,369 1,369
Second Hand Dealers and Pawnbrokers 2005/06 240 240 240 240 240
Implementation of the Coroners Act Review 2005/06 3,219 3,219 3,219 3,219 3,219
Implementation of the Lawyers and Conveyancers Bill 2005/06 1,338 1,338 1,338 1,338 1,338
Levin Court House Replacement 2005/06 40 40 40 40 40
Invercargill - New Court House 2005/06 57 57 57 57 57
Manukau Court House Major Addition 2005/06 79 79 79 79 79
Hastings Court Upgrade 2005/06 108 108 108 108 108
New Plymouth Replacement Court House 2005/06 12 12 12 12 12
Implementation of the Prisoners' and Victims' Claims Bill 2005/06 379 379 379 379 379
Baseline Review 2005/06 2,214 2,214 2,214 2,214 2,214
RMA/CMA Implementation 2005/06 5,361 5,361 5,361 5,361 5,361

Waitangi Tribunal Services (M19)

Scope of Appropriation

Purchase of research and administrative services related to the management of claims through the Waitangi Tribunal.

Expenses and Revenue

Expenses and Revenue - Waitangi Tribunal Services (M19) - Courts
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 10,420 10,415 9,900
Revenue from Crown 10,297 10,297 9,777
Revenue from Other 123 123 123

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The decrease in 2010/11 is mainly the result of an in-principle transfer of $450,000 from 2008/09 to 2009/10 due to delays in progressing inquiries and development of a claims management system.

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Waitangi Tribunal Services (M19) - Courts
  2009/10 2010/11
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Number of new claims lodged 35 35 15
Number of new claims registered 103 103 65
Percentage of research and report writing outputs provided by due date 85% 85% 85%
Percentage of Waitangi Tribunal judicial officers surveyed that are at least "satisfied" with judicial support and administration services provided 90% 90% 90%
Percentage of Waitangi Tribunal judicial officers surveyed that are at least "satisfied" with hearing support provided 90% 90% 90%

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Waitangi Tribunal Services (M19) - Courts
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
2013/14
Estimated
$000
Previous Government            
Justice Field Staff Remuneration 2007/08 226 235 235 235 235
National Office Accommodation 2007/08 75 75 75 75 75
Waitangi Tribunal - Meeting 2020 Settlement Deadline 2007/08 2,025 2,025 2,025 2,025 2,025
Meeting Treaty Claim Filing and Treaty Settlement Deadline 2006/07 500 500 500 500 500
Baseline Review 2005/06 336 336 336 336 336

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 - Courts
Intended Impacts, Outcomes or Objectives of Appropriations Appropriations
Outcome: Trusted Justice System Abortion Supervisory Committee - Certifying Consultants Fees (M19)
Objective: To ensure that Crown obligations are met in regard to the costs associated with the provision of services to courts and tribunals Assistance to Victims of Crime (M19)
  Children Young Persons and Their Families Professional Services (M19)
  Coroner Related Fees and Expenses (M19)
  Coroner-Directed Post-Mortems (M19)
  Costs in Criminal Cases (M19)
  Domestic Violence Professional Services (M19)
  Family Court Professional Services (M19)
  Impairment of Fines Receivable (M19)
  Judges' Salaries and Allowances (M19)
  Judicial Review Costs (M19)
  Justices of the Peace Association (M19)
  Medical and Other Professional Services (M19)
  MVDT Adjudicator Remuneration and Assessors Costs (M19)
  Personal Property Protection Rights Costs (M19)
  Remittals of Fines (M19)
  Representations for Blood Sampling (M19)
  Tribunal Members Fees and Expenses (M19)
  Visiting Justices to Prisons (M19)
  Witness Fees and Expenses (M19)
  Youth Court Professional Fees (M19)

Abortion Supervisory Committee - Certifying Consultants Fees (M19)

Scope of Appropriation

Payments to certifying consultants for providing opinions under Section 33 of the Contraception, Sterilisation and Abortion Act 1977.

Expenses

Expenses - Abortion Supervisory Committee Certifying Consultants Fees (M19) - Courts
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 5,063 5,063 5,063

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Abortion Supervisory Committee Certifying Consultants Fees (M19) - Courts
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
2013/14
Estimated
$000
Previous Government            
Judicial Officers' Remuneration 2006/07 706 706 706 706 706
Remuneration of Judicial and Statutory Officers 2005/06 1,045 1,045 1,045 1,045 1,045

Assistance to Victims of Crime (M19)

Scope of Appropriation

Funding for the Criminal Justice Assistance Reimbursement Scheme.

Expenses

Expenses - Assistance to Victims of Crime (M19) - Courts
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 40 40 40

Children Young Persons and Their Families Professional Services (M19)

Scope of Appropriation

Counsel and specialists providing services and reports as directed by the court in relation to care and protection orders under the Children, Young Persons and Their Families Act 1989.

Expenses

Expenses - Children Young Persons and Their Families Professional Services (M19) - Courts
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 9,250 9,250 9,250

Coroner Related Fees and Expenses (M19)

Scope of Appropriation

Payments to Coroners for the performance of their judicial responsibilities.

Expenses

Expenses - Coroner Related Fees and Expenses (M19) - Courts
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 185 185 92

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The decrease in appropriation is due to a reclassification of expenses to the Coroners Salaries and Allowances appropriation.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Coroner Related Fees and Expenses (M19) - Courts
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
2013/14
Estimated
$000
Previous Government            
Implementing the Coroners Act 2006 2007/08 614 614 614 614 614
Remuneration of Judicial and Statutory Officers 2006/07 518 518 518 518 518
Implementation of Coroners Amendment Act 2004 2005/06 952 952 952 952 952

Coroner-Directed Post-Mortems (M19)

Scope of Appropriation

Cost of pathology services and mortuary facilities for coroner-directed post-mortems.

Expenses

Expenses - CoronerDirected PostMortems (M19) - Courts
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 7,721 7,721 7,671

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

An increase in appropriation of $750,000 in 2009/10 reducing to $700,000 in outyears to address forecast volume driven cost pressures.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - CoronerDirected PostMortems (M19) - Courts
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
2013/14
Estimated
$000
Current Government            
Court Professional Services 2009/10 750 700 700 700 700

Coroners Salaries and Allowances PLA (M19)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to the costs related to the terms and conditions of remuneration for Coroners pursuant to Section 110 of the Coroners Act 2006.

Expenses

Expenses - Coroners Salaries and Allowances PLA (M19) - Courts
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 4,313 4,313 4,406

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase reflects the forecast split of costs between this appropriation and coroner related fees and expenses.

Costs in Criminal Cases (M19)

Scope of Appropriation

Costs awarded to defendants by a court under the Costs in Criminal Cases Act 1967.

Expenses

Expenses - Costs in Criminal Cases (M19) - Courts
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 300 300 300

Domestic Violence Professional Services (M19)

Scope of Appropriation

Court appointed counsel and programme providers in relation to the Domestic Violence Act 1995 or referrals for programmes from criminal courts dealing with domestic violence cases.

Expenses

Expenses - Domestic Violence Professional Services (M19) - Courts
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 12,926 12,926 16,539

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in 2010/11 is due to the forecast increased demand for professional services from implementing the changes incorporated in the Domestic Violence Amendment Act 2009, the Sentencing Amendment Act (No 2) 2009 and the Bail Amendment Act 2009.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Domestic Violence Professional Services (M19) - Courts
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
2013/14
Estimated
$000
Current Government            
Domestic Violence (Enhancing Safety) Bill 2010/11 - 3,613 3,324 2,877 2,877
Previous Government            
Supporting a Sustainable NGO Social Service Sector 2008/09 5,222 5,222 5,222 5,222 5,222

Family Court Professional Services (M19)

Scope of Appropriation

Services provided by Court appointed counsel and specialists in relation to custody and access matters and matrimonial disputes, including those made under provisions of the Care of Children Act 2004.

Expenses

Expenses - Family Court Professional Services (M19) - Courts
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 43,339 43,339 46,838

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in 2010/11 is due to the impact of additional funding for Family Court Professional Services to meet increased demand.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Family Court Professional Services (M19) - Courts
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
2013/14
Estimated
$000
Current Government            
Courts Professional Services 2009/10 6,923 9,000 9,000 9,000 9,000

Impairment of Fines Receivable (M19)

Scope of Appropriation

Allowance for the impairment of fines and enforcement fees including the assessment of future fines remittals; the discounting to present value; expected collection costs and other elements in determining fair value.

Expenses

Expenses - Impairment of Fines Receivable (M19) - Courts
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 85,179 85,179 100,944

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in 2010/11 is the result of changes to reflect the latest forecast trends.

Judges' Salaries and Allowances PLA (M19)

Scope of Appropriation

Costs related to the terms and conditions of remuneration for Judges and acting warranted Judges in the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, High Court, District Court, Employment Court and Maori Land Court incurred pursuant to s.9A Judicature Act 1908, s.6 District Courts Act 1948 and s.13 Te Ture Whenua Maori Land Act 1993.

Expenses

Expenses - Judges' Salaries and Allowances PLA (M19) - Courts
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 103,570 103,570 105,382

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in 2010/11 is mainly due to the impact of:

  • the Remuneration Authority Judicial Salaries and Allowances Determination in December 2009
  • the Criminal Investigations (Bodily Samples) Amendment Act 2009, and
  • the Domestic Violence (Enhancing Safety) Bill; enacted in the Domestic Violence Amendment Act 2009, the Sentencing Amendment Act (No 2) 2009 and the Bail Amendment Act 2009.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Judges' Salaries and Allowances PLA (M19) - Courts
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
2013/14
Estimated
$000
Current Government            
Criminal Investigations (Bodily Samples) Amendment Act 2009 2010/11 - 418 363 363 363
Domestic Violence (Enhancing Safety) Bill 2009/10 269 725 725 725 725
Previous Government            
Emergency Cost Pressures in the Ministry 2009/10 732 732 732 732 732
Funding to support additional judicial appointments, made to manage the increased demand on the courts resulting from the appointment of additional police staff 2009/10 1,136 1,136 1,136 1,136 1,136
Funding for Additional High Court and District Court Judges 2008/09 860 860 860 860 860
Funding for Additional Judicial Appointments 2008/09 804 804 804 804 804
Support Costs for Recent Additional Judicial Appointments 2007/08 1,200 1,200 1,200 1,200 1,200
1,000 Additional Police: Flow-on Impact 2007/08 743 743 743 743 743
Effective Interventions - 1,000 Additional Police 2006/07 290 290 290 290 290
Seizing the Proceeds and Instruments of Crime 2006/07 1,192 1,192 1,192 1,192 1,192
Additional District Court Judge 2006/07 509 509 509 509 509
Resource Management Act 1991 2005/06 250 250 250 250 250
Appointment of Two Additional Judges 2005/06 509 509 509 509 509

Judicial Review Costs (M19)

Scope of Appropriation

Cost of legal services (including settlement of claims) in cases involving the exercise of judicial functions or the execution of judicial process or costs of counsel to assist the court, including payments ordered to be made from the Maori Land Court Special Aid Fund.

Expenses

Expenses - Judicial Review Costs (M19) - Courts
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 2,196 2,196 1,196

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The decrease in appropriation reflects anticipated demand.

Justices of the Peace Association (M19)

Scope of Appropriation

Cost of administrative services from the Royal Federation of Justices to roster Justices of the Peace for court hearings.

Expenses

Expenses - Justices of the Peace Association (M19) - Courts
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 310 310 310

Medical and Other Professional Services (M19)

Scope of Appropriation

Funding for medical and other professional services as required by legislation.

Expenses

Expenses - Medical and Other Professional Services (M19) - Courts
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 3,978 3,978 3,978

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Medical and Other Professional Services (M19) - Courts
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
2013/14
Estimated
$000
Previous Government            
Implementation of Coroners Amendment Act 2004 2005/06 444 444 444 444 444

MVDT Adjudicator Remuneration and Assessors Costs (M19)

Scope of Appropriation

Remuneration paid to adjudicators and fees and allowances paid to assessors of the Motor Vehicle Disputes Tribunal (MVDT).

Expenses

Expenses - MVDT Adjudicator Remuneration and Assessors Costs (M19) - Courts
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 305 305 305

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - MVDT Adjudicator Remuneration and Assessors Costs (M19) - Courts
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
2013/14
Estimated
$000
Previous Government            
Judicial Officers' Remuneration 2007/08 20 20 20 20 20

Personal Property Protection Rights Costs (M19)

Scope of Appropriation

Payments to service providers appointed by the court under the Protection of Personal and Property Rights Act 1988.

Expenses

Expenses - Personal Property Protection Rights Costs (M19) - Courts
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 1,700 1,700 1,700

Representations for Blood Sampling (M19)

Scope of Appropriation

Cost of representation for parties (aged under 17) appearing before the court with regard to providing blood samples in criminal investigations.

Expenses

Expenses - Representations for Blood Sampling (M19) - Courts
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 10 10 10

Tribunal Members Fees and Expenses (M19)

Scope of Appropriation

Fees for the Chairs and Members of Specialist Tribunals, and expenses incurred by those Chairs and members in relation to Tribunal work.

Expenses

Expenses - Tribunal Members Fees and Expenses (M19) - Courts
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 1,662 1,662 1,704

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in 2010/11 is due to the impact of the Real Estate Agents Act 2008: Funding for Implementation; with 2010/11 incurring a full year of Tribunal members' fees and expenses compared to a part year in 2009/10.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Tribunal Members Fees and Expenses (M19) - Courts
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
2013/14
Estimated
$000
Previous Government            
Real Estate Agents Act 2008: Funding for Implementation 2009/10 266 308 308 319 319
Immigration Advisers Licensing Act 2007 2008/09 48 48 48 48 48
Weathertight Homes Tribunal 2007/08 1,665 1,665 1,665 1,665 1,665

Visiting Justices to Prisons (M19)

Scope of Appropriation

To meet fees and expenses for Senior Counsel and Justices of the Peace appointed as Visiting Justices to prisons.

Expenses

Expenses - Visiting Justices to Prisons (M19) - Courts
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 300 300 300

Witness Fees and Expenses (M19)

Scope of Appropriation

Payments to ordinary and expert witnesses appearing in criminal jury trials.

Expenses

Expenses - Witness Fees and Expenses (M19) - Courts
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 3,380 3,380 3,460

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in 2010/11 is due to the impacts of the Criminal Investigations (Bodily Samples) Amendment Act and Domestic Violence (Enhancing Safety) Bill; which was enacted as the Domestic Violence Amendment Act 2009, the Sentencing Amendment Act (No 2) 2009 and the Bail Amendment Act 2009.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Witness Fees and Expenses (M19) - Courts
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
2013/14
Estimated
$000
Current Government            
Criminal Investigations (Bodily Samples) Amendment Act 2009 2010/11 - 32 32 32 32
Domestic Violence (Enhancing Safety) Bill 2009/10 16 64 64 64 64
Previous Government            
Funding to support additional judicial appointments, made to manage the increased demand on the courts, resulting from the appointment of additional police staff 2009/10 64 64 64 64 64
Appointment of Two Additional Judges 2005/06 25 25 25 25 25

Youth Court Professional Fees (M19)

Scope of Appropriation

Payments to court appointed counsel and specialists providing reports as directed in the Youth Court.

Expenses

Expenses - Youth Court Professional Fees (M19) - Courts
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 7,500 7,500 8,000

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in 2010/11 is due to the impact of additional funding for Youth Court Professional Fees to meet increased demand for services.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Youth Court Professional Fees (M19) - Courts
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
2013/14
Estimated
$000
Current Government            
Courts Professional Services 2009/10 500 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000

Reporting Mechanisms

Reporting Mechanisms - Reporting Mechanisms - Courts
Appropriation Reporting Mechanism
Abortion Supervisory Committee - Certifying Consultants Fees (M19) Annual Report of the Ministry of Justice
Assistance to Victims of Crime (M19) Annual Report of the Ministry of Justice
Children Young Persons and Their Families Professional Services (M19) Annual Report of the Ministry of Justice
Coroner Related Fees and Expenses (M19) Annual Report of the Ministry of Justice
Coroner Directed Post-Mortems (M19) Annual Report of the Ministry of Justice
Coroners Salaries and Allowances (M19) Annual Report of the Ministry of Justice
Costs in Criminal Cases (M19) Annual Report of the Ministry of Justice
Domestic Violence Professional Services (M19) Annual Report of the Ministry of Justice
Family Court Professional Services (M19) Annual Report of the Ministry of Justice
Impairment of Fines Receivable (M19) Annual Report of the Ministry of Justice
Judges' Salaries and Allowances (M19) Annual Report of the Ministry of Justice
Judicial Review Costs (M19) Annual Report of the Ministry of Justice
Justices of the Peace Association (M19) Annual Report of the Ministry of Justice
Medical and Other Professional Services (M19) Annual Report of the Ministry of Justice
MVDT Adjudicator Remuneration and Assessors Costs (M19) Annual Report of the Ministry of Justice
Personal Property Protection Rights Costs (M19) Annual Report of the Ministry of Justice
Representations for Blood Sampling (M19) Annual Report of the Ministry of Justice
Tribunal Members Fees and Expenses (M19) Annual Report of the Ministry of Justice
Visiting Justices to Prisons (M19) Annual Report of the Ministry of Justice
Witness Fees and Expenses (M19) Annual Report of the Ministry of Justice
Youth Court Professional Fees (M19) 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.

Performance Information for Appropriations Vote Justice

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

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

The Minister of Justice is responsible for appropriations in Vote Justice for the 2010/11 financial year covering the following:

Services purchased directly from the Ministry of Justice:

  • $1.862 million (less than 1% of the Vote) on purchasing crime prevention and community safety initiatives
  • $14.190 million (4% of the Vote) on purchasing the management of the parliamentary electoral system
  • $27.439 million (7% of the Vote) on purchasing policy advice
  • $10.522 million (3% of the Vote) on purchasing sector leadership and support.

Services purchased through Non-departmental Output Expenses:

  • $23.207 million (6% of the Vote) funding the costs of administering the Legal Services Agency
  • $4.723 million (1% of the Vote) on purchasing policy advice from the Law Commission
  • $8.152 million (2% of the Vote) on purchasing community crime prevention services and programmes delivered by community and local government agency providers
  • $16.523 million (4% of the Vote) on purchasing equity promotion and protection services from the Human Rights Commission, the Independent Police Conduct Authority, the Privacy Commissioner and the Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security
  • $131.824 million (34% of the Vote) on funding the Legal Services Agency to make payments of legal aid
  • $19.301 million (5% of the Vote) on purchasing services relating to producing and maintaining electoral rolls
  • $734,000 (less than 1% of the Vote) on purchasing services relating to the provision of electoral services and election broadcasting
  • $4.500 million (1% of the Vote) on purchasing protective fiduciary services
  • $9.890 million (3% of the Vote) on provision of legal services by the Public Defence Service
  • $6.367 million (2% of the Vote) on purchasing support for victims
  • $15.621 million (4% of the Vote) for other expenses to be incurred by the Crown and capital expenditure for Crown entities
  • $94.620 million (24% of the Vote) on the purchase or development of assets by and for the use of the Ministry of Justice as authorised by section 24(1) of the Public Finance Act 1989.

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 - Justice
Government Priorities Government Outcomes Appropriations
Implementing the Government's post-election justice priorities
Enhancing public safety
Addressing the drivers of crime
Improving the functioning and efficiency of court processes
Improving the responsiveness of the justice system to victims
Progress the review of the Foreshore and Seabed Act 2004 and negotiations
Impact of Crime Reduced
Crime Reduced
Offenders Held to Account
International Connectedness
Accessible Justice Services
Trusted Justice system
Effective Constitutional Arrangements
Policy Advice (M42)
Implementing the Government's post-election justice priorities
Enhancing public safety
Impact of Crime Reduced
Accessible Justice Services
Crime Prevention and Community Safety (M42)
Improving the responsiveness of the justice system to victims
Addressing the drivers of crime
  Crime Prevention and Community Safety programmes (M42)
Improving the responsiveness of the justice system to victims Impact of Crime Reduced Support for victims:
New Zealand Council of Victim Support Groups (M42)
Implementing the Government's post-election justice priorities
Enhancing public safety
Addressing the drivers of crime
Trusted Justice System
Crime Reduced
Offenders held to Account
Impact of Crime Reduced
Accessible Justice Services
Effective Constitutional Arrangements
Sector Leadership and Support (M42)
Improving the functioning and efficiency of court processes
Implementing the Government's post-election justice priorities
Trusted Justice System
Effective Constitutional Arrangements
Policy advice:
Law Commission (M42)
Implementing the Government's post-election justice priorities Effective Constitutional Arrangements Management of the Parliamentary Electoral System (M42)
    Provision of Electoral Services:
Electoral Commission, New Zealand Post Ltd (for Electoral Enrolment Centre activities) (M42)
Improving the functioning and efficiency of court processes Accessible Justice Services
Trusted Justice System
Provision of and Access to Legal Services: Legal Services Agency (M42)
    Administration of Legal Services Agency (M42)
    Equity Promotion and Protection Services:
Human Rights Commission, Independent Police Conduct Authority, Privacy Commissioner, Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security (M42)
    Provision of Protective Fiduciary Services: Public Trust (M42)
Improving the functioning and efficiency of court processes Accessible Justice Services Public Defence Service (M42)

Part 1.3 - Trends in the Vote

Summary of Financial Activity

Summary of Financial Activity - Justice
  2005/06 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14
  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 202,949 200,583 225,719 277,271 288,027 288,075 54,013 225,221 279,234 263,679 230,897 230,775
Benefits and Other Unrequited Expenses - - - - - - N/A - - - - -
Borrowing Expenses - - - - - - - - - - - -
Other Expenses 363 365 6,425 658 2,053 2,053 - 15,561 15,561 9,106 7,712 7,712
Capital Expenditure 56,570 61,117 66,682 125,817 122,275 122,275 94,620 60 94,680 90,165 96,500 64,000
Intelligence and Security Department Expenses and Capital Expenditure - - - - - - - N/A - - - -

Total Appropriations

259,882 262,065 298,826 403,746 412,355 412,403 148,633 240,842 389,475 362,950 335,109 302,487

Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts

                       
Tax Revenue - - - - - - N/A - - - - -
Non-Tax Revenue 390 182 695 340 476 - N/A 476 476 476 476 476
Capital Receipts - - - - 200 - N/A 200 200 200 200 200

Total Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts

390 182 695 340 676 - N/A 676 676 676 676 676

New Policy Initiatives

Budget Policy Intiatives - Justice
Policy Initiative Appropriation 2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
2013/14
Estimated
$000
Constitutional Review Policy Advice
Departmental Output Expense
- 660 - - -
Efficiency Savings Managing the Parliamentary Electoral Process
Departmental Output Expense
(3,750) - - - -
Electoral Reform Managing the Parliamentary Electoral Process
Departmental Output Expense
5,000 6,500 - - -
Legal Aid Review Implementation Sector Leadership and Support
Departmental Output Expense
838 5,493 2,047 756 715
Legal Aid
Non-Departmental Output Expense
- (772) (4,506) (4,649) (4,649)
Public Defence Service
Non-Departmental Output Expense
- 1,044 5,099 5,094 5,041
Community Law Centres Administration of Legal Services Agency
Non-Departmental Output Expense
- 3,839 2,019 - -
Legal Aid Provider Remuneration Legal Aid
Non-Departmental Output Expense
- 7,425 - - -
Legal Aid Volumes Legal Aid
Non-Departmental Output Expense
18,610 18,000 - - -

Analysis of Significant Trends

Analysis of Significant Trends
 2005 2006  Actual 0 million.
Source: Ministry of Justice

Departmental Output Trends

The increases in appropriation in 2011/12 are mainly due to the cyclical nature of the funding for general elections. The increase in appropriations in 2010/11 is the result of new funding for the implementation of responses to the review of Legal Aid.

Non-Departmental Output Trends

The increase in the 2009/10 and 2010/11years is mainly the result of new funding for Legal Aid which is for the 2009/10 and 2010/11 years only. The 2008/09 year includes additional expenditure for the 2008 general election.

Departmental Capital Expenditure Trends

  • Expenditure in 2009/10 included a number of new initiatives.
  • Expenditure in 2010/11 and outyears is primarily funded from baseline accumulated depreciation levels.

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 - Justice
Intended Impacts, Outcomes or Objectives of Appropriations Appropriations
Outcomes: Impacts of Crime Reduced, Accessible Justice services
Impacts: Consequences for victims are reduced, public time and money used effectively
Crime Prevention and Community Safety (M42)
Outcomes: Effective Constitutional Arrangements
Impacts: Credible legal and democratic systems, Public time and money used effectively
Management of the Parliamentary Electoral System (M42)
Outcomes: Impact of Crime Reduced, Crime Reduced, Offenders Held to Account, International Connectedness, Accessible Justice Services, Effective Constitutional Arrangements, Trusted Justice System
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, commitments honoured
Policy Advice (M42)
Outcomes: Crime Reduced, Impact of Crime Reduced, Offenders Held to Account, Accessible Justice Services, Trusted Justice System, Effective Constitutional Arrangements
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
Sector Leadership and Support (M42)

Crime Prevention and Community Safety (M42)

Scope of Appropriation

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

Expenses and Revenue

Expenses and Revenue - Crime Prevention and Community Safety (M42) - Justice
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 1,607 1,604 1,862
Revenue from Crown 1,555 1,555 1,801
Revenue from Other 52 52 61

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in 2010/11 is due to several one-off reductions in 2009/10 including:

  • transfer of $175,000 from Crime Prevention and Community Safety to Intensive Intervention for Serious Recidivist Young Offenders for operating costs relating to the Te Hurihanga Youth Residential Programme, and
  • reduction of $320,000 as a result of reprioritising funding across appropriations.

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Crime Prevention and Community Safety (M42) - Justice
  2009/10 2010/11
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Percentage of advice and documentation that meet the Ministry's criteria 100% 100% 100%
All funding agreements will have their provider monitoring reports reviewed and assessed at least once per year for contract compliance Achieved Achieved Achieved
Percentage of contract offers made at least three months before previous contracts expire, where contractor is fulfilling its contractual obligations and where extension is desirable 95% 95% 95%

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Crime Prevention and Community Safety (M42) - Justice
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
2013/14
Estimated
$000
Previous Government            
National Anti-Tagging Strategy 2008/09 655 655 655 655 655
National Office Accommodation 2007/08 131 131 131 131 131
Baseline Review 2005/06 95 95 95 95 95

Managing the Parliamentary Electoral Process (M42)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to the preparation for and conducting of the next general election and any by-elections, election of list members, and referenda.

Expenses and Revenue

Expenses and Revenue - Managing the Parliamentary Electoral Process (M42) - Justice
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 7,236 7,229 14,190
Revenue from Crown 7,193 7,193 14,138
Revenue from Other 43 43 52

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

Reflects the cyclical nature of funding for general elections; specific provision has been made for additional activity and public education to support the proposed electoral finance reforms and the conduct of a referendum with the 2011 general election.

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Managing the Parliamentary Electoral Process (M42) - Justice
  2009/10 2010/11
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Electoral processes and technology reviewed and frozen by 31 December 2010 New Measure New Measure Achieved
Returning Officers appointed, trained and in headquarters by 30 June 2011 New Measure New Measure Achieved
Declaration of election of list members to vacancies is published within three working days of notification of vacancy Achieved Achieved Achieved
Statutory deadlines are met for by-elections and referenda Achieved Achieved Achieved

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Managing the Parliamentary Electoral Process (M42) - Justice
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
2013/14
Estimated
$000
Current Government            
Electoral Reform 2010/11 - 3,000 - - -
Electoral Reform 2010/11 - 2,000 6,500 - -
Efficiency Savings 2009/10 (3,750) - - - -
Mt Albert By-Election 2008/09 40 - - - -
Previous Government            
Referenda (Postal Voting) Order 2008 2008/09 5,478 - - - -
Identity Verification Services: Adjustments to Departmental Contributions 2009/10 (2) - - - -
National Office Accommodation 2007/08 164 164 164 164 164
Baseline Review 2005/06 169 169 169 169 169

Policy Advice (M42)

Scope of Appropriation

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

Expenses and Revenue

Expenses and Revenue - Policy Advice (M42) - Justice
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 28,597 28,507 27,439
Revenue from Crown 28,270 28,270 27,096
Revenue from Other 327 327 343

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

Priority has been given to funding activity associated with considering constitutional issues in accordance with the confidence and supply agreement between the National Party and the Maori Party.

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Policy Advice (M42) - Justice
  2009/10 2010/11
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
The Minister is requested to indicate his/her level of satisfaction with the quality of policy advice Satisfactory or better Satisfactory or better Satisfactory or better
Percentage of policy advice that meets the Ministry's quality criteria for policy development 100% 100% 100%
Percentage of advice that is provided within agreed timeframes 100% 100% 100%
Policy advice will be delivered according to the policy work programme (and any subsequent amendments) negotiated between the Minister of Justice and the Secretary for Justice Achieved Achieved Achieved

Conditions on Use of Appropriation

Conditions on Use of Appropriation - Policy Advice (M42) - Justice
Reference Conditions
Ministry's Quality Criteria For Policy Development Includes a clear statement of purpose
  Is accurate and uses sound information
  Presents a clear, concise and logical argument, with assumptions made explicit and supported by facts
  Draws on professional knowledge and appropriate methodologies
  Examines comparative material
  Presents options
  Uses a clear conceptual and well-articulated framework
  Considers resource, legal and human rights implications and implementation issues/practicability
  Considers evaluation
  Considers issues for Maori and Pacific peoples
  Considers risks, costs and benefits

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Policy Advice (M42) - Justice
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
2013/14
Estimated
$000
Current Government            
Provision for Constitutional Review 2010/11 - 660 - - -
Savings Proposal 2009/10 (1,280) (640) (90) - -
Victims' Services 2009/10 (29) - - - -
Identity Verification Services: Adjustments to Departmental Levy Contributions 2009/10 (23) - - - -
Foreshore and Seabed Act Review: Terms of Reference, Appointment of Ministerial Panel and Honouring Agreements 2008/09 (700) - - - -
Previous Government            
Foreshore and Seabed Financial Implications of Ngati Porou and Te Whanau a Apanui Negotiations 2008/09 150 150 150 150 150
Foreshore Seabed discussions with Te Rarawa 2007/08 2,246 2,246 2,246 2,246 2,246
Foreshore Seabed Negotiations - Transferred to Other Expenses to be Incurred by Crown - Foreshore and Seabed Negotiation Costs 2007/08 (300) (300) (300) (300) (300)
National Office Accommodation 2007/08 2,116 2,116 2,116 2,116 2,116
Maintaining and Enhancing the New Zealand Crime and Safety Survey 2006/07 731 731 731 731 731
Children's Day Funding 2006/07 (5) (5) (5) (5) (5)
Foreshore Negotiation Team 2005/06 1,392 1,392 1,392 1,392 1,392
Financial Action Task Force Compliance Programme 2005/06 358 358 358 358 358
Resource Management Act/Coastal Marine Area (RMA/CMA) Implementation 2005/06 2,300 2,300 2,300 2,300 2,300
Baseline Review 2005/06 7,233 7,233 7,233 7,233 7,233

Sector Leadership and Support (M42)

Scope of Appropriation

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

Expenses and Revenue

Expenses and Revenue - Sector Leadership and Support (M42) - Justice
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 5,891 5,864 10,522
Revenue from Crown 5,759 5,759 10,349
Revenue from Other 132 132 173

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in 2010/11 is mainly due to implementation of the recommendations of the Legal Aid Review.

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Sector Leadership and Support (M42) - Justice
  2009/10 2010/11
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Percentage of justice sector leadership advice and documentation that meets the Ministry's policy criteria 100% 100% 100%
Justice Sector information assets, such as the Integrated Sector Intelligence System, are maintained and enhanced and 2-3 initiatives are delivered as per the annual work programme Achieved Achieved Achieved
A package of new sector initiatives will be developed for the Budget to the satisfaction of sector Ministers and chief executives Achieved Achieved Achieved
The Minister will be requested to indicate his/her level of satisfaction with the quality of support and advice provided by the Ministry in relation to its management of Crown entities and agencies Satisfactory or better Satisfactory or better Satisfactory or better

Conditions on Use of Appropriation

Conditions on Use of Appropriation - Sector Leadership and Support (M42) - Justice
Reference Conditions
Ministry's Quality Criteria for Policy Development Refer Policy Advice appropriation above

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Sector Leadership and Support (M42) - Justice
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
2013/14
Estimated
$000
Current Government            
Legal Aid Review Implementation 2009/10 838 5,493 2,047 756 715
Savings Proposal 2009/10 (720) (460) (50) - -
Previous Government            
Identity Verification Services: Adjustments to Departmental Levy Contributions 2009/10 (30) - - - -
Quality Assurance - Victims Support 2007/08 (80) (80) (80) (80) (80)
National Office Accommodation 2006/07 110 110 110 110 110
Baseline Review 2005/06 2,412 2,412 2,412 2,412 2,412

Part 2.2 - Non-Departmental Output Expenses

Intended Impacts, Outcomes and Objectives

Intended Impacts, Outcomes and Objectives - Part 2.2 NonDepartmental Output Expenses - Justice
Intended Impacts, Outcomes or Objectives of Appropriations Appropriations
Outcomes: Accessible Justice Services, Trusted Justice System
Impact: People who have a need for legal services, and cannot pay for them, have access to legal advice and representation, or community legal services, and are able to find out their basic legal rights and responsibilities
Administration of Legal Services Agency (M42)
Outcomes: Trusted Justice System, Effective Constitutional Arrangements
Impacts: Reviews of aspects of the law are undertaken and advice on the development of law is provided to government agencies
Advice from the Law Commission (M42)
Outcomes: Crime Reduced, Impact of Crime Reduced, Trusted Justice System
Impact: Local authorities and communities are engaged in programmes that focus on the reduction of crime, through preventative measures and on increasing community safety
Crime Prevention and Community Safety programmes (M42)
Outcomes: Accessible Justice Services, Trusted Justice System
Impacts:
Human Rights Commission:
New Zealanders know their rights, acknowledge their responsibilities and respect the rights of others
Independent Police Conduct Authority:
Complaints against Police are investigated and resolved and the rights of persons in Police detention are upheld
Privacy Commissioner:
Individual privacy, freedom and identity is protected and enhanced
Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security:
Complaints of abuses by New Zealand Security Services are investigated
Equity promotion and protection services:
Human Rights Commission, Independent Police Conduct Authority, Privacy Commissioner, Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security (M42)
Outcomes: Crime Reduced, Impact of Crime Reduced
Impact: Young offenders are held to account, their re-offending is reduced and they are provided with a more constructive future
Intensive Intervention for Serious Recidivist Young Offenders (M42)
Outcomes: Accessible Justice Services, Trusted Justice System
Impact: People who have a need for legal services, and cannot pay for them, are able to access legal advice and representation
Legal Aid (M42)
Outcome: Effective Constitutional Arrangements
Impact: Eligible voters are provided with the opportunity to ensure they are enrolled appropriately to participate in elections
Producing and Maintaining Electoral Rolls (M42)
Outcomes: Effective Constitutional Arrangements
Impact: Understanding of electoral matters and participation in elections increased
Provision of Electoral Services (M42)
Outcomes: Accessible Justice Services, Trusted Justice System
Impact: Protective fiduciary services are available to those who require them
Provision of Protective Fiduciary Services(M42)
Outcome: Impact of Crime reduced
Impacts: Victims of crime and trauma are supported by information and financial assistance
Support and Assistance provided by Victim Support to Victims of Crime (M42)
Outcomes: Accessible Justice Services, Trusted Justice System
Impacts: Registration of real estate agents, disputes resolution procedures and disciplinary function.
Real Estate Agents Authority (M42)
Outcome: Accessible Justice Services
Impacts: People who have a need for legal services and cannot pay for them are able to access legal advice and representation
Public Defence Service (M42)

Administration of Legal Services Agency (M42)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to funding the administration of legal aid, related schemes and community legal services; and contracting with community law centres for the provision of community legal services. This appropriation does not include payments to providers of legal aid services.

Expenses

Expenses - Administration of Legal Services Agency (M42) - Justice
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 26,598 26,598 23,207

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The decrease in 2010/11 is mainly due to the emergency funding of $7.200 million approved for Community Law Centres for the 2009/10 year only. Third-party funding generated through the Lawyers and Conveyancers Special Fund is the main source of funding for Community Law Centres. New funding has been approved for 2010/11 and 2011/12 so that Community Law Centres will continue to receive a consistent level of total funding despite variation in the level provided by the Lawyers and Conveyancers Special Fund.

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Administration of Legal Services Agency (M42) - Justice
  2009/10 2010/11
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Number of new criminal legal aid applications administered 65,000-68,000 71,701 83,500-89,500
Number of new civil legal aid (family) applications administered 22,500-25,500 27,423 30,000-34,000
Number of new civil legal aid (other) applications administered 2,650-3,050 2,935 2,650-3,050
Number of criminal legal aid debts established 14,500-18,500 12,000 11,000-13,000
Number of civil (family) legal aid debts established 3,500-5,500 4,630 4,000-6,000
Number of civil (other) legal aid debts established 550-750 727 670-1,170

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Administration of Legal Services Agency (M42) - Justice
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
2013/14
Estimated
$000
Current Government            
Criminal Investigations (Bodily Samples) Amendment Act 2009 2010/11 - 24 48 24 24
Community Law Centres 2010/11 - 3,839 2,019 - -
Emergency funding for Community Law Centres 2009/10 7,200 - - - -
Previous Government            
Legal Services Management System 2007/08 1,618 1,570 1,570 1,570 1,570
Appointment of two additional Judges 2005/06 33 33 33 33 33
Appointment of District Court Judges 2005/06 58 58 58 58 58

Advice from the Law Commission (M42)

Scope of Appropriation

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

Expenses

Expenses - Advice from the Law Commission (M42) - Justice
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 4,800 4,800 4,723

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

Appropriation decrease is based on anticipated activity levels.

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Advice from the Law Commission (M42) - Justice
  2009/10 2010/11
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Legal advice provided is consistent with the quality criteria in the Project Management and Quality Guide New Measure New Measure All
Average number of active law reform projects underway New Measure New Measure 15-18
Final law reform reports presented to the House during the year New Measure New Measure 3-5

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Advice from the Law Commission (M42) - Justice
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
2013/14
Estimated
$000
Previous Government            
Comprehensive Review of Regulatory Framework for Sale and Supply of Liquor 2008/09 958 881 278 -  
Law Commission Legislation Design Committee Funding 2006/07 867 867 867 867 867

Crime Prevention and Community Safety Programmes (M42)

Scope of Appropriation

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

Expenses

Expenses - Crime Prevention and Community Safety Programmes (M42) - Justice
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 7,533 7,358 8,152

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in 2010/11 is the result of a one-off reduction in 2009/10 funding as a result of a transfer to Intensive Intervention for Serious Recidivist Young Offenders to fund operating costs of the Te Hurihanga Youth Residential Programme.

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Crime Prevention and Community Safety Programmes (M42) - Justice
  2009/10 2010/11
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
The Ministry will provide six-monthly reports to the Minister in respect of delivery against contracts by providers 2 2 2
Number of strategic partnerships between the Ministry, territorial authorities and other organisations for which the Ministry provides contract management services or grant funding 17-20 17-20 17-20
Number of operational partnerships between the Ministry, territorial authorities and other organisations for which the Ministry provides contract management services or grant funding 30-40 30-40 30-40
Number of projects delivered by community providers directly funded by the Ministry and for which the Ministry provides contract management services or grant funding 25-30 25-30 25-30

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Crime Prevention and Community Safety Programmes (M42) - Justice
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
2013/14
Estimated
$000
National Anti-Tagging Strategy 2007/08 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000

Equity Promotion and Protection Services (M42)

Scope of Appropriation

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

Expenses

Expenses - Equity Promotion and Protection Services (M42) - Justice
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Human Rights Commission 9,232 9,232 9,396
Independent Police Conduct Authority 5,713 5,713 3,786
Privacy Commissioner 3,148 3,148 3,148
Inspector General of Intelligence and Security 63 63 63
Total Appropriation 18,156 18,156 16,393

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The decrease in 2010/11 mainly relates to the one off funding in 2009/10 for the Inquiry into Police Conduct in Relation to Child Abuse Cases.

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Equity Promotion and Protection Services (M42) - Justice
  2009/10 2010/11
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard

Human Rights Commission

     
Projected number of complaints and enquiries dealt with 15,000 16,000 16,000
Projected number of information, education and community programmes 16 16 19
Projected number of advocacy, advice and guidance programmes 12 12 10
Projected number of submissions and other policy interventions 40 55 40
Projected number of human rights and privacy matters conducted 70-90 70 65-85
Complaints and enquiries dealt with to agreed internal standards 95% 95% 95%
Complaints and enquiries closed in one year with the situation advanced for the enquirer/complainant 80% 80% 80%
Information, education and community programmes delivered to agreed internal standards and satisfactory stakeholder feedback 90% 90% 75%
Advocacy, advice and guidance programmes are delivered to agreed internal standards and satisfactory stakeholder feedback 90% 90% 75%
Submissions and reports produced to agreed internal standards, and satisfactory stakeholder feedback 90% 90% 75%
Human rights and privacy matters conducted to agreed internal standards, and satisfactory stakeholder feedback 95% 100% 100%
Decisions on representation within 60 days of application 90% 80% 80%

Independent Police Conduct Authority (IPCA)

     
Undertake a survey of complainants' satisfaction with the Authority's processes to a standard of satisfactory or better Satisfactory or better Satisfactory or better Satisfactory or better
Facilitate the receipt of oral complaints if desired by the complainants 100% 100% 100%
Police complaint investigation files referred to the Authority for review will have the reviews completed within 60 days of receipt 75% 85% 85%
The number of complaints in the backlog based on 30 June 2007 totals will be reduced by 30 June 2011 100% 100% N/A
Inspect Police detention facilities before 30 June 2011 to meet New Zealand's United Nations reporting requirements under the Optional Protocol to the Convention Against Torture (OPCAT) 30 30 N/A
Complaints to be referred to the Police within 5 days of receipt where those files are deemed to be appropriate for Police investigation or resolution or where prior speedy resolution has been attempted and failed 95% 70% 95%

Privacy Commissioner

     
Projected number of complaints received 650 800 700
Projected number of complaints processed 650 750 700
Projected number of education/public information programmes completed 60 50 40
Projected number of inquiries received 6,000 6,000 6,000
Projected number of active information matching programmes monitored 50 53 53
Number of attendees at workshops who indicated that their needs were met or exceeded for quality and presentation of materials 90% 90% 90%
Complainants' and respondents' satisfaction with the complaints handling process rated as 'satisfactory' or better 80% 80% 80%

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Equity Promotion and Protection Services (M42) - Justice
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
2013/14
Estimated
$000
Current Government            
Inquiry into Police Conduct in Relation to Child Abuse Cases 2009/10 1,700 - - - -
Meeting the necessary requirements of the Independent Police Conduct Authority 2009/10 150 150 150 150 150
Previous Government            
Independent Police Conduct Authority - Meeting the Future Requirements 2008/09 1,277 1,050 1,075 1,075 1,075
Human Rights Commission - Infrastructure and Knowledge Management 2007/08 164 164 164 164 164
Police Complaints Authority - Ongoing funding 2007/08 599 599 599 599 599
Human Rights Commission - Wage Overhead 2007/08 1,819 1,951 2,115 2,115 2,115
Human Rights Commission - Part 1A Funding 2006/07 255 255 255 255 255
Privacy Commissioner - Maintain Business Continuity and Capability 2006/07 300 300 300 300 300
Privacy Commissioner - Provide Capacity for Information Matching 2006/07 168 168 168 168 168
Privacy Commissioner - Capability Building 2005/06 332 332 332 332 332
Human Rights Commission - EEO Obligations 2005/06 112 112 112 112 112
Police Complaints Authority - Maintain Capability 2005/06 418 418 418 418 418

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

Scope of Appropriation

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

Expenses

Expenses - Equity Promotion and Protection Services Inspector General PLA (M42) - Justice
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 130 130 130

Intensive Intervention for Serious Recidivist Young Offenders (M42)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to funding of the operating costs relating to the Te Hurihanga Youth Residential Programme.

Expenses

Expenses - Intensive Intervention for Serious Recidivist Young Offenders (M42) - Justice
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 1,924 1,924 -

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

Funding for the operating costs relating to the Te Hurihanga Youth Residential Programme ceases in the 2009/10 year. The facility will be transferred to the Ministry of Social Development on 1 July 2010 and will continue to operate programmes for young offenders.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Intensive Intervention for Serious Recidivist Young Offenders (M42) - Justice
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
2013/14
Estimated
$000
Current Government            
Emergency Cost Pressures in the Ministry of Justice 2009/10 590 - - - -
Te Hurihanga Funding Transfer from Departmental Expenses to Non-Departmental Expenses 2009/10 540 - - - -

Legal Aid (M42)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to funding the Legal Services Agency to make payments of legal aid.

Expenses

Expenses - Legal Aid (M42) - Justice
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 150,866 150,866 131,824

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

Legal Aid funding has been approved at a level consistent with the legal aid forecast until March 2011. Funding will be considered in Budget 2011 following implementation of the recommendations of the Review of Legal Aid conducted in 2009, and 2010/11 demand has been monitored.

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Legal Aid (M42) - Justice
  2009/10 2010/11
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Projected number of criminal cases granted 56,500-60,500 65,034 73,500-78,500
Projected number of family cases granted 21,500-23,500 26,273 27,800-31,800
Projected number of civil (other) cases granted 2,300-2,500 1,992 2,000-2,500

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Legal Aid (M42) - Justice
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
2013/14
Estimated
$000
Current Government            
Criminal Investigations (Bodily Samples) Amendment Act 2009 2010/11 - 203 374 219 191
Legal Aid Provider Remuneration 2010/11 - 7,425 - - -
Legal Aid Review Implementation 2010/11 - (772) (4,506) (4,649) (4,649)
Legal Aid Volumes 2009/10 18,610 18,000 - - -
Legal Services Agency Emergency cost pressure bid 2009/10 9,914 - - - -
Previous Government            
Expansion of the Public Defence Service and Duty Solicitor (Auckland Region) 2009/10 (4,386) (5,681) (6,633) (6,747)  
Making the Public Defence Service Pilot Permanent 2008/09 (2,965) (3,044) (3,123) (3,123) (3,123)
1000 Additional Police 2007/08 889 889 889 889 889
Legal Aid Eligibility Review 2006/07 21,672 21,672 21,672 21,672 21,672
Appointment of two additional judges 2005/06 402 402 402 402 402

Producing and Maintaining Electoral Rolls (M42)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to funding the Electoral Enrolment Centre (New Zealand Post Ltd), for services relating to the maintenance of electoral rolls, including all activities required to register electors and produce electoral rolls as required by law.

Expenses

Expenses - Producing and Maintaining Electoral Rolls (M42) - Justice
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 12,559 12,559 19,301

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in 2010/11 reflects the cyclical nature of funding for general elections, with additional activity beginning in preparation for the general election in 2011.

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Producing and Maintaining Electoral Rolls (M42) - Justice
  2009/10 2010/11
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Percentage of eligible electors enrolled as at Local Authority and District Health Board election day (9 October 2010) New Measure New Measure 91.5-93.5%
Percentage of eligible electors enrolled as at 30 June 92.5-94.5% 92.5-94.5% 89.0-91.0%

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Producing and Maintaining Electoral Rolls (M42) - Justice
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
2013/14
Estimated
$000
Previous Government            
Referenda (Postal Voting) Order 2008 2008/09 779 - - - -
To allow the Electoral Enrolment Centre to meet its statutory requirements 2008/09 3,397 1,230 1,435 - -

Provision of Electoral Services (M42)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to funding the Electoral Commission for services relating to the registration of political parties, the conduct of education and information programmes and other activities to promote public awareness on electoral matters, receiving and forwarding protected disclosure donations to registered political parties, receiving returns of registered political parties' election expenses and advisory services on electoral matters.

Expenses

Expenses - Provision of Electoral Services (M42) - Justice
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 734 734 734

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Provision of Electoral Services (M42) - Justice
  2009/10 2010/11
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
The Commission complies with the statutory requirements in the allocation of broadcasting funding to political parties N/A N/A N/A
Projected number of political parties for which registration details and eligibility for election broadcast time and funds are maintained 17-27 17-27 17-27

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Provision of Electoral Services (M42) - Justice
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
2013/14
Estimated
$000
Reinstating Capacity for Public Information Campaign on MMP 2008/09 550 - - - -

Provision of Protective Fiduciary Services (M42)

Scope of Appropriation

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

Expenses

Expenses - Provision of Protective Fiduciary Services (M42) - Justice
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 4,500 4,500 4,500

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Provision of Protective Fiduciary Services (M42) - Justice
  2009/10 2010/11
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
New and revised wills prepared 28,350 24,100 24,000
Incapacitated persons administration (actions) 6,870 7,000 7,000
Incapacitated persons advice (enquiries) 1,400 1,400 1,400
Small estates and trusts administration (hours) 6,300 6,300 6,300
Small estates and trusts administration: Tax returns 1,950 840 840
Public functions and other services (hours) 20 13 13

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
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 7,400 7,400 9,890

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in 2010/11 is mainly due to the expansion of the Public Defence Service and Duty Solicitor to Hamilton, Wellington and Christchurch.

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Public Defence Service (M42) - Justice
  2009/10 2010/11
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Number of cases open at 1 July 721 720 1,334
Number of new cases accepted during the year 2,200-2,700 3,607 5,500-6,500
Number of cases closed during the year 2,200-2,700 2,983 5,000-6,000
Number of cases open at 30 June 800-1,000 1,334 1,000-1,500

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Public Defence Service (M42) - Justice
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
2013/14
Estimated
$000
Current Government            
Legal Aid Review Implementation 2010/11 - 1,044 5,099 5,094 5,041
Expansion of the Public Defence Service and Duty Solicitor (Auckland Region) 2009/10 4,435 5,802 6,166 6,303 6,303
Making the Public Defence Service Pilot Permanent 2008/09 2,965 3,044 3,123 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
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 3,483 3,483 -

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This funding ceased, as planned, in 2009/10 as the Authority was established on 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
2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
2013/14
Estimated
$000
Previous Government            
Real Estate Agents Act 2008 - Funding for Implementation 2008/09 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
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 6,363 6,363 6,367

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Support and Assistance provided by Victim Support to Victims of Crime (M42) - Justice
  2009/10 2010/11
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Victims Assistance Schemes      
Reports on number and types of applications for Victim Assistance Schemes provided as per MOU by due date New Measure New Measures 100%
Percentage of grant applications across all categories processed within 10 working days 95% 100% 95%
Homicide Support Service      
Number of paid Homicide Service Co-ordinators New Measure New Measure 4
Number of trained volunteer homicide support workers available nationally New Measure New Measure 100
Victim Support Services to Victims      
Total number of incidents responded to (see Note 1) 65,000-70,000 66,000 40,000-50,000
Total number of victims supported (see Note 1) 85,000-90,000 87,000 60,000-70,000
Number of visits made to all victims 15,000-20,000 18,000 15,000-20,000
Number of volunteer support workers available nationally New Measure New Measure 1,100
Criminal Justice System Support      
Number of contacts assisting victims with preparing a victim impact statement 2,000-2,500 2,000 1,800-2,200
Number of contacts assisting victims to attend restorative justice or family group conference sessions New Measure New Measure 180-220
Number of contacts with victims supporting them to attend court proceedings New Measure New Measure 2,000-2,500
Number of contacts with victims supporting them to attend meetings with the Parole Board 120 120 120
Serious Crime      
Number of victims of serious crime supported (see Note 1) New Measure New Measure 14,000
Community Support      
Number of victims referred to other agencies or specialist support services New Measure New Measure 7,000
Quality Measures      
Percentage of clients expressing satisfaction with Victim Support services 90% 95% 90%
Independent audit confirms new quality assurance system fully operational in at least 80% of Victim Support offices New Measure New Measure 80%
Requests for financial assistance to attend Court 200    

Note 1 - Budgeted standards for 2010/11 for total numbers of incidents responded to and victims supported have been reduced by Victim Support because existing resources are being concentrated on supporting victims of serious crime or victims traumatised by more minor crime. This will see an increase in Victim Support capacity (as measured by the number of hours direct support provided to victims and the number of staff and volunteers available to provide front-line support). It represents a more focused targeting of Victim Support's limited resources to people with the greatest need for assistance.

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
2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
2013/14
Estimated
$000
Previous Government            
Justice Sector Reviews of Victims Services 2008/09 (1,000) (1,000) (1,000) (1,000) (1,000)
Supporting a Sustainable NGO Social Service Sector 2008/09 2,265 1,747 1,751 1,756 1,756
Quality Assurance 2007/08 80 80 80 80 80
Complete Restructure of Victim Support and Maintain Service Delivery to Victims 2006/07 2,670 2,870 2,820 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 2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2009/10
Estimated Actual
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
Reporting
Mechanism
Expiry of
Funding
Commitment
Legal Services Agency: Administration of the Legal Services Agency
Legal Aid
26,598 26,598 23,207 Provider's annual report  
Law Commission: Advice from the Law Commission 4,800 4,800 4,723 Provider's annual report  
Human Rights Commission:
Equity promotion and protection services
9,232 9,232 9,396 Provider's annual report  
Independent Police Conduct Authority: Equity promotion and protection services 5,713 5,713 3,786 Provider's annual report  
Privacy Commissioner: Equity promotion and protection services 3,148 3,148 3,148 Provider's annual report  
Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security:
Equity promotion and protection services
63 63 63 Provider's end of year report  
Electoral Enrolment Centre (Business Unit of New Zealand Post Ltd):
Producing and maintaining Electoral Rolls
12,559 12,559 19,301 Provider's annual report  
Electoral Commission: Provision of Electoral Services 734 734 734 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 6,363 6,363 6,367 Section 32A report  
Real Estates Agents Authority 3,483 3,483 - Provider's annual report 2009/10

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 Administrative Assistance for Foreshore and Seabed Arrangements (M42)
Contribution towards all 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 (m42)
Impairment of Offender Levy (M42)

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
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 400 400 8,400

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The appropriation for 2009/10 was increased from $5.400 million to $5.900 million by an expense transfer from 2008/09 for $5,000. Due to delays in negotiation activity because of a focus on the review of the Foreshore and Seabed Act 2004, a total of $5.700 million has been transferred from 2009/10 to the two future years. $3.700 million was transferred into 2010/11 and $2 million was transferred into 2011/12. Appropriations for these years were already $4.700 million and $1.400 million respectively.

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
2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
2013/14
Estimated
$000
Previous Government            
Foreshore & Seabed Financial Implications of Ngati Porou and Te Whanau a Apanui Negotiations 2008/09 5,400 4,700 1,400 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
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 110 110 -

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The 2010/11 and outyears funding was transferred to a new Contribution toward all Foreshore and Seabed Negotiation Costs appropriation that more correctly reflected actual expenditure incurred.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Contribution to Foreshore and Seabed Negotiation Costs (M42) - Justice
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
2013/14
Estimated
$000
Current Government            
Foreshore & Seabed Act Review: Terms of Reference, Appointment of Ministerial Panel and Honouring Agreements 2008/09 700 - - - -
Previous Government            
Foreshore & Seabed Financial Implications of Ngati Porou and Te Whanau a Apanui Negotiations 2008/09 89 125   - -

Contribution toward all Foreshore and Seabed Negotiation Costs (M42)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to contributions toward negotiations on customary rights and interests in the foreshore and seabed areas for all coastal iwi.

Expenses

Expenses - Contribution toward all Foreshore and Seabed Negotiation Costs (M42) - Justice
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 370 370 1,125

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation was established in 2009/10 and the funding was transferred from the existing appropriation Contribution to Foreshore and Seabed Negotiation Costs. The new appropriation was established to ensure all expenditure incurred meets the technical definition of the scope of appropriation. An expense transfer of $968,000 was made from 2009/10 to 2010/11 for $700,000 and 2011/12 for $268,000 as negotiations have been delayed due to a focus on the review of the Foreshore and Seabed Act 2004.

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
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation - - 1,920

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

Funding for the 2009/10 year was returned to the Crown as implementation of the Offenders Levy is now not expected to start until 2010/11.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Impairment of Offender Levy (M42) - Justice
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
2013/14
Estimated
$000
Victims' Services 2009/10 320 1,920 1,997 2,077 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
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 1,173 1,173 4,116

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation was increased in 2009/10 by transfer of $3.072 million arising from the disestablishment of the Sentencing Council. The increase in 2010/11 is due to a transfer of $1.899 million of this additional funding from 2009/10 to 2010/11 to continue to fund services for victims.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Victims' Services (M42) - Justice
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
2013/14
Estimated
$000
Victims' Services 2009/10 3,072 2,217 3,141 3,935 3,935

Reporting Mechanisms

Reporting Mechanisms - Reporting Mechanisms - Justice
Appropriation Reporting Mechanism
Contribution to Foreshore and Seabed Negotiation costs 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

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
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Forests/Agricultural - - -
Land 5,651 5,651 4,705
Property, Plant and Equipment 96,098 96,098 58,803
Intangibles 17,301 17,301 31,112
Other - - -

Total Appropriation

119,050 119,050 94,620
Forests/Agricultural - - -
Land 5,651 5,651 4,705
Property, Plant and Equipment 96,098 96,098 58,803
Intangibles 17,301 17,301 31,112
Other - - -

Total Appropriation

119,050 119,050 94,620

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

Expenditure in 2009/10 included additional funding provided for the final stages of building the Supreme Court.

Part 6.2 - Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure

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
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 112 112 60

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

Final stages of funding provided for development of the Legal Services Management System.

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 2010/11 financial year covering the following:

  • a total of just over $9.500 million for drafting Government Bills (including amendments) and statutory regulations, and examining and reporting on local Bills and private Bills, and drafting amendments to them
  • a total of nearly $11.600 million for supplying printed copies of Government Bills and Government Supplementary Order Papers (SOPs), pamphlet copies of Acts and Statutory Regulations, and annual volumes of Acts and Statutory Regulations, compiling reprints of Acts and Statutory Regulations with their amendments incorporated and publishing them, publishing the Tables of New Zealand Acts and Ordinances and Statutory Regulations in Force in printed form, and providing them for sale at designated bookshops and by subscription, providing free public access via the Internet to an electronic database of legislation, including Bills and SOPs, and maintaining the electronic database of legislation in an up-to-date form
  • a total of nearly $5 million on the purchase or development of assets by and for the use of the Parliamentary Counsel Office, as authorised by section 24 (1) of the Public Finance Act 1989.

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

Part 1.2 - High-Level Objectives of the Vote

Objectives of the Vote

Vote Parliamentary Counsel's overall outcome is to contribute to parliamentary democracy under the rule of law by supporting Parliament and the executive in their law-making roles, through its two strategic objectives:

  • high quality legislative drafting services, and
  • ready access to New Zealand legislation.

and contributes to the Government's objectives by:

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

Part 1.3 - Trends in the Vote

Summary of Financial Activity

Summary of Financial Activity - Parliamentary Counsel
  2005/06 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14
  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 13,787 15,151 18,108 18,281 19,300 19,300 21,132 - 21,132 21,165 21,207 21,207
Benefits and Other Unrequited Expenses - - - - - - N/A - - - - -
Borrowing Expenses - - - - - - - - - - - -
Other Expenses - - - - - - - - - - - -
Capital Expenditure 2,232 1,764 3,436 3,056 4,754 4,754 4,945 - 4,945 2,915 1,915 1,088
Intelligence and Security Department Expenses and Capital Expenditure - - - - - - - N/A - - - -

Total Appropriations

16,019 16,915 21,544 21,337 24,054 24,054 26,077 - 26,077 24,080 23,122 22,295

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

Total Vote: All Appropriations

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
Outcomes: A parliamentary democracy under the rule of law by supporting Parliament and the executive in their law-making roles and contributing to the Government's objectives by ensuring that legislation that is necessary to change the law to implement Government policies is effective, clear, consistent with other legislation, the general law, and international law.
Impacts: Delivering the Government's legislation programme through the provision of high quality legislative drafting services.
Parliamentary Counsel Office: Law Drafting Services output class
Outcomes: A parliamentary democracy under the rule of law by supporting Parliament and the executive in their law-making roles and contributing to the Government's objectives by ensuring that legislation, including Bills and SOPs, is accessible to the public in both printed and electronic forms, and by providing printed copies of Bills and SOPs to the House.
Impacts: Reliable public access to the New Zealand Legislation website, prompt publishing and reprinting of legislation, and timely responses to public enquiries.
Parliamentary Counsel Office: Access to Legislation output class

For further information on the intended impacts, outcomes and objectives of the departmental output expense appropriations, please see the Statement of Intent for the Parliamentary Counsel Office.

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
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 10,524 10,524 11,584
Revenue from Crown 10,428 10,428 11,474
Revenue from Other 96 96 110

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The appropriation increased by $1.060 million due to savings totalling $804,000 being identified in the 2009/10 year and returned to the Crown.

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Access to Legislation (M5) - Parliamentary Counsel
  2009/10 2010/11
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%
Drafting tool availability for Office of the Clerk and Inland Revenue Department staff. A 100% budget standard is not appropriate as system outages are required for planned upgrades 92% 92% 92%
Legislation is published in printed and electronic forms within the timeframes listed on the Parliamentary Counsel Office website 100% 100% 100%
Public enquiries are responded to within one working day 80% 95% 90%
All public enquiries are responded to within five working days 100% 100% 100%
The Attorney-General is satisfied that the quality standard, as listed below in Note 1 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%

Note 1

The quality standard is that:

  • the annual volumes of Acts contain correct copies of the Acts of Parliament and the annual volumes of Statutory Regulations contain correct copies of the Statutory Regulations
  • reprints of Acts and Statutory Regulations correctly state the law enacted or made by the Acts and Statutory Regulations reprinted and by the amendments to that legislation
  • the electronic database of Acts (both as enacted and with their amendments incorporated), Statutory Regulations (both as made and with their amendments incorporated), Bills, and SOPs is up to date
  • Bills, SOPs, Acts of Parliament, Statutory Regulations, the annual volumes, reprints, and the Tables of New Zealand Acts and Ordinances and Statutory Regulations and Deemed Regulations in Force is published in accordance with best industry practice.

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.
Section 5 of the Statutes Drafting and Compilation Act 1920. This section details the Parliamentary Counsel Office's responsibilities for the provision of reprinted legislation.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Access to Legislation (M5) - Parliamentary Counsel
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
2013/14
Estimated
$000
Previous Government            
Implementation of the New Zealand Legislation system and ongoing support for the system 2007/08 4,747 4,770 4,754 4,764 4,764

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
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 8,776 8,776 9,548
Revenue from Crown 8,635 8,635 9,378
Revenue from Other 141 141 170

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The appropriation increased by $772,000 due to savings totalling $473,000 being identified in the 2009/10 year and returned to the Crown.

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Law Drafting Services (M5) - Parliamentary Counsel
  2009/10 2010/11
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
All Bills on the annual legislative programme in categories 1 and 2 (both of which are Bills that must be passed in the current calendar year) are drafted. As this output is demand driven, quantities will vary from year to year. 49 (in 2009) 31 (in 2009)
See Note 2 below
57 (in 2010)
Government Bills drafted and amended in the calendar year. As this output is demand driven, quantities will vary from year to year. 50 - 70 (in 2009) 95 Bills introduced (in 2009) 50 - 70 (in 2010)
Statutory Regulations drafted in the calendar year. As this output is demand driven, quantities will vary from year to year. 300 - 400 (in 2009) 424 Regulations made (in 2009) 300 - 400 (in 2010)
Instructing departments and agencies are satisfied that the quality and timeliness standards, as listed below in Note 3, 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, as listed below in Note 4, 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 and timeliness standards, as listed below in Note 5, have been achieved as determined by survey responses from relevant Select Committees Select Committees are satisfied Select Committees are satisfied Select Committees are satisfied

Note 2

All Category 1 Bills (7 in total) were drafted in 2009. All Category 2 Bills that were required to be progressed by Ministers were drafted at least to a certain stage. The primary reasons why less than 60% of Category 2 Bills were passed in 2009 were delays or changes in policy decisions and decisions by one or more Ministers.

Note 3

The quality standard is that:

  • the legislation produced is drafted as clearly and simply as possible
  • the legislation produced gives effect to Government policy
  • the legislation produced is legally effective
  • the instructing agency is satisfied with the final product
  • advice on legislative drafting matters is provided in a professional, impartial, and responsive manner.

The timeliness standard is that:

  • drafts of legislation are produced within required deadlines.

Note 4

The quality standard is that:

  • Bills and Statutory Regulations are legally effective, clear, consistent with other legislation, the general law, and international law
  • Bills and Statutory Regulations are consistent with the policy they implement, legal principle, the New Zealand Bill of Rights Act 1990, and the Human Rights Act 1993
  • advice given on matters relating to the provision of legislative drafting services, including advice on legislative drafting, parliamentary procedure, executive government process, and the law, is sound, practical, and clear.

The timeliness standard is:

  • Bills, Statutory Regulations, and SOPs are drafted in accordance with time frames set by, or agreed with, the Government, select committees, and departments.

Note 5

The quality standard is that:

  • advice given on matters relating to the provision of legislative drafting services, including explaining the changes made by the revision tracked version of a Bill, is objective, accurate, and sufficient.

The timeliness standard is that:

  • revision tracked documents are provided for the Select Committee in accordance with deadlines set by or negotiated with the Committee.

Conditions on Use of Appropriation

Conditions on Use of Appropriation - Law Drafting Services (M5) - Parliamentary Counsel
Reference Conditions
Section 4 of the Statutes Drafting and Compilation Act 1920. This section details the Parliamentary Counsel Office's responsibilities for the provision of legislative drafting services.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Law Drafting Services (M5) - Parliamentary Counsel
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
2013/14
Estimated
$000
Previous Government            
Recruitment of additional staff to enhance strategic management and administrative capabilities of the PCO 2007/08 200 200 200 200 200
Funding personnel costs 2007/08 797 797 797 797 797

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
Outcomes: To maintain capability of capital assets.
Impacts: The routine replacement or improvement of the Parliamentary Counsel Office's leasehold, furniture and fittings, office equipment, and computer hardware and software (particularly for the New Zealand Legislation system).
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
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Forests/Agricultural - - -
Land - - -
Property, Plant and Equipment 712 712 420
Intangibles 4,042 4,042 4,525
Other - - -

Total Appropriation

4,754 4,754 4,945
Forests/Agricultural - - -
Land - - -
Property, Plant and Equipment 712 712 420
Intangibles 4,042 4,042 4,525
Other - - -

Total Appropriation

4,754 4,754 4,945

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 2010/11 financial year covering the following:

  • a total of $3.179 million for Policy Advice and Ministerial Servicing
  • a total of $112.259 million for General Crime Prevention Services
  • a total of $93.669 million for Specific Crime Prevention Services and Maintenance of Public Order
  • a total of $441.361 million for Police Primary Response Management
  • a total of $407.491 million for Investigations
  • a total of $110.464 million on Case Resolution and Support to Judicial Process
  • a total of $296.525 million for the Road Safety Programme
  • a total of $1.857 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 a contribution to the United Nations Drug Control Programme.

The Department expects to collect a total of $86.200 million of Crown revenue in 2010/11, largely arising from traffic infringement fees. These are collected on an agency basis for the Crown.

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 - Police
Government Priorities Government Outcomes Appropriations
Prevention and Demand Reduction
  • Enhanced use of alternative resolutions
  • Improved rostering to cover peak times and hotspots
  • Implement case management better decision making
  • Extend Crime Reporting Line
  • Safer Journeys to 2020
Clamping Down on Gangs and Drugs
  • Reduce impact of organised crime and illicit drugs
  • Fully utilise new powers against illegal street racing
Operational and Financial Performance
  • Cost recovery for services where appropriate
  • Disposal of non-essential assets
  • Optimising Police's resource mix
  • Optimal use of National Land Transport Fund allocation
Reassurance Policing
  • Complete the build up of frontline Police
  • Increase use of mobile technology
  • Neighbourhood/reassurance policing (tackling drivers of crime)
Confident, safe and secure communities
Less actual crime and road trauma, fewer victims
  • Policy Advice and Ministerial Servicing
  • General Crime Prevention Services
  • Specific Crime Prevention Services and Maintenance of Public Order
  • Police Primary Response Management
  • Investigations
  • Case Resolution and Support to Judicial process
  • Road Safety Programmes

Part 1.3 - Trends in the Vote

Summary of Financial Activity

Summary of Financial Activity - Police
  2005/06 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14
  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 1,018,642 1,131,242 1,246,453 1,369,441 1,417,210 1,417,210 1,464,948 - 1,464,948 1,467,247 1,469,769 1,468,998
Benefits and Other Unrequited Expenses - - - - - - N/A - - - - -
Borrowing Expenses - - - - - - - - - - - -
Other Expenses - 2 - 3,100 4,110 4,110 10 1,857 1,867 110 110 110
Capital Expenditure 73,995 84,641 111,797 115,775 97,097 97,097 113,800 - 113,800 111,200 96,700 72,000
Intelligence and Security Department Expenses and Capital Expenditure - - - - - - - N/A - - - -

Total Appropriations

1,092,637 1,215,885 1,358,250 1,488,316 1,518,417 1,518,417 1,578,758 1,857 1,580,615 1,578,557 1,566,579 1,541,108

Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts

                       
Tax Revenue - - - - - - N/A - - - - -
Non-Tax Revenue 79,446 82,538 85,325 86,461 80,900 80,900 N/A 86,200 86,200 86,200 86,200 86,200
Capital Receipts - - - - - - N/A - - - - -

Total Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts

79,446 82,538 85,325 86,461 80,900 80,900 N/A 86,200 86,200 86,200 86,200 86,200

New Policy Initiatives

Budget Policy Intiatives - Police
Policy Initiative Appropriation 2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
2013/14
Estimated
$000
Transfer to meet the costs of other priorities in the Justice Sector Police Advice and Ministerial Servicing Departmental Expenses (44) - - - -
  General Crime Prevention Services Departmental Expenses (1,502) - - - -
  Specific Crime Prevention Services and Maintenance of Public Order Departmental Expenses (1,392) - - - -
  Police Primary Response Management Departmental Expenses (5,986) - - - -
  Investigations Departmental Expenses (5,482) - - - -
  Case Resolution and Support to Judicial ProcessDepartmental Expenses (1,488) - - - -
  Road Safety ProgrammeDepartmental Expenses (4,106)        
2009 Police wage bargaining Police Advice and Ministerial Servicing Departmental Expenses 51 51 51 51 51
  General Crime Prevention Services Departmental Expenses 1,732 1,732 1,732 1,732 1,732
  Specific Crime Prevention Services and Maintenance of Public Order Departmental Expenses 1,548 1,548 1,548 1,548 1,548
  Police Primary Response Management Departmental Expenses 6,945 6,945 6,945 6,945 6,945
  Investigations Departmental Expenses 6,402 6,402 6,402 6,402 6,402
  Case Resolution and Support to Judicial ProcessDepartmental Expenses 1,734 1,734 1,734 1,734 1,734
  Road Safety ProgrammeDepartmental Expenses 6,156 5,644 5,644 5,644 5,644
Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism InvestigationsDepartmental Expenses 791 1,131 1,182 1,233 1,233
  Departmental Capital Injection 163 - - - -
Domestic Violence (Enhancing Safety) Bill Police Primary Response Management Departmental Expenses 741 858 844 844 844
  Case Resolution and Support to Judicial Process
Departmental Expenses
109 155 150 150 150
  Departmental Capital Injection 362 - - - -
Criminal Investigations (Bodily Samples) Amendment Act 2009 InvestigationsDepartmental Expenses - 1,073 2,473 1,688 899
  Case Resolution and Support to Judicial ProcessDepartmental Expenses 16 815 883 867 885
  Departmental Capital Injection 435 - - - -
Limited Service Volunteer Youth Training Programme General Crime Prevention Services Departmental Expenses 150 300 150 - -
NZ Police Youth Offending Risk Screening Tool General Crime Prevention Services Departmental Expenses 40 40 40 - -
Fresh Start for Young Offenders General Crime Prevention Services Departmental Expenses 525 1,950 1,950 1,950 1,950
Independent Police Conduct Authority's Inquiry into Police Conduct Investigations Departmental Expenses (1,700)        
Forum for Complaints of Police Misconduct Investigations Departmental Expenses (225)        
United Nations Mission - Timor-Leste Specific Crime Prevention Services and Maintenance of Public Order Departmental Expenses 3,791 2,429 - - -
  Total Departmental Expenses 8,806 32,807 31,728 30,788 330,017
  Total Capital Injection 960 - - - -

Analysis of Significant Trends

Vote Police will increase by $51.805 million between 2009/10 and 2013/14 primarily for additional Police staff, Criminal Investigations (Bodily Samples) Amendment Act 2009 and Fresh Start for Young Offenders.

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

  • increase in staff capacity
  • implementation of wage round settlements in 2006, 2008 and 2009
  • additional capital charge on property revaluation
  • replacement of Police radio network
  • Criminal Investigations (Bodily Samples) Amendment Act 2009
  • deployments to Tonga Police Development project, United Nations Integrated Mission to Timor-Leste and Papua New Guinea: Bougainville Community Policing.

Capital Injection

The new initiatives include a capital contribution of $960,000 in 2009/10 for Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism, Domestic Violence (Enhancing Safety) Bill and Criminal Investigations (Bodily Samples) Amendment Act 2009.

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
  • 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 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 - Confidence in the Police is maintained, and fear of crime and crashes reduced
(Public confidence increased through professionalism, integrity and increased visibility in communities)
  • General Crime Prevention Services
  • Specific Crime Prevention Services and Maintenance of Public Order
Impact - New Zealand seen as a safe and secure place in which to live, visit, and conduct business
(Working with partner agencies to retain a corruption-free public service, disrupt organised crime, mitigate threats to terrorism and contribute to a safe and positive experience of visitors and dignitaries)
  • General Crime Prevention Services
  • Specific Crime Prevention Services and Maintenance of Public Order
Impact - The public, especially victims of crime, express satisfaction with police service
(Providing a consistent high quality service that is accessible to all and responsive to the needs of victims)
  • General Crime Prevention Services
  • Specific Crime Prevention Services and Maintenance of Public Order
  • Police Primary Response Management
Outcome - Less actual crime and road trauma, fewer victims  
Impact - Less harm from crime, crashes, and anti-social behaviour
(Focusing on offending by gangs and organised crime groups and behaviours that disrupt the quality of life in communities and neighbourhoods)
  • General Crime Prevention Services
  • Specific Crime Prevention Services and Maintenance of Public Order
  • Police Primary Response Management
  • Investigations
  • Case Resolution and Support to Judicial Process
  • Road Safety Programme
Impact - Vulnerable people are protected and safe
(Working with partner organisations to effectively protect children, elderly and those unable to look after themselves because of disabilities
  • General Crime Prevention Services
  • Specific Crime Prevention Services and Maintenance of Public Order
  • Police Primary Response Management
Impact - Rate of increase in demand on the criminal justice system is abated
(Focusing on preventative services through technology-enabled efficiencies, new roster processes, and the opportunities provided by the Policing Act 2008)
  • General Crime Prevention Services
  • Specific Crime Prevention Services and Maintenance of Public Order
  • Investigations
  • Case Resolution and Support to Judicial Process

For further information on the intended impacts, outcomes and objectives of the departmental output expense appropriations please see the Statement of Intent for New Zealand Police.

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
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 105,362 105,362 110,464
Revenue from Crown 103,895 103,895 108,997
Revenue from Other 1,467 1,467 1,467

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The change provides for:

  • additional staff
  • Criminal Investigations (Bodily Samples) Amendment Act 2009 and
  • 2009/10 funding was transferred to meet the costs of other priorities in the Justice Sector.

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Case Resolution and Support to Judicial Process (M51) - Police
  2009/10 2010/11
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Number of prosecutions 145,000 to 155,000 164,159 145,000 to 155,000
Number of diversions successfully completed 14,500 to 15,500 16,230 12,000 to 13,000
Number of youth apprehensions resolved by way of Family Group Conference 2,000 to 2,500 2,212 2,000 to 2,500
Percentage of prima facie cases established for information 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 85% 82% 85%
Percentage of charges 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% 0.1% Less than 0.5%
Percentage of recorded offences resolved:
Dwelling Burglary
Equal to or better than 2008/09 15% 15%
Percentage of recorded offences resolved:
Public Place violence Offences
Equal to or better than 2008/09 83% 83%
Percentage of recorded offences resolved:
Family Violence Offences
95% New measure 95%
Percentage of recorded offences resolved:
Motor Vehicle Theft Offences
Equal to or better than 2008/09 19% 19%
Number of court documents executed 65,000 to 75,000 76,422 75,000 to 80,000
Number of complaints upheld relating to the execution of court documents fewer than 3 Nil fewer than 3
Number of prisoners held 155,000 to 165,000 177,933 175,000 to 180,000
Number of complaints upheld relating to the custody and escort of prisoners fewer than 3 Nil fewer than 3
Number of deaths of persons in custody Nil Nil Nil
Number of Electronic Monitoring (EM) bail applications assessed 600 to 750 1,035 1,100 to 1,400
Number of Electronically Monitored bailees 125 to 175 290 325 to 375

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
2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
2013/14
Estimated
$000
Current Government:            
Funding transferred to meet the costs of other priorities in the Justice Sector 2009/10 (1,488) - - - -
Domestic Violence Bill 2009/10 109 155 150 150 150
Criminal Investigations (Bodily Samples) Amendment Bill 2009 2009/10 16 815 883 867 885
2009 wage round 2009/10 1,734 1,734 1,734 1,734 1734
Taser Implementation 2009/10 391 90 90 138 138
Reduce the waiting time in Auckland criminal courts 2009/10 354 313 322 334 334
Savings through Line by Line review 2009/10 (1,038) (402) (402) (402) (402)
Contribution to Identity Verification Service 2009/10 (35) - - - -
Previous Government:            
2008 wage round 2008/19 3,537 3,537 3,537 3,537 3,537
Information Technology: Enhanced Security Infrastructure 2008/09 121 195 269 269 269
Road Safety Budget bids 2007: Digital Radio 2008/09 169 302 568 568 568
CYPF Act 1989, Amendment Bill (No.6) Information Technology 2008/09 4 4 4 4 4
Replacement of the Police Land Mobile Radio Network 2007/08 333 522 553 553 553
Increase in staff 2007/08 12,423 14,600 14,915 15,159 15,159
Rotorua Custodial Facility 2006/07 568 568 568 568 568
Total   17,198 22,433 23,191 23,479 23,497

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
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 106,345 106,345 112,259
Revenue from Crown 102,854 102,854 108,618
Revenue from Other 3,491 3,491 3,641

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The change provides for:

  • additional staff
  • Fresh Start for Young Offenders, and
  • 2009/10 funding was transferred to meet the costs of other priorities in the Justice Sector.

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - General Crime Prevention Services (M51) - Police
  2009/10 2010/11
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
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% 67% 67%
Number of youth apprehensions dealt with through:
warnings/cautions
10,500 to 11,500 10,918 10,500 to 11,500
Number of youth apprehensions dealt with through:
alternative action
23,000 to 27,000 16,300 23,000 to 27,000
Number of youths referred to Youth Development programmes 1,600 to 1,900 3,316 3,000 to 4,000
Number of vetting services provided 460,000 to 500,000 425,558 460,000 to 500,000
Percentage of vetting applications processed within 30 working days 95% 51% 95%
Number of complaints upheld for processing errors of vetting applications fewer than 3 Nil fewer than 3
Number of applications for firearms licences processed 38,000 to 48,000 15,985 14,000
Number of firearms licences revoked 400 to 600 499 400 to 600
Number of firearms licences revoked in response to actions under the Domestic Violence Act 1995 50 to 150 126 50 to 150
Number of days taken to process 90% of firearms licence applications 60 days New measure 60 days

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - General Crime Prevention Services (M51) - Police
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
2013/14
Estimated
$000
Current Government:            
Funding transferred to meet the costs of other priorities in the Justice Sector 2009/10 (1,502)        
Limited Volunteer Service 2009/10 150 300 150 - -
Research - NZ Police Youth Offending Risk Screening Tool 2009/10 40 40 40 - -
Funding NZ Intelligence Community Network 2009/10 (42) (145) (145) (141) -
Fresh Start for Young Offenders 2009/10 1,100 2,525 2,525 2,525 2,525
2009 wage round 2009/10 1,732 1,732 1,732 1,732 1,732
Savings through Line by Line review 2009/10 (1,008) (391) (391) (391) (391)
Taser implementation 2009/10 381 88 88 134 134
Reduce the waiting time in Auckland criminal courts 2009/10 354 304 314 325 325
Contribution to Identity Verification Service 2009/10 (50) - - - -
Previous Government:            
2008 wage round 2008/09 3,662 3,662 3,662 3,662 3,662
Road Safety Budget bids 2007 2008/09 238 426 426 426 426
Strengthening Maori Wardens: Enhancing Capacity 2008/09 452 602 602 602 602
Information Technology: Enhanced Security Infrastructure 2008/09 139 223 308 308 308
CYPF Act 1989, Amendment Bill (No.6) Information Technology 2008/09 6 6 6 6 6
Replacement of the Police Land Mobile Network 2007/08 433 679 720 720 720
Increase in staff 2006/07 15,922 17,905 18,206 18,443 18,443
Total   22,007 27,956 28,243 28,351 28,492

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
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 388,093 388,093 407,491
Revenue from Crown 385,178 385,178 404,576
Revenue from Other 2,915 2,915 2,915

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in appropriation provides for:

  • increase in staff
  • 2009/10 funding was transferred to meet the costs of other priorities in the Justice Sector
  • Criminal Investigations (Bodily Samples) Amendment Act 2009
  • Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism
  • Road Safety budget bids 2007: Digital Radio
  • contribution to fund the Independent Police Conduct authority's Inquiry into Police conduct in 2009/10
  • the above are partly offset by reduction in funding for Taser implementation.

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Investigations (M51) - Police
  2009/10 2010/11
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
140 147 140
The recorded crime rate of:
Motor vehicle theft offences per 10,000 population
60 48 60
Number of cases referred for prosecution action counted by information laid 195,000 to 200,000 212,045 195,000 to 200,000
Number of family violence incidents recorded 38,000 42,437 43,000
Number of family violence offences recorded 33,000 48,389 48,000
Number of family violence death review investigations undertaken and completed 30 New measure 30
Number of Family Violence Death Reviews commenced within 7 days of an event occurring and completed within 60 days 30 New measure 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%
New measure i. 26%
ii. 32%
iii. 25%
iv. 26%
Number of prisoner fingerprints taken 90,000 to 95,000 96,263 90,000 to 95,000
Number of DNA Databank samples taken 10,500 to 11,500 12,663 10,500 to 11,500
Number of identifications from scene of crime fingerprints 2,000 to 2,500 New measure 7,500 to 8,500
Number of identifications from scene of crime DNA samples 2,000 to 2,500 2,185 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 90% 78% 90%
Percentage of burglaries that are attended within 24 hours of being reported 97% 91% 97%
Time taken to attend 97% of burglaries 57 hours 52 hrs 36 mins 57 hours
Percentage of homicide offences resolved versus homicide offences recorded 90% 99% 90%
Percentage of Victim Support Groups that are satisfied with the Police provision of services in relation to initial response and criminal investigation 100% 98% 100%
Number of multi-agency taskforce operations commenced by OFCANZ Benchmark to be established in 2009/10 New measure 1
Number of multi-agency taskforce operations concluded by OFCANZ Benchmark to be established 2009/10 New measure 1
Number of non-criminal investigations relating to:
Recorded incidents involving persons with mental illness
9,000 to 9,500 9,518 9,000 to 9,500
Number of non-criminal investigations relating to:
Reports of sudden deaths
4,500 to 5,500 5,211 4,500 to 5,500
Number of non-criminal investigations relating to:
Reports of missing persons
14,000 to 15,000 14,398 14,000 to 15,000
Number of complaints upheld under this output Fewer than 3 1 Fewer than 3

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Investigations (M51) - Police
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
2013/14
Estimated
$000
Current Government:            
Criminal Investigations (Bodily Samples) Amendment Act 2009 2010/11 - 1,073 2,473 1,688 899
Funding transferred to meet the costs of other priorities in the Justice Sector 2009/10 (5,482) - - - -
Forum for complaints of Police misconduct 2009/10 (225) - - - -
Independent Police Conduct Authority's Inquiry into Police Conduct 2009/10 (1,700)        
Anti-Money Laundering and Countering Financing of Terrorism 2009/10 791 1,131 1,182 1,233 -
2009 wage round 2009/10 6,390 6,390 6,390 6,390 6,390
Savings through Line by Line review 2009/10 (3,949) (1,529) (1,529) (1,529) (1,529)
Taser Implementation 2009/10 1,490 343 343 522 522
Reduce the waiting time in Auckland criminal courts 2009/10 1,350 1,190 1,230 1,274 1,274
Contribution to Identity Verification Service 2009/10 (159) - - - -
Previous Government:            
2008 wage round 2008/09 13,158 13,158 13,158 13,158 13,158
Road Safety Budget bids 2007 2008/09 782 1,397 1,397 1,397 1,397
Information Technology: Enhanced Security 2008/09 400 641 884 884 884
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 1,423 2,230 2,366 2,366 2,366
Total   14,288 26,043 27,913 27,402 25,380

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
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 423,801 423,801 441,361
Revenue from Crown 420,127 420,127 437,687
Revenue from Other 3,674 3,674 3,674

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase provides for:

  • increase in staff
  • 2009/10 funding was transferred to meet the costs of other priorities in the Justice Sector
  • Domestic Violence (Enhancing Safety) Bill $741,000
  • Road Safety bids 2007: Digital Radio and
  • replacement of the Mobile Radio network
  • the above are partly offset by reduction in funding for Taser implementation.

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Police Primary Response Management (M51) - Police
  2009/10 2010/11
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Number of 111 calls presented 750,000 to 800,000 675,708 700,000 to 800,000
Number of non-emergency calls presented at Communications Centres 1,060,000 to 1,160,000 1,093,523 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 2008/09 81% Result equal to or better than 2009/10
Percentage of 111 calls answered within 10 seconds of being presented to the Communications Centres 90% 95% 90%
Percentage of non-emergency calls answered within 30 seconds of being presented to the Communications Centres 80% 88% 80%
Number of *555 calls presented 280,000 to 300,000 291,849 270,000 to 290,000
Number of unique Priority One (P1) events created 100,000 to 150,000 127,544 150,000 to 170,000
Percentage of Priority One (P1) events created that are attended within 10 minutes of being reported if in an urban area 90% 63% 90%
Percentage of Priority One (P1) events created that are attended within 30 minutes of being reported if in a rural area 90% 81% 90%
Time taken for Police to arrive at 90% of Priority One (P1) emergency events in urban policing areas 25 minutes 26 min 44 secs 25 minutes
Time taken for Police to arrive at 90% of Priority One (P1) emergency events in rural policing areas 40 minutes 45 min 39 secs 40 minutes

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Police Primary Response Management (M51) - Police
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
2013/14
Estimated
$000
Current Government:            
Funding transferred to meet the costs of other priorities in the Justice Sector 2009/10 (5,986) - - - -
Domestic Violence Bill 2009/10 (239) 858 844 844 844
2009 wage round 2009/10 6,945 6,945 6,945 6,945 6,945
Savings through Line by Line review 2009/10 (4,251) (1,646) (1,646) (1,646) (1,646)
Taser Implementation 2009/10 1,603 369 369 561 561
Reduce the waiting time in Auckland criminal courts 2009/10 1,454 1,281 1,324 1,371 1,371
Contribution to Identity Verification Service 2009/10 (177) - - - -
Previous Government:            
2008 wage round 2008/09 14,306 14,306 14,306 14,306 14,306
Road Safety Budget bids 2007 2008/09 862 1,537 1,537 1,537 1,537
Information Technology: Enhanced Security Infrastructure 2008/09 513 824 1,133 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 1,566 2,457 2,605 2,605 2,605
National Assistance Centre 2007/08 3,691 3,691 3,691 3,691 3,691
Total   20,308 30,643 31,129 31,368 31,368

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
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 3,126 3,126 3,179
Revenue from Crown 3,111 3,111 3,164
Revenue from Other 15 15 15

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The change provides for:

  • 2009/10 funding was transferred to meet the costs of other priorities in the Justice Sector.

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Policy Advice and Ministerial Servicing (M51) - Police
  2009/10 2010/11
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Police Advice is provided in accordance with the work programme agreed with the Minister 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 550 to 850 617 550 to 850
Number of Parliamentary Questions referred to the Police for draft response 660 to 1,200 413 660 to 1,200
Percentage of draft responses to Parliamentary Questions that are provided within the timeframes specified 100% 99% 100%

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Policy Advice and Ministerial Servicing (M51) - Police
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
2013/14
Estimated
$000
Current Government:            
Funding transferred to meet the costs of other priorities in the Justice Sector 2009/10 (44) - - - -
2009 wage round 2009/10 51 51 51 51 51
Reduce the waiting time in Auckland criminal courts 2009/10 14 12 12 13 13
Contribution to Identity Verification Service 2009/10 (1) - - - -
Previous Government:            
2008 wage round 2008/09 107 107 107 107 107
Road Safety Budget bids 2007 2008/09 4 8 8 8 8
Information Technology: Enhanced Security Infrastructure 2008/09 5 8 10 10 10
Replacement of the Police Land Mobile Radio Network 2007/08 8 12 13 13 13
Increase in staff 2006/07 320 324 459 445 445
Total   464 522 660 647 647

Road Safety Programme (M51)

Scope of Appropriation

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

Expenses and Revenue

Expenses and Revenue - Road Safety Programme (M51) - Police
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 290,671 290,671 296,525
Revenue from Crown 287,911 287,911 294,015
Revenue from Other 2,760 2,760 2,510

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase provides for:

  • 2009/10 funding was transferred to meet the costs of other priorities in the Justice Sector
  • increase in staff
  • replacement of the Police Land Mobile Network
  • reduction of waiting time in Auckland district courts
  • the above are partly offset by reduction in funding for Taser implementation.

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Road Safety Programme (M51) - Police
  2009/10 2010/11
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Number of Compulsory Breath Tests conducted More than 1,900,000 2,161,889 2,000,000
Number of Mobile Breath Tests conducted More than 700,000 1,001,033 700,000
Number of commercial vehicles stopped by mobile patrols and weighbridges 86,000 86,752 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% Yes Yes
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% 76% 100%
Number of crashes attended and reported to New Zealand Transport Agency:
Fatal crashes
370 to 400 331 330 to 360
Number of crashes attended and reported to New Zealand Transport Agency:
Serious injury crashes
2,000 to 2,200 2,098 2,000 to 2,200
Number of crashes attended and reported to New Zealand Transport Agency:
Minor injury crashes
9,000 to 10,000 9,218 9,000 to 10,000
Number of crashes attended and reported to New Zealand Transport Agency:
Non-injury crashes
29,000 to 32,000 27,527 26,000 to 29,000
Number of traffic incidents, blockages and breakdowns recorded 80,000 to 90,000 86,216 80,000 to 90,000
Number of complaints upheld against the Police relating to attendance at traffic emergencies and disasters fewer than 5 Nil fewer than 5
Number of unique Priority One (P1) traffic events created 30,000 to 40,000 32,454 30,000 to 40,000
Percentage of Priority One (P1) traffic events created that are attended within 10 minutes of being reported if in an urban area 90% 62% 90%
Percentage of Priority One (P1) traffic events created that are attended within 30 minutes of being reported if in a rural area 90% 87% 90%
Time taken for Police to arrive at 90% of Priority One (P1) traffic emergency events in urban policing areas 25 minutes 24 min 40 secs 25 minutes
Time taken for police to arrive at 90% of Priority One (P1) traffic emergency events in rural policing areas 40 minutes 34 min 43 secs 40 minutes
Number of traffic prosecutions 80,000 to 90,000 87,704 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
2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
2013/14
Estimated
$000
Current Government:            
Funding transferred to meet the costs of other priorities in the Justice Sector 2009/10 (4,106) - - - -
2009 wage round 2009/10 6,156 5,644 5,644 5,644 5,644
Savings through Line by Line review 2009/10 (2,917) (1,130) (1,130) (1,130) (1,130)
Taser Implementation 2009/10 1,101 254 254 386 386
Reduce the waiting time in Auckland criminal courts 2009/10 998 879 909 941 941
Contribution to Identity Verification Service 2009/10 (123) - - - -
Previous Government:            
2008 wage round 2008/09 9,828 9,828 9,828 9,828 9,828
Lower Breath/Blood Alcohol Limit 2008/09 686 686 686 686 686
Driver Drug Blood testing 2008/09 650 650 650 650 650
Speed Camera Expansion 2008/09 1,586 1,627 1,670 1,670 1,670
Operator Rating System 2008/09 303 303 303 303 303
Road Policing Intel Analysis 2008/09 641 664 688 688 688
Community Initiatives 2008/09 800 800 800 800 800
Road Safety 2007 Budget bids 2007/08 1,880 2,020 2,020 2,020 2,020
Increase in staff 2007/08 8,534 9,276 9,419 9,419 9,419
Replacement of the Police Land Mobile Network 2007/08 1,092 1,712 1,816 1,816 1,816
Car as a Police Station 2006/07 1,882 1,882 1,882 1,882 1,882
Commercial Vehicle Investigation Unit 2006/07 2,064 2,064 2,064 2,064 2,064
Crash Attendance and Investigation 2006/07 4,869 4,869 4,869 4,869 4,869
Police Infringement Bureau System upgrade 2006/07 952 952 952 952 952
Rural patrols 2006/07 2,055 2,055 2,055 2,055 2,055
Urban Arterial 2006/07 375 375 375 375 375
Digital Camera Replacement 2006/07 884 884 884 884 884
Electronic Ticketing 2006/07 698 698 698 698 698
Total   40,888 46,992 47,336 47,500 47,500

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 Pacific Islands Chiefs of Police; and proactive patrolling.

Expenses and Revenue

Expenses and Revenue - Specific Crime Prevention Services and Maintenance of Public Order (M51) - Police
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 99,812 99,812 93,669
Revenue from Crown 83,233 83,233 85,741
Revenue from Other 16,579 16,579 7,928

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The decrease provides for:

  • funding in 2009/10 for deployments to Timor-Leste, Papua New Guinea Phase 4, Tonga Police Development project, support to Cook Islands National Police and the Solomon Islands ceases and are subject to Cabinet decision for continuation in 2010/11
  • the above is partly offset by additional funding for increase in staff, and
  • 2009/10 funding that was transferred to meet the costs of other priorities in the Justice sector.

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Specific Crime Prevention Services and Maintenance of Public Order (M51) - Police
  2009/10 2010/11
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Number of bail curfew checks recorded 160,000 to 180,000 221,344 250,000 to 280,000
Number of bail/ parole breaches of curfew detected 16,000 to 18,000 23,537 25,000 to 30,000
Number of Public Demonstration operations where an operation order has been prepared 70 to 110 84 70 to 110
Number of Public event operations where an operation order has been prepared 480 to 520 539 480 to 520
Number of personal (VIP) security operations where an operation order has been prepared 100 to 140 124 100 to 140
Number of complaints upheld under this output fewer than 5 Nil fewer than 5
Number of persons deployed annually 85 89 85
Number of capacity building programmes and projects planned annually 10 20 20

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
2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
2013/14
Estimated
$000
Current Government:            
Funding transferred to meet the costs of other priorities in the Justice Sector 2009/10 (1,392) - - - -
Philippines: Clandestine Laboratory Investigation training 2009/10 82 - - - -
2009 wage round 2009/10 1,548 1,548 1,548 1,548 1,548
United Nations Mission in Timor-Leste 2009/10 2,650 - - - -
Papua New Guinea - Phase 4 2009/10 988 - - - -
Tonga Police Development project 2009/10 1,206 - - - -
Pacific Islands Chiefs of Police 2009/10 189 - - - -
Savings through Line by Line review 2009/10 (1,037) (402) (402) (402) (402)
Taser Implementation 2009/10 392 90 90 137 137
Reduce the waiting time in Auckland criminal courts 2009/10 354 312 323 334 334
Contribution to identity Verification Service 2009/10 (48) - - - -
Previous Government:            
Pitcairn Island Community Policing 2008/09 100 - - - -
2008 wage round 2008/09 2,882 2,882 2,882 2,882 2,882
Support to Cook Islands National Police 2008/09 668 - - - -
CYPF Act 1989, Amendment Bill (No.6) Information Technology 2008/09 6 6 6 6 6
Information Technology: Enhanced Security Infrastructure 2008/09 101 162 223 223 223
Special training to Indonesian Police and Community Policing of Papua province 2008/09 65 - - - -
Deployment to Solomon Islands 2007/08 5,429 1,358 - - -
United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor-Leste 2007/08 994 - - - -
Replacement of the Police Land Mobile Radio Network 2007/08 455 713 757 757 757
Afghanistan Policing Assistance 2006/07 770 770 770 770 770
Total   16,402 7,439 6,197 6,255 6,255

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
  2009/10 2010/11
  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
2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
2013/14
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
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 4,000 4,000 1,757

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Telecommunications Interception Capability (M51) - Police
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
2013/14
Estimated
$000
Telecommunications (Interception Capability) Act obligations 2007/08 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
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 100 100 100

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - United Nations Drug Control Programme (M51) - Police
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
2013/14
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
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Forests/Agricultural - - -
Land - - -
Property, Plant and Equipment 71,000 71,000 90,300
Intangibles 3,797 3,797 2,000
Other 22,300 22,300 21,500

Total Appropriation

97,097 97,097 113,800
Forests/Agricultural - - -
Land - - -
Property, Plant and Equipment 71,000 71,000 90,300
Intangibles 3,797 3,797 2,000
Other 22,300 22,300 21,500

Total Appropriation

97,097 97,097 113,800

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The reduction is provided for:

  • rephasing of property expenditure $15 million, and
  • re-classification of vehicle capital expenditure from 'plant' to 'other'.

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 2010/11 financial year covering the following:

  • a total of over $7 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 $530,000 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

Government Priorities and Outcomes - Links to Appropriations

Government Priorities and Outcomes - Links to Appropriations - Serious Fraud
Government Priorities Government Outcomes Appropriations
Grow the New Zealand economy in order to deliver greater prosperity, security and opportunities for all New Zealanders. Greater public confidence in New Zealand capital markets domestically and internationally. Investigation and Prosecution of Complex or Serious Fraud
Build safer communities where individuals feel secure and that they live in a society where civil and democratic rights and obligations are upheld. Reduced occurrence, impact and harm of serious fraud and increase of perpetrators being held to account, whereby the interests of consumers and investors are protected. Investigation and Prosecution of Complex or Serious Fraud

Objectives of the Vote

The work under Vote Serious Fraud directly contributes to the Government's economic and justice priorities through its activities to reduce the occurrence, impact and harm of serious fraud and to ensure that perpetrators are being held to account and creating greater public confidence in New Zealand capital markets domestically and internationally.

Vote Serious Fraud ensures that there are systems and capability in place to detect, investigate and prosecute complex or serious fraud within New Zealand.

Part 1.3 - Trends in the Vote

Summary of Financial Activity

Summary of Financial Activity - Serious Fraud
  2005/06 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12 2012/13 2013/14
  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 4,795 4,880 5,057 5,651 7,470 7,470 7,470 - 7,470 7,470 7,470 7,470
Benefits and Other Unrequited Expenses - - - - - - N/A - - - - -
Borrowing Expenses - - - - - - - - - - - -
Other Expenses - - - - - - - - - - - -
Capital Expenditure 36 177 42 745 233 50 530 - 530 142 80 80
Intelligence and Security Department Expenses and Capital Expenditure - - - - - - - N/A - - - -

Total Appropriations

4,831 5,057 5,099 6,396 7,703 7,520 8,000 - 8,000 7,612 7,550 7,550

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 - Serious Fraud
Policy Initiative Appropriation 2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
2013/14
Estimated
$000
Transfer of functions to Police. Civil Forfeiture of Criminal Assets 788 0 0 0 0
Increase capability for investigation and prosecution of complex or serious fraud. Investigation and prosecution of Complex or Serious Fraud 6,682 7,470 7,470 7,470 7,470

Analysis of Significant Trends

Following Cabinet decision made in December 2009, the departmental output expense Investigation and Prosecution of Complex or Serious Fraud was increased in 2009/10 to fund additional capability ($1.102 million in 2009/10 and $1.890 million in outyears). This increase was funded by a transfer from departmental output expense Civil Forfeiture of Criminal Assets. The Civil Forfeiture of Criminal Assets departmental output expense ceases from 2010/11 and outyears. The functions of this output expense were transferred to the Police. Following the Cabinet decision, an organisational review of the Serious Fraud Office was completed in April 2010.

A capital injection of $690,000 was provided in 2008/09, but due to pending Cabinet decisions was not spent in 2009/10. A capital investment of $530,000 is planned for 2010/11 to support the new organisational structure and processes resulting from the organisational review. This investment will enable the Serious Fraud Office to upgrade its Information Technology Systems in terms of hardware and case management software to enable more effective and efficient workflow and collaboration processes and to reconfigure office accommodation and equipment to better utilise space.

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
Outcome: Reduced occurrence, impact and harm of serious fraud and increases of perpetrators being held to account, whereby the interests of consumers and investors are protected.
Impacts: Increased instances of "white collar" fraud crime offenders being held to account. Increased collaboration of Justice sector agencies with regard to investigation of complex or serious fraud cases.
Investigation and Prosecution of Complex or Serious Fraud
Outcome: Greater public confidence in New Zealand capital markets domestically and internationally.
Impacts: Increased levels of domestic and foreign investment and improved quality of the regulatory environment.
Investigation and Prosecution of Complex or Serious Fraud

For further information on the intended impacts, outcomes and objectives of the departmental output expense appropriations, please see the Statement of Intent for the Serious Fraud Office.

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
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 6,682 6,682 7,470
Revenue from Crown 6,572 6,572 7,360
Revenue from Other 110 110 110

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

Additional funding provided in 2009/10, through a transfer from Civil Forfeiture of Criminal Assets departmental output expense appropriation, to increase the capability of the Serious Fraud Office to deliver services, following an organisational review.

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Investigation and Prosecution of Complex or Serious Fraud (M51) - Serious Fraud
  2009/10 2010/11
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Timeliness: Time taken to establish an investigation strategy once an investigation is formally commenced (see Notes 1 and 3). New standard New standard Category A - 7 days; 90%
Category B - 14 days; 90%
Timeliness: Time taken to progress an inquiry to Part I investigation status within targeted working days (see Notes 1, 2 and 3). New standard New standard Category A - 14 days; 90%
Category B - 28 days; 90%
Timeliness: Time taken to progress a Part I investigation to Part II investigation within targeted working days (see Notes 1, 2 and 3). New standard New standard Category A - 3 months; 75%
Category B - 3 months; 75%
Timeliness: Time taken to conclude an investigation from formal commencement within targeted working days (see Notes 1 and 3). New standard New standard Category A - 12 months; 75%
Category B - 9 months; 75%
Timeliness: Frequency of communication to complainants, witnesses, victims and the public with regard to a specific investigation (see Notes 1 and 4). New standard New standard Category A - monthly; 90%
Category B - quarterly; 90%
Quality: Frequency of quality assurance review on an active investigation file (see Notes 1 and 5). New standard New standard Category A - quarterly; 80%
Category B- quarterly; 50%
Quality: Frequency of post investigation review of a file (see Notes 1 and 5). New standard New standard Category A - 90%
Category B - 50%
Quality: Frequency of Counsel agreement with charges proposed by Serious Fraud Office (see Notes 1 and 5). New standard New standard Category A - 90%
Category B - 90%
Quality: Frequency of a custodial sentence being ordered where a conviction was obtained (see Notes 1 and 5). New standard New standard Category A - 90%
Category B - 60%
Quantity: Number of complaints received (see Note 6). New standard 200 200
Quantity: Number of complaints reviewed (see Note 6). New standard 80 100
Quantity: Number of OFCANZ and proceeds of crime cases assisted with (see Note 6). New standard 5 10
Quantity: Number of new cases where investigation commenced (see Note 6). 15-25 25 20
Quantity: Number cases brought to prosecution (see Note 6). 15-20 12 15

Note 1 - Category A cases are those that either:

  • investigation into a fraud alleging $10 million losses or greater, or
  • investigation into a fraud alleging 100 or more investors/victims, or
  • involve bribery or corruption of a public official.

Category B cases are all other investigations.

Note 2 - "Part I investigation" is a preliminary investigation conducted for the purpose of detecting complex or serious fraud. "Part II investigation" is a full investigation into a suspected case of complex or serious fraud.

Note 3 - Measure to recognise that an investigation is a long process made up of several key phases. To ensure that each phase of an investigation is monitored for efficiency and effectiveness. Targets are new and some levels benchmarked against the United Kingdom Serious Fraud Office.

Note 4 - Measure to ensure a process is in place which will keep the public better informed, in order to create confidence in capital markets and deter future instances of serious fraud. To provide information to the business sector, so they can learn from instances of serious and complex fraud and put mechanisms in place to prevent or minimise them in the future. Target is new and level benchmarked against United Kingdom Serious Fraud Office.

Note 5 - Measure to ensure that the processes during an investigation are effective and cost efficient given the level of serious fraud and other economic and justice impacts. To ensure that the quality of information and evidence gathered is kept at a level where Counsel can move the case forward to prosecution if it is so deemed, and that sentencing reflects the nature of the charges brought. Targets for quality assurance are refined (and some new) and some levels benchmarked against United Kingdom Serious Fraud Office.

Note 6 - Measure to reflect the level and type of work that the Serious Fraud Office manages as part of its investigations and prosecutions work and non-statutory powers, and demonstrates increased active collaboration with Police on specific inquiries and cases.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Investigation and Prosecution of Complex or Serious Fraud (M51) - Serious Fraud
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2009/10
Budgeted
$000
2010/11
Budget
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
2012/13
Estimated
$000
2013/14
Estimated
$000
Transfer funding to Investigation and Prosecution of Complex or Serious Fraud to maintain and increase capability. 2007/08 6,682 7,470 7,470 7,470 7,470

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: To implement a case management system which will increase effectiveness and efficiency in investigation workflows and provide the ability to cost and monitor time spent for different phases of an investigation. This will include software to improve forensic accounting capabilities, time cost and the ability to share information and experiences with other agencies/organisations involved with complex or serious fraud.
Objective: To complete an office reconfiguration which will enable improved workflow for the needs of multi-disciplinary investigation teams through a better utilisation of space.
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
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Forests/Agricultural - - -
Land - - -
Property, Plant and Equipment 228 45 290
Intangibles 5 5 240
Other - - -

Total Appropriation

233 50 530
Forests/Agricultural - - -
Land - - -
Property, Plant and Equipment 228 45 290
Intangibles 5 5 240
Other - - -

Total Appropriation

233 50 530

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. Due to pending Cabinet decisions this capital investment was not spent in 2009/10 and $530,000 is planned to be spent in 2010/11.

Expected Results

Expected Results - Serious Fraud Office Capital Expenditure PLA (M51) - Serious Fraud
  2009/10 2010/11
  Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Project plan for office reconfiguration completed. New standard New standard 31 August 2010
Information technology review completed and recommendations for infrastructure and case management software implemented. New standard New standard 30 June 2011

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.

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.

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 2010 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 an original maturity of 3 months or less.

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 an original maturity of no more than three months
  • 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 2009) 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 2011

Statement of Forecast Comprehensive Income for the year ending 30 June 2011 - Corrections
    2008/09 2009/10 2010/11
  Note Actual
$000
In 2009
Budget
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Budgeted
$000

Income

         
Crown   933,613 1,031,949 1,037,526 1,123,338
Department(s)   8,998 7,529 10,381 9,563
Other revenue   32,978 25,998 35,998 25,998
Gains   - - - -
Interest   - - - -
Total Income   975,589 1,065,476 1,083,905 1,158,899

Expenses

         
Personnel   460,892 516,651 490,096 550,177
Operating 1 244,171 296,843 297,817 321,875
Depreciation and amortisation   124,799 108,718 129,704 124,796
Capital charge   131,871 143,264 146,855 162,051
Finance costs   - - - -
Other   458 - 65 -
Total Expenses   962,191 1,065,476 1,064,537 1,158,899
Net Surplus / (Deficit)   - - 19,368 -
Other comprehensive income   247,853 - - -
Total Comprehensive Income   261,251 - 19,368 -

Statement of Forecast Changes in Taxpayers' Funds for the year ending 30 June 2011

Statement of Forecast Changes in Taxpayers' Funds for the year ending 30 June 2011 - Corrections
    2008/09 2009/10 2010/11
  Note Actual
$000
In 2009
Budget
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Budgeted
$000

Balance at 1 July

         
General funds   1,519,977 1,501,883 1,501,883 1,613,094
Revaluation reserve   277,495 277,495 525,348 525,348
Other reserves   2,267 2,267 2,267 2,267
Taxpayers' Funds Opening Balance   1,799,739 1,781,645 2,029,498 2,140,709

Changes in Taxpayers' Funds

         
Comprehensive income for the period   261,251 - 19,368 -
Repayment of surplus   (13,398) - (19,368) -
Capital contribution   65,747 323,348 281,082 100,876
Capital withdrawal   (83,841) (66,471) (169,871) (22,840)
Other   - - - -
Total Changes in Taxpayers' Funds   229,759 256,877 111,211 78,036

Balance at 30 June

         
General funds   1,501,883 1,758,760 1,613,094 1,691,130
Revaluation reserve   525,348 277,495 525,348 525,348
Other reserves   2,267 2,267 2,267 2,267
Taxpayers' Funds Closing Balance   2,029,498 2,038,522 2,140,709 2,218,745

Forecast Statement of Financial Position as at 30 June 2011

Forecast Statement of Financial Position as at 30 June 2011 - Corrections
    2008/09 2009/10 2010/11
  Note Actual
$000
In 2009
Budget
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Budgeted
$000

Assets

         

Current Assets

         
Cash and cash equivalents   146,685 95,514 136,390 71,975
Debtors and other receivables   11,279 5,729 6,976 6,976
Prepayments   3,019 2,125 3,025 3,025
Inventories   6,444 5,658 6,289 6,231
Other current assets   - - - -
Total Current Assets   167,427 109,026 152,680 88,207

Non-current Assets

         
Property, plant and equipment   1,941,272 1,988,258 2,073,816 2,190,399
Intangible assets   44,188 46,637 44,403 50,961
Other non-current assets   43,430 45,230 43,298 43,298
Total Non- current Assets   2,028,890 2,080,125 2,161,517 2,284,658
Total Assets   2,196,317 2,189,151 2,314,197 2,372,865

Liabilities

         

Current Liabilities

         
Creditors and other payables   76,195 77,779 75,779 75,779
Repayment of surplus   13,398 - 19,368 -
Employee entitlements   64,608 62,450 65,723 65,723
Other current liabilities   - - - -
Total Current Liabilities   154,201 140,229 160,870 141,502

Non-current Liabilities

         
Provisions   - - - -
Employee entitlements   12,618 10,400 12,618 12,618
Other non-current liabilities   - - - -
Total Non-current Liabilities   12,618 10,400 12,618 12,618
Total Liabilities   166,819 150,629 173,488 154,120

Taxpayers' Funds

         
General funds   1,501,883 1,758,760 1,613,094 1,691,130
Revaluation reserve   525,348 277,495 525,348 525,348
Other reserves   2,267 2,267 2,267 2,267
Total Taxpayers' Funds   2,029,498 2,038,522 2,140,709 2,218,745
Total Liabilities and Taxpayers' Funds   2,196,317 2,189,151 2,314,197 2,372,865

Statement of Forecast Cash Flows for the year ending 30 June 2011

Statement of Forecast Cash Flows for the year ending 30 June 2011 - Corrections
    2008/09 2009/10 2010/11
  Note Actual
$000
In 2009
Budget
$000

Estimated
Actual
$000
Budgeted
$000

Cash Flows from Operating Activities

         

Receipts from:

         
Crown   929,885 1,031,949 1,041,254 1,123,338
Department(s)   7,582 7,529 10,527 9,563
Other   32,559 25,998 36,427 25,998
Interest   - - - -

Payments to:

         
Suppliers   (257,631) (301,001) (303,789) (328,917)
Employees   (452,194) (511,051) (485,132) (546,077)
Capital charge   (131,871) (143,264) (146,855) (162,051)
Goods and services tax (net)   (3,858) - 280 -
Other operating activities   - - - -
Net Cash from Operating Activities 2 124,472 110,160 152,712 121,854

Cash Flow from Investing Activities

         

Receipts from:

         
Sale of property, plant and equipment   816 - 2,309 1,000
Sale of intangible assets   - - - -
Sale of other non-current assets   1,510 - - -

Purchase of:

         
Property, plant and equipment   (108,812) (389,799) (252,551) (228,637)
Intangible assets   (14,740) (12,672) (10,578) (17,300)
Other non-current assets   - - - -
Net Cash from Investing Activities   (121,226) (402,471) (260,820) (244,937)

Cash Flow from Financing Activities

         
Capital contribution   65,747 323,348 281,082 100,876
Other financing cash inflows   - - - -
Repayment of surplus   (3,228) (6,400) (13,398) (19,368)
Capital withdrawal   (83,841) (66,471) (169,871) (22,840)
Other financing cash outflows   - - - -
Net Cash from Financing Activities   (21,322) 250,477 97,813 58,668
Net Increase / (Decrease) in Cash   (18,076) (41,834) (10,295) (64,415)
Cash at the beginning of the year   164,761 137,348 146,685 136,390
Cash at the end of the year   146,685 95,514 136,390 71,975

Statement of Significant Assumptions

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

The 2009/10 budgeted figures are based on management's judgements, estimates and assumptions of the final 2009/10 outcome and is used as the opening position for 2010/11 forecasts. Estimated year end information for 2009/10 is used as the opening position for the 2010/11 forecasts. Actual results may differ from these estimates and these variations may be material.

The capital charge rate for the year ending 30 June 2011 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 the Statement of Accounting Policies Standard included in this document, except as stated below.

Reporting Entity

These are the prospective financial statements of the 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:

PPE Useful life - Corrections
Asset Category Capitalisation Threshold
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:

Depreciation table - 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 fitting 3 to 5 years
Plant and equipment 5 to 35 years

Intangible Assets

The capitalisation thresholds applied are set out below:

Intangible Assets Table - Corrections
Asset Category Capitalisation Threshold
Purchase software $3,000
Internally developed software $3,000

Amortisation

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

Intangible assets - 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 the Statement of Financial Performance.

Notes to the Financial Statements

Note 1 - Operating Expenses
Note 1 - Operating Expenses - Corrections
  2008/09 2009/10 2010/11
  Actual
$000
In 2009
Budget
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Budgeted
$000
Operating Leases 15,319 17,600 16,300 17,575
Audit fees for audit of the financial statements 297 318 328 328
Fees for auditors for other services provided 70 - - -
Facilities maintenance 63,045 54,462 59,186 63,186
Offender management costs 43,147 72,963 71,157 73,157
Computer costs 11,121 10,379 11,559 13,559
Contract management 22,282 22,152 26,444 31,444
Administration 32,048 38,247 39,424 38,332
Bad debts 106 (13) 64 -
Other operating costs 53,986 80,735 73,355 84,294
Biological assets revaluation 1,013 - - -
Investment revaluation 1,231 - - -
(Gain)/Loss on sale of fixed assets 506 - - -

Total

244,171 296,843 297,817 321,875

Note 2 - Reconciliation of Net Surplus to Net Cash Flows from Operating Activities for the year ending 30 June 2011

Note 2 - Reconciliation of Net Surplus to Net Cash Flows from Operating Activities for the year ending 30 June 2011 - Corrections
  2008/09 2009/10 2010/11
  Actual
$000
In 2009
Budget
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Budgeted
$000

Net surplus/(deficit)

13,398 - 19,368 -
Depreciation and amortisation 124,799 108,718 129,704 124,796
Increase/(decrease) in non-current employee entitlements (3,189) - - -
Increase/(decrease) in non-cash items 58 - - -

Total non-cash items

121,668 108,718 129,704 124,796
         
Increase/(decrease) in receivables (5,645) - 3,874 -
Increase/(decrease) in inventory (533) (58) 155 58
Increase/(decrease) in prepayment (1,031) - 3,912 -
Increase/(decrease) in creditors and payables (15,313) 1,500 (3,502) (3,000)
Increase/(decrease) in provisions 833 - - -
Increase/(decrease) in current employee entitlements 8,345 - (799) -

Working capital movements - net

(13,344) 1,442 3,640 (2,942)
         
Biological assets revaluation loss 1,013 - - -
Investments revaluation loss 1,231 - - -
Net loss/(gain) on sale or disposal of physical assets 662 - - -
Net loss/(gain) on sale or disposal of investments (156) - - -

Total investing activities

2,750 - - -

Net cash flow from operating activities

124,472 110,160 152,712 121,854

Forecast Financial Statements Crown Law Office

Statement of Forecast Comprehensive Income for the year ending 30 June 2011

Statement of Forecast Comprehensive Income for the year ending 30 June 2011 - Attorney-General
    2008/09 2009/10 2010/11
  Note Actual
$000
In 2009
Budget
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Budgeted
$000

Income

         
Crown   42,864 41,799 46,099 42,999
Department(s)   21,368 22,900 22,169 21,994
Other revenue   54 50 15 10
Gains   - - - -
Interest   - - - -
Total Income   64,286 64,749 68,283 65,003

Expenses

         
Personnel   18,672 19,000 19,270 19,637
Operating 1 43,473 44,306 48,529 44,724
Depreciation and amortisation   1,009 1,288 1,187 1,335
Capital charge   186 155 197 223
Finance costs   - - - -
Other   - - - -
Total Expenses   63,340 64,749 69,183 65,919
Net Surplus / (Deficit)   - - (900) (916)
Other comprehensive income   - - - -
Total Comprehensive Income   946 - (900) (916)

Statement of Forecast Changes in Taxpayers' Funds for the year ending 30 June 2011

Statement of Forecast Changes in Taxpayers' Funds for the year ending 30 June 2011 - Attorney-General
    2008/09 2009/10 2010/11
  Note Actual
$000
In 2009
Budget
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Budgeted
$000

Balance at 1 July

         
General funds   1,767 2,637 2,637 2,683
Revaluation reserve   296 296 296 296
Other reserves   - - - -
Taxpayers' Funds Opening Balance   2,063 2,933 2,933 2,979

Changes in Taxpayers' Funds

         
Comprehensive income for the period   946 - (900) (916)
Repayment of surplus   (946) - - -
Capital contribution   - - - -
Capital withdrawal   - - - -
Other   870 (870) 946 -
Total Changes in Taxpayers' Funds   870 (870) 46 (916)

Balance at 30 June

         
General funds   2,637 1,767 2,683 1,767
Revaluation reserve   296 296 296 296
Other reserves   - - - -
Taxpayers' Funds Closing Balance   2,933 2,063 2,979 2,063

Forecast Statement of Financial Position as at 30 June 2011

Forecast Statement of Financial Position as at 30 June 2011 - Attorney-General
    2008/09 2009/10 2010/11
  Note Actual
$000
In 2009
Budget
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Budgeted
$000

Assets

         

Current Assets

         
Cash and cash equivalents   6,476 2,999 5,156 3,975
Debtors and other receivables   4,286 3,800 3,600 3,800
Prepayments   275 200 216 200
Inventories   - - - -
Other current assets   - - - -
Total Current Assets   11,037 6,999 8,972 7,975

Non-current Assets

         
Property, plant and equipment   2,281 2,150 1,984 1,860
Intangible assets   919 1,594 1,341 1,021
Other non-current assets   - - - -
Total Non- current Assets   3,200 3,744 3,325 2,881
Total Assets   14,237 10,743 12,297 10,856

Liabilities

         

Current Liabilities

         
Creditors and other payables   5,619 3,658 7,631 7,333
Repayment of surplus   946 - - -
Employee entitlements   1,344 980 1,200 1,080
Other current liabilities   3,211 3,675 - -
Total Current Liabilities   11,120 8,313 8,831 8,413

Non-current Liabilities

         
Provisions   - - - -
Employee entitlements   184 367 487 380
Other non-current liabilities   - - - -
Total Non-current Liabilities   184 367 487 380
Total Liabilities   11,304 8,680 9,318 8,793

Taxpayers' Funds

         
General funds   2,637 1,767 2,683 1,767
Revaluation reserve   296 296 296 296
Other reserves   - - - -
Total Taxpayers' Funds   2,933 2,063 2,979 2,063
Total Liabilities and Taxpayers' Funds   14,237 10,743 12,297 10,856

Statement of Forecast Cash Flows for the year ending 30 June 2011

Statement of Forecast Cash Flows for the year ending 30 June 2011 - Attorney-General
    2008/09 2009/10 2010/11
  Note Actual
$000
In 2009
Budget
$000

Estimated
Actual
$000
Budgeted
$000

Cash Flows from Operating Activities

         

Receipts from:

         
Crown   42,864 41,799 46,099 42,999
Department(s)   21,432 22,900 22,855 21,794
Other   54 50 15 10
Interest   - - - -

Payments to:

         
Suppliers   (43,098) (46,150) (49,557) (45,286)
Employees   (18,236) (18,560) (19,220) (19,584)
Capital charge   (186) (155) (197) (223)
Goods and services tax (net)   (201) - (3) -
Other operating activities   - - - -
Net Cash from Operating Activities 2 2,629 (116) (8) (290)

Cash Flow from Investing Activities

         

Receipts from:

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