Information supporting the estimates of appropriations

Justice Sector - Information Supporting the Estimates of Appropriations for the Government of New Zealand for the Year Ending 30 June 2009

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.

Formats and related files

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

 

Chapters of the Justice Sector volume of the Information Supporting the Estimates 2008/09 are available in Adobe PDF and HTML formats.

Using PDF Files

Cover, Contents#

Introduction#

Sector Overview#

  • Sector Overview Statement
  • Ministerial Statements of Responsibility
  • Ministerial Explanation and Statement of Responsibility Relating to the Information Provided by the Serious Fraud Office
  • Chief Executive Statements of Responsibility

Performance Information for Appropriations in Each Vote#

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

Statement of Forecast Service Performance of Departments#

Forecast Financial Statements of Departments#

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

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

Introduction#

Purpose of Information Supporting the Estimates#

The Information Supporting the Estimates provides members of Parliament with additional performance information in order to:

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

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

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

The number of sectors and coverage of each sector is set in consultation with the House of Representatives. 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
  • National Identity Sector
  • Primary Sector
  • Social Development and Housing Sector.

Votes and departments included in each sector are listed in the following table.

Votes and Departments in Each Sector#

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

Purpose and Nature of Appropriations#

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

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

Limits Created by Appropriations#

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

Each appropriation also 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 usually 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 and 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; 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.

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

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

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

Borrowing Expenses Departmental

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

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

Non-Departmental

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

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

Other Expenses Departmental

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

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

Non-Departmental

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

Other expenses is the residual expense 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 sum; and an output expense appropriation can cover more than one class of outputs.

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

Standard Output Expense Appropriation

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

Departmental or non-departmental:  Authorises 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 New Zealand 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 Appropriation (MCOA)

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

Departmental or non-departmental:  Authorises 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 New Zealand 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 Appropriation (RDA)

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

Departmental only:  Authorises a department or an Office of Parliament to incur expenses in supplying a specified 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 to the 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:  Authorises 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 otherwise required to obtain or 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 together 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 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 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. The usual legislative wording allows for expenses or capital expenditure to be incurred for the purpose specified in the legislation “without further appropriation than this section”. Details of permanent appropriations are included in Details of Annual and Permanent Appropriations in the Estimates and Supplementary Estimates for each Vote for completeness, though the amount specified is a forecast rather than a limit. The amounts of permanent appropriations are therefore not shown in bold type. The scope of a permanent appropriation will reference the relevant section of the authorising legislation.

 

Guide to Reading Information Supporting the Estimates#

 

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

Sector Overview#

The first component of the Information Supporting the Estimates may include a statement, agreed by all Ministers responsible for appropriations in Votes 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 on future operating intentions of departments in the sector.

Performance Information for Appropriations in Each Vote#

The second component of the Information Supporting the Estimates presents performance information relating to each appropriation, ordered by Vote and appropriation type.

The title page for each Vote specifies the Minister(s) responsible for existing and proposed appropriations in the Vote, the administering department for the Vote, and the Responsible Minister for that 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 a 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 between the appropriations and high-level priorities and outcomes to which they contribute. Where applicable, priorities and outcomes are drawn from the Government's themes and sub-themes, and published strategy documents. Links may also be made to specific Government objectives.
  • Part 1.3 - Trends in the Vote - A presentation of 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 (Budget) year and the following three years (estimated) for types of appropriations and Crown revenue and capital receipts.
    • Budget Policy Initiatives - A table showing how new initiatives (and 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 of Crown revenue and capital receipts by type over the nine financial years covered by the Summary of Financial Activity table, with graphical presentations and explanations of significant changes.
  • Part 1.4 - Reconciliation of Changes in Appropriation Structure - A table providing a reconciliation and explanation of 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 or 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 between revenue from 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 the 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 where the relationships are direct or involve a small number of output expenses. Where the relationships are more complex, this information will be included in high-level objectives of the Vote outlined in Part 1.2. Conditions of use include administrative criteria and processes contained in legislation, regulations and Government decisions, which may be referenced in scope statements or performance measures. The current and past policy initiatives table provides a five-year history of announced initiatives that impact on the Budget year, the preceding year and the following three years.

For MCOAs, 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. Data 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 actual 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 Unrequited 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.

 

Guide to Reading Information Supporting the Estimates (continued)#

 

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 for these appropriations is the same as that for non-departmental benefits and other unrequited expenses, except that conditions on use of an appropriation are not 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 used. 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 details about appropriations for capital expenditure.

  • Part 6.1 - Departmental Capital Expenditure - The purchase or development of assets by a department is made under a permanent appropriation authorised by section 24(1) of the PFA. Capital expenditure is defined in section 2 as the cost of assets acquired or developed, including tangible, intangible or financial assets, and any ownership interest in entities, but excluding inventories. The appropriation appears in the Vote that contains appropriations belonging to the department's Responsible Minister.

Information is provided on intended impacts and outcomes of the appropriation, its scope, expenditure analysed by standard asset categories, reasons for material changes in the appropriation, and expected results. The scope statement is in a standard form for all departments. The performance information relates to the department as a whole and is not limited to any specific capital injection.

  • Part 6.2 - Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure - Performance information for capital expenditure incurred by the Crown is the same as that for departmental capital expenditure except for not detailing asset categories and the addition of any conditions on use of the appropriation, any current and past policy initiatives, and a summary of the mechanism for reporting to Parliament.

The scope statement indicates the form of interest or asset acquired by the Crown, such as a capital injection (equity), loan or shares.

Overview of Performance Information

The following table summarises the performance information sought for a ‘standard’ appropriation in each sub-part.

Standard Appropriations Part 2.1 Part 2.2 Part 3.2 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
Expenses N/A N/A N/A
Capital expenditure 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
Expected results N/A N/A N/A N/A
Conditions on use of appropriation N/A N/A
Memorandum account 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
Reporting mechanism N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A

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

Guide to Reading Information Supporting the Estimates (continued)#

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 of each department included in the sector, by reference to performance information set out in Part 2.1 of Votes containing appropriations proposed to be used by the department. This Statement is of particular importance for those departments proposing to use appropriations in more than one Vote.

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 Financial Performance
  • Statement of Forecast Changes in Taxpayers' Funds
  • Statement of Forecast 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.

Statements of Intent of Departments#

The final component of the Information Supporting the Estimates presents the Statements of Intent of departments included in each sector. These Statements contain 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.
  • 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.

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

 

The suite of Budget 2008 documents can be accessed in the Budgets section of the website: www.treasury.govt.nz/budget/2008. 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 - Justice Sector#

Sector Overview Statement#

Justice Sector Contribution to Government Priorities

The Government has set three high-level, long-term priorities for the next decade on which the success of the social, economic, political and cultural activities of the nation will be built.

  • Economic Transformation

The justice sector contributes by providing effective administration and supporting infrastructure for civil courts and tribunals so that national and international business transactions can be conducted with security and confidence.

  • Families - Young and Old

The justice sector supports Families - Young and Old by protecting the safety and security of individuals and communities, and ensuring that people can enjoy their civil and political rights.

  • National Identity

The justice sector provides services that support the maintenance of effective constitutional arrangements, and has an increased role in ensuring that New Zealand is connected internationally.

Sector Outcomes

The sector’s overall outcome is ‘A Safe and Just Society’ for New Zealand. For this outcome to be achieved, communities need to be safe and individuals need to feel secure and that they live in a society where civil and democratic rights and obligations can be enjoyed. Each justice sector agency has a role to play in delivering on these outcomes.

The justice sector outcomes reflect how justice sector agencies contribute to a safe and just society through eight outcome areas:

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

Medium-Term Priorities

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

  • Impact of Crime Reduced - Victims’ rights and victims’ support
  • Crime Reduced - Reduced Māori offending
  • Offenders Held to Account - Increased use of alternatives to prison for less serious offenders
  • Offenders Held to Account - Effective and efficient criminal trial processes
  • Trusted Justice System - Improved satisfaction with justice services.

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

Victims’ Rights and Victims’ Support#

Why is this a priority?

Crime, and its impact on victims, represents a significant cost to the community. Victims can also be further traumatised during the criminal justice system process. Supporting victims, and their rights, can enhance trust in the justice system, and contribute to reduced offending.

For example, victims benefit from participating in restorative justice processes through:

  • being heard by the offender
  • having some influence over the sentence, and
  • what the offender agrees to provide in a restorative plan.

Reduced offending is effected as offenders voluntarily agree to a restorative justice plan, and therefore take accountability for the contents of a plan. This contrasts with normal sentencing, where the sentence is imposed on the offender. Evidence suggests that offenders re-offend less, and the re-offending is less serious, as a result of restorative justice processes.

How will the sector demonstrate its success?

A key measure will include ongoing analyses of groups in the population and their comparable risk of victimisation.

There is a concentration of victimisation risk among the less economically and socially well placed. Concentrated victimisation is one of the most important findings of the New Zealand Crime and Safety Survey.

  • In 2005, 6% of New Zealanders were victimised five times or more.
  • Offences against them accounted for half of all the offences measured in the survey.

These figures undercut the notion of there being an ‘average’ risk, which suggests a uniform distribution of risk across the population as a whole. This is far from the case. Further work being carried out by the Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Social Development should contribute to addressing the needs of these population groups. This work also has the potential to provide indicators and measures to assess progress towards achieving this outcome.

Figure 1 - Risk of victimisation by population group

Figure 1 Risk of victimisation by population group

Reduced Māori Offending#

Why is this a priority?

The criminal justice system applies to all, but needs to do far better at stemming the entry of Māori people in particular, and in managing their exit. Māori are disproportionately represented in the criminal justice system. Demographic trends will see an increase in the proportion of the population in the ‘convictions-critical’ age group, particularly Māori.

  • The Māori incarceration rate was 440 per 100,000 of the population in 2003, and has increased to 620 per 100,000 of the population in 2006. These rates compare with a general New Zealand population rate of 189 per 100,000 in 2006.
  • Māori were more likely to be reconvicted following release from prison.
  • Māori are more likely to be the victim of violent offending.
  • Māori are more likely to experience the risk factors that contribute to criminal offending.

The Effective Interventions package enables the government to “stay tough, and be smarter” about crime and imprisonment. Proposals take a cross-sectoral and strategic approach to reducing crime, re-offending and imprisonment. The rate of criminal offending needs to be reduced in a manner that both prevents those at risk of becoming offenders from offending, and reduces the likelihood that existing offenders will re-offend.

How will the sector demonstrate its success?

Information on Māori offending can be drawn from convictions. Information on ten year trends in key areas are provided below.

Figure 2 - Total convictions: all categories

Figure 2 Total convictions all categories

Figure 3 - Total convictions: violence category

Figure 3 Total convictions violence category

The Department of Corrections Recidivism Index also provides analysis of reoffending, disaggregated by ethnicity. In addition, the Effective Interventions performance framework will assess the effectiveness of initiatives, and in particular for Māori.

Increased use of Alternatives to Prison for Less Serious Offenders#

Why is this a priority?

There are smarter ways than prison to prevent crime and to make criminals accountable to their victims and society. Prison is not the most effective or efficient approach to reducing crime for less serious offences. The Effective Interventions package includes initiatives to reduce the prison population, however continued growth in the prison population remains a concern.

Shorter terms of imprisonment also limit the ability of correctional services to provide rehabilitative and reintegrative programmes, and therefore potentially increase the risks that short term prisoners will be “socialised” with other offenders. Alternative sentences can be more effective than prison at reducing re-offending for less serious crimes.

New Zealand's incarceration rate is the fourth highest in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD).

Figure 4 - OECD prison populations, per 100,000 of population (2006)

Figure 4 OECD prison populations per 100,000 of population for 2006

How will the sector demonstrate its success?

The Effective Interventions performance framework provides the basis for monitoring whether initiatives within this programme are likely to achieve, as expected, both in relation to the programme and intervention logic. Effective Interventions will report on the percentage uptakes of new sentences, including electronic monitoring of bail, intensive supervision, community detention, and home detention.

Incarceration rates will be monitored, with the object of reducing the rates of incarceration per 100,000 of the population. Further work is being done by justice sector agencies to identify what is contributing to the rising prison population, in order to identify further options to reduce the prison population in the short to medium term.

Further measures will also be designed with the advent of the Sentencing Council.

Cost effectiveness can be measured at a minimum in terms of the reduced growth in the prison population, but also in terms of broader benefits associated with reduced re-offending, and other negative health and social outcomes associated with incarceration.

Effective and Efficient Criminal Trial Processes#

Why is this a priority?

Effective and efficient justice services contribute to holding offenders to account, and ensure that the justice sector is responsive to addressing crime.

Demand for justice services is growing due to public expectations of responsiveness, and population change:

  • The projected growth in New Zealand's population is not expected to occur evenly across the country. Relative to other areas, the rate of growth north of Taupo, mainly in the Auckland area, is particularly high. There is an increase in demand for services in the Auckland area.
  • Additionally, growth in the ‘convictions-critical’ 15 to 39 age group is projected to occur in Auckland. Agencies providing services to offenders and victims of criminal offences will need to be able to meet the projected increased demand.

Disposal rates for both summary jurisdiction and jury trials have continued to improve but have been outpaced by the volumes of new business in both jurisdictions, and this has resulted in the number of cases on hand growing.

In addition, any increased delays in courts can affect numbers of people in remand cells. There has been sustained growth in the length of remand over the past ten years.

Courts have increased in efficiency

Figure 5 - District Court: criminal summary throughput

Figure 5 District Court criminal summary throughput

Since 1998, new business in the summary jurisdiction has increased by 32%. Disposals largely kept up with new business. In 2006/2007, 75 percent of cases within the criminal summary jurisdiction of the District Court were resolved within 12 weeks.The ability to continue to achieve the efficiency gains is getting more difficult with growth in new business beginning to run ahead of disposals.

The number of cases on hand in the High Court has also grown:

Figure 7 - High Court: jury trials on hand 1999-2007

Figure 7 High Court jury trials on hand 1999 to 2007

The number of jury trials in the District Court have grown:

Figure 6 - District Court: jury trial throughput

Figure 6 District Court jury trial throughput
 

The number of District Court criminal jury trials increased 36%, but the number of cases on hand has grown by 56%. Sitting hours, and disposal rates in the High Court have been relatively stable, but the number of cases on hand in High Court jury trials has seen a significant growth in the last two years. This is largely driven by methamphetamine cases.

How will the sector demonstrate its success?

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

Figure 8 - Criminal summary throughput, rolling 12-month totals

Figure 8 Criminal summary throughput, rolling 12 month totals

Improved Satisfaction with Justice Services#

Why is this a priority?

Trust and confidence is critical for the ongoing effectiveness of the justice system. There is an ongoing risk to public trust in the justice system, particularly when critical incidents occur, and there is negative public response to accusations of misconduct.

There is some evidence of a decline in trust in relation to some parts of the criminal justice system since 1999. The 2006 New Zealand Crime and Safety Survey showed a decrease in public rating of Police and Probation Services in particular, although it is possible that the timing of the survey could impact significantly on these findings.

How will the sector demonstrate its success?

Key measures will include:

  • Percentage of respondents who consider that justice officers or staff are doing a good or excellent job (New Zealand Crime and Safety Survey)
  • Ratings of different criminal justice groups, by ethnicity (New Zealand Crime and Safety Survey).

Figure 9 - Criminal justice groups rated as doing a good or excellent job: 1999 and 2006

Agency 1999 NZCASS 2006 NZCASS Variance
Police 74% 60% -14%
Juries 63% 59% -4%
Judges 42% 47% +5%
Criminal Lawyers 45% 44% -1%
Probation Officers 50% 41% -9%
Prison Service 39% 40% +1%

Figure 10 - Ratings of different criminal justice groups, by ethnicity

Figure 10 Ratings of different criminal justice groups by ethnicity

Hon Dr Michael Cullen
Attorney-General

Hon Rick Barker
Minister for Courts

Hon Annette King
Minister of Justice
Minister of Police

Hon Phil Goff
Minister of Corrections

 

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 Dr Michael Cullen
Responsible Minister for the Crown Law Office
Responsible Minister for the Parliamentary Counsel Office
16 April 2008

Hon Annette King
Responsible Minister for the Ministry of Justice
Responsible Minister for the New Zealand Police
16 April 2008

Hon Phil Goff
Responsible Minister for the Department of Corrections
16 April 2008

 

Ministerial Explanation and Statement of Responsibility Relating to the Information Provided by the Serious Fraud Office#

The government has announced that the Serious Fraud Office is to be disestablished, with its functions included in the new Organised and Financial Crime Agency of New Zealand (OFCANZ) within the New Zealand Police from 1 July 2008, subject to the passing of the necessary legislation.

In light of this announcement, and in accordance with section 38(3) of the Public Finance Act 1989, the Associate Minister of Finance and I have agreed that the Serious Fraud Office need not provide information on its future operating intentions for the 3-year period normally required by that Act.

As the legislation has yet to be passed, however, there is a possibility that the Serious Fraud Office will still be operating after 1 July 2008, when this 3-year period begins. Consequently, we have asked the Serious Fraud Office to provide forecast financial statements and a statement of forecast service performance for the 2008/09 financial year only, but not the medium-term intentions normally presented in a department's Statement of Intent.

If the necessary legislation is not in force by 1 July 2008, the Serious Fraud Office will continue to operate in accordance with the appropriations in Vote Serious Fraud, its statement of forecast service performance for 2008/09 and, where relevant, the operating intentions set out in its 2007 Statement of Intent, until such time as the Office is disestablished.

I am satisfied that the information on future operating intentions provided by the Serious Fraud Office 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 Dr Michael Cullen
Responsible Minister for the Serious Fraud Office
16 April 2008

 

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 Vote/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 (2008/09 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.

Glenn McStay
Chief Financial Officer
Ministry of Justice
16 April 2008
Counter-signed

Belinda Clark
Secretary for Justice and Chief Executive
Ministry of Justice
16 April 2008

 

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/Votes for which the Department of Corrections is the administering department. Specifically, this information is contained in the Department of Corrections' 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 (2008/09 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.

John Bole
Chief Financial Officer
Department of Corrections
16 April 2008
Counter-signed

Barry Matthews
Chief Executive
Department of Corrections
16 April 2008

 

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/Votes 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 (2008/09 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.

Bruce Simpson
General Manager Finance and Planning
New Zealand Police
16 April 2008
Counter-signed

Howard Broad
Commissioner of Police
New Zealand Police
16 April 2008

 

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/Votes 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 and forecast financial statements.

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 (2008/09 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.

Anne Smith
Chief Financial Officer
Serious Fraud Office
16 April 2008
Counter-signed

Grant Liddell
Director and Chief Executive
Serious Fraud Office
16 April 2008

 

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/Votes 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 (2008/09 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.

Chris Walker
Chief Financial Officer
Crown Law Office
16 April 2008
Counter-signed

Dr David Collins QC
Solicitor-General and Chief Executive
Crown Law Office
16 April 2008

 

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/Votes 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 (2008/09 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.

John Farrell
Acting Corporate Services Manager
Parliamentary Counsel Office
16 April 2008
Counter-signed

David Noble
Chief Parliamentary Counsel
Parliamentary Counsel Office
16 April 2008

 

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

Overview

Appropriations sought for Vote Justice in 2008/09 total $400.033 million. This is intended to be spent as follows:

Services purchased directly from the Ministry of Justice:

  • $1.832 million (less than 1% of the Vote) on purchasing crime prevention and community safety initiatives
  • $24.638 million (6% of the Vote) on purchasing the management of the parliamentary electoral system
  • $29.883 million (7% of the Vote) on purchasing policy advice
  • $5.357 million (1% of the Vote) on purchasing sector leadership and support.

Services purchased through Non-departmental Output Expenses:

  • $17.952 million (5% of the Vote) funding the costs of administering the Legal Services Agency
  • $4.035 million (1% of the Vote) on purchasing policy advice from the Law Commission
  • $7.950 million (2% of the Vote) on purchasing community crime prevention services and programmes delivered by community and local government agency providers
  • $16.378 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
  • $129.563 million (32% of the Vote) funding the Legal Services Agency to make payments of legal aid
  • $17.589 million (5% of the Vote) on purchasing services relating to producing and maintaining electoral rolls
  • $4.139 million (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
  • $1.702 million (less than 1% of the Vote) on purchasing Sentencing Council services
  • $7.931 million (2% of the Vote) on purchasing support for victims
  • $5.267 million (1% of the Vote) for other expenses to be incurred by the Crown and capital expenditure for Crown entities
  • $121.317 million (30% of the Vote) on the purchase of development 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 - Justice
Government Priorities - Themes / Sub-themes Government Outcomes Appropriations
Families Young and Old
Sub-theme: Safer Communities
Justice Sector Outcomes Framework:
First Tier Outcome: A Safe and Just Society
Second Tier Outcome: Safer Communities
Justice Sector Outcomes Framework:
Third Tier Outcomes:
Impact of Crime reduced
Crime Reduced
Offenders Held to Account
International Connectedness
Accessible Justice System
Policy Advice (M42)
  Crime Reduced
Impact of Crime Reduced
Trusted Justice System
Crime Prevention and Community Safety (M42)
    Crime Prevention and Community Safety programmes (M42)
  Crime Reduced
Impact of Crime Reduced
Intensive intervention for serious recidivist youth offenders (M42)
  Impact of Crime Reduced Support for victims:
New Zealand Council of Victim Support Groups (M42)
Families Young and Old
Justice Sector Outcomes Framework:
First Tier Outcome: A Safe and Just Society
Second Tier Outcome: Civil and Democratic Rights are Enjoyed
Justice Sector Outcomes Framework:
Third Tier Outcome:
Trusted Justice System
Sector Leadership and Support (M42)
  Trusted Justice System
Effective Constitutional Arrangements
Policy advice:
Law Commission (M42)
  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)
  Accessible Justice System
Trusted Justice System
Provision of and Access to Legal Services: Legal Services Agency (M42)
    Administration of legal services: 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)

The Justice Sector Outcomes were approved by Justice Sector ministers in September 2006, and came into effect on July 1, 2007.

Summary of Financial Activity#

Summary of Financial Activity - Justice
  2003/04 2004/05 2005/06 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12
  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 141,856 170,993 202,949 200,583 232,985 232,585 61,710 211,739 273,449 229,216 242,003 252,479
Benefits and Other Unrequited Expenses - - - - - - N/A - - - - -
Borrowing Expenses - - - - - - - - - - - -
Other Expenses - 153 363 365 6,600 300 - 1,103 1,103 300 300 300
Capital Expenditure 29,232 41,420 56,570 61,117 93,193 93,193 121,317 4,164 125,481 95,570 70,672 70,612
Intelligence and Security Department Expenses and Capital Expenditure - - - - - - - N/A - - - -

Total Appropriations

171,088 212,566 259,882 262,065 332,778 326,078 183,027 217,006 400,033 325,086 312,975 323,391

Crown Revenue and Receipts

                       
Tax Revenue - - - - - - N/A N/A - - - -
Non-Tax Revenue 187 613 390 182 476 476 N/A N/A 476 476 476 476
Capital Receipts 118 - - - 200 200 N/A N/A 200 200 200 200

Total Crown Revenue and Receipts

305 613 390 182 676 676 N/A N/A 676 676 676 676

Budget Policy Initiatives#

Budget Policy initiatives - Justice
Policy Initiative Appropriation 2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Legal Aid Provider Remuneration Other Expenses to be Incurred by the Crown - Legal Aid - 11,174 - - -
Supporting a Sustainable NGO Social Service Sector Other Expenses to be Incurred by the Crown - Support and Assistance provided by Victim Support to Victims of Crime - 2,265 1,747 1,751 1,756
Expert Panel and Citizens' Forum on Electoral System and State Funding Departmental Output Expense - Policy Advice (130) (120) - - -
Longitudinal Study Transfers Departmental Output Expense - Policy Advice (50) (100) (100) - -
Review of the Structure of Electoral Agencies, Political Funding and Donations Departmental Output Expense - Policy Advice 130 120 - - -
National Anti-Tagging Strategy Departmental Output Expense - Crime Prevention and Community Safety 627 655 655 655 655
Moriori Identity and Heritage Trust Other Expenses to be Incurred by the Crown - Moriori Identity and Heritage Trust 6,000 - - - -
Foreshore and Seabed Discussions with Te Rarawa Departmental Output Expense - Policy Advice
Other Expenses to be Incurred by the Crown-Contribution to Foreshore and Seabed Negotiation Costs
390


450
2,246


-
2,246


-
2,246


-
2,246


-
Review of War Pensions Act 1954 Non-Departmental Output Expense - Advice from the Law Commission 91 84 - - -
Meeting the Future Requirements of the Independent Police Conduct Authority Non-Departmental Output Expense - Equity Promotion and Protection Services
Capital Expenditure - Independent Police Conduct Authority
-

-
1,277

257
1,277

-
1,050

-
1,075



-
Reinstating Capacity for Public Information Campaign on MMP Non-Departmental Output Expense - Provision of Electoral Services - 550 - - -
To allow the Electoral Enrolment Centre to meet its statutory obligations Non-Departmental Output Expense - Producing and Maintaining Electoral Rolls - 3,397 1,230 1,435 -
Establishment of the Sentencing Council Non-Departmental Output Expense - Sentencing Council
Capital Expenditure - Sentencing Council
-

-
1,702

120
1,424

20
1,340

20
1,307

20
Establishment of the Sentencing Council Impact on Net Assets Schedule - 270 - - -

Vote Structure

The chart below displays the composition of Vote Justice in terms of the proportion of each output expense to the total departmental appropriation of $61.710 million.

Figure 1 - Departmental output expense

Figure 1 - Departmental output expense
Figure 1 - Departmental output expense
Source: Ministry of Justice

The chart below shows the composition of Vote Justice in terms of the proportion of each output expense to the total non-departmental appropriation of $211.739 million for non-departmental output expense.

Figure 2 - Non-departmental output expenses

Figure 2 - Non-departmental output expenses
Figure 2 - Non-departmental output expenses
Source: Ministry of Justice

Departmental Output Trends

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

Figure 3 - Departmental output trends

Figure 3 - Departmental output trends
Figure 3 - Departmental output trends
Source: Ministry of Justice

The increase in 2008/09 is mainly due to cyclical nature of the funding for the general election.

Non-Departmental Output Trends

Figure 4 - Non-departmental output trends

Figure 4 - Non-departmental output trends
Figure 4 - Non-departmental output trends
Source: Ministry of Justice

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: 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 (M42)

Outcome: Effective Constitutional Arrangements
Impact: Improved public confidence in the administration of the parliamentary electoral process and fewer institutional barriers to participating in elections

Management of the Parliamentary Electoral System (M42)

Outcomes: Impact of Crime Reduced, Crime Reduced, Offenders Held to Account, International Connectedness, Accessible Justice System
Impact: Ministerial decision-making is effectively supported by appropriate advice on justice related issues

Policy Advice (M42)

Outcomes: Trusted Justice System
Impact: Justice Sector coordination is improved

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
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 1,806 1,806 1,832
Revenue from the Crown 1,775 1,775 1,801
Revenue from Others 31 31 31

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Crime Prevention and Community Safety (M42) - Justice
  2007/08 2008/09
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Percentage of advice and documentation that meet the Ministry's criteria 1 - - 100%
All funding agreements will have their provider monitoring reports reviewed and assessed at least once per year for contract compliance 1 - - 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%

Note 1 - New Measures for 2008/09.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Crime Prevention and Community Safety (M42) - Justice
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
National Anti-Tagging Strategy 2008 627 655 655 655 655
National Office Accommodation 2007 43 131 131 131 131
Baseline Review 2005 85 95 95 95 95
Reduce family violence through establishment of inter-agency family safety teams 2004 90 90 90 90 90

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
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 9,831 9,431 24,638
Revenue from the Crown 9,809 9,809 24,616
Revenue from Others 22 22 22

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

Reflects the cyclical nature of funding for general elections.

Output Performance Measures and Standards#

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Managing the Parliamentary Electoral Process (M42) - Justice
  2007/08 2008/09
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Post-election market research shows high satisfaction levels of voters, non-voters, political parties and candidates 1 - - Achieved
Statutory deadlines are met for by-elections and referenda Achieved Achieved Achieved
Declaration of election of list members to vacancies is published within three working days of notification of vacancy Achieved Achieved Achieved

Note 1 - New Measure for 2008/09.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Managing the Parliamentary Electoral Process (M42) - Justice
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Conduct of the 2008 General Election 2007 277 7,106 - - -
National Office Accommodation 2007 52 164 164 164 164
Administration of Electoral Finance Reforms (preparation phase) 2006 200 - - - -
Funding for Representation Commission 2005 131 - - - -
Baseline Review 2005 151 169 169 169 169

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 in Charge of Treaty Negotiations.

Expenses and Revenue#

Expenses and Revenue - Policy Advice (M42) - Justice
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 25,199 25,199 29,883
Revenue from the Crown 24,884 24,884 29,591
Revenue from Others 315 315 292

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

Mainly due to the increase in funding for 2008/09 for the Baseline Review and funding for Foreshore Seabed discussions with Te Rarawa.

Output Performance Measures and Standards#

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Policy Advice (M42) - Justice
  2007/08 2008/09
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 1 - - 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

Note 1 - New Measure for 2008/09.

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
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Expert Panel and Citizens' Forum on Electoral System and State Funding 2008 (130) (120) - - -
Review of the Structure of Electoral Agencies, Political Funding and Donations 2007 130 120 - - -
Foreshore Seabed discussions with Te Rarawa 2007 390 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 (300) (300) (300) (300) (300)
National Office Accommodation 2007 680 2,116 2,116 2,116 2,116
Maintaining and Enhancing the New Zealand Crime and Safety Survey 2006 731 731 731 731 731
Children's Day Funding 2006 (5) (5) (5) (5) (5)
Foreshore Negotiation Team 2005 1,392 1,392 1,392 1,392 1,392
Financial Action Task Force Compliance Programme 2005 358 358 358 358 358
Resource Management Act/Coastal Marine Area (RMA/CMA) Implementation 2005 2,300 2,300 2,300 2,300 2,300
Baseline Review 2005 4,876 7,233 7,233 7,233 7,233
Raise Restorative Justice Practice Standards 2004 180 180 180 180 180
Justice Sector Knowledge Enhancement 2004 1,255 1,255 1,255 1,255 1,255
Te Hurihanga Youth Residential Programme 2004 27 27 27 27 27
Fiscal Pressures 2004 26 26 26 26 26
Obligations under OECD Financial Action Task Force (FATF) convention 2003 119 119 119 119 119
Maintain and enhance Ministry capability 2003 622 622 622 622 622

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
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 5,213 5,213 5,357
Revenue from the Crown 5,172 5,172 5,316
Revenue from Others 41 41 41

Output Performance Measures and Standards#

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Sector Leadership and Support (M42) - Justice
  2007/08 2008/09
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 1 - - 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 1 - - Satisfactory or better

Note 1 - New Measures for 2008/09.

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
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Quality Assurance - Victims Support 2007 (60) (80) (80) (80) (80)
National Office Accommodation 2006 38 110 110 110 110
Baseline Review 2005 2,395 2,412 2,412 2,412 2,412
Establishment of the Judicial Conduct Commissioner 2004 137 137 137 137 137

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 System, 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 System, 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
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 youth offenders (M42)
Outcomes: Accessible Justice System, 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 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 System, Trusted Justice System
Impact: Protective fiduciary services are available to those who require them
Provision of protective fiduciary services(M42)
Outcomes: Offenders are Held to Account
Impacts: Guidelines and information are provided to the judiciary and the public regarding sentencing and parole
Sentencing Council (M42)
Outcomes: 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)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to funding the costs of administering the legal aid schemes. This includes the processing of legal aid applications and certified claims, managing legal aid debt establishment and repayment, and the process of approving and auditing providers of legally aided services. This appropriation does not include the payment for legally aided services.

Expenses

Expenses - Administration of Legal Services Agency (M42) - Justice
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 18,765 18,765 17,952

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Administration of Legal Services Agency (M42) - Justice
  2007/08 2008/09
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Number of new criminal legal aid applications administered 60,000-65,000 58,974 60,000-65,000
Number of new civil legal aid (family) applications administered 23,000-27,000 21,248 21,000-24,000
Number of new civil legal aid (other) applications administered 2,300-2,700 2,529 2,300-2,700
Number of criminal legal aid debts established 15,000-20,000 14,436 16,000-21,000
Number of civil (family) legal aid debts established 7,500-10,000 3,246 3,000-6,000
Number of civil (other) legal aid debts established 1,000-1,500 576 700-1,200

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Administration of Legal Services Agency (M42) - Justice
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Legal Services Management System 2007 917 294 1,618 1,570 1,570
Appointment of two additional Judges 2005 33 33 33 33 33
Appointment of District Court Judges 2005 58 58 58 58 58
Legal Eligibility Review 2004 6,810 6,774 6,774 6,774 6,774
Legal Aid grant staff 2003 907 907 907 907 907
Establishment of debt management capability 2003 215 215 215 215 215

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
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 5,390 5,390 4,035

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

Funding to set up an establishment unit attached to the Law Commission was granted only up to 2007/08.

Output Performance Measures and Standards#

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Advice from the Law Commission (M42) - Justice
  2007/08 2008/09
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
The Commission will complete the projects on its 2008/09 work programme within budget and on time as agreed with the Minister Achieved Achieved Achieved
All Commission reports and advice will comply with the Commission's internal quality assurance processes Achieved Achieved Achieved

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Advice from the Law Commission (M42) - Justice
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Review of War Pensions Act 1954 2008 91 94 - - -
Law Commission Legislation Design Committee Funding 2006 1,085 976 867 867 867
Effective Interventions Sentencing Council 2006 1,239 - - - -

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
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 7,950 7,950 7,950

Output Performance Measures and Standards#

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Crime Prevention and Community Safety Programmes (M42) - Justice
  2007/08 2008/09
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 >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
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
National Anti-Tagging Strategy 2007 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000 2,000
Neighbourhood Support Funding 2006 50 - - - -
Raise Restorative Justice practices 2004 644 644 644 644 644

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
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 150 150 130

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
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 14,959 14,959 16,248
Human Rights Commission 8,913 8,913 9,113
Independent Police Conduct Authority 2,586 2,586 3,863
Privacy Commissioner 3,108 3,108 3,148
Inspector General of Intelligence and Security 352 352 124

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

Mainly due to increase in funding for Independent Police Conduct Authority to meet future requirements.

Output Performance Measures and Standards#

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Equity Promotion and Protection Services (M42) - Justice
  2007/08 2008/09
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard

Human Rights Commission

     
Projected number of complaints and enquires dealt with 17,000 15,000 15,000
Projected number of promotion and education programmes 15 15 16
Projected number of advocacy and protection programmes 4 4 8
Projected number of submissions and other policy interventions 40 40 40
Projected number of human rights and Privacy Act matters conducted 65-80 80-110 80-110
Complaints and enquiries dealt with to agreed internal standards 90% 90% 95%
Complaints and enquiries closed in one year with the situation advanced for the enquirer/complainant 1 - - 80%
Promotion and education programmes delivered to agreed internal standards impacts reported annually 90% 90% 90%
Advocacy and protection programmes are delivered to agreed internal standards and impacts are reported annually 90% 90% 90%
Submissions and reports produced to agreed internal standards Within timeframe on a case by case basis Information is clear, accurate and accessible 90% 90% 90%
Human rights and privacy matters conducted to agreed internal standards 90% 90% 95%
Decisions on representation within 60 days of application 90% 90% 90%

Independent Police Conduct Authority (IPCA) 2

     
Undertake a survey of complainants' satisfaction with IPCA processes 1 - - Satisfactory or better
Number of complaints under investigation that are less than 12 months old by 30 June 2009 1 - - 60%
The number of complaints in the backlog will be reduced by 30 June 2009 1 - - 40% reduction
Number of investigation reports that are released publicly 1 - - 6
Undertake a retrospective baseline against which to monitor performance over time and to compare performance against similar international jurisdictions 1 - - Achieved
Enquiries to the Authority will be responded to within one working day 1 - - Achieved

Privacy Commissioner

     
Projected number of complaints received 600-700 600-700 500-700
Projected number of complaints processed 600-800 600-800 550-650
Projected number of education/public information programmes completed 60 60 50-70
Projected number of inquiries received 6,000 6,000 5,000-7,000
Projected number of active information matching programmes monitored 40 40 46-50
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%

Note 1 - New Measures for 2008/09.

Note 2 - The Independent Police Conduct Authority will develop performance measures which better reflect its current operating context, and will have these in place for the 2009/10 year.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Equity Promotion and Protection Services (M42) - Justice
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Police Conduct Authority - Meeting the Future Requirements 2008 - 1,277 1,227 1,050 1,075
Human Rights Commission - Infrastructure and Knowledge Management 2007 207 178 164 164 164
Police Complaints Authority - Ongoing funding 2007 599 599 599 599 599
Human Rights Commission - Wage Overhead 2007 1,580 1,819 1,951 2,115 2,115
Human Rights Commission - Part 1A Funding 2006 265 255 255 255 255
Privacy Commissioner - Maintain Business Continuity and Capability 2006 260 300 300 300 300
Privacy Commissioner - Provide Capacity for Information Matching 2006 168 168 168 168 168
Privacy Commissioner - Capability Building 2005 332 332 332 332 332
Human Rights Commission - EEO Obligations 2005 112 112 112 112 112
Police Complaints Authority - Maintain Capability 2005 418 418 418 418 418
Privacy Commissioner - Strengthening Resources, Services and Capability 2004 198 198 198 198 198
Human Rights Commission - Activities Related to New Statutory Mandate 2004 185 185 185 185 185
Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security - New Administrative Arrangements 2004 32 32 32 32 32
Police Complaints Authority - Implementation of the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture 2004 49 49 49 49 49
Human Rights Commission - Implementation of the Optional Protocol to the Convention against Torture 2004 59 59 59 59 59
Privacy Commissioner - Capacity Building 2003 197 197 197 197 197

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
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 3,397 3,397 -

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

Funding approved only up to 2007/08.

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
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Te Hurihanga Youth Residential Programme 2007 1,270 - - - -

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
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 111,779 111,779 129,563

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

Result of the latest forecast of expenditure and new funding approved in 2008 for Legal Aid Provider Remuneration.

Output Performance Measures and Standards#

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Legal Aid (M42) - Justice
  2007/08 2008/09
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Projected number of criminal cases granted 52,500-57,500 51,519 53,500-58,500
Projected number of family cases granted 20,500-26,000 18,811 18,500-24,000
Projected number of civil (other) cases granted 2,000-2,500 1,805 2,000-2,500
Public Defence Service - Number of Criminal Legal Aid Cases assigned to the Public Defence Service 1 2,100-2,500 2,670 1,900-2,300

Note 1 - The Public Defence Service is a five-year pilot that finishes in April 2009.  If the Public Defence Service is continued beyond April 2009 it can be expected that the number of criminal Legal Aid cases assigned to the Public Defence Service will be within the range of 2,300-2,700.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Legal Aid (M42) - Justice
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Legal Aid Provider Remuneration 2008 - 11,174 - - -
1000 Police 2007 889 889 889 889 889
Legal Aid Eligibility Review 2006 21,190 21,672 21,672 21,672 21,672
Appointment of two additional judges 2005 402 402 402 402 402
Additional District Court Judges 2004 714 714 714 714 714
Implementation of Legal Services Amendment Act 2003 2003 133 133 133 133 133
Legal impact of Supreme Court Act 2003 89 89 89 89 89
Savings from debt management capability 2003 (711) (711) (711) (711) (711)

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
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation - - 17,589

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

This is a new appropriation created by transferring related funds from Provision of Electoral Services.

Output Performance Measures and Standards#

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Producing and Maintaining Electoral Rolls (M42) - Justice
  2007/08 2008/09
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Percentage of eligible electors enrolled as at parliamentary election day 91.5%-92.5% 95.2% 93.5%-95.5%
Accuracy of roll data 95-98% 98.4% 95-98%
Percentage of eligible electors enrolled as at 30 June 90.5-91.5% 94.7% 93.5-95.5%

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Producing and Maintaining Electoral Rolls (M42) - Justice
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
To allow the Electoral Enrolment Centre to meet its statutory requirements 2008 - 3,397 1,230 1,435 -

Provision of Electoral Services - Broadcasting PLA (M42)#

Scope of Appropriation#

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

Expenses#

Expenses - Provision of Electoral Services Broadcasting PLA (M42) - Justice
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation - - 2,855

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

Reflects the cyclical nature of the funding for general elections.

Output Performance Measures and Standards#

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Provision of Electoral Services Broadcasting PLA (M42) - Justice
  2007/08 2008/09
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 1 - - 100%
Projected number of political parties for which registration details and eligibility for election broadcast time and funds are maintained and updated 1 - - 17-27

Note 1 - New Measures for 2008/09.

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
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 18,600 18,600 1,284

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

Funds relating to producing and maintaining electoral rolls have been transferred to the new appropriation, Producing and Maintaining Electoral Rolls.

Output Performance Measures and Standards#

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Provision of Electoral Services (M42) - Justice
  2007/08 2008/09
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Number of publicly available resources that have been designed for use in schools 4 4 5
Number of research reports commissioned on aspects of electoral participation 3-7 5 2
Number of presentations made on electoral matters (in New Zealand and overseas) 35-45 50 40-50
Number of complaints about administration of party or third party registration, listing or compliance requirements 1 - - -

Note 1 - New Measure for 2008/09.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Provision of Electoral Services (M42) - Justice
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Reinstating Capacity for Public Information Campaign on MMP 2008 - 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
  2007/08 2008/09
  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
  2007/08 2008/09
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
New and revised wills prepared 21,000 25,572 24,000
Incapacitated persons administration 6,680 hrs 7671 hrs 1,200 hrs
Incapacitated persons advice 1,000 hrs 1,184 hrs 1,200hrs
Small estates and trusts administration 10,519 hrs 9,970 hrs 7,500 hrs
Small estates and trusts administration: Tax returns 1,100 1,300 1,300
Public functions and other services 10 hrs 12 hrs 12 hrs

The outputs will be delivered to the standards set out in the 2008/09 Memorandum of Understanding between the Public Trust and the Crown.

Sentencing Council (M42)#

Scope of Appropriation#

This appropriation is limited to funding the Sentencing Council to produce sentencing and parole guidelines, and to provide information to the judiciary and the public about sentencing and parole.

Expenses#

Expenses - Sentencing Council (M42) - Justice
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation - - 1,702

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

New funding approved in the 2008 budget.

Output Performance Measures and Standards#

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Sentencing Council (M42) - Justice
  2007/08 2008/09
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
To produce inaugural Sentencing and Parole Guidelines in accordance with the requirements of the Sentencing Council Act 2007 1 - - Achieved
To put in place strategies to inform the public on sentencing and parole practice as determined appropriate by the Council 1 - - Achieved

Note 1 - New Measures for 2008/09.
The Sentencing Council will implement new performance measures for the 2009/10 year, as part of its formal establishment from July 2008.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Sentencing Council (M42) - Justice
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Establishment of the Sentencing Council 2008 - 1,702 1,424 1,340 1,307

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
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 5,446 5,446 7,931

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

New funding for the initiative Supporting a Sustainable NGO Social Service Sector.

Output Performance Measures and Standards#

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Support and Assistance provided by Victim Support to Victims of Crime (M42) - Justice
  2007/08 2008/09
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Client Satisfaction 85% 93% 95%
Requests for financial assistance to attend Court 250-300 300-400 300-400
Requests for financial assistance will be processed within 10 working days of receipt 95% 95% 95%
Audits of Victim Support Offices will be conducted 10 10 10
Total number of incidents responded to 80,000-85,000 80,000-85,000 80,000-85,000
Number of victims supported 100,000-105,000 100,000-105,000 100,000-105,000
Number of visits made to victims 24,000-26,000 25,000-28,000 25,000-28,000
Average time per contact with victims 25-30 minutes 25-30 minutes 25-30 minutes
Average number of contacts per victim 2-3 2.5-3.5 2.5-3.5
Number of contacts assisting victims to prepare a victim impact statement 2,700-3,000 2,500-3,000 2,500-3,000
Number of applications from family members and friends of homicide victims receiving counselling 175-180 180-200 180-200
Number of counselling sessions provided for families and friends of homicide victims 500-600 550-650 550-650
Number of discretionary grants provided to families of homicide victims 35-40 40-45 40-45
Number of victims assisted financially to make submissions at parole hearings 55-60 60-75 60-75
Number of contacts with victims seeking assistance to make submissions at a parole hearing 100-120 160-170 160-170
Number of applications to attend Court Hearings 250-200 300-400 300-400
Number of households assessed and provided with security equipment 100-120 80-100 80-100

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
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Supporting a Sustainable NGO Social Service Sector 2008 - 2,265 1,747 1,751 1,756
Quality Assurance 2007 60 80 80 80 80
Complete Restructure of Victim Support and Maintain Service Delivery to Victims 2006 2,402 2,670 2,870 2,820 2,820
Restructure of Victim Support Operations 2003 444 444 444 444 444

Summary of Service Providers#

Summary of Service Providers - Summary of Service Providers - Justice
Provider 2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2007/08
Estimated Actual
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
Reporting
Mechanism
Expiry of
Funding
Commitment
Legal Services Agency:
Administration of the Legal Services Agency
Legal Aid
130,544 130,544 136,341 Provider's annual report  
Law Commission:
Advice from the Law Commission
5,390 5,390 4,035 Provider's annual report  
Human Rights Commission:
Equity promotion and protection services
8,913 8,913 9,113 Provider's annual report  
Independent Police Conduct Authority: 
Equity promotion and protection services
2,586 2,586 3,863 Provider's annual report  
Privacy Commissioner:
Equity promotion and protection services
3,108 3,108 3,148 Provider's annual report  
Inspector-General of Intelligence and Security:
Equity promotion and protection services

352

352

124
Provider's end of year report  
Electoral Enrolment Centre (Business Unit of New Zealand Post Ltd):
Producing and maintaining Electoral Rolls


17,866
17,866 17,589 Provider's annual report  
Electoral Commission: 
Provision of Electoral Services
734 734 1,284 Provider's annual report  
Public Trust:
Provision of Protective Fiduciary Services
4,500 4,500 4,500 Provider's annual report  
Victim Support:
Support and Assistance Provided by Victim Support to Victims of Crime
5,446 5,446 5,446 Section 32A report  
Sentencing Council - - 1,702 Provider's annual report  

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

Part 5 - Details and Expected Results for Other Expenses#

Part 5.2 - Non-Departmental Other Expenses#

Intended Impacts, Outcomes and Objectives

Intended Impacts, Outcomes and Objectives - Part 5.2 NonDepartmental Other Expenses - Justice
Intended Impacts, Outcomes or Objectives of Appropriations Appropriations
Objective:Contributions to negotiations for Foreshore and Seabed negotiations Contribution to Foreshore and Seabed Negotiation costs (M42)

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
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 600 300 1,103

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

Mainly due to additional funding for 2007/08 for commencing discussions with Te Rarawa and expense transfers from 2007/08 to 2008/09.

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
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Foreshore and Seabed Discussions with Te Rarawa 2007 450 - - - -

Moriori Identity and Heritage Trust (M42)#

Scope of Appropriation#

Establishment of a trust that is intended to rebuild, reclaim and promote Moriori culture, identity and heritage.

Expenses#

Expenses - Moriori Identity and Heritage Trust (M42) - Justice
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 6,000 - -

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

This is a new appropriation that was approved during the year. An in-principle transfer of $6 million has been requested for this expenditure.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Moriori Identity and Heritage Trust (M42) - Justice
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Moriori Identity and Heritage Trust 2007 6,000 - - - -

Reporting Mechanisms#

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

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

Part 6 - Details and Expected Results for Capital Expenditure#

Part 6.1 - Departmental Capital Expenditure#

Intended Impacts, Outcomes and Objectives

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

Ministry of Justice - Capital Expenditure PLA (M42)

Scope of Appropriation

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

Capital Expenditure

Capital Expenditure - Ministry of Justice Capital Expenditure PLA (M42) - Justice
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Forests/Agricultural - - -
Land 2,117 2,117 1,499
Property, Plant and Equipment 46,652 64,642 92,139
Intangibles 43,603 25,613 27,679
Other - - -
Total Appropriation 92,372 92,372 121,317
Forests/Agricultural - - -
Land 2,117 2,117 1,499
Property, Plant and Equipment 46,652 64,642 92,139
Intangibles 43,603 25,613 27,679
Other - - -
Total Appropriation 92,372 92,372 121,317

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The forecast capital expenditure per the 2008 Statement of Intent was $127.117 million. The decrease from this original forecast was mainly due to delays in the Ministry's building projects. These delays were the result of the tight construction market and additional time taken to obtain planning consent and sign-off from stakeholders. The increase in capital expenditure for 2008/09 reflects work expected to be completed in 2007/08 now rolling over to 2008/09. The Ministry also received addition capital of $270,000 for the establishment of Sentencing Council.

Part 6.2 - Non-Departmental Capital Expenditure#

Intended Impacts, Outcomes and Objectives#

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

Human Rights Commission (M42)#

Scope of Appropriation

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

Capital Expenditure

Capital Expenditure - Human Rights Commission (M42) - Justice
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 445 445 50

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

Reduced funding approved for 2008/09.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Human Rights Commission (M42) - Justice
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Infrastructure and Knowledge management 2007 445 50 45 - -

Independent Police Conduct Authority (M42)#

Scope of Appropriation#

Capital Funds for Independent Police Conduct Authority

Capital Expenditure#

Capital Expenditure - Independent Police Conduct Authority (M42) - Justice
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation - - 257

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

New funding for Meeting the future Requirements of the Independent Police Conduct Authority.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Independent Police Conduct Authority (M42) - Justice
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Meeting the future Requirements of the Independent Police Conduct Authority 2008 - 257 - - -

Scope of Appropriation#

Capital Expenditure to Implement the Legal Services Management System

Capital Expenditure#

Capital Expenditure - Legal Services Agency (M42) - Justice
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 376 376 3,737

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

Increased funding approved for Legal Services Management System for 2008/09.

Expected Results#

Expected Results - Legal Services Agency (M42) - Justice
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Successful development and implementation of the Legal Services Management System - - Achieved

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Legal Services Agency (M42) - Justice
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Legal Services Management System 2007 376 3,737 112 60 -

Sentencing Council (M42)#

Scope of Appropriation#

Capital funding for Sentencing Council.

Capital Expenditure#

Capital Expenditure - Sentencing Council (M42) - Justice
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation - - 120

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

New funding approved for the establishment of the Sentencing Council.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Sentencing Council (M42) - Justice
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Establishment of the Sentencing Council 2008 - 120 20 20 20

Reporting Mechanisms#

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

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

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

Appropriations sought for Vote Courts in 2008/09 total $720.602 million. This is intended to be spent as follows:

  • $398.659 million (55% 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
  • $233.673 million (33% of the Vote) on purchasing services from non-departmental providers. The major part of the appropriation covers costs incurred under various Acts
  • $88.270 million (12% of the Vote) on non-departmental expenditure to cover judges' salaries and allowances.

The Ministry expects to collect $274.369 million of Crown revenue in 2008/09, largely from fines and other penalties imposed through the Courts.

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

Part 1.2 - High-Level Objectives of the Vote#

Government Priorities and Outcomes - Links to Appropriations - Courts
Government Priorities - Themes / Sub-themes Government Outcomes Appropriations
Families Young and Old
Sub-theme: Safer Communities
Justice Sector Outcomes Framework:
Third Tier Outcomes:
Offenders Held to Account
Accessible Justice System
Trusted Justice System
Collection and Enforcement of Fines and Civil Debts Services (M19)
Justice Sector Outcomes Framework:
First Tier Outcome:A Safe and Just Society
Second Tier Outcomes:Safer Communities,
Civil and Democratic Rights are Enjoyed
Accessible Justice System
Trusted Justice System
Offenders Held to Account
Impact of Crime Reduced
District Court Services (M19)
    Higher Court Services (M19)
Families Young and Old
Justice Sector Outcomes Framework:
First Tier Outcome:A Safe and Just Society
Second Tier Outcomes:Civil and Democratic Rights are Enjoyed
Justice Sector Outcomes Framework:
Third Tier Outcome:
Accessible Justice System
Trusted Justice System
Specialist Courts, Tribunals and Other Authorities Services (M19)
    Waitangi Tribunal Services (M19)

The Justice Sector Outcomes were approved by justice sector ministers in September 2006, and came into effect on July 1, 2007.

Summary of Financial Activity#

Summary of Financial Activity - Courts
  2003/04 2004/05 2005/06 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12
  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 245,931 267,090 303,790 330,448 377,682 375,352 398,659 - 398,659 388,051 382,817 381,839
Benefits and Other Unrequited Expenses - - - - - - N/A - - - - -
Borrowing Expenses - - - - - - - - - - - -
Other Expenses 107,629 165,219 182,110 217,166 315,131 315,131 - 321,943 321,943 320,963 320,963 320,963
Capital Expenditure - - - - - - - - - - - -
Intelligence and Security Department Expenses and Capital Expenditure - - - - - - - N/A - - - -

Total Appropriations

353,560 432,309 485,900 547,614 692,813 690,483 398,659 321,943 720,602 709,014 703,780 702,802

Crown Revenue and Receipts

                       
Tax Revenue - - - - - - N/A N/A - - - -
Non-Tax Revenue 223,221 238,513 240,507 250,314 264,209 264,209 N/A N/A 274,369 274,369 274,369 274,369
Capital Receipts 3 3 - - - - N/A N/A - - - -

Total Crown Revenue and Receipts

223,224 238,516 240,507 250,314 264,209 264,209 N/A N/A 274,369 274,369 274,369 274,369

Budget Policy Initiatives#

Budget Policy initiatives - Courts
Policy Initiative Appropriation 2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Supporting a Sustainable NGO Social Service Sector

Domestic Violence Professional Fees(M19)

Other Expenses to be Incurred by the Crown
- 5,222 5,222 5,222 5,222
Preservation/Access of Physical Record: Maori Land Court/Waitangi Tribunal

Specialist Courts, Tribunals and Other Authorities Services(M19)

Departmental Output Expense
- 913 822 487 487
Greater Auckland Region Service Delivery Strategy

District Court Services(M19)

Departmental Output Expenses
- 3,200 3,100 - -
Gisborne District Court Expansion

District Court Services(M19)

Departmental Output Expenses
- 64 913 1,399 1,466
Establishment of the Sentencing Council

District Court Services(M19)

Departmental Output Expenses
- 90 20 20 20
Funding for Additional Judicial Appointments

Higher Courts Services(M19)

Departmental Output Expense
641 793 793 793 793
Administration of Insolvencies

Higher Courts Services(M19)

Departmental Output Expense
(82) (140) (140) (140) (140)

District Court Services(M19)

Departmental Output Expenses
(45) (108) (108) (108) (108)
Immigration Advisers Licensing Act 2007

Specialist Courts, Tribunals and Other Authorities Services(M19)

Departmental Output Expense
43 213 210 210 210

Tribunal Members Fees and Expenses(M19)

Other Expenses to be Incurred by the Crown
- 48 48 48 48
Location of the Immigration and Protection Tribunal

Specialist Courts, Tribunals and Other Authorities Services(M19)

Departmental Output Expense
3,348 2,891 3,517 2,145 1,100

Vote Structure

The chart below displays the comparison of Vote Courts in terms of the proportion of each output expense to the total departmental appropriation of $398.659 million.

Figure 1 - Trends in departmental output expenses

Figure 1 Departmental output expenses
Figure 1 Departmental output expenses
Source: Ministry of Justice

Departmental Output Trends

The chart below shows the trend in total departmental appropriations over time:

Figure 2 - Trends in appropriation - departmental outputs

Figure 2 - Trends in Appropriation - Departmental outputs
Figure 2 - Trends in Appropriation - Departmental outputs
Source: Ministry of Justice

The estimated actual for 2007/08 is $375.352 million and the budget for 2008/09 is $398.659 million. The difference is mainly due to expense transfers from 2007/08 to 2008/09 and new initiatives approved in Budget 2008.

Non-Departmental Output Trends

The chart below shows the trend in total non-departmental appropriations over time:

Figure 3 - Trends in non-departmental output expenses

Figure 3 - Non-Departmental Output Trends
Figure 3 - Non-Departmental Output Trends
Source: Ministry of Justice

Part 2 - Details and Expected Performance for Output Expenses#

Part 2.1 - Departmental Output Expenses#

Intended Impacts, Outcomes and Objectives

Intended Impacts, Outcomes and Objectives - Part 2.1 Departmental Output Expenses - Courts
Intended Impacts, Outcomes or Objectives of Appropriations Appropriations
Outcome: Accessible Justice System, Trusted Justice System, Offenders Held to Account
Impact: Fines and civil debt are resolved
Collection and Enforcement of Fines and Civil Debts Services (M19)
Outcomes: Accessible Justice System, Trusted Justice System, Offenders Held to Account, Impact of Crime Reduced
Impact: Judicial decision making is effectively supported
District Court Services (M19)
Outcomes: Accessible Justice System, Trusted Justice System, Offenders Held to Account, Impact of Crime Reduced
Impact: Judicial decision making is effectively supported
Higher Court Services (M19)
Outcome: Accessible Justice System, Trusted Justice System
Impact: Specialist Courts, Tribunals and other Authorities decision making is effectively supported
Specialist Courts, Tribunals and Other Authorities Services (M19)
Outcome: Accessible Justice System, Trusted Justice System
Impact: Waitangi Tribunal decision making is effectively supported
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
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 62,752 62,752 66,232
Revenue from the Crown 58,385 58,385 61,865
Revenue from Others 4,367 4,367 4,367

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Collection and Enforcement of Fines and Civil Debts Services (M19) - Courts
  2007/08 2008/09
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Amount collected $202 - $218m $202 - $218m $216 - $234m
Percentage of court imposed fines collected or placed under arrangement within four months 80%-85% 80%-85% 80%-85%
Percentage of infringement fines collected or placed under arrangement within four months 67.5%-72.5% 67.5%-72.5% 67.5%-72.5%
Percentage of civil enforcement applications actioned within 28 days of receipt of court 1 85%-90% 85%-90% 85%-90%

Note 1 - Revised Measure for 2008/09

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
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Justice Field Staff Remuneration 2007 4,515 4,696 4,884 4,884 4,884
National Office Accommodation 2007 188 590 590 590 590
Strengthening the National Court Infrastructure 2006 40 56 57 57 57
Allowing for the additional Depreciation Expense and Capital Charge 2006 183 183 183 183 183
Levin Court House Replacement 2005 9 20 20 20 20
Invercargill - New Court House 2005 65 126 126 126 126
Manukau Court House Major Addition 2005 95 95 95 95 95
Hastings Courts Upgrade 2005 118 230 230 230 230
New Plymouth Replacement Court House 2005 5 5 5 5 5
Baseline Review 2005 2,564 2,860 2,860 2,860 2,860
Fines Business Case to enhance fines operations and systems 2004 7,221 7,221 7,221 7,221 7,221
IT Group (Vogel) Capability 2004 716 716 716 716 716
Court House Replacements 2004 352 352 352 352 352
Assisting Tenancy Tribunal Judgement Creditors 2004 598 598 598 598 598
Courts and Criminal Matters Bill 2004 91 91 91 91 91
Capital Adequacy 2003 350 350 350 350 350
Fines Collections at International Airports 2003 247 247 247 247 247

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
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 172,233 172,183 178,795
Revenue from the Crown 151,580 151,580 158,142
Revenue from Others 20,653 20,653 20,653

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

Mainly due to funding for Greater Auckland Region Service Delivery.

Output Performance Measures and Standards#

Output Performance Measures and Standards - District Court Services (M19) - Courts
  2007/08 2008/09
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Number of criminal jury cases managed 4,900 4,900 5,000
Number of criminal summary cases managed 206,500 206,500 228,000
Number of Youth Court cases managed 8,100 8,100 8,700
Number of civil cases managed 46,800 46,800 43,400
Number of Family Court substantive applications managed 91,300 91,300 92,000
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 1 - 5 -
Criminal Jury      
Percentage of survey responses about jury trial cases that rate case management/file preparation and presentation as [Invalid character here]"meets expectations[Invalid character here]" or better 2 90% 90% 90%
Percentage of survey responses about jury trial cases that rate courtroom support as[Invalid character here] "meets expectations" or better 2 90% 90% 90%
Percentage of juror survey responses that rate overall juror satisfaction as [Invalid character here] satisfied[Invalid character here] or better 3 70% 70% 70%
Criminal summary and Youth Court      
Percentage of survey responses about criminal summary and Youth Court cases that rate case management / file preparation and presentation as [Invalid character here]"meets expectations"[Invalid character here] or better 2 90% 90% 90%
Percentage of survey responses about criminal summary and Youth Court cases that rate courtroom support as [Invalid character here]"meets expectations"[Invalid character here] or better 2 90% 90% 90%
Civil      
Percentage of survey responses about civil cases that rate case management/file preparation and presentation as [Invalid character here]"meets expectations"[Invalid character here] or better 2 90% 90% 90%
Percentage of survey responses about civil cases that rate courtroom support as [Invalid character here]"meets expectations[Invalid character here]" or better 2 90% 90% 90%
Family Court      
Percentage of survey responses about Family Court cases that rate case management / file preparation and presentation as [Invalid character here]"meets expectations"[Invalid character here] or better 2 90% 90% 90%
Percentage of survey responses about Family Court cases that rate courtroom support as [Invalid character here]"meets expectations"[Invalid character here] or better 2 90% 90% 90%

Note 1 - Revised Measure for 2008/09

Note 2 - 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 3 - 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
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Greater Auckland Region Service Delivery Strategy 2008 - 3,200 3,100 - -
Gisborne District Court Expansion 2008 - 64 913 1,399 1,466
Establishment of the Sentencing Council 2008 - 90 20 20 20
Administration of Insolvencies 2008 (82) (140) (140) (140) (140)
Effective Interventions - Community-based Sentences and Related Matters 2007 500 400 400 400 400
1,000 Additional Police: Flow on Impacts 2007 410 412 412 412 412
Justice Field Staff Remuneration 2007 10,319 10,731 11,161 11,161 11,161
National Office Accommodation 2007 460 1,424 1,424 1,424 1,424
Effective Interventions - Home Detention 2006 118 118 118 118 118
Effective Interventions -  1,000 Additional Police 2006 1,045 295 295 295 295
Improved Targeting of Fines 2006 209 209 209 209 209
Strengthening the National Court Infrastructure 2006 969 1,364 1,379 1,379 1,379
Allowing for the additional Depreciation Expense and Capital Charge 2006 2,802 2,802 2,802 2,802 2,802
Funding for Children's Day 2006 (5) (5) (5) (5) (5)
Lower Licencing Fees for Private Investigators and Security Guards 2006 154 154 154 154 154
Parent Information Programmes 2005 1,666 1,484 1,484 1,484 1,484
Appointment of Two Additional Judges 2005 323 323 323 323 323
Invercargill New Court House 2005 604 1,180 1,180 1,180 1,180
Manukau Court House Major Addition 2005 711 1,411 1,411 1,411 1,411
Hastings Court Upgrade 2005 521 1,017 1,017 1,017 1,017
New Plymouth Replacement Court House 2005 85 85 85 85 85
Additional Court Security Officers 2005 501 501 501 501 501
Baseline Review 2005 18,075 17,668 17,668 17,668 17,668
Implementation of the Criminal Procedure Bill 2005 167 167 167 167 167
Additional District Court Judges 2004 2,210 2,210 2,210 2,210 2,210
Juror Fees and Expenses Increase 2004 1,620 1,620 1,620 1,620 1,620
Evidence Recording Transcription 2004 3,862 3,862 3,862 3,862 3,862
CYPF Amendment Bill 2004 40 40 40 40 40
Collective Agreement, Staff, and Judges' Associates 2004 2,217 2,217 2,217 2,217 2,217
Court House Replacements 2004 1,051 1,051 1,051 1,051 1,051
IT Group (Vogel) Capability 2004 1,261 1,261 1,261 1,261 1,261
Cost of Extended Supervision of Child Sex Offenders 2004 97 97 97 97 97
Fiscal Pressures 2004 1,713 1,713 1,713 1,713 1,713
Capital Adequacy 2003 853 853 853 853 853
Criminal Records (Clean Slate) Bill 2003 609 609 609 609 609
Continuation of Youth Court Pacific Community Liaison Services at Manukau 2003 87 87 87 87 87

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
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 55,071 54,771 55,275
Revenue from the Crown 47,913 47,913 48,177
Revenue from Others 7,158 7,158 7,158

Output Performance Measures and Standards#

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Higher Court Services (M19) - Courts
  2007/08 2008/09
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 - 1 -
Supreme Court: Number of criminal and civil appeals managed 1 110 110 110
Court of Appeal: Number of criminal and civil appeals managed 1 1,220 1,220 1,170
High Court: Number of jury trials managed 620 620 640
High Court: Number of civil cases managed 2,745 2,745 2,810
High Court: Number of Appeals managed civil and criminal 1 1,535 1,535 1,470
Percentage of responses from High Court judges surveyed about criminal appeals and jury trial cases that rate case management / file preparation and presentation as [Invalid character here] meets expectations[Invalid character here] or better 2 90% 90% 90%
Percentage of responses from High Court judges surveyed about criminal appeals and jury trial cases that rate courtroom support provided as [Invalid character here] meets expectations[Invalid character here] or better 2 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 [Invalid character here] meets expectations[Invalid character here] or better 2 90% 90% 90%
Percentage of responses from High Court judges surveyed about civil cases and civil and family appeals that rate courtroom support as [Invalid character here] meets expectations[Invalid character here] or better 2 90% 90% 90%

Note 1 - Revised Measures for 2008/09

Note 2 - 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
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Funding for Additional Judicial Appointments 2008 641 793 793 793 793
Administration of Insolvencies 2008 (45) (108) (108) (108) (108)
1,000 Additional Police: Flow on Impacts 2007 393 376 376 376 376
Justice Field Staff Remuneration 2007 983 1,022 1,063 1,063 1,063
Supreme Court Accommodation 2007 1,061 4,546 7,513 7,513 7,513
National Office Accommodation 2007 143 445 445 445 445
Effective Interventions - Home Detention 2006 11 11 11 11 11
Support Costs for Recent Additional Judicial Appointments 2006 1,119 1,119 1,119 1,119 1,119
Seizing the Proceeds and Instruments of Crime 2006 848 1,187 1,290 1,290 1,290
Strengthening the National Court Infrastructure 2006 40 56 57 57 57
Allowing for the Additional Depreciation Expense and Capital Charge 2006 1,148 1,148 1,148 1,148 1,148
Appointment of Two Additional Judges 2005 323 323 323 323 323
New Plymouth Replacement Court House 2005 4 4 4 4 4
Invercargill New Court House 2005 22 43 43 43 43
Additional Court Security Officers 2005 501 501 501 501 501
Baseline Review 2005 3,446 3,479 3,479 3,479 3,479
RMA/CMA Implementation 2005 456 456 456 456 456
Implementation of the Criminal Procedure Bill 2005 84 84 84 84 84
Resource Management Act 2004 234 234 234 234 234
Juror Fees and Expenses Increase 2004 383 383 383 383 383
Evidence Recording and Transcription 2004 1,143 1,143 1,143 1,143 1,143
CYPF Amendment Bill 2004 10 10 10 10 10
Collective Agreement, Staff and Judges' Associates 2004 643 643 643 643 643
Court House Replacements 2004 279 279 279 279 279
IT Group (Vogel) Capability 2004 356 356 356 356 356
Fiscal Pressures 2004 492 492 492 492 492
Establishment the New Zealand Supreme Court 2003 3,945 3,945 3,945 3,945 3,945

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
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 77,931 75,951 87,623
Revenue from the Crown 72,128 72,128 81,371
Revenue from Others 5,803 5,803 6,252

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

Mainly due to expense transfers from 2007/08 to 2008/09.

Output Performance Measures and Standards#

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Specialist Courts, Tribunals and Other Authorities Services (M19) - Courts
  2007/08 2008/09
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard

Disputes Tribunal

     
Cases received 1 - - 19,800-19,900
Cases determined 1 - - 20,000-20,100
Percentage of Disputes Tribunal pending cases under three months old 85% 85% 85%

Weathertight Homes Tribunal

     
Cases received 1 - - 510-520
Cases determined 1 - - 380-390
Percentage of cases resolved within statutory timeframes 100% 100% 100%

Tenancy Tribunal

     
Number of Tenancy Tribunal cases determined 1 - - 35,000-35,100
Number of Tenancy Tribunal sitting days supported 3,000-3,200 3,000-3,200 3,100-3,240

Employment Court

     
Cases received 1 - - 180
Cases determined 1 - - 155
Employment Court pending cases under 12 months old 75% 75% 75%
Percentage of Employment Court judges surveyed that rate case management/file preparation and presentation as "meets expectations" or better 2 70% 70% 70%
Percentage of Employment Court judges surveyed that rate courtroom and hearing support as "meets expectations" or better 2 70% 70% 70%

Environment Court

     
Cases received 1 - - 1,236
Cases determined 1 - - 1,056
Percentage of Environment Court pending Plan and Policy Statement Appeals under 12 months old 1 - - 40%-50%
Resource Consent Appeals and Other Matters under 6 months old 1 - - 45%-55%
Percentage of Environment Court judges surveyed that rate case management/file preparation and presentation as [Invalid character here] meets expectations[Invalid character here] or better 2 80% 80% 80%
Percentage of Environment Court judges surveyed that rate courtroom, hearing and mediation support as [Invalid character here] meets expectations[Invalid character here] or better 2 80% 80% 80%

Coronial Services Unit

     
Number of total referrals 1 - - 6,000-6,500
Number of coronial findings registered 3,400-3,800 3,400-3,800 1,300-1,450
Number of backlist cases outstanding 1 - - 450-550
Percentage of coroners surveyed that rate inquest hearing support as [Invalid character here] meets expectations[Invalid character here] or better 2 80% 80% 80%

Maori Land Court

     
Number of applications received by the Maori Land Court and the Office of the Chief Registrar 1 - - 5,550-5,950
Number of applications completed by the Maori Land Court and the Office of the Chief Registrar 1 - - 5,750-6,250
Percentage of all Maori Land Court and Office of the Chief Registrar applications completed within 12 months 1 - - 80%
Percentage of written enquiries completed within 10 working days and non-written enquiries completed within 2 working days of receipt 1 - - 90%
Number of people attending Hui a Tui Korero. Hui a Tui Korero are defined as meetings that are attended by five or more people (other than Ministry staff) 1 - - 3,045-3,345
Percentage of Maori Land Court judges surveyed that rate case management/file preparation and presentation as [Invalid character here] meets expectations[Invalid character here] or better 1 70% 70% 70%
Percentage of Maori Land Court judges surveyed that rate courtroom and hearing support provided as [Invalid character here] meets expectations[Invalid character here] or better 2 70% 70% 70%

Note 1 - New Measures for 2008/09.

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 standard is the percentage of survey responses that rate case management, file preparation, file presentation and courtroom, hearing or mediation (where applicable) support as "meets expectations" or better. The scale for responses is: far exceeds expectations; above expectations; meets expectations; below expectations; well below expectations.

Memorandum Account#

Memorandum Account - Specialist Courts, Tribunals and Other Authorities Services (M19) - Courts
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000

Second Hand Dealers and Pawnbrokers

     
Opening Balance at 1 July 384,229 384,229 246,045
Revenue 224,316 103,850 105,000
Expenses 140,033 242,034 120,736
Transfers and Adjustments - - -
Closing Balance at 30 June 2 468,512 246,045 230,309

Motor Vehicle Dealers

     
Opening Balance at 1 July 131,810 131,810 282,572
Revenue 372,022 505,762 350,000
Expenses 349,842 355,000 372,400
Transfers and Adjustments - - -
Closing Balance at 30 June 2 153,990 282,572 304,972

Private Investigators and Security Guards 1

     
Opening Balance at 1 July - - -
Revenue - - 766,000
Expenses - - 766,000
Transfers and Adjustments - - -
Closing Balance at 30 June - - -

Lawyers and Conveyancers Tribunal 1

     
Opening Balance at 1 July - - -
Revenue - - 1,505,000
Expenses - - 1,505,000
Transfers and Adjustments - - -
Closing Balance at 30 June - - -

Immigration Advisers Complaints and Disciplinary Tribunal 1

     
Opening Balance at 1 July - - -
Revenue - - 262,000
Expenses - - 262,000
Transfers and Adjustments - - 28,000
Closing Balance at 30 June - - 28,000

Note 1 - Not active in 2007/08.

Note 2 - 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
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Preservation/Access of Physical Record: Maori Land Court/Waitangi Tribunal 2008 - 913 822 487 487
Location of the Immigration and Protection Tribunal 2007 3,348 2,891 3,517 2,145 1,100
Immigration Advisers Licensing Act 2007 2007 43 213 210 210 210
Weathertight Homes 2007 433 433 666 735 735
Transfer of Weathertight Homes Resolution Service 2007 6,132 6,171 4,560 3,625 3,625
Transfer of Weathertight Homes Tribunal Members fees to Other Expenses to be Incurred by the Crown 2007 (1,665) (1,665) (1,665) (1,665) (1,665)
Implementing the Coroners Act 2006 2007 3,347 3,621 3,620 3,620 3,620
Judicial Officers Remuneration 2007 367 367 367 367 367
Justice Field Staff Remuneration 2007 1,767 1,838 1,911 1,911 1,911
National Office Accommodation 2007 184 568 568 568 568
Maintaining the productivity of the Environment Court, Evidence Recording and Transcription 2006 757 757 757 757 757
Strengthening the National Court Infrastructure 2006 73 102 104 104 104
Allowing for Additional Depreciation Expense and Capital Charge 2006 460 460 460 460 460
Remuneration of Judicial and Statutory Officers 2005 1,369 1,369 1,369 1,369 1,369
Second Hand Dealers and Pawnbrokers 2005 213 240 240 240 240
Implementation of the Coroners Act Review 2005 3,242 3,219 3,219 3,219 3,219
Implementation of the Lawyers and Conveyancers Bill 2005 1,338 1,338 1,338 1,338 1,338
Levin Court House Replacement 2005 18 40 40 40 40
Invercargill - New Court House 2005 28 57 57 57 57
Manukau Court House Major Addition 2005 40 79 79 79 79
Hastings Court Upgrade 2005 55 108 108 108 108
New Plymouth Replacement Court House 2005 12 12 12 12 12
Implementation of the Prisoners' and Victims Claims Bill 2005 379 379 379 379 379
Baseline Review 2005 1,988 2,214 2,214 2,214 2,214
RMA/CMA Implementation 2005 5,361 5,361 5,361 5,361 5,361
Forensic Pathology and Crime Investigation 2004 26 26 26 26 26
Increased Fees for Referees and Adjudicators 2004 338 338 338 338 338
Resource Management Act 2004 2,499 2,499 2,499 2,499 2,499
Human Rights Review Tribunal Restructuring 2004 122 122 122 122 122
Evidence Recording Transcription 2004 1,676 1,676 1,676 1,676 1,676
Court House Replacements 2004 174 174 174 174 174
Collective Agreement, Staff, and Judges' Associates 2004 795 795 795 795 795
IT Group (Vogel) Capability 2004 394 394 394 394 394
Fiscal Pressures 2004 554 554 554 554 554
Maori Freehold Land Registration 2004 4,992 4,992 842 - -
Tenancy Tribunal Decisions on-line 2004 228 228 228 228 228
Reform of the Investigators and Security Guards Act 1974 2004 621 621 621 621 621
Capital Adequacy 2003 68 68 68 68 68

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
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 9,695 9,695 10,734
Revenue from the Crown 9,587 9,587 10,626
Revenue from Others 108 108 108

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

The change is mainly due to adjustments made in 2007/08 to reflect allocation of overhead costs and additional funding in 2008/09 for Waitangi Tribunal - Meeting 2020 Settlement Deadline.

Output Performance Measures and Standards#

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Waitangi Tribunal Services (M19) - Courts
  2007/08 2008/09
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Number of new claims lodged 1 - - 150-170
Number of new claims registered 160-200 160-200 130-150
Percentage of research and report writing outputs provided by due date 2 85% 85% 85%

Note 1 - New Measure for 2008/09.

Note 2 - Revised Measure for 2008/09.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Waitangi Tribunal Services (M19) - Courts
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Justice Field Staff Remuneration 2007 217 226 235 235 235
National Office Accommodation 2007 19 75 75 75 75
Waitangi Tribunal - Meeting 2020 Settlement Deadline 2007 1,785 2,025 2,025 2,025 2,025
Meeting Treaty Claim Filing and Treaty Settlement Deadline 2006 500 500 500 500 500
Baseline Review 2005 302 336 336 336 336
Collective Agreement, Staff and Judges' Associates 2004 142 142 142 142 142
Court House Replacements 2004 725 725 725 725 725
IT Group (Vogel) Capability 2004 74 74 74 74 74
Fiscal Pressures 2004 104 104 104 104 104
Capital Adequacy 2003 4 4 4 4 4

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
Objective:To ensure that Crown obligations are met in regard to the costs associated with the provision of services to courts and tribunals Abortion Supervisory Committee - Certifying Consultants Fees (M19)
  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
  2007/08 2008/09
  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
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Judicial Officers Remuneration 2006 694 706 706 706 706
Remuneration of Judicial and Statutory Officers 2005 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
  2007/08 2008/09
  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
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 9,250 9,250 9,250

Scope of Appropriation#

Payments to Coroners for the performance of their judicial responsibilities.

Expenses#

Expenses - Coroner Related Fees and Expenses (M19) - Courts
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 5,130 5,130 3,831

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

Mainly due to reduced funding for 2008/09 for implementing the Coroners Act 2006.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Coroner Related Fees and Expenses (M19) - Courts
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Implementing the Coroners Act 2006 2007 2,593 1,294 614 614 614
Remuneration of Judicial and Statutory Officers 2006 518 518 518 518 518
Implementation of Coroners Act Review 2005 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
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 6,971 6,971 6,971

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - CoronerDirected PostMortems (M19) - Courts
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Forensic Pathology Services in Coronial and Crime Investigations 2004 1,103 1,103 1,103 1,103 1,103

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
  2007/08 2008/09
  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
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 7,867 7,867 13,089

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

Additional funding for Supporting a Sustainable NGO Social Service Sector.

Expected Results#

Expected Results - Domestic Violence Professional Services (M19) - Courts
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Expected additional referrals from Family Violence Courts 1 - - 3,072

Note 1 - New Measure for 2008/09.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Domestic Violence Professional Services (M19) - Courts
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Supporting a Sustainable NGO Social Service Sector 2008 - 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
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 30,740 30,740 30,740

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
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 72,430 72,430 68,276

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
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 88,121 88,121 88,270

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Judges' Salaries and Allowances PLA (M19) - Courts
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Funding for Additional Judicial Appointments 2008 655 804 804 804 804
Support Costs for Recent Additional Judicial Appointments 2007 1,200 1,200 1,200 1,200 1,200
1,000 Additional Police: Flow on Impact 2007 883 743 743 743 743
Effective Interventions - 1,000 Additional Police 2006 290 290 290 290 290
Seizing the Proceeds and Instruments of Crime 2006 817 1,192 1,192 1,192 1,192
Additional District Court Judge 2006 509 509 509 509 509
Resource Management Act 2005 250 250 250 250 250
Appointment of Two Additional Judges 2005 509 509 509 509 509
Resource Management Act 2004 250 250 250 250 250
Establishment the New Zealand Supreme Court 2003 1,836 1,836 1,836 1,836 1,836

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
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 998 998 998

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Judicial Review Costs (M19) - Courts
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Resource Management Act/Coastal Marine Area Funding package 2004 22 22 22 22 22

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
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 147 147 147

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
  2007/08 2008/09
  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
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Implementation of Coroners Act Review 2005 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
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 292 292 292

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - MVDT Adjudicator Remuneration and Assessors Costs (M19) - Courts
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Judicial Officers Remuneration 2007 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
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 1,700 1,700 1,700

Remittals of Fines (M19)#

Scope of Appropriation#

Fines remitted by Judges and others exercising the appropriate authority under statute.

Expenses#

Expenses - Remittals of Fines (M19) - Courts
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 70,529 70,529 77,375

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

The 2008/09 budget is based on a projection of 9.7% above the 2007/08 estimates. This is a lower growth rate than projected in the current year.

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
  2007/08 2008/09
  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
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 1,665 1,665 1,713

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Tribunal Members Fees and Expenses (M19) - Courts
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Immigration Advisers Licensing Act 2007 2008 - 48 48 48 48
Weathertight Homes Tribunal 2007 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
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 300 300 300

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Visiting Justices to Prisons (M19) - Courts
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Corrections Law Reform 2003 148 148 148 148 148

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
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 2,800 2,800 2,800

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Witness Fees and Expenses (M19) - Courts
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Appointment of Two Additional Judges 2005 25 25 25 25 25
Additional District Court Judges 2004 112 112 112 112 112

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
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 6,800 6,800 6,800

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
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
Remittals of Fines (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 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 the Vote for the 2008/09 financial year covering the following:

  • $124,465 million (12.9% of the Vote) on management and delivery of community-based sentences and orders through offender management and sentence management services
  • $554,305 million (57.4% of the Vote) on providing custodial services and administering sentences of imprisonment
  • $116,492 million (12.1% of the Vote) on custodial remand services to hold people charged with offences, and offenders convicted but not yet sentenced
  • $11,597 million (1.2% of the Vote) on the transportation of prisoners to and from court and their supervision while at court
  • $43,962 million (4.6% of the Vote) on providing information requested by the courts and the New Zealand Parole Board to inform their decision-making processes
  • $4,936 million (0.5% of the Vote) on the provision of advice and development of policies to improve the delivery and effectiveness of corrections services, development of service standards, analysis of trends in the offender population, evaluation of the impact of programmes to reduce reoffending, ministerial servicing including responses to ministerial correspondence, parliamentary questions, official information requests and requests from the Office of the Ombudsmen
  • $38,259 million (4.0% of the Vote) on prisoner employment, including providing opportunities for prisoners to gain recognised qualifications and work experience through a diverse range of employment-related activities and training
  • $61,769 million (6.4% of the Vote) on prison and community-based responsivity and rehabilitative programmes to address the underlying causes of criminal offending, reintegrative services to prepare offenders for release into the community, and psychological services
  • $1,719 million (0.2% of the Vote) on the provision of inspectorate services, development, management and monitoring of services from external providers, community funding contracts with external providers, contracts with Community Residential Centres, agreements with other Government agencies, development and maintenance of service specifications and national systems, victim notification services and offender records services
  • $7,201 million (0.7% of the Vote) on funding for, and administrative services to, the New Zealand Parole Board.

The Department of Corrections does not expect to collect any Crown revenue in 2008/09.

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

Part 1.2 - High-Level Objectives of the Vote#

Objectives of the Vote#

Vote Corrections directly supports the following themes that constitute government priorities for the next decade:

  • Economic transformation
  • Families - young and old
  • National identity.

Vote Corrections contributes to the Government's priorities through its contribution to the justice sector overall outcome of a 'Safe and Just Society' for New Zealand.

Objectives of the Vote - Corrections
Justice Sector Intermediate Outcomes Corrections End Outcomes Corrections Intermediate Outcomes
Offenders held to account Integrity of sentences and orders are upheld Offenders complete the correct imposed sentence and order
Offenders comply with specific restrictions and requirements of the custody regime, sentence or order
Trusted justice system Offenders are managed safely and humanely Offenders are not harmed
Offenders are treated fairly
Offenders' legitimate health, physical, cultural, spiritual and social needs are met
Crime reduced Re-offending is reduced Offenders acquire employment-relevant skills and qualifications
Offenders rehabilitation needs are addressed
Offenders re-integrative needs are addressed
Sentence options are used effectively Judiciary and NZPB make informed decisions
Impact of crime reduced Victims of crime are supported Eligible victims are notified


 

Summary of Financial Activity#

Summary of Financial Activity - Corrections
  2003/04 2004/05 2005/06 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12
  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 487,919 537,694 653,874 765,941 925,930 918,430 964,705 - 964,705 976,729 982,515 980,570
Benefits and Other Unrequited Expenses - - - - - - N/A - - - - -
Borrowing Expenses - - - - - - - - - - - -
Other Expenses 7,697 - - - - - - - - - - -
Capital Expenditure 105,822 244,540 432,840 338,220 131,946 131,946 174,590 - 174,590 192,575 110,448 98,248
Intelligence and Security Department Expenses and Capital Expenditure - - - - - - - N/A - - - -

Total Appropriations

601,438 782,234 1,086,714 1,104,161 1,057,876 1,050,376 1,139,295 - 1,139,295 1,169,304 1,092,963 1,078,818

Crown Revenue and Receipts

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

Total Crown Revenue and Receipts

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

Budget Policy Initiatives#

Budget Policy initiatives - Corrections
Policy Initiative Appropriation 2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
National Anti-Tagging Strategy Community Based Sentences and OrdersDepartmental Output Expense 105 105 105 105 105
Mt Eden Redevelopment Departmental capital injection - - 139,360 (18,140) (10,920)
Total Initiatives   105 105 139,465 (18,035) (10,815)

Departmental Output Trends

As outlined in the graph below, the annual departmental output expenses have increased by $476.786 million (97.7%) from $487.919 million in 2003/04 to $964.705 million in 2008/09.

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

Figure 1 - Trends in departmental output expenditure

Figure 1 - Trends in departmental Output expenditure
Figure 1 - Trends in departmental Output expenditure
Source: Department of Corrections

Significant movements over this period are as follows:

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

Departmental Capital Expenditure Trends

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

Figure 2- Trends in departmental output expenditure

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

Significant movements over this period are as follows:

  • The increase in capital expenditure from 2003/04 to 2005/06 relates to the building of new prisons and increasing the capacity at current prisons. This expenditure has reduced in 2006/07 and 2007/08 due to these projects nearing completion.
  • The increase in expenditure in 2008/09 is mainly due to the commencement of the Mt Eden Prison replacement project.

Part 2 - Details and Expected Performance for Output Expenses#

Part 2.1 - Departmental Output Expenses#

Intended Impacts, Outcomes and Objectives

Intended Impacts, Outcomes and Objectives - Part 2.1 Departmental Output Expenses - Corrections
Intended Impacts, Outcomes or Objectives of Appropriations Appropriations
Compliance with Sentences and Orders is Ensured
Ensuring sentence and order compliance is the Department's core business - it is critical to the integrity of sentences and orders.
Effective sentence compliance is when offenders:
  • complete their sentences
  • comply with the restrictions of their sentences
  • are positively motivated to comply with their sentences
  • experience appropriate consequences when they do not comply
  • are treated fairly
  • in the case of prisons, are incarcerated in a safe, secure and humane environment.
By achieving the above, the Department contributes directly to improving public safety. Holding offenders to account for crimes maintains public trust and confidence in the justice system.
Community-Based Sentences and Orders
Custody of Remand Prisoners
Escort and Custodial Supervision
Custodial Services
Services to the New Zealand Parole Board
Re-offending is Reduced
Reducing re-offending occurs when offenders previously under the control of the Department go on to live an offence-free life. The number of overall offences and people returning to the corrections system will decrease and, in particular, we will see Maori re-offending rates reducing significantly.
The Department is effective in reducing re-offending when it helps offenders to recognise and address the causes of their offending. The Department will help offenders to build positive lifestyles by giving them skills to:
  • develop offence-free lifestyles
  • overcome drug and alcohol problems
  • overcome propensities for violence
  • maintain a positive sense of their identity and abilities
  • find stable employment and accommodation
  • build strong pro-social relationships within their family, whanau and community.
Prisoner Employment
Rehabilitative Programmes and Reintegrative Services
Victims of Crime are Supported
The Department of Corrections supports victims of crime when it:
  • provides registered victims with information in accordance with the Victims' Rights Act 2002
  • refers victims to specialist support organisations for appropriate assistance.
Service Purchase and Monitoring
Offenders are Managed Safely and Humanely
Offenders are managed safely and humanely when they:
  • are protected from avoidable harm and their legitimate needs are met
  • are protected from harm by other offenders or from self-harm
  • can fulfil their sentence requirement in a safe environment, particularly when undertaking employment or work activities
  • are treated fairly with dignity
  • are able to raise legitimate grievances and have them addressed.
In addition to this, prisoners are managed safely and humanely when they:
  • are housed humanely and have their basic human needs (food, shelter, clothing) met
  • receive adequate health care
  • can maintain pro-social relationships with family and friends
  • have access to spiritual support
  • have access to a reasonable level of recreation.
Custody of Remand Prisoners
Escorts and Custodial Supervision
Custodial Services
Rehabilitative Programmes and Reintegrative Services
Service Purchase and Monitoring
Sentence Options are used Effectively
The Department of Corrections is contributing to sentence options being used effectively when it provides reports and advice that help:
  • the judiciary and the New Zealand Parole Board to make appropriate sentencing decisions
  • 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.
Information Services
Services to the New Zealand Parole Board

Community-Based Sentences and Orders (M18)

Scope of Appropriation

Provides for the management and delivery of community-based sentences and orders through sentence management and sentence compliance services.

Expenses and Revenue

Expenses and Revenue - CommunityBased Sentences and Orders (M18) - Corrections
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 104,909 104,677 124,465
Revenue from the Crown 102,719 102,719 123,175
Revenue from Others 2,190 2,190 1,290

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This is largely due to:

  • an additional appropriation for the increase in Community Probation and Psychological Services offender volumes
  • a realignment of internal resources to ensure the delivery of the Department's performance targets.

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - CommunityBased Sentences and Orders (M18) - Corrections
  2007/08 2008/09
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard

Home Detention Orders

     
Offenders commencing a home detention order (#) 720 720 829
Offenders who abscond from home detention to be no more than (%) 2% 2% 2%
Average home detention orders being served (#) TBR TBR -
Offenders who successfully complete a home detention order (%) 80% 80% 80%

Home Detention Sentences

     
Offenders commencing a home detention sentence (#) 1,950 1,950 2,870
Average home detention sentences being served (#) 810 810 1,435
Offenders who successfully complete a home detention sentence (%) 80% 80% 80%

Community Detention Sentences

     
Offenders commencing a community detention sentence (#) 1,900 1,900 2,503
Average community detention sentences being served (#) 466 466 625
Offenders who successfully complete a community detention sentence (%) 65% 65% 65%

Intensive Supervision Sentences

     
Offenders commencing an intensive supervision sentence (#) 1,400 1,400 2,527
Average intensive supervision sentences being served (#) 1,350 1,350 1,773
Offenders who successfully complete an intensive supervision sentence (%) 65% 65% 65%

Supervision Sentences

     
Offenders commencing a supervision sentence (#) 4,800 4,800 6,415
Average supervision sentences being served (#) 3,800 3,800 3,780
Offenders who successfully complete a supervision sentence (%) 65% 65% 65%

Community Work Sentences

     
Offenders commencing a community work sentence (#) 31,000 31,000 40,993
Average community work sentences being served (#) 19,400 19,400 22,352
Total community work hours served (#) 2,670,000 2,670,000 3,075,000
Community work sentence hours converted to basic work and living skills training (#) TBR TBR TBR
Offenders who successfully complete a community work sentence (%) 70% 70% 70%

Parole Orders

     
Offenders commencing a parole order (#) 1,400 1,400 1,813
Average parole orders being served (#) 1,650 1,650 1,861
Offenders who successfully complete a parole order (%) 65% 65% 65%

Orders for Post-release Conditions

     
Offenders released on post-release conditions (#) 4,550 4,550 4,186
Average orders for post-release conditions being served (#) 3,900 3,900 3,139
Offenders who successfully complete orders for post-release conditions (%) 65% 65% 65%

Orders for Post-detention Conditions

     
Offenders released on post-detention conditions (#) 1,950 1,950 2,870
Average orders for post-detention conditions being served (#) 830 830 2,152
Offenders who successfully complete orders for post-detention conditions (%) 65% 65% 65%

Extended Supervision Orders

     
Offenders commencing an extended supervision order (#) 56 56 56
Average extended supervision orders being served (#) 224 224 258
Offenders serving extended supervision orders who are eligible and have met the criteria for sentencing planning, who have a plan prepared and managed according to agreed standards (%) 100% 100% 100%

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - CommunityBased Sentences and Orders (M18) - Corrections
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
National Anti-Tagging Strategy 2007/08 105 105 105 105 105
Effective Interventions - Community-based Sentences 2006/07 13,200 13,000 11,400 10,700 10,700
Effective Interventions - Home Detention 2006/07 11,791 10,535 10,517 10,506 10,506
Extended Supervision for Child Sex Offenders 2004/05 2,057 2,057 2,057 2,057 2,057

Custodial Services (M18)#

Scope of Appropriation#

Provision of custodial services, the provision of facilities, and administering sentences of imprisonment.

Expenses and Revenue#

Expenses and Revenue - Custodial Services (M18) - Corrections
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 529,004 523,726 554,305
Revenue from the Crown 524,681 524,681 549,982
Revenue from Others 4,323 4,323 4,323

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

This is largely due to:

  • an additional appropriation for the Capacity Management Programme
  • an additional appropriation for the 2007 bargaining round
  • a reversal of the 2007/08 transfer of appropriation due to an increase in the proportion of remand prisoners to total prisoner numbers.

Output Performance Measures and Standards#

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Custodial Services (M18) - Corrections
  2007/08 2008/09
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard

Maximum Security Male Prisoners

     
Average maximum security prisoner population (#) (See Note 1) 64 64 113
Prisoners who are eligible and have met the criteria for sentencing planning, who have a plan prepared within agreed timelines (%) 95% 95% 95%

Medium Security Male Prisoners

     
Average medium security prisoner population (#) 2,714 2,714 3,217
Prisoners who are eligible and have met the criteria for sentencing planning, who have a plan prepared within agreed timelines (%) 95% 95% 95%

Minimum Security Male Prisoners

     
Average minimum security prisoner population (#) 2,790 2,790 2,434
Prisoners who are eligible and have met the criteria for sentencing planning, who have a plan prepared within agreed timelines (%) 95% 95% 95%

Female Prisoners

     
Average medium security prisoner population (#) 113 113 162
Average minimum security prisoner population (#) 223 223 183
Prisoners who are eligible and have met the criteria for sentencing planning, who have a plan prepared within agreed timelines (%) 95% 95% 95%

Male Youth Prisoners

     
Average medium security prisoner population (#) 76 76 42
Average minimum security prisoner population (#) 52 52 23
Prisoners who are eligible and have met the criteria for sentencing planning, who have a plan prepared within agreed timelines (%) 95% 95% 95%

Crime Prevention

     
General random drug screening tests taken (#) 3,744 3,744 3,744
Random drug screening tests taken from prisoners returning from temporary release (#) 364 364 364
Random drug screening tests taken from prisoners who are identified drug users (#) 2,340 2,340 2,340
Other drug screening tests taken (#) 5,638 5,638 5,638

Note 1: In 2006/07, a new security classification system was developed which takes into account a prisoner's internal and external risk. In terms of financial reporting, the new security classifications match to output classes as follows - CB (Maximum Security), BB (Medium Security) and AB (Medium Security) and AA (Minimum Security).

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Custodial Services (M18) - Corrections
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Enhanced Prison Security 2005/06 932 932 932 932 932
Reducing the Impact of Drugs on Re-offending 2004/05 186 186 186 186 186

Custody of Remand Prisoners (M18)#

Scope of Appropriation#

Provides for custodial remand services and provision of facilities to hold people charged with offences, and offenders convicted but not yet sentenced.

Expenses and Revenue#

Expenses and Revenue - Custody of Remand Prisoners (M18) - Corrections
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 122,951 121,906 116,492
Revenue from the Crown 121,983 121,983 115,524
Revenue from Others 968 968 968

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

This is largely due to:

  • an additional appropriation for the Capacity Management Programme
  • an additional appropriation for the 2007 bargaining round
  • a reversal of the 2007/08 transfer of appropriation due to an increase in the proportion of remand prisoners to total prisoner numbers.

Output Performance Measures and Standards#

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Custody of Remand Prisoners (M18) - Corrections
  2007/08 2008/09
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard

Custody of Remand Prisoners

     
Average remand prisoner population (#) 1,661 1,661 1,798
  • Male
1,539 1,539 1,667
  • Female
100 100 112
  • Youth
22 22 19

Escort and Custodial Supervision (M18)#

Scope of Appropriation#

Provides for transportation of prisoners to and from court and their custody while at court.

Expenses and Revenue#

Expenses and Revenue - Escort and Custodial Supervision (M18) - Corrections
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 12,179 12,039 11,597
Revenue from the Crown 12,090 12,090 11,508
Revenue from Others 89 89 89

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

This is largely due to:

  • an additional appropriation for the Capacity Management Programme
  • an additional appropriation for the 2007 bargaining round
  • a reversal of the 2007/08 transfer of appropriation due to higher than anticipated prisoner escorts and supervision volumes.

Output Performance Measures and Standards#

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Escort and Custodial Supervision (M18) - Corrections
  2007/08 2008/09
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard

Escort Services

     
Prisoners escorted (#)      
  • Northland/Auckland (including Police escorts)
37,440 37,440 37,440
  • Remainder of New Zealand
9,000 9,000 9,000

Courtroom Custodial Supervision Services

     
Prisoners supervised in courts (#)      
  • Northland/Auckland
9,360 9,360 9,520
  • Remainder of New Zealand
10,250 10,250 10,250

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Escort and Custodial Supervision (M18) - Corrections
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Waist Restraints 2007/08 600 600 600 600 600

Information Services (M18)#

Scope of Appropriation#

Provision of psychological reports, remand pre-sentence reports, reparation reports, same day reports, home detention reports and assessments, oral information reports, home leave reports and pre-release reports for prisoners, information for extended supervision orders, and reports to the New Zealand Parole Board.

Expenses and Revenue#

Expenses and Revenue - Information Services (M18) - Corrections
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 39,216 39,136 43,962
Revenue from the Crown 38,947 38,947 43,693
Revenue from Others 269 269 269

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

This is largely due to an additional appropriation for the increase in Community Probation and Psychological Services offender volumes.

Output Performance Measures and Standards#

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Information Services (M18) - Corrections
  2007/08 2008/09
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard

Sentencing Advice to Courts

     
Pre-sentence reports prepared for the courts (#) 33,600 33,600 36,719
Court attendance hours (#) 65,000 65,000 71,135
Pre-sentence reports provided to agreed standards (%) 95% 95% 95%
Written complaints from judges to be no more than (#) 15 15 15
Pre-sentence reports provided within agreed timelines (%) 98% 98% 98%

Judicial Monitoring

     
Judicial monitoring reports prepared for the courts (#) TBR TBR 311
Judicial monitoring reports provided within agreed timelines (%) 95% 95% 95%

Parole Advice to the NZPB

     
Parole assessment reports prepared for the Board (#) 4,600 4,600 4,600
Parole assessment reports provided to agreed standards (%) 100% 100% 100%

Home Leave Reports

     
Home leave reports prepared (#) 500 500 1,218
Home leave reports provided to agreed standards (%) 98% 98% 98%
Home leave reports provided within agreed timelines (%) 98% 98% 98%

Home Detention Assessments to the NZPB

     
Home Detention specialist reports prepared for the Board (#) 1,080 1,080 -
Home Detention specialist reports provided to agreed standards (%) 98% 98% 98%
Home Detention specialist reports provided within agreed timelines (%) 98% 98% 98%

NZPB Progress Report

     
Parole progress reports prepared for the Board (#) TBR TBR 310
Parole progress reports provided within agreed timelines (%) 98% 98% 98%

Psychological Service Information

     
Psychological reports prepared for the Board (#) 1,100 1,100 1,100
Psychological reports prepared for the courts (#) 150 150 150
Psychological reports prepared for the Board provided to agreed standards (%) 100% 100% 100%
Psychological reports prepared for the courts provided to agreed standards (%) 100% 100% 100%
Psychological reports prepared for the Board provided within agreed timelines (%) 100% 100% 100%
Psychological reports prepared for the courts provided within agreed timelines (%) 100% 100% 100%

Information Services for Extended Supervision Orders

     
Health assessments completed on offenders for whom an Extended Supervision order is considered (#) 56 56 56
Health assessments provided to agreed standards (%) 100% 100% 100%
Health assessments provided within agreed timelines (%) 100% 100% 100%
Extended Supervision applications prepared for the courts (#) 56 56 56
Applications prepared for the Board for special conditions (#) 56 56 56
Applications prepared for the courts provided to agreed standards (%) 100% 100% 100%
Applications prepared for the Board provided to agreed standards (%) 100% 100% 100%
Applications prepared for the courts provided within agreed timelines (%) 100% 100% 100%
Applications prepared for the Board provided to agreed timelines (%) 100% 100% 100%

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Information Services (M18) - Corrections
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Effective Interventions - Community-based Sentences 2006/07 600 600 600 600 600
Effective Interventions - Home Detention 2006/07 3,103 2,732 2,723 2,718 2,718
Extended Supervision for Child Sex Offenders 2004/05 1,085 1,085 1,085 1,085 1,085

Policy Advice and Development (M18)#

Scope of Appropriation#

Provision of advice, development of policies, and Ministerial servicing relating to the reduction of re-offending, the effective management of corrections services, and the review, evaluation and development of service standards.

Expenses and Revenue#

Expenses and Revenue - Policy Advice and Development (M18) - Corrections
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 4,949 4,949 4,936
Revenue from the Crown 4,909 4,909 4,896
Revenue from Others 40 40 40

Output Performance Measures and Standards#

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Policy Advice and Development (M18) - Corrections
  2007/08 2008/09
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard

Policy Advice and Development Services

     
Advice provided according to the work programme agreed with the Minister of Corrections (%) 100% 100% 95%
Advice delivered to the Minister of Corrections that meets agreed standards (%) 100% 100% 95%
Policy advice delivered to the Minister of Corrections within agreed timelines (%) 100% 100% 95%

Ministerial Services

     
Responses prepared to ministerial correspondence (#) TBR TBR 300
Responses prepared to parliamentary questions (#) 900 900 -
Responses prepared to written parliamentary questions (#) - - 850
Responses completed within agreed timelines (%) 100% 100% -
Responses to parliamentary questions completed within agreed timelines (%) - - 100%
Responses to Office of the Ombudsmen requests (#) TBR TBR -
Responses to Official Information Act requests (#) TBR TBR -
Responses returned for redrafting to be no more than (%) 10% 10% -
Ministerial correspondence completed at first draft - - 90%

Prisoner Employment (M18)#

Scope of Appropriation#

Provision of prisoner employment, including the provision and administration of work experience and training opportunities designed to help address the underlying causes of criminal re-offending.

Expenses and Revenue#

Expenses and Revenue - Prisoner Employment (M18) - Corrections
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 44,567 44,529 38,259
Revenue from the Crown 13,127 13,127 11,919
Revenue from Others 31,440 31,440 26,340

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

This is largely due to the reversal of a one-off approval received to generate higher than expected external revenue and associated expenditure in 2007/08 as a result of new ventures and improved prices for milk solids.

Output Performance Measures and Standards#

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Prisoner Employment (M18) - Corrections
  2007/08 2008/09
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard

Prison-Based Work and Training

     
Average prisoners employed in prison-based work (#) 3,748 3,748 -
Average prisoners employed in prison-based work and training (Corrections Inmate Employment volumes) (#) (See Note 2) - - 2,371
Total hours prisoners are employed in prison-based work (#) 5,374,206 5,374,206 -
Total hours prisoners are employed in prison-based work and training (Corrections Inmate Employment volumes) (#) (See Note 2) - - 3,612,896
Average number of NZQA credits achieved per prisoner employed in prison-based work (#) TBR TBR -
Average number of NZQA credits achieved per prisoner employed by CIE in prison-based work and training (Corrections Inmate Employment volumes) (#) (See Note 2) - - 20
Average prisoners employed in prison-based work (Prison Services volumes) (#) (See Note 2) - - 1,800
Total hours prisoners are employed in prison-based work (Prison Services volumes) (#) (See Note 2) - - 2,070,000

Release-to-Work

     
Average prisoners on release-to-work (#) 142 142 -
Average prisoners on release-to-work (Corrections Inmate Employment volumes) (#) (See Note 2) - - 192
Total hours prisoners are employed on release-to-work (#) 164,211 164,211 -
Total hours prisoners are employed on release-to-work (Corrections Inmate Employment volumes) (#) (See Note 2) - - 368,800

Training

     
Total prisoners commencing training (#) 1,710 1,710 -
Total hours prisoners are engaged in training (#) 33,072 33,072 -
NZQA credits achieved per eligible prisoner engaged in training (#) TBR TBR -

Trade and Technical Training

     
Total prisoners commencing trade and technical training (Corrections Inmate Employment volumes) (#) (See Note 2) - - 400
Total trade and technical training EFTS engaged (Corrections Inmate Employment volumes) (#) (See Note 2) - - 200
Total hours prisoners are engaged in trade and technical training (Corrections Inmate Employment volumes) (#) (See Note 2) - - 119,120
Average number of NZQA credits achieved per prisoner engaged in trade and technical training (Corrections Inmate Employment volumes) (#) (See Note 2) - - 24
Total prisoners commencing computer and driver license training (Prison Services volumes) (#) (See Note 2) - - 1,550
Total hours prisoners are engaged in computer and driver license training (Prison Services volumes) (#) (See Note 2) - - 23,250

Community Services

     
Average prisoners employed in community service activities (#) 68 68 68
Total hours prisoners are employed in community service activities (#) 68,000 68,000 68,000

Note 2: The 2008/09 SSP figures for Output Class 6 reflect a separation in reporting of the Corrections Inmate Employment trade and technical training programme targets and the Prison Services training targets. This split allows for greater clarity of measurement and reporting of the programmes' targets.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Prisoner Employment (M18) - Corrections
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Effective Interventions - Preventing Re-offending 2006/07 2,176 3,084 3,925 3,921 3,921

Rehabilitative Programmes and Reintegrative Services (M18)#

Scope of Appropriation#

Provision of prison and community-based responsivity and rehabilitative programmes, reintegrative services and psychological services designed to address the underlying causes of criminal re-offending.

Expenses and Revenue#

Expenses and Revenue - Rehabilitative Programmes and Reintegrative Services (M18) - Corrections
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 59,128 59,041 61,769
Revenue from the Crown 58,598 58,598 61,239
Revenue from Others 530 530 530

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

This is largely due to an additional appropriation for the Effective Interventions Programme.

Output Performance Measures and Standards#

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Rehabilitative Programmes and Reintegrative Services (M18) - Corrections
  2007/08 2008/09
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard

Responsivity/Motivational Programmes

     

Short Motivational Programmes

     
Total prisoners who start a short motivational programme (#) 200 200 200
Total hours prisoners spend attending a short motivational programme (#) 600 600 750
Prisoners who complete a short motivational programme (%) 75% 75% 75%

Tikanga Maori Programmes

     
Total offenders who start a Tikanga Maori programme (#)      
  • Prisoners
1,053 1,053 963
  • Community-based offenders
889 889 1,014
Total hours offenders spend attending a Tikanga Maori programme (#)      
  • Prisoners
56,862 56,862 52,112
  • Community-based offenders
40,500 40,500 48,548
Offenders who complete a Tikanga Maori programme (%)      
  • Prisoners
90% 90% 90%
  • Community-based offenders
65% 65% 65%

Faith-based Unit

     
Average prisoners engaged in faith-based programmes (#) 60 60 60
Total hours prisoners spend attending a faith-based programme (#) 17,820 17,820 17,820
Prisoners who complete a module at the Faith-based Unit (%) 90% 90% 90%

Special Treatment Units

     

Sex Offender Treatment Programmes

     
Total prisoners who start a sex offender treatment programme (#) 80 80 80
Total hours prisoners spend attending a sex offender treatment programme (#) 25,000 25,000 25,000
Prisoners who complete a sex offender treatment programme (%) 95% 95% 95%
Programmes completed where required components were completed (%) 100% 100% 100%

Violence Prevention Programmes

     
Total prisoners who start a violence prevention programme (#) 30 30 30
Total hours prisoners spend attending violence prevention programmes (#) 7,700 7,700 7,700
Prisoners who complete a violence prevention programme (%) 70% 70% 70%

Drug Treatment Programmes

     
Total prisoners who start a substance abuse programme in a drug treatment unit (#) 327 327 437
Total hours prisoners spend attending substance abuse programmes in a drug treatment unit (#) 44,145 44,145 59,000
Prisoners who complete a substance abuse programme (%) 75% 75% 75%

Intensive Criminogenic Programmes

     
Total prisoners who start an intensive criminogenic programme (#) 20 20 -
Total hours prisoners spend attending an intensive criminogenic programme (#) 4,500 4,500 -
Prisoners who complete an intensive criminogenic programme (%) 75% 75% -

Intensive Rehabilitative Programmes

     
Total prisoners who start an intensive rehabilitative programme (#) - - 70
Total hours prisoners spend attending an intensive rehabilitative programme (#) - - 13,210
Prisoners who complete an intensive rehabilitative programme (%) - - 75%

Medium-Intensity Rehabilitation Programmes

     

Maori Therapeutic Programmes

     
Total prisoners who start a Maori therapeutic programme (#) 140 140 140
Total hours prisoners spend attending Maori therapeutic programmes (#) 11,200 11,200 11,200
Prisoners who complete a Maori therapeutic programme (%) 80% 80% 80%

Relapse Prevention Programmes

     
Total offenders who start a relapse prevention programme (#) 350 350 350

Other Rehabilitative Programmes

     
Total offenders who start a rehabilitative programme (#)      
  • Prisoners
512 512 540
  • Community-based offenders
508 508 508
Total hours offenders spend attending a rehabilitative programme (#)      
  • Prisoners
51,824 51,824 53,590
  • Community-based offenders
29,985 29,985 29,780
Offenders who complete a rehabilitation programme (%)      
  • Prisoners
75% 75% 75%
  • Community-based offenders
65% 65% 65%

Focus Programmes

     
Total young offenders who start a FOCUS programme (#) 145 145 109
Total hours young offenders spend attending a FOCUS programme (#) 4,850 4,850 3,709
Young offenders assessed as appropriate to attend a programme who participate in a programme (%) 98% 98% 98%

Other Rehabilitative Programmes and Activities

     

Sex Offender Treatment Programmes

     
Total offenders who start a sex offender treatment programme (#) TBR TBR 70
Offenders who complete a sex offender treatment programme (%) TBR TBR TBR

Domestic Violence Treatment Programmes

     
Total offenders who start a domestic violence treatment programme (#) TBR TBR 1677
Offenders who complete a domestic violence treatment programme (%) TBR TBR TBR

Alcohol and Drug Treatment Programmes

     
Total offenders who start a community-based alcohol and drug treatment programme (#)      
  • Residential
- - 100
  • Non residential
- - TBR
Offenders who complete a community-based alcohol and drug treatment programme (%)      
  • Residential
- - 65%
  • Non residential
- - TBR

Education

     
Total prisoners commencing education (#) 3,862 3,862 2,514
Total hours prisoners are engaged in education (#) 274,866 274,866 204,648

Reintegration Interventions

     

Reintegrative Programmes

     
Total prisoners who start a reintegrative programme (#) 960 960 790
Total hours prisoners spend attending a reintegrative programme (#) 27,648 27,648 22,750
Prisoners who complete a reintegrative programme (%) 90% 90% 90%

Reintegrative Services Provided by the NZPARS

     
Support service hours provided (#) 45,000 45,000 48,000
Referrals to NZPARS for reintegrative services (#) 25,000 25,000 -
Number of offenders who receive reintegrative services - - TBR
Referrals to NZPARS for reintegrative services acknowledged within five working days of receipt (%) 95% 95% 95%

Supported Accommodation Services

     
Offenders participating in a Supported Accommodation service (#) 180 180 200
Offenders who complete a Supported Accommodation service and gain longer-term independent accommodation (%) 65% 65% 65%

Community Residential Centres

     
Offenders who start a programme (#)      
  • Montgomery House
40 40 40
  • Te Ihi Tu
24 24 24
  • Salisbury Street Foundation
8 8 8
Psychologist hours provided to Montgomery House (#) 900 900 900
Offenders who successfully complete a programme (#)      
  • Montgomery House
TBR TBR TBR
  • Te Ihi Tu
TBR TBR TBR
Average occupancy at Salisbury Street Foundation (#) 12 12 12
Post-programme assessments for Montgomery House programmes completed by a psychologist (%) 100% 100% 100%

Psychological Services

     

Psychological Services

     
Psychological consultation hours provided (#)      
  • Prisons
13,790 13,790 13,790
  • Community probation services
13,994 13,994 13,994
Psychological reports provided (#)      
  • Prisons
1,033 1,033 1,033
  • Community probation services
916 916 916
Psychological consultations that meet the agreed standards (%) 95% 95% 95%
Psychological reports that meet the agreed standards (%) 95% 95% 95%

Bicultural Therapy

     
Maori offenders who receive treatment under the Bicultural Therapy Model (#) 350 350 350
Hours provided by Maori service providers under the Bicultural Therapy Model (#) 4,000 4,000 4,000
Maori service providers who comply with the agreed standards when delivering consultation hours under the Bicultural Therapy Model (%) 100% 100% 100%

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Rehabilitative Programmes and Reintegrative Services (M18) - Corrections
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Effective Interventions - Preventing Re-offending 2006/07 1,938 4,098 4,937 4,921 4,921
Extended Supervision for Child Sex Offenders 2004/05 168 168 168 168 168

Service Purchase and Monitoring (M18)#

Scope of Appropriation#

Provision of contract management, inspectorate, custodial assurance and national systems services.

Expenses and Revenue#

Expenses and Revenue - Service Purchase and Monitoring (M18) - Corrections
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 1,814 1,814 1,719
Revenue from the Crown 1,800 1,800 1,705
Revenue from Others 14 14 14

Output Performance Measures and Standards#

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Service Purchase and Monitoring (M18) - Corrections
  2007/08 2008/09
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard

Inspectorate Services

     
Inspections in the Inspectorate work programme as approved by the Assurance Board (#)      
  • Routine visits
100 100 100
  • Special investigations
15 15 15
Complaints received by the Inspectorate (#) 3,000 3,000 3,000
Inspections carried out to agreed standards (%) 100% 100% 100%
Routine inspection reports completed within agreed timelines (%) 100% 100% 100%
Special investigation reports completed within agreed timelines (%) 100% 100% 100%

Services to Victims

     
Referrals from the New Zealand Police (#) 600 600 600
Victims notified as per requirements (%) 100% 100% 100%

Services to New Zealand Parole Board (M18)#

Scope of Appropriation#

Provides for services to the New Zealand Parole Board relating to the provision of administrative, financial and secretariat services.

Expenses and Revenue#

Expenses and Revenue - Services to New Zealand Parole Board (M18) - Corrections
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 7,213 6,613 7,201
Revenue from the Crown 7,149 7,149 7,137
Revenue from Others 64 64 64

Output Performance Measures and Standards#

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Services to New Zealand Parole Board (M18) - Corrections
  2007/08 2008/09
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Services to the New Zealand Parole Board      
Hearings by the New Zealand Parole Board (#) 10,707 10,707 7,500
Cases scheduled to be heard by the Board that are scheduled within the timeline specified in the Parole Act 2002 (%) 100% 100% 100%
Offenders who are entitled to a hearing who receive a hearing (%) 100% 100% 100%
Offenders notified of an impending hearing within the agreed timelines (%) 100% 100% 100%
Victims notified of an impending hearing within the agreed timelines (%) 100% 100% 100%
Offenders notified of a Board decision within the agreed timelines (%) 100% 100% 100%
Victims notified of a Board decision within the agreed timelines (%) 100% 100% 100%

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Services to New Zealand Parole Board (M18) - Corrections
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Extended Supervision for Child Sex Offenders 2004/05 92 92 92 92 92

Part 6 - Details and Expected Results for Capital Expenditure#

Part 6.1 - Departmental Capital Expenditure#

Department of Corrections - Capital Expenditure PLA (M18)

Scope of Appropriation

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

Capital Expenditure

Capital Expenditure - Department of Corrections Capital Expenditure PLA (M18) - Corrections
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Forests/Agricultural - - -
Land 571 571 -
Property, Plant and Equipment 128,742 128,742 172,160
Intangibles 2,633 2,633 2,430
Other - - -
Total Appropriation 131,946 131,946 174,590
Forests/Agricultural - - -
Land 571 571 -
Property, Plant and Equipment 128,742 128,742 172,160
Intangibles 2,633 2,633 2,430
Other - - -
Total Appropriation 131,946 131,946 174,590

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in capital expenditure in 2008/09 is due to the commencement of the Mt Eden replacement project.

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

Departmental Appropriations

Departmental appropriations sought for Vote Police in 2008/09 total $1,315.090 million. This is intended to be spent as follows:

  • $2.005 million (0.15% of departmental appropriation in this Vote) on Policy Advice and Ministerial Servicing.
  • $110.188 million (8.38% of departmental appropriation in this Vote) on General Crime Prevention Services.
  • $107.005 million (8.14% of departmental appropriation in this Vote) on Specific Crime Prevention Services and Maintenance of Public Order.
  • $391.449 million (29.76% of departmental appropriation in this Vote) on Police Primary Response Management.
  • $353.378 million (26.87% of departmental appropriation in this Vote) on Investigations.
  • $77.821 million (5.92% of departmental appropriation in this Vote) on Case Resolution and Support to Judicial Process.
  • $273.244 million (20.77% of departmental appropriation in this Vote) on the Road Safety Programme.
  • $10,000 (0.001% of departmental appropriation in this Vote) on departmental Other Expenses as compensation to owners of firearms confiscated under the provisions of section 28(4) of the Arms Act 1983.

Non-Departmental Appropriations

  • Non-Departmental appropriations sought for Vote Police in 2008/09 total $3.100 million. $3.000 million is intended for reimbursing telecommunication providers for the costs incurred in making their legacy networks compliant with the requirements of the Telecommunications (Interception Capability) Act 2004, and $100,000 for contribution to the United Nations Drug Control Programme.

Crown Revenue and Receipts

  • $77.900 million in Crown revenue in 2008/09, most of which arises from traffic infringement fees.

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

Part 1.2 - High-Level Objectives of the Vote#

Government Priorities and Outcomes - Links to Appropriations

Government Priorities and Outcomes - Links to Appropriations - Police
Government Priorities - Themes / Sub-themes Government Outcomes Appropriations
Theme: Families Young and Old Confident, safe and secure communities
  • General Crime Prevention Services
  • Specific Crime Prevention Services and Maintenance of Public Order
  • Case Resolution and Support to Judicial Process
  Less actual crime and road trauma, fewer victims
  • Police Primary Response Management
  • Investigations
  • Case Resolution and Support to Judicial Process
  • Road Safety Programme
  A world-class Police service
  • Policy Advice and Ministerial Servicing
  • Specific Crime Prevention Services and Maintenance of Public Order
  • Police Primary Response Management

Summary of Financial Activity#

Summary of Financial Activity - Police
  2003/04 2004/05 2005/06 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12
  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 900,198 941,642 1,018,642 1,131,242 1,256,604 1,256,604 1,315,090 - 1,315,090 1,310,376 1,314,483 1,315,788
Benefits and Other Unrequited Expenses - - - - - - N/A - - - - -
Borrowing Expenses - - - - - - - - - - - -
Other Expenses - 4 - 2 1,030 1,030 10 3,100 3,110 4,110 1,867 110
Capital Expenditure 64,477 74,399 73,995 84,641 66,613 66,613 127,585 - 127,585 82,702 70,273 70,273
Intelligence and Security Department Expenses and Capital Expenditure - - - - - - - N/A - - - -

Total Appropriations

964,675 1,016,045 1,092,637 1,215,885 1,324,247 1,324,247 1,442,685 3,100 1,445,785 1,397,188 1,386,623 1,386,171

Crown Revenue and Receipts

                       
Tax Revenue - - - - - - N/A N/A - - - -
Non-Tax Revenue 102,698 90,158 79,446 82,538 79,500 79,500 N/A N/A 77,900 77,900 77,900 77,900
Capital Receipts - - - - - - N/A N/A - - - -

Total Crown Revenue and Receipts

102,698 90,158 79,446 82,538 79,500 79,500 N/A N/A 77,900 77,900 77,900 77,900

Budget Policy Initiatives#

Budget Policy initiatives - Police
Policy Initiative Appropriation 2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Information Technology: Enhanced Security Infrastructure Policy Advice and Ministerial Servicing
Departmental Output Expense
- 2 5 8 10
  Police Primary Response Management
Departmental Output Expense
- 258 513 824 1,133
  General Crime Prevention Services
Departmental Output Expense
- 69 139 223 308
  Specific Crime Prevention Services and Maintenance of Public Order
Departmental Output Expense
- 50 101 162 223
  Investigations
Departmental Output Expense
- 199 400 641 884
  Case Resolution and Support to Judicial Process
Departmental Output Expense
- 61 121 195 269
  Departmental Capital Injection - 1,000 1,000 1,000 1,000
Staff Increase: Third Tranche of 1,250 Policy Advice and Ministerial Servicing
Departmental Output Expense
- 153 156 155 156
  Police Primary Response Management
Departmental Output Expense
- 16,355 16,669 16,600 16,525
  General Crime Prevention Services
Departmental Output Expense
- 4,687 4,773 4,757 4,736
  Departmental Output Expense - Specific Crime Prevention Services and Maintenance of Public Order
Departmental Output Expense
- 3,210 3,271 3,257 3,243
  Investigations
Departmental Output expense
- 12,687 12,931 12,875 12,818
  Case Resolution and Support to Judicial Process
Departmental Output Expense
- 3,821 3,895 3,878 3,861
  Road Safety Programme
Departmental Output Expense
- 4,499 4,164 4,300 4,443
  Departmental Capital Injection - 9,549 - - -
Police Infringement Bureau (PIB) System upgrade Road Safety Programme
Departmental Output Expense
- 605 605 605 605
Lower Blood Alcohol Limit Road Safety Programme
Departmental Output Expense
- 844 686 686 686
  Departmental Capital Injection - 1,500 - - -
Driver Drug Blood Testing Road Safety Programme
Departmental Output Expense
- 650 650 650 650
Speed Camera Expansion Road Safety Programme
Departmental Output Expense
- 1,102 1,586 1,627 1,670
Operator Rating System Devices Road Safety Programme
Departmental Output Expense
- 468 303 303 303
Road Policing Intel Analysts Road Safety Programme
Departmental Output Expense
- 521 641 664 688
Community Initiatives Road Safety Programme
Departmental Output Expense
- 800 800 800 800
CYPF Act 1989, Amendment Bill (No.6) Information Technology Police Primary Response Management
Departmental Output Expense
21 21 21 21 21
  General Crime Prevention Services
Departmental Output Expense
6 6 6 6 6
  Departmental Output Expense - Specific Crime Prevention Services and Maintenance of Public Order
Departmental Output Expense
6 6 6 6 6
  Investigations
Departmental Output expenses
19 19 19 19 19
  Case Resolution and Support to Judicial Process
Departmental Output Expense
4 4 4 4 4
  Departmental Capital Injection - 750 - - -
Strengthening of Maori Wardens: Enhancing Capacity - Realising Potential General Crime Prevention Services
Departmental Output Expense
- 198 452 602 602
  Departmental Capital Injection 456 936 702 - -
Crown's obligations under the TIC Act 2004 Other Expenses to be incurred by the Crown 920 3,000 4,000 1,757 -
  Total Departmental Expenses - 51,295 52,917 53,868 54,669
  Total Capital Injection 456 13,735 1,702 1,000 1,000
  Total Other Expenses to be incurred by the Crown 920 3,000 4,000 1,757 -

Operating Flows

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

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

The funding will increase further by $59.254 million by the year 2011/12 primarily for the increase in staff: Third Tranche.

Capital Injection

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

Part 2 - Details and Expected Performance for Output Expenses#

Part 2.1 - Departmental Output Expenses#

Intended Impacts, Outcomes and Objectives

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

Case Resolution and Support to Judicial Process (M51)

Scope of Appropriation

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

Expenses and Revenue

Expenses and Revenue - Case Resolution and Support to Judicial Process (M51) - Police
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 74,740 74,740 77,821
Revenue from the Crown 72,114 72,114 77,055
Revenue from Others 2,626 2,626 766

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The change provides for: increase in staff: Third Tranche.

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Case Resolution and Support to Judicial Process (M51) - Police
  2007/08 2008/09
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Number of prosecutions 125,000 to 135,000 125,000 to 135,000 125,000 to 135,000
Number of diversions 8,000 to 10,000 8,000 to 10,000 8,000 to 10,000
Number of youth apprehensions resolved by way of Family Group Conference 1,800 to 2,200 1,800 to 2,200 1,800 to 2,200
Percentage of prima facie cases established for informations laid 99% 99% 99%
Percentage of files with Victim Impact Statements, where the statement is no older than 28 days when it is required for sentencing 100% 100% 100%
Percentage of hearings that do not proceed on the date agreed between the Police and Court for reasons that are the responsibility of the Police Less than 0.5% Less than 0.5% Less than 0.5%
Number of court documents executed 50,000 to 60,000 50,000 to 60,000 50,000 to 60,000
Number of complaints upheld relating to the execution of court documents fewer than 3 fewer than 3 fewer than 3
Number of prisoners held 125,000 to 140,000 125,000 to 140,000 125,000 to 140,000
Number of bed nights supplied to remand prisoners on behalf of the Department of Corrections - - Benchmark to be established in 2008/09
Number of complaints upheld relating to the custody and escort of prisoners fewer than 3 fewer than 3 fewer than 3
Number of deaths of persons in custody Nil Nil Nil
Number of Electronic Monitoring (EM) bail applications assessed - - 600 to 750
Number of Electronically Monitored bailees - - 125 to 175

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Case Resolution and Support to Judicial Process (M51) - Police
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Information Technology: Enhanced Security Infrastructure 2008/09 - 61 121 195 269
Road Safety Budget Bids 2007: Digital Radio 2008/09 - 112 169 302 568
CYPF Act 1989, Amendment Bill (No.6) Information Technology 2008/09 - 4 4 4 4
Taking over Enforcement of Family Court Protection Order 2007/08 51 220 - - -
Replacement of the Police Land Mobile Radio Network 2007/08 25 170 333 522 553
Holding Department of Correction Prisoners in Police Custody 2007/08 1,860 - - - -
Increase in staff 2006/07 6,050 10,059 10,023 9,997 9,980
Rotorua Custodial Facility 2006/07 568 568 568 568 568
Prison Muster E-bail 2005/06 3,200 3,200 3,200 3,200 3,200
Holidays Act 2003 2005/06 249 249 249 249 249
Wiri Policing Centre 2004/05 120 120 120 120 120
District Court Judges 2004/05 666 670 670 670 670
State Services Super Scheme 2004/05 159 159 159 159 159
Total   12,948 12,392 15,616 15,986 16,340

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
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 103,969 103,969 110,188
Revenue from the Crown 97,712 97,712 103,931
Revenue from Others 6,257 6,257 6,257

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

The change provides for: increase in staff: Third Tranche; replacement of the police Land Mobile Radio Network; and strengthening Maori Wardens.

Output Performance Measures and Standards#

Output Performance Measures and Standards - General Crime Prevention Services (M51) - Police
  2007/08 2008/09
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Percentage of Victim Support Groups that are satisfied with the Police provision of services in relation to initial response and criminal investigation 100% 100% 100%
Number of households on the neighbourhood support register - - Benchmark to be established in 2008/09.
Percentage of the public that agree that the Police are responsive to the needs of the community 75% 75% 75%
Percentage of the public that agree that the Police are involved in community activities 60% 60% 60%
Number of youth apprehensions dealt with through:
warnings/cautions
10,000 to 11,000 10,000 to 11,000 10,000 to 11,000
Number of youth apprehensions dealt with through:
alternative action
23,000 to 27,000 23,000 to 27,000 23,000 to 27,000
Number of youths referred to Youth Development programmes - - Benchmark to be established in 2008/09.
Percentage of youth offences resolved - - 60%
Number of vetting services provided 475,000 to 500,000 475,000 to 500,000 475,000 to 500,000
Percentage of vetting applications processed within 30 working days 95% 95% 95%
Number of complaints upheld for processing errors of vetting applications fewer than 3 fewer than 3 fewer than 3
Number of applications for firearms licences processed 48,000 to 53,000 48,000 to 53,000 48,000 to 53,000
Number of firearms licences revoked 250 to 350 250 to 350 250 to 350
Number of firearms licences revoked in response to actions under the Domestic Violence Act 1995 50 to 150 50 to 150 50 to 150
Percentage of firearms license applications processed within 30 days of receipt 100% 100% 100%

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - General Crime Prevention Services (M51) - Police
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Road Safety Budget bids 2007 2008/09 0 157 238 426 426
Strengthening Maori Wardens: Enhancing Capacity 2008/09 0 198 452 602 602
Information Technology: Enhanced Security Infrastructure 2008/09 0 61 139 223 308
CYPF Act 1989, Amendment Bill (No.6) Information Technology 2008/09 0 6 6 6 6
Replacement of the Police Land Mobile Radio Network 2007/08 33 222 433 679 720
Increase in staff 2006/07 8,639 13,597 13,523 13,420 13,399
Enhanced Youth Aid 2005/06 2,991 2,991 2,991 2,991 2,991
Holidays Act 2003 2005/06 363 363 363 363 363
Family Safety Teams 2005/06 1,565 1,565 1,565 1,565 1,565
Enhanced Youth Aid 2005/06 2,991 2,991 2,991 2,991 2,991
Wiri Policing Centre 2004/05 173 173 173 173 173
Family Violence programme 2004/05 2,303 2,303 2,303 2,303 2,303
State Services Super Scheme 2004/05 204 204 204 204 204
Total   16,271 21,840 22,390 22,955 23,060

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
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 336,389 336,389 353,378
Revenue from the Crown 333,761 333,761 350,750
Revenue from Others 2,628 2,628 2,628

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

The change provides for: increase in staff: third Tranche; and replacement of the Police land mobile network.

Output Performance Measures and Standards#

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Investigations (M51) - Police
  2007/08 2008/09
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:Violence offences per 10,000 population 120 120 120
The recorded crime rate of:Motor vehicle theft offences per 10,000 population 60 60 60
Number of cases referred for prosecution action by informations laid 165,000 to 190,000 165,000 to 190,000 165,000 to 190,000
Number of family violence incidents recorded 38,000 38,000 38,000
Number of family violence offences recorded 33,000 33,000 33,000
Number of prisoner fingerprints taken 90,000 to 95,000 90,000 to 95,000 90,000 to 95,000
Number of DNA Databank samples taken 9,000 to 10,000 9,000 to 10,000 9,000 to 10,000
Percentage of recorded offences resolved:Dwelling Burglary Equal to or better than 2006/07 Equal to or better than 2006/07 Equal to or better than 2007/08
Percentage of recorded offences resolved:Violence Offences Equal to better than 2006/07 Equal to better than 2006/07 Equal to better than 2007/08
Percentage of recorded offences resolved:Unlawful Taking Equal to or better than 2006/07 Equal to or better than 2006/07 Equal to or better than 2007/08
Number of identifications from scene of crime DNA samples 1,500 to 2,500 1,500 to 2,500 1,500 to 2,500
Percentage of people who have reported offences that are advised of results or updated on the investigation within 21 days of reporting that offence 100% 100% 100%
Percentage of burglaries that are attended within 24 hours of being reported 97% 97% 97%
Number of volume crime scenes attended by crime scene personnel - - Benchmark to be established in 2008/09.
Number of items from volume crime scenes submitted for DNA analysis - - Benchmark to be established in 2008/09.
Number of items from volume crime scenes submitted for fingerprint analysis - - Benchmark to be established in 2008/09.
Average number of days taken for DNA results from volume crime scenes to be reported from the time samples are received by laboratory - - Benchmark to be established in 2008/09.
Average number of days taken for fingerprint results from volume crime scenes to be reported from the time samples are received by laboratory - - Benchmark to be established in 2008/09.
Number of alleged offenders in volume crime cases identified as a result of DNA evidence - - Benchmark to be established in 2008/09.
Number of alleged offenders in volume crime cases identified as a result of fingerprint evidence - - Benchmark to be established in 2008/09.
Average number of days taken from the time identification reported in volume crime cases until the apprehension of offenders - - Benchmark to be established in 2008/09.
Percentage of Family Violence Death Reviews commenced within 7 days of an event occurring and completed within 30 days - - 100%
Percentage of homicide offences resolved versus homicide offences recorded - - 90%
Number of non-criminal investigations relating to:
Recorded incidents involving persons with mental illness
7,500 to 8,000 7,500 to 8,000 7,500 to 8,000
Number of non-criminal investigations relating to:
Reports of sudden deaths
5,600 to 5,900 5,600 to 5,900 5,600 to 5,900
Number of non-criminal investigations relating to:
Reports of missing persons
16,000 to 17,000 16,000 to 17,000 16,000 to 17,000
Number of complaints upheld under this output Less than 3 Less than 3 Less than 3

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Investigations (M51) - Police
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Road Safety Budget Bids 2007 2008/09 - 517 782 1,397 1,397
Information Technology: Enhanced Security 2008/09 - 199 400 641 884
CYPF Act 1989, Amendment Bill (No.6) Information Technology 2008/09 - 19 19 19 19
Replacement of the Police Land Mobile Radio Network 2007/08 107 728 1,423 2,230 2,366
Increase in staff 2005/06 32,738 46,310 46,032 45,935 45,878
Coroners Act Review 2005/06 800 800 800 800 800
Holidays Act 2003 2005/06 1,171 1,171 1,171 1,171 1,171
North Shore Policing Centre 2004/05 154 154 154 154 154
Build National Security 2004/05 3,540 3,540 3,540 3,540 3,540
Improve Methamphetamine Test 2004/05 6,614 6,614 6,614 6,614 6,614
Reduce Family Violence 2004/05 2,313 2,313 2,313 2,313 2,313
Reduce Organised Crime 2004/05 3,456 3,456 3,456 3,456 3,456
Wiri Policing Centre 2004/05 585 585 585 585 585
State Services Super Scheme 2004/05 708 708 708 708 708
Total   52,186 67,114 67,997 69,563 69,885

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
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 370,476 370,476 391,449
Revenue from the Crown 367,112 367,112 388,085
Revenue from Others 2,732 2,732 3,364

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

The The change provides for: increase in staff: Third Tranche; and replacement of the Police land mobile Network.

Output Performance Measures and Standards#

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Police Primary Response Management (M51) - Police
  2007/08 2008/09
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Number of 111 calls presented 750,000 to 800,000 750,000 to 800,000 750,000 to 800,000
Number of non-emergency calls presented at Communications Centres 1,060,000 to 1,160,000 1,060,000 to 1,160,000 1,060,000 to 1,160,000
Percentage of randomly surveyed callers who expressed satisfaction with Communications Centre's response to calls Result equal to or better than 2006/07 Result equal to or better than 2006/07 Result equal to or better than 2007/08
Percentage of 111 calls answered within 10 seconds of being presented to the Communications Centres 90% 90% 90%
Percentage of non-emergency calls answered within 30 seconds of being presented to the Communications Centres 80% 80% 80%
Number of *555 calls presented - - Benchmark to be established in 2008/09.
Number of unique Priority One (P1) events created 80,000 to 90,000 80,000 to 90,000 100,000 to 150,000
Percentage of Priority One (P1) events created that are attended within 10 minutes of being reported if in an urban area 90% 90% 90%
Percentage of Priority One (P1) events created that are attended within 30 minutes of being reported if in a rural area - - Benchmark to be established in 2008/09.

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Police Primary Response Management (M51) - Police
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Road Safety Budget Bids 2007 2008/09 - 568 862 1,537 1,537
Information Technology: Enhanced Security Infrastructure 2008/09 - 258 513 824 1,133
CYPF Act 1989, Amendment Bill (No.6)   - 21 21 21 21
Replacement of the Police Land Mobile Radio Network 2007/08 118 801 1,566 2,457 2,605
National Assistance Centre 2007/08 3,628 3,691 3,691 3,691 3,691
Increase in staff 2005/06 35,735 53,038 52,786 52,671 52,596
Holidays Act 2003 2005/06 1,279 1,279 1,279 1,279 1,279
Communications Centres Capability and Capacity 2005/06 11,383 11,383 11,383 11,383 11,383
North Shore Policing Centre 2004/05 173 173 173 173 173
Wiri Policing Centre 2004/05 660 660 660 660 660
State Services Super Scheme 2004/05 749 749 749 749 749
Total   53,725 72,621 73,683 75,445 75,827

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
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 1,728 1,728 2,005
Revenue from the Crown 1,715 1,715 1,992
Revenue from Others 13 13 13

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

The change provides for: Increase in staff: Third Tranche.

Output Performance Measures and Standards#

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Policy Advice and Ministerial Servicing (M51) - Police
  2007/08 2008/09
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 400 to 600 400 to 600 400 to 600
Number of Parliamentary Questions referred to the Police for draft response 1,100 to 1,300 1,100 to 1,300 1,100 to 1,300
Percentage of draft responses to Parliamentary Questions that are provided within the timeframes specified 100% 100% 100%

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Policy Advice and Ministerial Servicing (M51) - Police
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Road Safety Budget Bids 2007 2008/09 - 3 4 8 8
Information Technology: Enhanced Security Infrastructure 2008/09 - 2 5 8 10
Replacement of the Police Land Mobile Radio Network 2007/08 1 4 8 12 13
Contribution to Longitudinal Study 2007/08 (100) - - - -
Increase in staff 2006/07 153 311 311 310 445
Holidays Act 2003 2005/06 6 6 6 6 6
Wiri Policing Centre 2004/05 4 4 4 4 4
State Services Super Scheme 2004/05 5 5 5 5 5
Total   69 335 343 353 491

Road Safety Programme (M51)#

Scope of Appropriation#

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

Expenses and Revenue#

Expenses and Revenue - Road Safety Programme (M51) - Police
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 260,355 260,355 273,244
Revenue from the Crown 257,273 257,273 270,949
Revenue from Others 3,082 3,082 2,295

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

The change provides for: increase in staff: Third Tranche; replacement of the Police land mobile network; increased funding for 2007 budget road policing initiatives; Police Infringement Bureau (PIB) System upgrade; lower blood alcohol limit: driver drug blood testing; speed camera expansion; operating rating system; road policing intel analysts and community initiatives.

Output Performance Measures and Standards#

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Road Safety Programme (M51) - Police
  2007/08 2008/09
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Number of Compulsory Breath Tests conducted More than 1,900,000 More than 1,900,000 More than 1,900,000
Number of Mobile Breath Tests conducted More than 700,000 More than 700,000 More than 700,000
Number of commercial vehicles stopped by mobile patrols and weighbridges 180,000 to 220,000 180,000 to 220,000 180,000 to 220,000
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%
Percentage of all commercial vehicles stopped for which vehicle inspection reports are completed 100% 100% 100%
Percentage of all schools contacted by Police Education Officers and/or in receipt of school road safety education sessions 100% 100% 100%
Number of crashes attended and reported to Land Transport New Zealand:
Fatal crashes
330 to 370 330 to 370 330 to 370
Number of crashes attended and reported to Land Transport New Zealand:
Serious injury crashes
2,000 to 2,200 2,000 to 2,200 2,000 to 2,200
Number of crashes attended and reported to Land Transport New Zealand:
Minor injury crashes
8,000 to 9,000 8,000 to 9,000 8,000 to 9,000
Number of crashes attended and reported to Land Transport New Zealand:
Non-injury crashes
26,000 to 29,000 26,000 to 29,000 26,000 to 29,000
Number of traffic incidents, blockages and breakdowns recorded 80,000 to 90,000 80,000 to 90,000 80,000 to 90,000
Number of complaints upheld against the Police relating to attendance at traffic emergencies and disasters fewer than 5 fewer than 5 fewer than 5
Number of unique Priority One (P1) traffic events created - - Benchmark to be established in 2008/09
Percentage of Priority One (P1) traffic events created that are attended within 10 minutes of being reported if in an urban area - - Benchmark to be established in 2008/09
Percentage of Priority One (P1) traffic events created that are attended within 30 minutes of being reported if in a rural area - - Benchmark to be established in 2008/09
Number of traffic prosecutions 80,000 80,000 80,000
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
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Revised Costs Police Infringement Bureau (PIB) System Upgrade 2008/09 - 605 605 605 605
Lower Breath/Blood Alcohol Limit 2008/09 - 848 686 686 686
Driver Drug Blood Testing 2008/09 - 650 650 650 650
Speed Camera Expansion 2008/09 - 1,102 1,586 1,627 1,670
Operator Rating System 2008/09 - 468 303 303 303
Road Policing Intel Analysts 2008/09 - 521 641 664 688
Community Initiatives 2008/09 - 800 800 800 800
Road Safety 2007 Budget Bids 2007/08 1,351 2,288 1,880 2,020 2,020
Increase in staff 2007/08 3,605 7,946 7,724 7,979 8,122
Replacement of the Police Land Mobile Radio Network 2007/08 82 559 1,092 1,712 1,816
Car as a Police Station 2006/07 905 1,342 1,882 1,882 1,882
Commercial Vehicle Investigation Unit 2006/07 1,963 2,013 2,064 2,064 2,064
Crash Attendance and Investigation 2006/07 5,028 4,545 4,869 4,869 4,869
Police Infringement Bureau system upgrade 2006/07 337 342 347 347 347
Rural Patrols 2006/07 1,936 1,994 2,055 2,055 2,055
Urban Arterial 2006/07 351 362 375 375 375
Digital Camera Replacement 2006/07 884 884 884 884 884
Electronic Ticketing 2006/07 496 597 698 698 698
Holidays Act 2003 2005/06 1,080 1,080 1,080 1,080 1,080
State Services Super Scheme 2004/05 572 572 572 572 572
Enhanced Heavy Vehicle Mechanical Inspection 2004/05 616 616 616 616 616
Communications Centres, Prosecutions and Professional Driving 2004/05 3,606 3,606 3,606 3,606 3,606
Total   22,812 33,736 35,015 36,094 36,408

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

Scope of Appropriation#

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

Expenses and Revenue#

Expenses and Revenue - Specific Crime Prevention Services and Maintenance of Public Order (M51) - Police
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 108,947 108,947 107,005
Revenue from the Crown 93,069 93,069 95,242
Revenue from Others 15,878 15,878 11,763

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

The change provides for: increase in staff Third Tranche. Reduction in funding for holding of Department of Corrections remand prisoners and deployments to Bougainville, Papua New Guinea and United Nations Integrated Mission to Timor-Leste.

Output Performance Measures and Standards#

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Specific Crime Prevention Services and Maintenance of Public Order (M51) - Police
  2007/08 2008/09
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Number of bail curfew checks recorded 250,000 to 300,000 250,000 to 300,000 250,000 to 300,000
Number of bail/ parole breaches of curfew detected 12,000 to 14,000 12,000 to 14,000 12,000 to 14,000
Percentage of district Patrols originating from 24 hour Police Stations that are deployed using evidence-based proactive policing plans 100% 100% 100%
Number of Public Demonstration operations where an operation order has been prepared - - Benchmark to be established in 2008/09.
Number of Public event operations where an operation order has been prepared - - Benchmark to be established in 2008/09.
Number of personal (VIP) security operations where an operation order has been prepared - - Benchmark to be established in 2008/09.
Number of complaints upheld under this output - - fewer than 5
Number of persons deployed annually - - 85
Number of capacity building programmes and projects planned annually - - 10

Current and Past Policy Initiatives#

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Specific Crime Prevention Services and Maintenance of Public Order (M51) - Police
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Information Technology: Enhanced Security Infrastructure 2008/09 - 50 101 162 223
CYPF Act 1989, Amendment Bill (No.6) Information Technology 2008/09 - 6 6 6 6
Increase in staff 2007/08 9,390 12,733 12,839 12,814 12,800
Solomon Islands Deployment 2007/08 6,650 1,400 - - -
Deployment on UNMIT to Timor-Leste 2007/08 6,697 1,674 - - -
Replacement of the Police Land Mobile Radio Network 2007/08 34 233 455 713 757
Afghanistan Police Assistance 2006/07 770 770 770 770 770
Increase in staff 2005/06 9,390 12,733 12,839 12,814 12,800
Pacific Island Chiefs of Police 2005/06 552 552 552 552 552
Deployment to Bougainville: Papua New Guinea 2005/06 2,821 1,400 1,400 1,400 1,400
Pacific People Domestic Violence 2005/06 1,477 1,322 1,322 1,322 1,322
Niue Police Assistance 2005/06 120 120 120 120 120
Holidays Act 2003 2005/06 352 352 352 352 352
Northshore Policing Centre 2004/05 39 39 39 39 39
Wiri Policing Centre 2004/05 148 148 148 148 148
State Services Super Scheme 2004/05 198 198 198 198 198
Information Technology: Enhanced Security Infrastructure 2008/09 - 158 218 389 389
Total   29,518 20,997 18,302 18,596 18,687

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
  2007/08 2008/09
  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
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
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
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation - 920 3000

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

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

Expected Results

Expected Results - Telecommunications Interception Capability (M51) - Police
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Compliance with the Act Not Applicable 100% 100%

Current and Past Policy Initiatives

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - Telecommunications Interception Capability (M51) - Police
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Telecommunications (Interception Capability) Act obligations 2007/08 920 3,000 4,000 1,757 -

United Nations Drug Control Programme (M51)#

Scope of Appropriation#

United Nations Drug Control Programme contribution

Expenses#

Expenses - United Nations Drug Control Programme (M51) - Police
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 100 100 100

Policy Initiatives#

Current and Past Policy Initiatives - United Nations Drug Control Programme (M51) - Police
Policy Initiative Year of
First
Impact
2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Contribution to United Nations Drug Control Programme 2005/06 100 100 100 100 100

Performance Information for Appropriations Vote Serious Fraud#

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

ADMINISTERING DEPARTMENT: Serious Fraud Office

MINISTER RESPONSIBLE FOR SERIOUS FRAUD 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 Serious Fraud for the 2008/09 financial year covering the following:

  • a total of over $5 million for the detection, investigation and prosecution of cases of suspected serious or complex fraud offending brought to the attention of, or detected by, the Serious Fraud Office
  • a total of nearly $2 million to implement and operate the non-conviction based forfeiture provisions of the Criminal Proceeds (Recovery) Bill when enacted
  • a total of $290,000 for capital expenditure, funded through a capital injection, to implement the non-conviction based forfeiture provisions of the Criminal Proceeds (Recovery) Bill.

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

Part 1.2 - High-Level Objectives of the Vote#

Contribution of Appropriations to Government Priorities and Outcomes#

Contribution of Appropriations to Government Priorities and Outcomes - Part 1.2 HighLevel Objectives of the Vote - Serious Fraud
Appropriations Government Priorities - Themes / Sub-themes Government Outcomes
Investigation and Prosecution of Complex or Serious Fraud Economic TransformationFamilies - young and old A safe and just society - safe communities
Civil Forfeiture of Criminal Assets Economic TransformationFamilies - young and old A safe and just society - safe communities

The appropriations in Vote Serious Fraud will contribute to the Government theme of Economic Transformation by:

  • reducing and deterring the incidence of 'white collar' fraud offending
  • improving the quality of the regulatory environment
  • encouraging economic growth and development with an honest capital market conducive to the fair and efficient conduct of business
  • encouraging savings and investment within a stable and neutral investment environment.

The appropriations will also contribute to the Government theme of Families - young and old by building safer communities and developing a fairer more credible and more effective justice system, by:

  • taking appropriate investigative and enforcement action against white collar offending
  • reducing the rewards from crime for the individual
  • reducing the attraction of crime for potential offenders
  • reducing the resources that could potentially be used to engage in further criminal activity.

Summary of Financial Activity#

Summary of Financial Activity - Serious Fraud
  2003/04 2004/05 2005/06 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12
  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 4,747 4,607 4,795 4,880 6,659 5,262 7,379 - 7,379 7,379 7,379 7,379
Benefits and Other Unrequited Expenses - - - - - - N/A - - - - -
Borrowing Expenses - - - - - - - - - - - -
Other Expenses - - - - - - - - - - - -
Capital Expenditure 135 398 36 177 64 64 290 - 290 - - -
Intelligence and Security Department Expenses and Capital Expenditure - - - - - - - N/A - - - -

Total Appropriations

4,882 5,005 4,831 5,057 6,723 5,326 7,669 - 7,669 7,379 7,379 7,379

Crown Revenue and Receipts

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

Total Crown Revenue and Receipts

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

The increase in output expense baseline from 2007/08 is to fund the new output expense Civil Forfeiture of Criminal Assets and provide additional funding ($300,000 in 2007/08 increasing to $600,000 in outyears) to maintain capability under the Investigation and Prosecution of Complex or Serious Fraud output expense. A capital injection of $290,000 has been provided in 2008/09 to enable the Serious Fraud Office to purchase property, plant and equipment necessary to deliver against the new output class Civil Forfeiture of Criminal Assets.

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 - a safe and just society
Impact - offenders held to account; deterrent to other offenders
Investigation and Prosecution of Complex or Serious Fraud
Outcome - a safe and just society
Impact - recovery of proceeds of crime
Civil Forfeiture of Criminal Assets

Civil Forfeiture of Criminal Assets (M5)

Scope of Appropriation

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

Expenses and Revenue

Expenses and Revenue - Civil Forfeiture of Criminal Assets (M5) - Serious Fraud
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 1,475 91 1,890
Revenue from the Crown 1,475 91 1,890
Revenue from Others - - -

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The implementation and operation of this new output class is subject to the passage of the Criminal Proceeds (Recovery) Bill.

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Civil Forfeiture of Criminal Assets (M5) - Serious Fraud
  2007/08 2008/09
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Number of cases where investigation is commenced 10-15 - 10-30
Percentage of cases investigated to enable the Director of Serious Fraud to decide on forfeiture orders completed within 12 months 80% - 80%
Progress of all cases is reviewed at least monthly by the Director 100% - 100%

Investigation and Prosecution of Complex or Serious Fraud (M5)#

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 (M5) - Serious Fraud
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 5,184 5,171 5,489
Revenue from the Crown 5,060 5,060 5,360
Revenue from Others 124 111 129

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

Funding under this output expense was increased to maintain the capability of the Serious Fraud Office to deliver against this output expense.

Output Performance Measures and Standards#

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Investigation and Prosecution of Complex or Serious Fraud (M5) - Serious Fraud
  2007/08 2008/09
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Number of full investigations completed to the point where the Director of Serious Fraud decides whether or not criminal charges should be laid 25 31 20-30
Number of prosecution cases concluded 15 6 15-20
Percentage of cases investigated to enable the Director of Serious Fraud to decide whether to prosecute the alleged offender(s) completed within 12 months 80% 80% 80%
Progress of all cases is reviewed at least monthly by the Director 100% 100% 100%

Part 6 - Details and Expected Results for Capital Expenditure#

Part 6.1 - Departmental Capital Expenditure#

Intended Impacts, Outcomes and Objectives

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

Serious Fraud Office - Capital Expenditure PLA (M5)

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 (M5) - Serious Fraud
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Forests/Agricultural - - -
Land - - -
Property, Plant and Equipment 61 61 290
Intangibles 3 3 -
Other - - -
Total Appropriation 64 64 290
Forests/Agricultural - - -
Land - - -
Property, Plant and Equipment 61 61 290
Intangibles 3 3 -
Other - - -
Total Appropriation 64 64 290

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

A capital injection of $290,000 has been carried forward from 2007/08 to 2008/09  to enable the Serious Fraud Office to purchase property, plant and equipment necessary to deliver against the new output class Civil Forfeiture of Criminal Assets.

Expected Results

Expected Results - Serious Fraud Office Capital Expenditure PLA (M5) - Serious Fraud
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
All capital expenditure for the Serious Fraud Office supports the operations of the activities of the office Meet Meet Meet

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 2008/09 financial year covering the following:

  • a total of $3.294 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 $21.110 million (33% of the Vote) on providing legal advice and representation services to central government departments and agencies
  • a total of $35.742 million (56% of the Vote) on providing a national Crown prosecution service that undertakes criminal trials on indictment and related appeals
  • a total of $3.718 million (5% of the Vote) on providing legal and administrative services to the Attorney-General and Solicitor-General to assist them in the exercise of their statutory functions and responsibilities
  • a total of $967,000 (1% of the Vote) on the purchase or development of assets by and for the use of the Crown Law Office, as authorised by section 24 (1) of the Public Finance Act 1989.

Crown Law expects to receive a total of over $21.110 million (33% of the Vote) comprising fees and disbursements, from central government departments and agencies for providing legal advice and representation services.

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

Part 1.2 - High-Level Objectives of the Vote#

Government Priorities and Outcomes - Links to Appropriations - Attorney-General
Government Priorities - Themes / Sub-themes Government Outcomes Appropriations
Sub-theme: Families - Young and Old Offenders Held to Account Supervision and Conduct of Crown Prosecutions
    Conduct of Criminal Appeals
  Trusted Justice System Conduct of Criminal Appeals
    Legal Advice and Representation
    Supervision and Conduct of Crown Prosecutions
    The Exercise of Principle Law Officer Functions
  International Connectedness The Exercise of Principle Law Officer Functions
    Legal Advice and Representation
  Durable Settlement of Treaty Claims Legal Advice and Representation
  Effective Constitutional Arrangements The Exercise of Principle Law Officer Functions
    Legal Advice and Representation
    Conduct of Criminal Appeals
    Supervision and Conduct of Crown Prosecutions

Summary of Financial Activity#

Summary of Financial Activity - Attorney-General
  2003/04 2004/05 2005/06 2006/07 2007/08 2008/09 2009/10 2010/11 2011/12
  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 42,200 47,081 50,459 56,249 61,913 61,913 63,324 - 63,324 62,909 62,909 62,909
Benefits and Other Unrequited Expenses - - - - - - N/A - - - - -
Borrowing Expenses - - - - - - - - - - - -
Other Expenses - - - - - - - - - - - -
Capital Expenditure 2,819 1,355 240 594 534 534 967 - 967 465 315 615
Intelligence and Security Department Expenses and Capital Expenditure - - - - - - - N/A - - - -

Total Appropriations

45,019 48,436 50,699 56,843 62,447 62,447 64,291 - 64,291 63,374 63,224 63,524

Crown Revenue and Receipts

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

Total Crown Revenue and Receipts

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

Budget Policy Initiatives#

Budget Policy initiatives - Attorney-General
Policy Initiative Appropriation 2007/08
Budgeted
$000
2008/09
Budget
$000
2009/10
Estimated
$000
2010/11
Estimated
$000
2011/12
Estimated
$000
Demand Pressures impacting on Criminal Prosecutions and Criminal Appeals Conduct of Criminal Appeals
Departmental Output Expenses
125 265 300 300 300
  Supervision and Conduct of Crown Prosecutions
Departmental Output Expenses
2,650 3,850 3,400 3,400 3,400
Increase in the Appropriation for the Exercise of the Law Officer Function: Unavoidable Demand Pressures 2007/08 The Exercise of the Law Officer Function
Departmental Output Expenses
1,900 1,900 1,900 1,900 1,900
Capital Injection Departmental Capital Injection 639 - - - -
Total Initiatives   5,314 6,015 5,600 5,600 5,600

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.

Figure 1 - Trends in total actual and estimated expenses and capital expenditure

Trends in total actual and estimated expenses and capital expenditure
Trends in total actual and estimated expenses and capital expenditure
Source: Crown Law

Departmental Output Expenses

Significant trends in comparative actual and estimated expenses for Departmental Output Expenses appropriations under this Vote are shown in Figure 2 below, including budgeted and estimated actual figures for the preceding year.

Figure 2 - Trends in Departmental Output Expenses

Trends in Departmental Output Expenses
Trends in Departmental Output Expenses
Source: Crown Law

Part 2 - Details and Expected Performance for Output Expenses#

Part 2.1 - Departmental Output Expenses#

Intended Impacts, Outcomes and Objectives

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

Conduct of Criminal Appeals (M5)

Scope of Appropriation

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

Expenses and Revenue

Expenses and Revenue - Conduct of Criminal Appeals (M5) - Attorney-General
  2007/08 2008/09
  Budgeted
$000
Estimated Actual
$000
Budget
$000
Total Appropriation 3,120 3,120 3,294
Revenue from the Crown 3,120 3,120 3,294

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The increase in appropriation is due to an expected increase in the number of appeals as a result of changes in criminal legislation.

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Conduct of Criminal Appeals (M5) - Attorney-General
  2007/08 2008/09
Performance Measures Budgeted
Standard
Estimated Actual
Standard
Budget
Standard
Number of appeals disposed of by the Court of Appeal/Supreme Court/Privy Council arising out of criminal trials on indictment, brought by:      
  • the Crown
30 - 35 30 - 35 30 - 35
  • offenders
550 - 600 550 - 600 550 - 600
Decisions made on requests for the Solicitor-General to take Crown Appeals in relation to:      
  • sentence
40 - 50 40 - 50 40 - 50
  • case stated or other appeal
25 - 30 25 - 30 25 - 30
Success rate for sentence appeals brought by the Solicitor-General Not less than 60% Not less than 60% Not less than 60%
Compliance with court procedures and requirements of the judiciary as specified in the Court of Appeal/Supreme Court Practice Notes No complaints are received in relation to non-compliance No complaints are received in relation to non-compliance No complaints are received in relation to non-compliance
The hearing of sentence appeals is undertaken in accordance with the schedule of sitting days which are agreed by the court one month in advance The Crown seeks no requests for adjournment The Crown seeks no requests for adjournment The Crown seeks no requests for adjournment
Decisions to appeal by the Crown are taken in accordance with the statutory deadlines. Written submissions are filed within the timeframe stipulated in the practice notes prepared for the guidance of counsel in the Court of Appeal and Supreme Court Submissions are filed by the Crown by the required date, or within three days of receipt of the appellant's submissions, or if that timeframe is not available then prior to the a