Supplementary estimates of appropriations

Vote Attorney-General - Supplementary Estimates and supporting information 2010/11

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

ADMINISTERING DEPARTMENT: Crown Law Office

MINISTER RESPONSIBLE FOR CROWN LAW OFFICE: Attorney-General

Details of Appropriations#

Details of Annual and Permanent Appropriations

Details of Annual and Permanent Appropriations - Attorney-General
  2010/11
Titles and Scopes of Appropriations by Appropriation Type Estimates
Budget
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
Budget
$000
Total
Budget
$000

Departmental Output Expenses

     

Conduct of Criminal Appeals (M5)

Conducting appeals arising from criminal trials on indictment and from Crown appeals against sentence.
3,329 - 3,329

Legal Advice and Representation (M5)

Providing legal advice and representation services to central government departments and Crown agencies.
22,900 - 22,900

Supervision and Conduct of Crown Prosecutions (M5)

The provision of a national Crown prosecution service that undertakes criminal trials on indictment and appeals to the High Court; the supervision of the network of Crown Solicitors who deliver the prosecution service; and the provision of advice on criminal law matters to other government agencies and Crown Solicitors.
36,742 10,699 47,441

The Exercise of Principal Law Officer Functions (M5)

Providing legal advice, representation services and administrative services to the Attorney-General and Solicitor-General to assist them in the exercise of their Principal Law Officer functions; and the provision of legal and constitutional advice to the Government, Ministers, and the judiciary.
2,948 24 2,972

Total Departmental Output Expenses

65,919 10,723 76,642

Departmental Capital Expenditure

     

Crown Law Office - Capital Expenditure PLA (M5)

This appropriation is limited to the purchase or development of assets by and for the use of the Crown Law Office, as authorised by section 24(1) of the Public Finance Act 1989.
891 (477) 414

Total Departmental Capital Expenditure

891 (477) 414

Total Annual and Permanent Appropriations

66,810 10,246 77,056

Details of Projected Movements in Departmental Net Assets#

Crown Law Office

Crown Law Office - Details of Projected Movements in Departmental Net Assets - Attorney-General
Details of Net Asset Schedule 2010/11
Main Estimates Projections
$000
2010/11
Supplementary Estimates Projections
$000
Explanation of Projected Movements in 2010/11
Opening Balance 2,979 1,530 Supplementary Estimates opening balance reflects the audited results as at 30 June 2010.
Capital Injections - 3,227 To restore taxpayers funds to an appropriate level. The net loss of $3.227 million for 2009/10 financial year was written off against tax payer funds.
Capital Withdrawals - -  
Surplus to be Retained (Deficit Incurred) (916) - Forecast increase in revenue Department.
Other Movements - -  

Closing Balance

2,063 4,757  

Information Supporting the Supplementary Estimates 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 1.3 - Trends in the Vote

Summary of Financial Activity

Summary of Financial Activity - Attorney-General
  2010/11
    Supplementary Estimates  
  Estimates
$000
Departmental
Transactions
$000
Non-Departmental
Transactions
$000
Total
Transactions
$000
Total
$000

Appropriations

         
Output Expenses 65,919 10,723 - 10,723 76,642
Benefits and Other Unrequited Expenses - N/A - - -
Borrowing Expenses - - - - -
Other Expenses - - - - -
Capital Expenditure 891 (477) - (477) 414
Intelligence and Security Department Expenses and Capital Expenditure - - N/A - -

Total Appropriations

66,810 10,246 - 10,246 77,056

Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts

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

Total Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts

- N/A - - -

Part 2 - Details and Expected Performance for Output Expenses#

Part 2.1 - Departmental Output Expenses#

Conduct of Criminal Appeals (M5)

Scope of Appropriation

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

Output Performance Measures and Standards

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Conduct of Criminal Appeals (M5) - Attorney-General
  2010/11
Performance Measures Estimates
Standard
Supplementary
Estimates
Standard
Total
Standard
The success rate of Crown appeals N/A 60%
(see Note 1)
60%
(see Note 1)
Key stakeholders are kept informed of significant legal impacts of judgements received N/A 100% 100%

Note 1 - Some appeals may be taken to clarify points of law.

Scope of Appropriation#

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

Output Performance Measures and Standards#

Output Performance Measures and Standards - Legal Advice and Representation (M5) - Attorney-General
  2010/11
Performance Measures Estimates
Standard
Supplementary
Estimates
Standard
Total
Standard
Percentage of written opinion/advice are peer reviewed in accordance with professional standards N/A 90% 90%
Percentage of litigation management plans are completed for litigation matters in accordance with professional standards N/A 90% 90%
Percentage of responses from government lawyers surveyed about Crown Law legal seminars and conferences that rate as "meets expectation" or better N/A 100% 100%
All advice and litigation matters are completed within appropriate timeframes or justified reason is recorded N/A 100% 100%

Supervision and Conduct of Crown Prosecutions (M5)#

Scope of Appropriation#

The provision of a national Crown prosecution service that undertakes criminal trials on indictment and appeals to the High Court; the supervision of the network of Crown Solicitors who deliver the prosecution service; and the provision of advice on criminal law matters to other government agencies and Crown Solicitors.

Expenses and Revenue#

Expenses and Revenue - Supervision and Conduct of Crown Prosecutions (M5) - Attorney-General
  2010/11
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
$000
Total
$000
Total Appropriation 36,742 10,699 47,441
Revenue from Crown 36,742 10,699 47,441
Revenue from Other - - -

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

This appropriation will increase by $10.699 million to $47.441 million for 2010/11. The increase relates to:

  • increased demand and associated costs for the supervision and conduct of Crown prosecutions ($10.675 million)
  • increase in GSF employer rates ($24,000).

The Exercise of Principal Law Officer Functions (M5)#

Scope of Appropriation#

Providing legal advice, representation services and administrative services to the Attorney-General and Solicitor-General to assist them in the exercise of their Principal Law Officer functions; and the provision of legal and constitutional advice to the Government, Ministers, and the judiciary.

Expenses and Revenue#

Expenses and Revenue - The Exercise of Principal Law Officer Functions (M5) - Attorney-General
  2010/11
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
$000
Total
$000
Total Appropriation 2,948 24 2,972
Revenue from Crown 2,928 24 2,952
Revenue from Other 20 - 20

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

This appropriation will increase by $24,000 to $2.972 million for 2010/11. The increase relates to the increase in GSF employer rates.

Output Performance Measures and Standards#

Output Performance Measures and Standards - The Exercise of Principal Law Officer Functions (M5) - Attorney-General
  2010/11
Performance Measures Estimates
Standard
Supplementary
Estimates
Standard
Total
Standard
Weekly written briefings are provided to the Attorney-General regarding significant legal matters affecting the Crown N/A 100% 100%
Percentage of written opinion/advice are peer reviewed in accordance with professional standards N/A 90% 90%

Part 6 - Details and Expected Results for Capital Expenditure#

Part 6.1 - Departmental Capital Expenditure#

Crown Law Office - Capital Expenditure PLA (M5)

Scope of Appropriation

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

Capital Expenditure

Capital Expenditure - Crown Law Office Capital Expenditure PLA (M5) - Attorney-General
  2010/11
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
$000
Total
$000
Forests/Agricultural - - -
Land - - -
Property, Plant and Equipment 631 (381) 250
Intangibles 260 (96) 164
Other - - -

Total Appropriation

891 (477) 414

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

The reduction in capital expenditure in 2010/11 relates to the rescheduling of projects to 2011/12.