Supplementary estimates of appropriations

Vote Attorney-General - Supplementary Estimates of Appropriations 2007/08

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
2007/08
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.
2,995 125 3,120

Legal Advice and Representation (M5)

Providing legal advice and representation services to central government departments and Crown agencies.
21,100 - 21,100

Supervision and Conduct of Crown Prosecutions (M5)

Provision of a national Crown prosecution service that undertakes criminal trials on indictment, and appeals arising out of summary prosecutions. The costs of supervising the Crown Solicitor network and providing criminal law advice and services.
31,865 2,650 34,515

The Exercise of Principal Law Officer Functions (M5)

Providing legal and administrative services to the Attorney-General and Solicitor-General to assist them in the exercise of their Principal Law Officer functions.
1,278 1,900 3,178

Total Departmental Output Expenses

57,238 4,675 61,913

Capital Expenditure to be Incurred by the Department

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
- 534 534

Total Capital Expenditure to be Incurred by the Department

- 534 534

Total Annual and Permanent Appropriations

57,238 5,209 62,447

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 2007/08 Estimates Projections
$000
2007/08 Supplementary Estimates Projections
$000
Explanation of Projected Movements in 2007/08
Opening Balance 1,297 1,297 Supplementary Estimates opening balance reflects the audited results as at 30 June 2007.
Capital Injections - 639 To restore taxpayers funds to an appropriate level. In the 2004/05 financial year the net loss of $0.639 million was written off against taxpayers funds.
Capital Withdrawals - -
Surplus to be Retained (Deficit Incurred) - -
Other Movements - -
Closing Balance 1,297 1,936

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
2007/08
Estimates
$000
Supplementary Estimates Total
$000
Departmental
Transactions
$000
Non-Departmental
Transactions
$000
Total
Transactions
$000

Appropriations

Output Expenses 57,238 4,675 - 4,675 61,913
Benefits and Other Unrequited Expenses - N/A - - -
Borrowing Expenses - - - - -
Other Expenses - - - - -
Capital Expenditure - 534 - 534 534
Intelligence and Security Department Expenses and Capital Expenditure - - N/A - -

Total Appropriations

57,238 5,209 - 5,209 62,447

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 - -

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.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation will increase by $125,000 to $3.120 million for 2007/08. The increase is due to the increase in the number of appeals filed.

Supervision and Conduct of Crown Prosecutions (M5)#

Scope of Appropriation#

Provision of a national Crown prosecution service that undertakes criminal trials on indictment, and appeals arising out of summary prosecutions. The costs of supervising the Crown Solicitor network and providing criminal law advice and services.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

This appropriation will increase by $2.650 million to $34.515 million for 2007/08. The increase is due to the increased demand for criminal trials and the impact of the Court criminal practice notes and legislation.

The Exercise of Principal Law Officer Functions (M5)#

Scope of Appropriation#

Providing legal and administrative services to the Attorney-General and Solicitor-General to assist them in the exercise of their Principal Law Officer functions.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation#

This appropriation will increase by $1.900 million to $3.178 million for 2007/08. The increase is due to the increased demand for outputs in this class.

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
2007/08
Estimates
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
$000
Total
$000
Forests/Agricultural - - -
Land - - -
Property, Plant and Equipment - 372 372
Intangibles - 162 162
Other - - -
Total Appropriation - 534 534
Forests/Agricultural - - -
Land - - -
Property, Plant and Equipment - 372 372
Intangibles - 162 162
Other - - -
Total Appropriation - 534 534

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation was forecasted at $840,000 in Crown Law's Statement of Intent for 2007/08. The decrease is due to the financial software system replacement project being deferred to 2008/09.