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Vote Attorney-General - Estimates of Appropriations 2008/09 - Estimates 2008/2009

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

ADMINISTERING DEPARTMENT: Crown Law Office

MINISTER RESPONSIBLE FOR CROWN LAW OFFICE: Attorney-General

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 for Vote Attorney-General in the Information Supporting the Estimates of Appropriations.

Details of Appropriations

Details of Annual and Permanent Appropriations

Details of Annual and Permanent Appropriations - Attorney-General
  2007/08 2008/09
Titles and Scopes of Appropriations by Appropriation Type Budgeted
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Budget
$000

Departmental Output Expenses

     

Conduct of Criminal Appeals (M5)

Conducting appeals arising from criminal trials on indictment and from Crown appeals against sentence.
3,120 3,120 3,294

Legal Advice and Representation (M5)

Providing legal advice and representation services to central government departments and Crown agencies.
21,100 21,100 21,110

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.
34,515 34,515 35,742

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.
3,178 3,178 3,178

Total Departmental Output Expenses

61,913 61,913 63,324

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
534 534 967

Total Departmental Capital Expenditure

534 534 967

Total Annual and Permanent Appropriations

62,447 62,447 64,291

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 Estimated
Actual 2007/08
$000
Projected
2008/09
$000
Explanation of Projected Movements in 2008/09
Opening Balance 1,297 1,936  
Capital Injections 639 - To restore taxpayers funds to an appropriate level. In the 2004/05 financial year the net loss of $639,000 million was written off against taxpayers funds.
Capital Withdrawals - -  
Surplus to be Retained (Deficit Incurred) - -  
Other Movements - -  
Closing Balance 1,936 1,936