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Vote Corrections - Estimates of Appropriations 2008/09 - Estimates 2008/2009

MINISTER(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR APPROPRIATIONS: Minister of Corrections (M18)

ADMINISTERING DEPARTMENT: Department of Corrections

MINISTER RESPONSIBLE FOR DEPARTMENT OF CORRECTIONS : Minister of Corrections

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 for Vote Corrections in the Information Supporting the Estimates of Appropriations.

Details of Appropriations

Details of Annual and Permanent Appropriations

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

Departmental Output Expenses

     

Community-Based Sentences and Orders (M18)

Provides for the management and delivery of community-based sentences and orders through sentence management and sentence compliance services.
104,909 104,677 124,465

Custodial Services (M18)

Provision of custodial services, the provision of facilities, and administering sentences of imprisonment.
529,004 523,726 554,305

Custody of Remand Prisoners (M18)

Provides for custodial remand services and provision of facilities to hold people charged with offences, and offenders convicted but not yet sentenced.
122,951 121,906 116,492

Escort and Custodial Supervision (M18)

Provides for transportation of prisoners to and from court and their custody while at court.
12,179 12,039 11,597

Information Services (M18)

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.
39,216 39,136 43,962

Policy Advice and Development (M18)

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.
4,949 4,949 4,936

Prisoner Employment (M18)

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.
44,567 44,529 38,259

Rehabilitative Programmes and Reintegrative Services (M18)

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.
59,128 59,041 61,769

Service Purchase and Monitoring (M18)

Provision of contract management, inspectorate, custodial assurance and national systems services.
1,814 1,814 1,719

Services to New Zealand Parole Board (M18)

Provides for services to the New Zealand Parole Board relating to the provision of administrative, financial and secretariat services.
7,213 6,613 7,201

Total Departmental Output Expenses

925,930 918,430 964,705

Departmental Capital Expenditure

     

Department of Corrections - Capital Expenditure PLA (M18)

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
131,946 131,946 174,590

Total Departmental Capital Expenditure

131,946 131,946 174,590

Total Annual and Permanent Appropriations

1,057,876 1,050,376 1,139,295

Details of Projected Movements in Departmental
Net Assets

Department of Corrections

Department of Corrections - Details of Projected Movements in Departmental Net Assets - Corrections
Details of Net Asset Schedule Estimated
Actual 2007/08
$000
Projected
2008/09
$000
Explanation of Projected Movements in 2008/09
Opening Balance 1,730,350 1,799,047  
Capital Injections 70,600 (21,094) The Department received additional capital funding for 2008/09 for the Capacity Management Programme and Effective Interventions. In addition to this, capital was transferred from 2007/08 to 2008/09. These movements are more than offset by a reduction in capital as the Department is partially self-funding previous capital expenditure decisions such as Spring Hill Corrections Facility, Otago Corrections Facility and Effective Interventions.
Capital Withdrawals - -  
Surplus to be Retained (Deficit Incurred) - -  
Other Movements (1,903) -  
Closing Balance 1,799,047 1,777,953