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

MINISTER(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR APPROPRIATIONS: Minister for Racing (M55)

ADMINISTERING DEPARTMENT: Department of Internal Affairs

MINISTER RESPONSIBLE FOR DEPARTMENT OF INTERNAL AFFAIRS: Minister of Internal Affairs

Overview of the Vote

The Minister for Racing is responsible for appropriations in the Vote for the 2008/09 financial year covering the following:

Departmental Appropriations

  • A total of nearly $361,000 for the purchase of policy advice and information on matters relating to racing and sports betting, and on the New Zealand racing industry generally, and appointments to the New Zealand Racing Board.

Non-Departmental Appropriations

  • A total of nearly $3 million for the establishment of a fund to promote feature horse and greyhound racing carnivals and to increase stake money in feature races.
  • A total of nearly $1 million for the establishment of a contestable fund to enhance workplace safety and to raise the quality of facilities at racecourses.

Details of these appropriations are set out in Parts 2-6 for Vote Racing in the Information Supporting the Estimates of Appropriations.

Details of Appropriations

Details of Annual and Permanent Appropriations

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

Departmental Output Expenses

     

Policy Advice - Racing (M55)

Provision of policy advice on matters relating to racing and sports betting and on the racing industry generally; drafting ministerial correspondence and questions; and administration of Crown funding in relation to racing.
222 182 361

Total Departmental Output Expenses

222 182 361

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

     

Racing Promotion and Sponsorship Scheme (M55)

This appropriation is limited to funding to match racing industry contributions towards promoting feature horse and greyhound racing carnivals and to bolster stake money in feature races.
- - 3,000

Racing Safety Development Fund (M55)

A contestable fund to match racing industry contributions towards enhancing workplace safety and raising the quality of facilities at racecourses.
1,000 1,000 1,000

Total Non-Departmental Other Expenses

1,000 1,000 4,000

Total Annual and Permanent Appropriations

1,222 1,182 4,361