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Vote Office of the Clerk - Estimates of Appropriations 2010/11 - Estimates 2010/2011

MINISTER(S) RESPONSIBLE FOR APPROPRIATIONS: Speaker of the House of Representatives (M78)

ADMINISTERING DEPARTMENT: Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives

MINISTER RESPONSIBLE FOR OFFICE OF THE CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES: Speaker of the House of Representatives

Overview of the Vote

The Speaker of the House of Representatives is responsible for appropriations in the Vote for the 2010/11 financial year covering the following:

  • A total of just over $17 million to assist the Clerk of the House to provide specialist advice on parliamentary procedure and parliamentary law, and administrative services to the Speaker and members of the House of Representatives in the performance of their duties as members of the House.
  • A total of just over $1 million to assist the Clerk of the House to provide advice on inter-parliamentary relations to the Speaker and members, establish an annual programme of incoming and outgoing visits, develop and implement individual visit programmes, assist in building the capacity of the Pacific Island parliaments, support the New Zealand Parliament's contribution on global issues at international parliamentary organisations and host international parliamentary conferences.

The Clerk of the House of Representatives is the principal permanent officer of the House and carries out the functions required under section 3 of the Clerk of the House of Representatives Act 1988.

The functions of the Clerk of the House of Representatives shall be:

(a) to note all proceedings of the House of Representatives and of any committee of the House

(b) to carry out such duties and exercise such powers as may be conferred on the Clerk of the House of Representatives by law or by the Standing Orders and practice of the House of Representatives

(c) to act as the principal officer of the Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives and, in that capacity, to manage that office efficiently, effectively, and economically

(d) to ensure that the members of the staff of the Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives carry out their duties (including duties imposed on them by law or by the Standing Orders or practice of the House of Representatives) and maintain:

(i) proper standards of integrity and conduct, and

(ii) concern for the public interest

(e) to be responsible, under the direction of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, for the official report of the proceedings of the House of Representatives and its committees.

The Office of the Clerk, established under section 14 of the Act, assists the Clerk in carrying out these functions.

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

Details of Appropriations

Details of Annual and Permanent Appropriations

Details of Annual and Permanent Appropriations - Office of the Clerk
2009/10 2010/11
Titles and Scopes of Appropriations by Appropriation Type Budgeted
$000
Estimated
Actual
$000
Budget
$000

Departmental Output Expenses

Inter-Parliamentary Relations (M78)

This appropriation is limited to services to improve relations between the New Zealand Parliament and other parliaments, including providing advice on inter-parliamentary relations to the Speaker and members, establishing and implementing an annual programme of incoming and outgoing visits, developing and implementing individual visit programmes, assisting to build the capacity of the Pacific Island parliaments, supporting (including through travel to meetings overseas) the New Zealand Parliament's contribution on global issues at international parliamentary organisations and hosting international parliamentary conferences.
1,202 1,202 1,006

Secretariat Services for the House of Representatives (M78)

This appropriation is limited to the provision to the House of Representatives of professional advice and services designed to assist the House in the fulfilment of its constitutional functions, and enabling participation in, and understanding of, parliamentary proceedings.
17,929 17,929 17,216

Total Departmental Output Expenses

19,131 19,131 18,222

Departmental Capital Expenditure

Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives - Capital Expenditure PLA (M78)

This appropriation is limited to the purchase or development of assets by and for the use of the Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives, as authorised by section 24(1) of the Public Finance Act 1989.
1,890 1,890 1,325

Total Departmental Capital Expenditure

1,890 1,890 1,325

Total Annual and Permanent Appropriations

21,021 21,021 19,547

Details of Projected Movements in Departmental
Net Assets

Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives

Office of the Clerk of the House of Representatives - Details of Projected Movements in Departmental Net Assets - Office of the Clerk
Details of Net Asset Schedule 2009/10
Estimated Actual
$000
2010/11
Projected
$000
Explanation of Projected Movements in 2010/11
Opening Balance 6,243 6,243
Capital Injections - -
Capital Withdrawals - -
Surplus to be Retained (Deficit Incurred) - -
Other Movements - -

Closing Balance

6,243 6,243