Supplementary Order Paper No 246

No 246

House of Representatives

Supplementary Order Paper

Tuesday, 14 June 2011

Appropriation (2010/11 Supplementary Estimates) Bill


Proposed amendments

Hon Bill English, in Committee, to move the following amendments:

Clause 5(1)

Definition of Supplementary Estimates: to omit this definition (on page 4) and substitute the following definition:

Supplementary Estimates means—

  • (a) The Supplementary Estimates of Appropriations for the Government of New Zealand and Supporting Information for the year ending 30 June 2011 (B.7); and

  • (b) Addition to the Supplementary Estimates of Appropriations for the Government of New Zealand and Supporting Information for the year ending 30 June 2011 (B.7 Vol.2)

Schedule 1: item relating to Vote Canterbury Earthquake Recovery

To insert the following items after the item relating to Planning for the Recovery (on page 11):

  929 Non-departmental output expenses 
    Canterbury Earthquake Property Demolitions and Related Costs and Compensation27,000
      
  929 Non-departmental capital expenditure 
    Canterbury Earthquake Demolition-Related Property Purchases3,000

Explanatory note

This Supplementary Order Paper amends the Appropriation (2010/11 Supplementary Estimates) Bill to reflect the individual appropriations and changes contained in the Addition to the Supplementary Estimates of Appropriations for the Government of New Zealand and Supporting Information for the year ending 30 June 2011 (B.7 Vol.2) (Addition to the Supplementary Estimates).

There is an established practice under which Cabinet makes no decisions with financial or appropriation implications between the day on which it approves the budget package and budget day (the budget moratorium). This is to ensure that the budget documents presented to the House on budget day and the Appropriation Bills introduced that day reflect and incorporate all decisions Cabinet has made.

This year, the budget moratorium applied between 11 April and 19 May 2011. However, Cabinet made an exception to the budget moratorium for decisions taken in that period that related to the February 2011 Canterbury earthquake. The new appropriations required as a result of those decisions are described in the Addition to the Supplementary Estimates and incorporated into the Appropriation (2010/11 Supplementary Estimates) Bill by this Supplementary Order Paper.