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DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT
For expenditure by the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development on development of the agriculture and agricultural products industries and alternative land uses, provision of scientific and veterinary services, animal disease compensation, regional measures for farm support and enhancement of the countryside, rural development measures, market support, grants for capital and other improvements, support for agriculture in special areas, assistance to production and market development, payments under the European Union Peace and Reconciliation Programme, payments under the European Union Structural Funds Programme, administration costs, flood defence measures, maintenance of watercourses, protection and conservation of sea fisheries, implementation of the European Union Common Fisheries Policy and local fisheries policy, support operation of the Loughs Agency of the Foyle, Carlingford and Irish Lights Commission, protection and conservation of forests, extension of woodland area, promotion of recreational use of forest areas, supply and sale of timber.
DEPARTMENT OF CULTURE, ARTS AND LEISURE
For expenditure by the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure on libraries (other than library services to schools), arts, the North/South Language Body, museums, the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, Armagh Observatory and Planetarium, the Odyssey Millennium Landmark Project, the Northern Ireland Millennium Company, the Northern Ireland Events Company, sports, inland fisheries, certain inland waterways (including payments to the Rivers Agency), Waterways Ireland, Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland, administration and certain miscellaneous services, grants in aid to education and library boards for certain library services, and grants in aid to certain other bodies.
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION:
For expenditure by the Department of Education on pre-school education, schools (including library and support services for schools and pupils), other related services, and departmental core and associated departmental administration and services; grants and grants in aid to education and library boards for certain services (including for core and school-related administration); grants and grants in aid to certain other bodies; payments by the Department in respect of certain teachers' salaries; the youth service, community relations measures for young people, millennium volunteers, other related services and directly associated departmental administration and services; grants and grants in aid to education and library boards for youth service and community relations provision and directly associated administration and grants and grants in aid to certain other bodies.
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION:
For expenditure by the Department of Education on pensions, allowances, gratuities etc., certain payments to the Northern Ireland National Insurance Fund and certain payments on behalf of the education and library boards and the Department of Higher and Further Education, Training and Employment, in respect of premature retirement compensation.
DEPARTMENT OF ENTERPRISE, TRADE AND INVESTMENT
For expenditure by the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment on the administrative costs of the Executive of the Industrial Development Board, provision and maintenance of land and buildings, industrial development promotion, selective assistance and other services related to industry, aircraft and shipbuilding, training to improve company competitiveness, local enterprise, the Trade and Business Development Body, Industrial Research and Technology Unit (including grants to the Northern Ireland Science Park Foundation), economic infrastructure in support of economic development, development of tourism, administration costs, health and safety, energy efficiency, assistance to the gas and electricity industries (including residual costs in connection with the privatisation of the electricity industry in Northern Ireland), mineral exploration and other related services, including grants in aid.
OFFICE FOR THE REGULATION OF ELECTRICITY AND GAS
For expenditure by the Office for the Regulation of Electricity and Gas.
DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT
For expenditure by the Department of the Environment on conservation; natural heritage; built heritage; environmental legislation and protection; planning services and appeals; grants to district councils in support of local services, food safety, shellfish, construction product enforcement and energy efficiency; local government audit services; payments to Local Government Staff Commission; road safety services, driver and vehicle licensing, driver and vehicle testing, transport licensing and enforcement; consultants' fees, computer hardware and software, purchase of equipment, plant and vehicles and departmental administration costs.
DEPARTMENT FOR REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT
For expenditure by the Department for Regional Development on Roads Service including design, construction and maintenance of roads, bridges, footpaths, street lighting and car parks; purchase of land, property, vehicles, plant, equipment and stores; public liability claims; provision, operation and maintenance of the Strangford Ferry; support for air and sea ports including salary, wages and other costs in respect of the Donaghadee Harbour; grants in respect of the Rathlin Island ferry service and works to Ballycastle and Rathlin Harbours; support for transport services including current and capital grants in respect of rail and road passenger services including fare concessions, fuel duty rebate, transport for people with disabilities, rural transport, provision and maintenance of bus shelters, purchase of buses and rolling stock and capital works; support for strategic planning, transport planning and visioning; energy matters; consultants' and other fees; research and development; salaries, wages, general administrative expenses; certain early retirement and compensation payments; graphics unit; computer hardware and software; office machinery and equipment; related services including services to other departments; the Water Service including design, construction and maintenance of water supply and sewage disposal systems; purchase of land, property, vehicles, plant, equipment and stores; repayment of loans inherited from former water and sewerage authorities; expenses of the Northern Ireland Water Council and the Water Appeals Commission.
DEPARTMENT OF HIGHER AND FURTHER EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EMPLOYMENT
For expenditure by the Department of Higher and Further Education, Training and Employment on higher education (including universities and colleges of education), further and adult education, student support and other matters relating to tertiary education, including grants in aid to certain bodies and certain payments to the Department of Education in respect of teachers’ premature retirement compensation, administration costs, labour market services including employment law, tribunals and labour relations; youth and adult training; training in skills; management and enterprise training; community projects, redundancy payments to Action for Community Employment core workers; training to improve company competitiveness and employment schemes and services including those for people with disabilities; interim support for projects between European Programmes and administration, including departmental research and development.
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, SOCIAL SERVICES AND PUBLIC SAFETY:
For expenditure by the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety on administration, on hospital, community health and personal social services, Health and Social Services trusts, family health services, the Food Safety Promotion Board, the Food Standards Agency, welfare foods, voluntary bodies, special initiatives, the European Union Peace and Reconciliation Programme, related services and fire services.
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, SOCIAL SERVICES AND PUBLIC SAFETY:
Health and personal social services superannuation.
For expenditure by the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety on superannuation benefits to or in respect of persons engaged in the health and personal social services or in other approved employment.
DEPARTMENT FOR SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
For expenditure by the Department for Social Development on central administration costs relating to the Social Security and Child Support Programmes including a grant to the Northern Ireland Housing Executive for administering the Housing Benefit Scheme, Departmental corporate services costs, the administration costs of the Department for Social Development executive agencies including the costs of administering services provided to the Department of Social Security and other departments and on accommodation costs; costs incurred as part of the Welfare to Work initiative; social security benefits including non-contributory retirement pensions, Christmas bonus payments to pensioners, attendance allowance, invalid care allowance, severe disablement allowance, disability living allowance, disability working allowance; pensions, gratuities and sundry allowances for disablement and specified deaths arising from industrial causes; income support, payments of spousal and child maintenance, child benefit, family credit, jobseeker’s allowance (income based), jobseeker’s allowance (contribution based), back to work bonus, child maintenance bonus, payments of job grant; grant in aid to the Independent Living Funds, grants to Motability towards their administrative costs and to enable them to assist invalid vehicle users and others to have adapted or to purchase or lease cars from them; a grant to the Northern Ireland Housing Executive for the payment of rent rebate, rent allowance, rates rebate, discretionary payments of rent allowance and discretionary housing payments, sums payable for residual compensation payments to providers of existing supported accommodation; sums payable into the Social Fund for expenditure on community care grants, budgeting and crisis loans, maternity payments, funeral payments and cold weather and winter fuel payments; sums payable to the Northern Ireland National Insurance Fund as compensation payments in respect of statutory sick pay and statutory maternity pay; central administration costs relating to the Housing Programme; housing services, including certain grants in aid; central administration costs relating to the Urban Regeneration and Community Development Programme; urban regeneration and community development including grants to voluntary bodies, certain grants in aid and other services including promotional activities and events.
DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND PERSONNEL:
For expenditure by the Department of Finance and Personnel on central financial administration, Operational and Programme costs of the Special European Union Programmes Body, the North/South Ministerial Council, the British Irish Council, the Civic Forum, central personnel management of the Northern Ireland Civil Service, the Government Purchasing Agency, the Departmental Solicitors' Office, the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency, the Business Development Service, the Construction Service, Accommodation Services, the Valuation and Lands Agency, Ulster Savings, the General Registrars Office, the Rate Collection Agency, the Office of Law Reform, Land Registry for Northern Ireland, the Lands Tribunal, Departmental administration costs, and grants in aid and other common services.
DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND PERSONNEL:
Superannuation and other allowances
For expenditure by the Department of Finance and Personnel on pensions, lump sums and gratuities to former civil servants, pensions to widows, widowers, children and dependants and civil pensions and gratuities.
OFFICE OF THE FIRST MINISTER AND DEPUTY FIRST MINISTER
For expenditure by the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister on support for the Executive, departmental administration and other services, promotion of equality of opportunity, the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland, community relations, district council programmes, the Northern Ireland Community Relations Council, victims and grants and grant in aid.
NORTHERN IRELAND ASSEMBLY
For expenditure by the Northern Ireland Assembly on the costs of the Northern Ireland Assembly.
NORTHERN IRELAND AUDIT OFFICE
For expenditure by the Northern Ireland Audit Office on administration and support costs of the Northern Ireland Audit Office.
ASSEMBLY OMBUDSMAN FOR NORTHERN IRELAND AND NORTHERN IRELAND COMMISSIONER FOR COMPLAINTS
For expenditure by the Assembly Ombudsman for Northern Ireland and Northern Ireland Commissioner for Complaints on the provision of an independent, effective and free system for investigating complaints from individuals who claim to have suffered injustice through maladministration by Northern Ireland government departments, their agencies, public and local bodies and the Health and Personal Social Services.
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