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Government Resources and Accounts Act (Northern Ireland) 2001

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8.—(1) The Department may, subject to any relevant limit set by a Budget Act, direct that resources accruing to a department or a relevant body or person ( “accruing resources”) may be used for any purpose in any financial year in addition to resources authorised by Budget Act to be used for that purpose in that year.

(2) A direction under subsection (1) shall be—

(a)made by minute, and

(b)laid before the Assembly.

(3) Subsections (4) and (5) apply where money is received in connection with a use of accruing resources which has been or is expected to be directed under subsection (1).

(4) Where the money is received in the year for the service of which the use of accruing resources is authorised—

(a)the money may be used in accordance with the Department's direction, and

(b)in so far as not so used, it shall be paid into the Consolidated Fund.

(5) Where the money is received in a year other than that for the service of which the use of accruing resources is or is to be authorised, it shall be—

(a)retained and applied as a use of resources authorised by Budget Act for the service of the year in which the money is received, or

(b)paid into the Consolidated Fund.

(6) Section 8(2) and (3) of the Exchequer and Financial Provisions Act (Northern Ireland) 1950 (c. 3) (appropriation in aid) shall cease to have effect.

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