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1988 No. 592 (N.I. 1)

NORTHERN IRELAND

The Appropriation (Northern Ireland) Order 1988

Made

23rd March 1988

Coming into Operation

23rd March 1988

At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 23rd day of March 1988

Present,

The Queen’s Most Excellent Majesty in Council

Whereas a draft of this Order has been approved by a resolution of each House of Parliament:

Now, therefore, Her Majesty, in exercise of the powers conferred by paragraph 1 of Schedule 1 to the Northern Ireland Act 1974(1) and of all other powers enabling Her in that behalf, is pleased, by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, to order, and it is hereby ordered, as follows:—

Title and commencement

1.  This Order may be cited as the Appropriation (Northern Ireland) Order 1988 and shall come into operation forthwith.

Interpretation

2.  The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954(2) shall apply to Article 1 and the following provisions of this Order as it applies to a Measure of the Northern Ireland Assembly.

Issue of sums out of the Consolidated Fund for years ending 31st March 1988 and 1989

3.—(1) The Department of Finance and Personnel may issue out of the Consolidated Fund and apply towards making good the supply granted to Her Majesty for the service of the year ending on 31st March 1988 the sum of seventy-six million and eighty-three thousand pounds.

(2) The Department of Finance and Personnel may issue out of the Consolidated Fund and apply towards making good the supply granted to Her Majesty for the service of the year ending on 31st March 1989 the sum of one thousand five hundred and ninety-eight million and fifty-seven thousand, two hundred pounds.

Power for Department of Finance and Personnel to borrow

4.—(1) Subject to paragraph (2), the Department of Finance and Personnel may borrow on the credit of the aforesaid sums, any sum or sums not exceeding in the whole eight hundred and thirty-seven million pounds.

(2) Any money so borrowed shall be repaid, with any interest due thereon, out of the Consolidated Fund at any date not later than 31st March 1989.

Appropriation of grants

5.—(1) The sum granted by Article 3 (1) out of the Consolidated Fund is appropriated for the several services and purposes expressed in Part I of the Schedule.

(2) In addition to the sum granted by Article 3(1) out of the Consolidated Fund, the sums specified in the third column of Part I of the Schedule may be applied as appropriations in aid of the grants for the services in connection with which those sums are specified.

(3) The sums already authorised to be appropriated in aid for the year ending on 31st March 1988 shall be decreased by the sums specified in the fourth column of Part I of the Schedule for the services in connection with which those sums are specified.

(4) The sum granted by Article 3(2) out of the Consolidated Fund is appropriated for the several services and purposes expressed in Part II of the Schedule.

G. I. de Deney

Clerk of the Privy Council

SCHEDULE

Article 5.

PART I

SCHEDULE of supplementary sums granted, and of increases or decreases of the sums which may be applied as appropriations in aid in addition thereto, to defray the charges of the several services herein particularly mentioned, which will come in course of payment during the year ending on 31st March 1988 viz:—

Sums GrantedAppropriations in Aid
IncreaseDecrease
£££
VOTE
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
1. For expenditure by the Department of Agriculture on market support, grants and loans for capital and other improvements, support for agriculture in special areas, assistance to production, marketing and processing and assistance for the fishing industry.  4,500,000
2. For expenditure by the Department of Agriculture on agricultural, scientific and veterinary services including a grant in aid, drainage, fisheries and forestry services, regional measures of agricultural and fisheries support, including a grant in aid and departmental administration.  4,652,000    38,000
DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
2. For expenditure by the Department of Economic Development on selective assistance and other services to industry.4,845,000 155,000
3. For expenditure by the Department of Economic Development on local enterprise, aircraft and shipbuilding industries, energy efficiency, mineral exploration, other support services, capital grants and scientific and technological assistance. 1,000
4. For expenditure by the Department of Economic Development on the development of tourism. 1,000
5. For expenditure by the Department of Economic Development on youth training, industrial training, employment services, services for the disabled, industrial relations and other labour market services including certain grants in aid. 1,000    50,000
6. For expenditure by the Department of Economic Development on consumer protection, regulation of trading practices, administration and miscellaneous services, including certain accommodation services and certain grants.  1,506,000    21,000
DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT
1. For expenditure by the Department of the Environment on roads and certain associated services including lighting, parking and ferry services, road safety, transport services and harbour services. 580,000 300,000
2. For expenditure by the Department of the Environment on housing services, including certain grants in aid. 1,000  3,730,000
3. For expenditure by the Department of the Environment on water, sewerage and related services. 1,000   548,000
4. For expenditure by the Department of the Environment on conservation, environmental services, urban affairs and lands, environmental improvement, planning, administration and miscellaneous services, consolidated fund contributions to local revenues and a grant in aid.   4,007,000  2,091,000
5. For expenditure by the Department of the Environment on certain public building work, accommodation and certain other services. 578,000 446,000
6. For expenditure by the Department of the Environment on fire and other protective services.    25,000
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
2. For expenditure by the Department of Education on higher and further education and teacher training, including grants in aid but excluding grants to education and library boards.  3,184,000    70,000
3. For expenditure by the Department of Education on libraries, museums, arts, youth, sports and allied services, community services, administration and miscellaneous services, including grants in aid but excluding grants to education and library boards. 476,000    42,000
4. For grants by the Department of Education to education and library boards.11,405,000  1,463,000
5. For expenditure by the Department of Education on pensions, allowances, gratuities etc. and certain payments to the Northern Ireland National Insurance Fund. 1,000 558,000
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES
1. For expenditure by the Department of Health and Social Services on health and personal social services, family practitioner services and certain other services, including a grant in aid.24,959,000  3,616,000
3. For expenditure by the Department of Health and Social Services on administration of health and personal social services, social security, the Office of the Registrar General, the census of Northern Ireland, miscellaneous licensing, a grant to the Northern Ireland Housing Executive for the administrative costs incurred in operating the Housing Benefits Scheme, and on an international subscription.  6,274,0002,855,000
4. For expenditure by the Department of Health and Social Services on non-contributory retirement pensions (old persons' pensions), attendance and invalid care allowances, severe disablement allowance, mobility allowance, lump sum payments to pensioners etc., supplementary pensions and allowances, grant to the Northern Ireland Housing Executive for the payment of housing benefits (rent rebates, rent allowances and rate rebates), child benefit, one-parent benefit, family income supplements and maternity grants, special payments in respect of underpayments of certain contributory and non-contributory benefits due to the miscalculation of retail price index increases and for sums payable into the Social Fund for expenditure on maternity expenses and funeral expenses and for sums payable out of the Consolidated Fund to the Northern Ireland National Insurance Fund.  9,085,000
DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND PERSONNEL
2. 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. 1,000  1,509,000
TOTAL  £76,083,00014,089,0003,403,000

PART II

SCHEDULE of sums granted on account of or towards defraying the charges of the several services for which Sums on Account are required for the year ending on 31st March 1989 viz:—

Sums Grantedon Account
£
VOTE
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE
1. For expenditure by the Department of Agriculture on market support, grants and loans for capital and other improvements, support for agriculture in special areas, assistance to production, marketing and processing and assistance for the fishing industry.18,184,000  
2. For expenditure by the Department of Agriculture on agricultural, scientific and veterinary services including a grant in aid, drainage, fisheries and forestry services, regional measures of agricultural and fisheries support, including a grant in aid and departmental administration.38,478,000  
DEPARTMENT OF ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
1. For expenditure by the Department of Economic Development on the administrative cost of the Executive of the Industrial Development Board, provision and maintenance of land and buildings, industrial development promotion, selective assistance and other services to industry.46,083,000  
2. For expenditure by the Department of Economic Development on the Local Enterprise Development Unit, other local enterprise initiatives, aircraft and shipbuilding industries, grants to small and medium sized firms, capital grants, scientific and technological assistance, the administrative costs of the industrial science division and the development of tourism.49,860,000  
3. For expenditure by the Department of Economic Development on youth training, industrial training, community projects, employment schemes and services including services for the disabled, industrial relations and other labour market services including certain grants in aid.52,200,000  
4. For expenditure by the Department of Economic Development on administration, consumer protection, regulation of trading practices and miscellaneous services including certain accommodation services and certain grants.13,950,000  
5. For expenditure by the Department of Economic Development on energy efficiency, assistance to the gas industry, subsidies to electricity tariffs, mineral exploration and other miscellaneous services.7,555,000  
VOTE
DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT
1. For expenditure by the Department of the Environment on roads and certain associated services including lighting, parking and ferry services, road safety, transport services and harbour services.61,637,000  
2. For expenditure by the Department of the Environment on housing services, including certain grants in aid.107,965,000  
3. For expenditure by the Department of the Environment on water, sewerage and related services.38,928,000  
4. For expenditure by the Department of the Environment on conservation, environmental services, urban affairs and lands, planning, administration and miscellaneous services, Consolidated Fund contributions to local revenues and certain grants in aid.35,203,000  
5. For expenditure by the Department of the Environment on certain public building work, accommodation and certain other services.9,773,000  
6. For expenditure by the Department of the Environment on fire and other protective services.11,500,000  
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
1. For expenditure by the Department of Education on schools, further education, libraries and certain miscellaneous services including grants in aid and for grants to education and library boards.304,598,000  
2. For expenditure by the Department of Education on higher education, teacher training, arts, museums, youth, sport, community services, Armagh Observatory and Planetarium and administration, including grants in aid but excluding grants to education and library boards.57,178,000  
3. For expenditure by the Department of Education on pensions, allowances, gratuities etc. and certain payments to the Northern Ireland National Insurance Fund.100
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL SERVICES
1. For expenditure by the Department of Health and Social Services on health and personal social services, family practitioner services and certain other services, including a grant in aid.332,892,000  
2. For expenditure by the Department of Health and Social Services on superannuation benefits etc., to or in respect of persons engaged in the health and personal social services or in other approved employment.100  
3. For expenditure by the Department of Health and Social Services on administration of health and personal social services, social security, the Office of the Registrar General, the census of Northern Ireland, miscellaneous licensing, a grant to the Northern Ireland Housing Executive for the administrative costs incurred in operating the Housing Benefit Scheme, and on an international subscription.32,196,000  
4. For expenditure by the Department of Health and Social Services on non-contributory retirement pensions (old persons' pensions), attendance and invalid care allowances, severe disablement allowance, mobility allowance, lump sum payments to pensioners etc., income support, supplementary pensions and allowances, grant to the Northern Ireland Housing Executive for the payment of housing benefit (rent rebates, rent allowances and rate rebates), child benefit, one-parent benefit, family credit, family income supplements, special payments in respect of underpayments of certain contributory and non-contributory benefits due to the miscalculation of retail price index increases and for sums payable into the Social Fund for expenditure on community care grants, budgeting and crisis loans, maternity and funeral payments and exceptionally cold weather payments and for sums payable out of the Consolidated Fund to the Northern Ireland National Insurance Fund.357,383,000  
DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND PERSONNEL
1. For expenditure by the Department of Finance and Personnel on financial administration, central management of the Civil Service, valuation and other services including certain miscellaneous expenses and grants in aid, and computer and other common services.13,740,000  
2. 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.7,573,000  
VOTE.
NORTHERN IRELAND ASSEMBLY
1. For expenditure of the Northern Ireland Assembly.147,000  
NORTHERN IRELAND AUDIT OFFICE
1. For expenditure of the Northern Ireland Audit Office.891,000  
NORTHERN IRELAND PARLIAMENTARY
COMMISSIONER FOR ADMINISTRATION AND
NORTHERN IRELAND COMMISSIONER FOR COMPLAINTS
1. For expenditure by the Northern Ireland Parliamentary Commissioner for Administration and the Northern Ireland Commissioner for Complaints.143,000  
TOTAL  £  1,598,057,200  

Explanatory Note

(This note is not part of the Order)

This Order authorises the issue out of the Consolidated Fund of Northern Ireland of a further sum for the year ending 31st March 1988 and of sums on account for the year ending on 31st March 1989 and app.ropriates those sums for specified services in Northern Ireland. It also authorises the application of certain further sums as appropriations in aid for the year ending on 31st March 1988 and reduces certain sums already authorised to be applied as appropriations in aid.

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