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The Budget (Northern Ireland) Order 2007

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SCHEDULES

Article 3.

SCHEDULE 1SUMS GRANTED FOR THE YEAR ENDING 31ST MARCH 2007

PurposeSums Granted
(£)
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 education and training services to the Agri-food industry, provision of veterinary services, provision of scientific services (by the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute), measures associated with the Science Skills and Environment and Energy Priority Funding packages, prevention and eradication of animal diseases, 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, 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, payments under the European Union Programme for Peace and Reconciliation, payments under the European Union Structural Funds Programmes and administration costs.

268,812,000

(+116,000)

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, W5, 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, costs associated with Review of Public Administration, Skills and Science and Children and Young People Funding Packages, grants in aid to education and library boards for certain library services, linguistic and cultural diversity, grants in aid to certain bodies, payments under the European Union Programme for Peace and Reconciliation, payments under the Review of Public Administration and the European Economic Area.

117,450,000

(−8,681,000)

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
General
For expenditure by the Department of Education on pre-school education, schools (including library and support services for schools and pupils), other related services, certain services for children, young people, and families, 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; repayment of loans; the youth service, community relations measures for young people, millennium volunteers, other related services, and 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; grants and grants in aid to certain other bodies for youth service and community relations provision; and payments under the European Union Programme for Peace and Reconciliation and other European Union Structural Funds Programmes for schools, youth service and community relations provision.

1,849,092,000

(−2,743,000)

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Teachers' Superannuation
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 for Employment and Learning, in respect of premature retirement compensation.

96,937,000

(+1,906,000)

DEPARTMENT FOR EMPLOYMENT AND LEARNING
For expenditure by the Department for Employment and Learning on higher education (including universities and colleges of education); further and adult education; youth and adult skills training; management and enterprise training; student support and other matters relating to tertiary education, including grants in aid to certain bodies, grants in respect of Educational Maintenance Allowances and certain payments to the Department of Education in respect of teachers' premature retirement compensation; repayment of loans; labour market services including employment law, tribunals and labour relations; employment schemes and services including those for people with disabilities; payments under the European Union Programme for Peace and Reconciliation and other European Union Structural Funds Programmes; and, administration costs, including redundancy payments and departmental research.

819,922,000

(−9,375,000)

DEPARTMENT OF ENTERPRISE, TRADE AND INVESTMENT
For expenditure by the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment on administration costs, economic development, policy and research, energy and minerals, economic infrastructure in support of economic development, renewable energy, grant payment to Invest NI, development of tourism, Tourism Ireland Ltd, InterTradeIreland, payments under European Union Structural Funds Programmes, payments under the European Union Programme for Peace and Reconciliation, business regulation, health and safety, assistance to the aircraft and shipbuilding industries, assistance to the gas and electricity industries (including the residual costs in connection with the privatisation of the electricity industry in Northern Ireland), Skills and Science and Environment and Renewable Energy Funding Packages and other related services, including grants in aid.

232,154,000

(−30,243,000)

DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND PERSONNEL
General
For expenditure by the Department of Finance and Personnel on central financial administration, operational and programme costs of the Special European Union Programmes Body, payments under the European Union Structural Funds Programmes, central personnel management of the Northern Ireland Civil Service, the Central Procurement Directorate, the Departmental Solicitors' Office, the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency, the Delivery and Innovation Division, Centre for Applied Learning, Properties Division, payments of Energy Efficiency grants to District Councils, administration of centralised funds, sponsorship of the Public Service Commission, the General Register Office, the Valuation and Lands Agency, the Rate Collection Agency, the Office of Law Reform, the Land Registers of Northern Ireland, the Lands Tribunal, Departmental administration costs, grant in aid and other common services.

264,391,000

(+56,995,000)

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 or in respect of persons covered by the Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme, civil pensions and gratuities.

40,000,000

(+23,000,000)

DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND PERSONNEL
The North/South Pension Scheme
For expenditure by the Department of Finance and Personnel on the Northern Ireland share of pensions, lump sums and gratuities to or in respect of persons covered by the North/South Pension Scheme.

700,000

(−6,300,000)

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, SOCIAL SERVICES AND PUBLIC SAFETY
General
For expenditure by the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety on policy development, hospital, community health and personal social services, Health and Social Services Trusts, family health services, Health Estates Agency, training, welfare foods, grants to voluntary bodies, grants to district councils, centrally financed services, the Food Safety Promotion Board, special initiatives, the European Union Programme for Peace and Reconciliation and other European Union Structural Funds Programmes, repayment of loans, administration, related services and fire fighting, rescue and fire safety services.

3,315,068,000

(+5,033,000)

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.

4,757,000

(+476,000)

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, SOCIAL SERVICES AND PUBLIC SAFETY
Fire and rescue service 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 Fire and Rescue Service or in other approved employment.

(−1,000,000)

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT
For expenditure by the Department of the Environment on conservation; natural heritage; built heritage; environmental legislation and protection; planning services; the Review of Public Administration; grants to district councils in support of local services, waste management and construction product enforcement regulations; 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; payments under European Union Structural Funds Programmes; departmental administration costs and repayment of loans.

136,701,000

(+12,337,000)

DEPARTMENT FOR REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT
For expenditure by the Department for Regional Development on support for the 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; costs associated with the decriminalisation of parking enforcement; 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 regional planning, transport planning and visioning; support to implement the Review of Public Administration; energy matters; consultants' and other fees; research and development; salaries and wages, general administrative expenses and central administration costs; certain early retirement and compensation payments; graphics unit; computer hardware and software; office machinery and equipment; related services including services to other departments; payments under European Union Structural Funds Programmes; payments under European Union Programme for Peace and Reconciliation; repayment of loans; 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 costs and transactions associated with Water Reform and its implementation.

812,107,000

(+46,208,000)

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 for Work and Pensions and other departments and on accommodation costs; costs incurred as part of the Welfare to Work initiative; cost of preparing for the introduction of measures announced in the Review of Public Administration; on social security benefits including non-contributory retirement pensions, age related payments, over 70s' payments, Christmas bonus payments to pensioners, attendance allowance, carer’s allowance, severe disablement allowance, disability living allowance, disability working allowance; pensions, gratuities and sundry allowances for disablement and specified deaths arising from industrial causes; compensation for sufferers, or their dependents, of certain dust related diseases; income support, pension credit, payments of spousal and child maintenance, family credit, jobseeker’s allowance (income based), jobseeker’s allowance (contribution based), back to work bonus, child maintenance bonus, payments of job grant; on 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 including funding of driving lessons for those invalid vehicle users transferring to the Motability Scheme; a grant to the Northern Ireland Housing Executive for the payment of rent rebate, rent allowance, rates rebate for tenants, discretionary payments of rent allowance and discretionary housing payments, cost of housing benefit rates rebates for owner occupiers, sums payable for residual compensation payments to providers of existing supported accommodation; contributions towards the cost of paying assistance from the Financial Assistance Scheme; 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; on housing services, including certain grants; on housing support under the Supporting People Programme, central administration costs relating to the Urban Regeneration and Community Development Programme; on urban regeneration including certain grants in aid and on other services such as promotional activities and events; community development including grants to voluntary bodies and statutory bodies; payments under the European Union Programme for Peace and Reconciliation, payments under the European Union Structural Funds Programmes.

3,124,551,000

(−3,253,000)

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 government, the North/South Ministerial Council, the British Irish Council, the Civic Forum, expenses of the Planning Appeals Commission and the Water Appeals Commission, the Reinvestment and Reform Initiative including grant in aid to the Strategic Investment Board, promotion of equality of opportunity and social inclusion, the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland, community relations, district council programmes, the Northern Ireland Community Relations Council, victims, the Commissioner for Children and Young People for Northern Ireland, administration and other services, payments under the European Union Programme for Peace and Reconciliation, grants and grants in aid.

60,570,000

(−16,454,000)

NORTHERN IRELAND ASSEMBLY
For expenditure by the Northern Ireland Assembly on remunerating and supporting Members of the Assembly in discharging their duties in their constituencies, in the Assembly and elsewhere; the costs of general administration including staff costs, general expenses and equipment, accommodation and other services.

27,768,000

(−13,630,000)

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 costs of administration and other support services, for 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; the provision of an independent investigative resource to support the work of the Committee on Standards and Privileges in dealing with complaints against Members of the Assembly.

1,313,000

(+8,000)

FOOD STANDARDS AGENCY
For expenditure by the Food Standards Agency on the costs of administration and other support services in protecting public health from risks which may arise in connection with the consumption of food, and otherwise protecting the interests of consumers in relation to food including the range of food safety enforcement activities required under European Union and Northern Ireland legislation, facilitating and delivering training courses, commissioning surveys and participating in programmes to increase public awareness of food safety issues and on related services and grants to district councils.

9,557,000

(+1,884,000)

NORTHERN IRELAND AUDIT OFFICE
For expenditure by the Northern Ireland Audit Office on the costs of administration and other support services in providing objective information, advice and assurance on the use of public funds; encouraging beneficial change in the provision of public services, the highest standards in financial management and reporting and propriety in the conduct of public business.

9,038,000

(—)

NORTHERN IRELAND AUTHORITY FOR ENERGY REGULATION
For expenditure by the Northern Ireland Authority for Energy Regulation on costs of the authority, administration costs, regulation of the electricity and gas industries, protection of electricity customers, promotion and development of the natural gas industry, duties and functions placed on the Northern Ireland Authority for Energy Regulation as set out in the Energy (Northern Ireland) Order 2003, the Electricity (Northern Ireland) Order 1992, the Gas (Northern Ireland) Order 1996, duties under the Competition Act 1998, administration of the Climate Change Levy renewable exemption scheme, the Electricity (Guarantees of origin of Electricity produced from Renewable Energy Sources) scheme, and the Renewables Obligation Order (Northern Ireland) 2005, the development of an all island electricity market, services to other departments and other miscellaneous duties which may arise.

2,797,000

(+1,266,000)

TOTAL

11,193,685,000

(+57,550,000)

Article 4 and 5.

SCHEDULE 2AMOUNTS OF RESOURCES AUTHORISED FOR USE AND AMOUNTS OF ACCRUING RESOURCES WHICH MAY BE USED IN YEAR ENDING 31ST MARCH 2007

PurposeResources authorised for useTotal Accruing Resources
(£)(£)
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT
A. For use by the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development on development of the agriculture and agricultural products industries and alternative land uses, provision of education and training services to the Agri-food industry, provision of veterinary services, provision of scientific services (by the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute), measures associated with the Science Skills and Environment and Energy Priority Funding Packages, prevention and eradication of animal diseases, 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, 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, payments under the European Union Programme for Peace and Reconciliation, payments under the European Union Structural Funds Programmes, administration costs and associated non-cash items.

290,315,000

(+2,936,000)

323,426,000

(+19,164,000)

DEPARTMENT OF CULTURE, ARTS AND LEISURE
A. For use 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, W5, 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, costs associated with Review of Public Administration, Skills and Science and Children and Young People Funding Packages, grants in aid to the education and library boards for certain library services, linguistic and cultural diversity, grants in aid to certain bodies, payments under the European Union Programme for Peace and Reconciliation, payments under the Review of Public Administration, European Economic Area and provision for associated non-cash items.

119,196,000

(−11,383,000)

12,219,000

(+3,390,000)

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
General
A. For use by the Department of Education on pre-school education, schools (including library and support services for schools and pupils), other related services, certain services for children, young people, and families, 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; repayment of loans; payments under the European Union Programme for Peace and Reconciliation and other European Union Structural Funds Programmes; and provision for associated non-cash items.

1,815,386,000

(−2,866,000)

41,692,000

(+13,857,000)

B. For use by the Department of Education on the youth service, community relations measures for young people, millennium volunteers, other related services,and 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; grants and grants in aid to certain other bodies; payments under the European Union Programme for Peace and Reconciliation and other European Union Structural Funds Programmes; and provision for associated non-cash items.

38,294,000

(+2,060,000)

3,108,000

(+1,108,000)

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Teachers' superannuation
A. For use by the Department of Education on pensions, allowances, gratuities etc., certain payments to the Northern Ireland National Insurance Fund, certain payments on behalf of the education and library boards and the Department for Employment and Learning, in respect of premature retirement compensation; and provision for associated non-cash items.

511,560,000

(+116,406,000)

163,440,000

(−406,000)

DEPARTMENT FOR EMPLOYMENT AND LEARNING
A. For use by the Department for Employment and Learning on higher education (including universities and colleges of education); further and adult education; youth and adult skills training; management and enterprise training; student support and other matters relating to tertiary education, including grants in aid to certain bodies, grants in respect of Educational Maintenance Allowances and certain payments to the Department of Education in respect of teachers' premature retirement compensation; repayment of loans; administration costs, including redundancy payments, departmental research; and associated non-cash items.

624,271,000

(−24,947,000)

79,651,000

(+45,907,000)

B. For use by the Department for Employment and Learning on labour market services including employment law, tribunals and labour relations; employment schemes and services including those for people with disabilities; payments under the European Union Programme for Peace and Reconciliation and other European Union Structural Funds Programmes; administration costs, including redundancy payments, departmental research and associated non-cash items.

106,770,000

(−15,342,000)

14,792,000

(+1,185,000)

DEPARTMENT OF ENTERPRISE, TRADE AND INVESTMENT
A. For use by the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment on administration costs, economic development, policy and research, energy and minerals, economic infrastructure in support of economic development, renewable energy, grant payment to Invest NI, development of tourism, Tourism Ireland Ltd, InterTradeIreland, payments under European Union Structural Funds Programmes, payments under the European Union Programme for Peace and Reconciliation, business regulation, health and safety, assistance to the aircraft and shipbuilding industries, assistance to the gas and electricity industries (including the residual costs in connection with the privatisation of the electricity industry in Northern Ireland), Skills and Science and Environment and Renewable Energy Funding Packages, associated non-cash costs and other related services, including grants in aid.

220,179,000

(−25,283,000)

21,713,000

(+13,575,000)

DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND PERSONNEL
General
A. For use by the Department of Finance and Personnel on central financial administration, operational and programme costs of the Special European Union Programmes Body, payments under the European Union Structural Funds Programmes, central personnel management of the Northern Ireland Civil Service, the Central Procurement Directorate, the Departmental Solicitors' Office, the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency, the Delivery and Innovation Division, Centre for Applied Learning, Properties Division, payments of Energy Efficiency grants to District Councils, administration of centralised funds, sponsorship of the Public Service Commission, Departmental administration costs, grant in aid, other common services and associated non-cash items.

187,628,000

(+16,512,000)

50,831,000

(+2,850,000)

B. For use by the Department of Finance and Personnel on the General Register Office, the Valuation and Lands Agency, the Rate Collection Agency, the Office of Law Reform, the Land Registers of Northern Ireland, the Lands Tribunal, Departmental administration costs, grant in aid, other common services and associated non-cash items.

20,456,000

(−7,179,000)

32,598,000

(+14,913,000)

DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND PERSONNEL
Superannuation and other allowances
A. For use by the Department of Finance and Personnel on pensions, lump sums and gratuities to or in respect of persons covered by the Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme, civil pensions and gratuities and associated non-cash items.

315,181,000

(−11,000,000)

195,729,000

(+24,500,000)

DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND PERSONNEL
The North/South Pension Scheme
A. For use by the Department of Finance and Personnel on the Northern Ireland share of pensions, lump sums and gratuities to or in respect of persons covered by the North/South Pension Scheme and associated non-cash items.

3,500,000

(+2,500,000)

2,000,000

(—)

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, SOCIAL SERVICES AND PUBLIC SAFETY
General
A. For use by the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety on policy development, hospital, community health and personal social services, Health and Social Services Trusts, family health services, Health Estates Agency, training, welfare foods, grants to voluntary bodies, grants to district councils, centrally financed services, the Food Safety Promotion Board, special initiatives, the European Union Programme for Peace and Reconciliation and other European Union Structural Funds Programmes, repayment of loans, administration, related services and associated non-cash items.

3,216,600,000

(−56,914,000)

568,822,000

(+89,230,000)

B. For use by the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety on fire fighting, rescue and fire safety services, administration and associated non-cash items.

80,185,000

(+6,159,000)

(—)

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, SOCIAL SERVICES AND PUBLIC SAFETY
Health and personal social services superannuation
A. For use 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 and associated non-cash items.

606,757,000

(+33,501,000)

184,243,000

(+12,599,000)

DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, SOCIAL SERVICES AND PUBLIC SAFETY
Fire and rescue service superannuation
A. For use by the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety on superannuation benefits to or in respect of persons engaged in the Fire and Rescue Service or in other approved employment and associated non-cash items.

24,510,000

(+23,510,000)

12,560,000

(−940,000)

DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT
A. For use by the Department of the Environment on conservation; natural heritage; built heritage; environmental legislation and protection; planning services; the Review of Public Administration; grants to district councils in support of local services, waste management and construction product enforcement regulations; 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; payments under European Union Structural Funds Programmes; departmental administration costs; repayment of loans and associated non-cash items.

143,939,000

(−5,998,000)

48,049,000

(−5,362,000)

DEPARTMENT FOR REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT
A. For use by the Department for Regional Development on support for the 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; costs associated with decriminalisation of parking enforcement; 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 regional planning, transport planning and visioning; support to implement the Review of Public Administration; energy matters; consultants' and other fees; research and development; salaries, wages, general administrative expenses and central administration costs; certain early retirement and compensation payments; graphics unit; computer hardware and software; office machinery and equipment; related services including services to other departments; payments under European Union Structural Funds Programmes; payments under European Union Programme for Peace and Reconciliation; repayment of loans and associated non-cash items.

1,306,436,000

(−25,812,000)

29,536,000

(+1,816,000)

B. For use by the Department for Regional Development on support for 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; costs associated with Water Reform; consultants' and other fees; research and development; salaries, wages, general administrative expenses and central administration costs; graphics unit; computer hardware and software, office machinery and equipment; payments under European Union Structural Funds Programmes; related services; repayment of loans and associated non-cash items.

3,905,341,000

(+3,460,593,000)

53,164,000

(+3,590,000)

DEPARTMENT FOR SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
A. For use 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 for Work and Pensions and other departments and on accommodation costs; costs incurred as part of the Welfare to Work initiative; cost of preparing for the introduction of measures announced in the Review of Public Administration; on social security benefits including non-contributory retirement pensions, age related payments, over 70s' payments, Christmas bonus payments to pensioners, attendance allowance, carer’s allowance, severe disablement allowance, disability living allowance, disability working allowance; pensions, gratuities and sundry allowances for disablement and specified deaths arising from industrial causes; compensation for sufferers, or their dependents, of certain dust related diseases; income support, pension credit, payments of spousal and child maintenance, family credit, jobseeker’s allowance (income based), jobseeker’s allowance (contribution based), back to work bonus, child maintenance bonus, payments of job grant; on 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 including funding of driving lessons for those invalid vehicle users transferring to the Motability Scheme; a grant to the Northern Ireland Housing Executive for the payment of rent rebate, rent allowance, rates rebate for tenants, discretionary payments of rent allowance and discretionary housing payments, cost of housing benefit rates rebates for owner occupiers, sums payable for residual compensation payments to providers of existing supported accommodation; contributions towards the cost of paying assistance from the Financial Assistance Scheme; 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; and associated non-cash items.

2,637,463,000

(+11,292,000)

100,721,000

(−2,706,000)

B. For use by the Department for Social Development on central administration costs relating to the Housing Programme; cost of preparing for the introduction of measures announced in the Review of Public Administration; on housing services, including certain grants; on housing support under the Supporting People Programme; and associated non-cash items.

435,427,000

(−19,507,000)

234,464,000

(+39,193,000)

C. For use by the Department for Social Development on central administration costs relating to the Urban Regeneration and Community Development Programme; cost of preparing for the introduction of measures announced in the Review of Public Administration; on urban regeneration including certain grants in aid and on other services such as promotional activities and events; community development including grants to voluntary bodies and statutory bodies; payments under the European Union Programme for Peace and Reconciliation; payments under the European Union Structural Funds Programmes; and associated non-cash items.

100,427,000

(+12,769,000)

22,902,000

(+11,099,000)

OFFICE OF THE FIRST MINISTER AND DEPUTY FIRST MINISTER
A. For use by the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister on support for government, the North/South Ministerial Council, the British Irish Council, the Civic Forum, expenses of the Planning Appeals Commission and the Water Appeals Commission, the Reinvestment and Reform Initiative including grant in aid to the Strategic Investment Board, administration and other services, grants and associated non-cash items.

31,587,000

(−8,123,000)

150,000

(+94,000)

B. For use by the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister on promotion of equality of opportunity and social inclusion, the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland, community relations, district council programmes, the Northern Ireland Community Relations Council, victims, the Commissioner for Children and Young People for Northern Ireland, administration and other services, payments under the European Union Programme for Peace and Reconciliation, grants and grants in aid and associated non-cash items.

31,440,000

(−1,387,000)

5,219,000

(+2,062,000)

NORTHERN IRELAND ASSEMBLY
A. For use by the Northern Ireland Assembly on remunerating and supporting Members of the Assembly in discharging their duties in their constituencies, in the Assembly and elsewhere, the costs of general administration including staff costs, general expenses and equipment, accommodation, other services and associated non-cash items.

34,656,000

(−13,000,000)

10,000

(+110,000)

ASSEMBLY OMBUDSMAN FOR NORTHERN IRELAND AND NORTHERN IRELAND COMMISSIONER FOR COMPLAINTS
A. For use by the Assembly Ombudsman for Northern Ireland and Northern Ireland Commissioner for Complaints on the costs of administration and other support services including associated non-cash items, for 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; the provision of an independent investigative resource to support the work of the Committee on Standards and Privileges in dealing with complaints against Members of the Assembly.

1,376,000

(+50,000)

(—)

FOOD STANDARDS AGENCY
A. For use by the Food Standards Agency on the costs of administration and other support services in protecting public health from risks which may arise in connection with the consumption of food, and otherwise protecting the interests of consumers in relation to food including the range of food safety enforcement activities required under European Union and Northern Ireland legislation, facilitating and delivering training courses, commissioning surveys and participating in programmes to increase public awareness of food safety issues and on related services and grants to district councils, and non-cash items.

9,360,000

(+1,645,000)

3,394,000

(+30,000)

NORTHERN IRELAND AUDIT OFFICE
A. For use by the Northern Ireland Audit Office on the costs of administration and other support services including associated non-cash items of the Northern Ireland Audit Office in providing objective information, advice and assurance on the use of public funds; encouraging beneficial change in the provision of public services, the highest standards in financial management and reporting and propriety in the conduct of public business.

8,576,000

(—)

1,843,000

(—)

NORTHERN IRELAND AUTHORITY FOR ENERGY REGULATION
A. For use by the Northern Ireland Authority for Energy Regulation on costs of the authority, administration costs, regulation of the electricity and gas industries, protection of electricity customers, promotion and development of the natural gas industry, duties and functions placed on the Northern Ireland Authority for Energy Regulation as set out in the Energy (Northern Ireland) Order 2003, the Electricity (Northern Ireland) Order 1992, the Gas (Northern Ireland) Order 1996, duties under the Competition Act 1998, administration of the Climate Change Levy renewable exemption scheme, the Electricity (Guarantees of origin of Electricity produced from Renewable Energy Sources) scheme and the Renewables Obligation Order (Northern Ireland) 2005, development of an all island energy market, services to other departments, other miscellaneous duties which may arise and associated non-cash items.

2,756,000

(+1,170,000)

2,566,000

(—)

TOTAL

16,829,572,000

(+3,462,362,000)

2,208,842,000

(+290,858,000)

Article 6.

SCHEDULE 3SUMS GRANTED FOR THE YEAR ENDING 31ST MARCH 2008

PurposeSums Granted
(£)
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 education and training services to the Agri-food industry, provision of veterinary services, provision of scientific services (by the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute), prevention and eradication of animal diseases, 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, 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, payments under the European Union Programme for Peace and Reconciliation, payments under the European Union Structural Funds Programmes and, administration costs.120,965,000
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, W5, 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, costs associated with Review of Public Administration, Skills and Science and children and young people funding packages, grants in aid to education and library boards for certain library services, linguistic and cultural diversity, grants in aid to certain bodies, and payments under the European Union Programme for Peace and Reconciliation, payments under the Review of Public Administration and the European Economic Area.52,853,000
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
General
For expenditure by the Department of Education on pre-school education, schools (including library and support services for schools and pupils), other related services, certain services for children, young people, and families 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; repayment of loans; the youth service, community relations measures for young people, millennium volunteers, other related services, and 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; grants and grants in aid to certain other bodies for youth service and community relations provision; and payments under the European Union Programme for Peace and Reconciliation and other European Union Structural Funds Programmes for schools, youth service and community relations provision.832,091,000
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Teachers' superannuation
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 for Employment and Learning, in respect of premature retirement compensation.43,622,000
DEPARTMENT FOR EMPLOYMENT AND LEARNING
For expenditure by the Department for Employment and Learning on higher education (including universities and colleges of education); further and adult education; youth and adult skills training; management and enterprise training; student support and other matters relating to tertiary education, including grants in aid to certain bodies, grants in respect of Educational Maintenance Allowances and certain payments to the Department of Education in respect of teachers' premature retirement compensation; repayment of loans; labour market services including employment law, tribunals and labour relations; employment schemes and services including those for people with disabilities; payments under the European Union Programme for Peace and Reconciliation and other European Union Structural Funds Programmes; and, administration costs, including redundancy payments and departmental research.368,965,000
DEPARTMENT OF ENTERPRISE, TRADE AND INVESTMENT
For expenditure by the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment on administration costs, economic development, policy and research, energy and minerals, economic infrastructure in support of economic development, renewable energy, grant payment to Invest NI, development of tourism, Tourism Ireland Ltd, InterTradeIreland, payments under European Union Structural Funds Programmes, payments under the European Union Programme for Peace and Reconciliation, business regulation, health and safety, assistance to the aircraft and shipbuilding industries, assistance to the gas and electricity industries (including the residual costs in connection with the privatisation of the electricity industry in Northern Ireland), Skills and Science and Environment and Renewable Energy Funding Packages and other related services, including grants in aid.104,469,000
DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND PERSONNEL
General
For expenditure by the Department of Finance and Personnel on central financial administration, operational and programme costs of the Special European Union Programmes Body, payments under the European Union Structural Funds Programmes, central personnel management of the Northern Ireland Civil Service, the Central Procurement Directorate, the Departmental Solicitors' Office, the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency, the Delivery and Innovation Division, Centre for Applied Learning, Properties Division, payments of Energy Efficiency grants to District Councils, administration of centralised funds, sponsorship of the Public Service Commission, the General Register Office, the Valuation and Lands Agency, the Rate Collection Agency, the Office of Law Reform, the Land Registers of Northern Ireland, the Lands Tribunal, Departmental administration costs, grant in aid and other common services.118,976,000
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 or in respect of persons covered by the Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme, civil pensions and gratuities.30,000,000
DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND PERSONNEL
The North/South Pension Scheme
For expenditure by the Department of Finance and Personnel on the Northern Ireland share of pensions, lump sums and gratuities to or in respect of persons covered by the North/South Pension Scheme.525,000
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, SOCIAL SERVICES AND PUBLIC SAFETY
General
For expenditure by the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety on policy development, hospital, community health and personal social services, Health and Social Services Trusts, family health services, Health Estates Agency, training, welfare foods, grants to voluntary bodies, grants to district councils, centrally financed services, the Food Safety Promotion Board, special initiatives, the European Union Programme for Peace and Reconciliation and other European Union Structural Funds Programmes, repayment of loans, administration, related services and fire fighting, rescue and fire safety services.1,491,781,000
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.2,141,000
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, SOCIAL SERVICES AND PUBLIC SAFETY
Fire and rescue service 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 Fire and Rescue Service or in other approved employment.1,000,000
DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT
For expenditure by the Department of the Environment on conservation; natural heritage; built heritage; environmental legislation and protection; planning services; the Review of Public Administration; grants to district councils in support of local services, waste management and construction product enforcement regulations; 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; payments under European Union Structural Funds Programmes, departmental administration costs and repayment of loans.61,515,000
DEPARTMENT FOR REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT
For expenditure by the Department for Regional Development on support for the 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; costs associated with the decriminalisation of parking enforcement; 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 regional planning, transport planning and visioning; support to implement the Review of Public Administration; energy matters; consultants' and other fees; research and development; salaries and wages, general administrative expenses and central administration costs; certain early retirement and compensation payments; graphics unit; computer hardware and software; office machinery and equipment; related services including services to other departments; payments under European Union Structural Fund Programmes; payments under European Union Programme for Peace and Reconciliation; repayment of loans; payment of income subsidies and net lending to NI Water Ltd, equity injections, supporting the costs associated with the establishment and maintenance of the shareholder and water policy functions and costs associated with Water Reform.365,448,000
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 for Work and Pensions and other departments and on accommodation costs; costs incurred as part of the Welfare to Work initiative; cost of preparing for the introduction of measures announced in the Review of Public Administration; on social security benefits including non-contributory retirement pensions, age related payments, over 70s' payments, Christmas bonus payments to pensioners, attendance allowance, carer’s allowance, severe disablement allowance, disability living allowance, disability working allowance; pensions, gratuities and sundry allowances for disablement and specified deaths arising from industrial causes; compensation for sufferers, or their dependents, of certain dust related diseases; income support, pension credit, payments of spousal and child maintenance, family credit, jobseeker’s allowance (income based), jobseeker’s allowance (contribution based), back to work bonus, child maintenance bonus, payments of job grant; on 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 including funding of driving lessons for those invalid vehicle users transferring to the Motability Scheme; a grant to the Northern Ireland Housing Executive for the payment of rent rebate, rent allowance, rates rebate for tenants, discretionary payments of rent allowance and discretionary housing payments, cost of housing benefit rates rebates for owner occupiers, sums payable for residual compensation payments to providers of existing supported accommodation; contributions towards the cost of paying assistance from the Financial Assistance Scheme; 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; on housing services, including certain grants; on housing support under the Supporting People Programme, central administration costs relating to the Urban Regeneration and Community Development Programme; on urban regeneration including certain grants in aid and other services such as promotional activities and events; community development including grants to voluntary bodies and statutory bodies; payments under the European Union Programme for Peace and Reconciliation, payments under the European Union Structural Funds Programmes.1,406,048,000
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 government, the North/South Ministerial Council, the British Irish Council, the Civic Forum, expenses of the Planning Appeals Commission and the Water Appeals Commission, the Reinvestment and Reform Initiative including grant in aid to the Strategic Investment Board, promotion of equality of opportunity and social inclusion, the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland, community relations, district council programmes, the Northern Ireland Community Relations Council, victims, the Commissioner for Children and Young People for Northern Ireland, administration and other services, payments under the European Union Programme for Peace and Reconciliation, grants and grants in aid.27,256,000
NORTHERN IRELAND ASSEMBLY
For expenditure by the Northern Ireland Assembly on remunerating and supporting Members of the Assembly in discharging their duties in their constituencies, in the Assembly and elsewhere; the costs of general administration including staff costs, general expenses and equipment, accommodation and other services.12,496,000
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 costs of administration and other support services, for 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; the provision of an independent investigative resource to support the work of the Committee on Standards and Privileges in dealing with complaints against Members of the Assembly.591,000
FOOD STANDARDS AGENCY
For expenditure by the Food Standards Agency on the costs of administration and other support services in protecting public health from risks which may arise in connection with the consumption of food, and otherwise protecting the interests of consumers in relation to food including the range of food safety enforcement activities required under European Union and Northern Ireland legislation, facilitating and delivering training courses, commissioning surveys and participating in programmes to increase public awareness of food safety issues and on related services and grants to district councils.4,301,000
NORTHERN IRELAND AUDIT OFFICE
For expenditure by the Northern Ireland Audit Office on the costs of administration and other support services in providing objective information, advice and assurance on the use of public funds; encouraging beneficial change in the provision of public services, the highest standards in financial management and reporting and propriety in the conduct of public business.4,067,000
NORTHERN IRELAND AUTHORITY FOR UTILITY REGULATION
For expenditure by the Northern Ireland Authority for Utility Regulation on costs of the authority, administration costs, regulation of the electricity, gas and water and sewerage industries, protection of electricity and water and sewage customers, promotion and development of the natural gas industry, duties and functions placed on the Northern Ireland Authority for Utility Regulation as set out in the Energy (Northern Ireland) Order 2003, the Electricity (Northern Ireland) Order 1992, the Gas (Northern Ireland) Order 1996, the Water and Sewerage Services (Northern Ireland) Order 2006, the development of an all-island electricity market, duties under the Competition Act 1998, administration of the Climate Change Levy renewable exemption scheme and the Electricity (Guarantees of origin of Electricity Produced from Renewable Energy Sources) scheme, services to other departments, other miscellaneous duties which may arise.1,259,000
TOTAL5,050,369,000

Article 8.

SCHEDULE 4AMOUNTS OF RESOURCES AUTHORISED FOR USE IN THE YEAR ENDING 31ST MARCH 2008

PurposeResources authorised for use
(£)
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT
A. 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 education and training services to the Agri-food industry, provision of veterinary services, provision of scientific services (by the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute), measures associated with the Science Skills and Environment and Energy Priority Funding Packages, prevention and eradication of animal diseases, 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, 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, payments under the European Union Programme for Peace and Reconciliation, payments under the European Union Structural Funds Programmes, administration costs and associated non-cash items.130,642,000
DEPARTMENT OF CULTURE, ARTS AND LEISURE
A. For use 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, W5, 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, cost associated with the Review of Public Administration, Skills and Science and Children and Young People Funding Packages, grants in aid to the education and library boards for certain library services, linguistic and cultural diversity, grants in aid to certain bodies, payments under the European Union Programme for Peace and Reconciliation, payments under the Review of Public Administration, European Economic Area and provision for associated non-cash items.53,638,000
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
General
A. For use by the Department of Education on pre-school education, schools (including library and support services for schools and pupils), other related services, certain services for children, young people, and families, 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; repayment of loans; payments under the European Union Programme for Peace and Reconciliation and other European Union Structural Funds Programmes; and provision for associated non-cash items.816,924,000
B. For use by the Department of Education on the youth service, community relations measures for young people, millennium volunteers, other related services, and 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; grants and grants in aid to certain other bodies; payments under the European Union Programme for Peace and Reconciliation and other European Union Structural Funds Programmes; and provision for associated non-cash items.17,232,000
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
Teachers' superannuation
A. For use by the Department of Education on pensions, allowances, gratuities etc., certain payments to the Northern Ireland National Insurance Fund, certain payments on behalf of the education and library boards and the Department for Employment and Learning, in respect of premature retirement compensation; and provision for associated non-cash items.230,202,000
DEPARTMENT FOR EMPLOYMENT AND LEARNING
A. For use by the Department for Employment and Learning on higher education (including universities and colleges of education); further and adult education; youth and adult skills training; management and enterprise training; student support and other matters relating to tertiary education, including grants in aid to certain bodies, grants in respect of Educational Maintenance Allowances and certain payments to the Department of Education in respect of teachers' premature retirement compensation; repayment of loans; administration costs, including redundancy payments, departmental research; and associated non-cash items.280,922,000
B. For use by the Department for Employment and Learning on labour market services including employment law, tribunals and labour relations; employment schemes and services including those for people with disabilities; payments under the European Union Programme for Peace and Reconciliation and other European Union Structural Funds Programmes; administration costs, including redundancy payments, departmental research; and associated non-cash items.48,046,000
DEPARTMENT OF ENTERPRISE, TRADE AND INVESTMENT
A. For use by the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment on administration costs, economic development, policy and research, energy and minerals, economic infrastructure in support of economic development, renewable energy, grant payment to Invest Northern Ireland, development of tourism, Tourism Ireland Ltd, InterTradeIreland, payments under European Union Structural Funds Programmes, payments under the European Union Programme for Peace and Reconciliation, business regulation, health and safety, assistance to aircraft and shipbuilding industries, assistance to the gas and electricity industries (including residual costs in connection with the privatisation of the electricity industry in Northern Ireland), Skills and Science and Environment Renewable Energy Funding Packages, associated non-cash costs and other related services, including grants in aid.99,081,000
DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND PERSONNEL
General
A. For use by the Department of Finance and Personnel on central financial administration, operational and programme costs of the Special European Union Programmes Body, payments under the European Union Structural Funds Programmes, central personnel management of the Northern Ireland Civil Service, the Central Procurement Directorate, the Departmental Solicitors' Office, the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency, the Delivery and Innovation Division, Centre for Applied Learning, Properties Division, payments of Energy Efficiency grants to District Councils, administration of centralised funds, sponsorship of the Public Service Commission, Departmental administration costs, grant in aid, other common services and associated non-cash items.84,432,000
B. For use by the Department of Finance and Personnel on the General Register Office, the Valuation and Lands Agency, the Rate Collection Agency, the Office of Law Reform, the Land Registers of Northern Ireland, the Lands Tribunal, Departmental administration costs, grant in aid, other common services and associated non-cash items.9,205,000
DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND PERSONNEL
Superannuation and other allowances
A. For use by the Department of Finance and Personnel on pensions, lump sums and gratuities to or in respect of persons covered by the Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme, civil pensions and gratuities and associated non-cash items.236,386,000
DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE AND PERSONNEL
The North/South Pension Scheme
A. For use by the Department of Finance and Personnel on the Northern Ireland share of pensions, lump sums and gratuities to or in respect of persons covered by the North/South Pension Scheme and associated non-cash items.2,625,000
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, SOCIAL SERVICES AND PUBLIC SAFETY
General
A. For use by the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety on policy development, hospital, community health and personal social services, Health and Social Services Trusts, family health services, Health Estates Agency, training, welfare foods, grants to voluntary bodies, grants to district councils, centrally financed services, the Food Safety Promotion Board, special initiatives, the European Union Programme for Peace and Reconciliation and other European Union Structural Funds Programmes, repayment of loans, administration, related services and associated non-cash items.1,447,470,000
B. For use by the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety on fire fighting, rescue and fire safety services, administration and associated non-cash items.36,083,000
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, SOCIAL SERVICES AND PUBLIC SAFETY
Health and personal social services superannuation
A. For use 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 and associated non-cash items.273,041,000
DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH, SOCIAL SERVICES AND PUBLIC SAFETY
Fire and rescue service superannuation
A. For use by the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety on superannuation benefits to or in respect of persons engaged in the Fire and Rescue Service or in other approved employment and associated non-cash items.11,030,000
DEPARTMENT OF THE ENVIRONMENT
A. For use by the Department of the Environment on conservation; natural heritage; built heritage; environmental legislation and protection; planning services; grants to district councils in support of local services, the Review of Public Administration; waste management and construction product enforcement regulations; 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; payments under European Union Structural Funds Programmes; departmental administration costs, repayment of loans and associated non-cash items.64,773,000
DEPARTMENT FOR REGIONAL DEVELOPMENT
A. For use by the Department for Regional Development on support for the 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; costs associated with the decriminalisation of parking enforcement; 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 regional planning, transport planning and visioning; support to implement the Review of Public Administration, energy matters; consultants' and other fees; research and development; salaries and wages, general administrative expenses and central administration costs; certain early retirement and compensation payments; graphics unit; computer hardware and software; office machinery and equipment; related services including services to other departments; payments under European Union Structural Funds Programmes; payments under European Union Programme for Peace and Reconciliation; repayment of loans and associated non-cash items.587,896,000
B. For use by the Department for Regional Development on payment of income subsidies and net lending to NI Water Limited, equity injections, supporting the costs associated with the establishment and maintenance of the shareholder and water policy functions; costs associated with Water Reform; consultants' and other fees; salaries, wages, general administrative expenses and central administration costs; graphics unit; computer hardware and software, office machinery and equipment; related services and associated non-cash items.305,000,000
DEPARTMENT FOR SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT
A. For use 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 for Work and Pensions and other departments and on accommodation costs; costs incurred as part of the Welfare to Work initiative; cost of preparing for the introduction of measures announced in the Review of Public Administration; on social security benefits including non-contributory retirement pensions, age related payments, over 70s' payments, Christmas bonus payments to pensioners, attendance allowance, carer’s allowance, severe disablement allowance, disability living allowance, disability working allowance; pensions, gratuities and sundry allowances for disablement and specified deaths arising from industrial causes; compensation for sufferers, or their dependents, of certain dust related diseases, income support, pension credit, payments of spousal and child maintenance, family credit, jobseeker’s allowance (income based), jobseeker’s allowance (contribution based), back to work bonus, child maintenance bonus, payments of job grant; on 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 including funding of driving lessons for those invalid vehicle users transferring to the Motability Scheme; a grant to the Northern Ireland Housing Executive for the payment of rent rebate, rent allowance, rates rebate for tenants, discretionary payments of rent allowance and discretionary housing payments, cost of housing benefit rates rebates for owner occupiers, sums payable for residual compensation payments to providers of existing supported accommodation; contributions towards the cost of paying assistance from the Financial Assistance Scheme; 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; and associated non-cash items.1,186,858,000
B. For use by the Department for Social Development on central administration costs relating to the Housing Programme; cost of preparing for the introduction of measures announced in the Review of Public Administration; on housing services, including certain grants; on housing support under the Supporting People Programme; and associated non-cash items.195,942,000
C. For use by the Department for Social Development on central administration costs relating to the Urban Regeneration and Community Development Programme; cost of preparing for the introduction of measures announced in the Review of Public Administration; on urban regeneration including certain grants in aid and on other services such as promotional activities and events; community development including grants to voluntary bodies and statutory bodies; payments under the European Union Programme for Peace and Reconciliation, payments under the European Union Structural Funds Programmes; and associated non-cash items.45,192,000
OFFICE OF THE FIRST MINISTER AND DEPUTY FIRST MINISTER
A. For use by the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister on support for government, the North/South Ministerial Council, the British Irish Council, the Civic Forum, expenses of the Planning Appeals Commission and the Water Appeals Commission, the Reinvestment and Reform Initiative including grant in aid to the Strategic Investment Board, administration and other services, grants and associated non-cash items.14,214,000
B. For use by the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister, on promotion of equality of opportunity and social inclusion, the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland, community relations, district council programmes, the Northern Ireland Community Relations Council, victims, the Commissioner for Children and Young People for Northern Ireland, administration and other services, payments under the European Union Programme for Peace and Reconciliation, grants and grants in aid and associated non-cash items.14,148,000
NORTHERN IRELAND ASSEMBLY
A. For use by the Northern Ireland Assembly on remunerating and supporting Members of the Assembly in discharging their duties in their constituencies, in the Assembly and elsewhere, the costs of general administration including staff costs, general expenses and equipment, accommodation, other services and associated non-cash items.15,595,000
ASSEMBLY OMBUDSMAN FOR NORTHERN IRELAND AND NORTHERN IRELAND COMMISSIONER FOR COMPLAINTS
A. For use by the Assembly Ombudsman for Northern Ireland and Northern Ireland Commissioner for Complaints on the costs of administration and other support services including associated non-cash items, for 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; the provision of an independent investigative resource to support the work of the Committee on Standards and Privileges in dealing with complaints against Members of the Assembly.619,000
FOOD STANDARDS AGENCY
A. For use by the Food Standards Agency on the costs of administration and other support services in protecting public health from risks which may arise in connection with the consumption of food, and otherwise protecting the interests of consumers in relation to food including the range of food safety enforcement activities required under European Union and Northern Ireland legislation, facilitating and delivering training courses, commissioning surveys and participating in programmes to increase public awareness of food safety issues and on related services, grants to district councils and non-cash items.4,212,000
NORTHERN IRELAND AUDIT OFFICE
A. For use by the Northern Ireland Audit Office on the costs of administration and other support services including associated non-cash items of the Northern Ireland Audit Office in providing objective information, advice and assurance on the use of public funds; encouraging beneficial change in the provision of public services, the highest standards in financial management and reporting and propriety in the conduct of public business.3,859,000
NORTHERN IRELAND AUTHORITY FOR UTILITY REGULATION
A. For expenditure by the Northern Ireland Authority for Utility Regulation on costs of the authority, administration costs, regulation of the electricity, gas and water and sewerage industries, protection of electricity and water and sewage customers, promotion and development of the natural gas industry, duties and functions placed on the Northern Ireland Authority for Utility Regulation as set out in the Energy (Northern Ireland) Order 2003, the Electricity (Northern Ireland) Order 1992, the Gas (Northern Ireland) Order 1996, the Water and Sewerage Services (Northern Ireland) Order 2006, the development of an all-island electricity market, duties under the Competition Act 1998, administration of the Climate Change Levy renewable exemption scheme and the Electricity (Guarantees of origin of Electricity Produced from Renewable Energy Sources) scheme, services to other departments, other miscellaneous duties which may arise and associated non-cash items.1,240,000
TOTAL6,216,507,000

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