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1Issue of sum out of the Consolidated Fund for the year ending 31 March 2018 and appropriation of that sumE+W+S+N.I.

(1)The Department may issue out of the Consolidated Fund and apply to the service of the year ending 31 March 2018 the sum of £16,114,708,000.

(2)That sum is appropriated for the purposes specified in Schedule 1.

(3)The authorisation and appropriations in this section supersede those made by section 1 of the Northern Ireland Budget Act 2017; and, in relation to any amount specified in column 2 of Schedule 1, any increase or decrease by virtue of this section in the amount appropriated is given in brackets after the amount.

2Use of resources (other than accruing resources) in the year ending 31 March 2018E+W+S+N.I.

(1)For the purposes of section 6(1) of the 2001 Act—

(a)the use of resources in the year ending 31 March 2018 by the persons mentioned in subsection (2) is authorised to the amount of £18,040,802,000;

(b)in that year, resources may be used by a person mentioned in that subsection for the purposes specified in relation to that person in column 1 of Schedule 2 up to the amounts specified in the corresponding entries in column 2 of that Schedule.

(2)The persons are—

(a)the Northern Ireland departments;

(b)the Food Standards Agency;

(c)the Northern Ireland Assembly Commission;

(d)the Northern Ireland Audit Office;

(e)the Northern Ireland Authority for Utility Regulation;

(f)the Northern Ireland Public Services Ombudsman;

(g)the Public Prosecution Service for Northern Ireland.

(3)The authorisations in this section supersede those made by section 3 of the Northern Ireland Budget Act 2017; and, in relation to any amount specified in column 2 of Schedule 2, any increase or decrease by virtue of this section in the amount authorised is given in brackets after the amount.

(4)In this section “resources” does not include accruing resources within the meaning of section 8(1) of the 2001 Act.

3Revised limits on use of certain accruing resources in the year ending 31 March 2018E+W+S+N.I.

(1)For the purposes of section 8(1) of the 2001 Act, this section sets the relevant limits on the accruing resources that may be directed to be used for certain purposes in the year ending 31 March 2018 in addition to resources authorised by this Act to be used for those purposes in that year.

(2)In that year accruing resources not exceeding the amount specified in column 3 of Schedule 2 may be directed to be used for the purposes specified in the corresponding entries in column 1 of that Schedule.

(3)The limits set by this section supersede those set by section 4 of the Northern Ireland Budget Act 2017; and, in relation to any amount specified in column 3 of Schedule 2, any increase or decrease by virtue of this section in the amount of the limit is given in brackets after the amount.

4Issue of sum out of the Consolidated Fund for the year ending 31 March 2019 and appropriation of that sumE+W+S+N.I.

(1)The Department may issue out of the Consolidated Fund and apply to the service of the year ending 31 March 2019 the sum of £7,343,531,000.

(2)That sum is appropriated for the purposes specified in Schedule 3.

5Power of the Department to borrowE+W+S+N.I.

(1)The Department may borrow on the credit of the sum specified in section 4 any sum or sums not exceeding in total £ 3,671,765,000.

(2)Any money so borrowed must be repaid, with any interest due on it, out of the Consolidated Fund not later than 31 March 2019.

6Use of resources (other than accruing resources) in the year ending 31 March 2019E+W+S+N.I.

(1)For the purposes of section 6(1) of the 2001 Act—

(a)the use of resources in the year ending 31 March 2019 by the persons mentioned in subsection (2) is authorised to the amount of £8,191,344,000;

(b)in that year, resources may be used by a person mentioned in that subsection for the purposes specified in relation to that person in column 1 of Schedule 4 up to the amounts specified in the corresponding entries in column 2 of that Schedule.

(2)The persons are—

(a)the Northern Ireland departments;

(b)the Food Standards Agency;

(c)the Northern Ireland Assembly Commission;

(d)the Northern Ireland Audit Office;

(e)the Northern Ireland Authority for Utility Regulation;

(f)the Northern Ireland Public Services Ombudsman;

(g)the Public Prosecution Service for Northern Ireland.

(3)In this section “resources” does not include accruing resources within the meaning of section 8(1) of the 2001 Act.

7Act to take effect as if it were a Budget Act of the AssemblyE+W+S+N.I.

The authorisations and appropriations in this Act, and the limits set by it, take effect as if they were authorisations and appropriations in, and limits set by, an Act of the Assembly; and accordingly any reference in a statutory provision to a Budget Act of the Assembly includes a reference to this Act.

8InterpretationE+W+S+N.I.

In this Act—

  • the 2001 Act” means the Government Resources and Accounts Act (Northern Ireland) 2001;

  • the Assembly” means the Northern Ireland Assembly;

  • the Consolidated Fund” means the Consolidated Fund of Northern Ireland;

  • the Department” means the Department of Finance in Northern Ireland;

  • Northern Ireland department” has the same meaning as in the Northern Ireland Act 1998;

  • statutory provision” has the same meaning as in section 1(f) of the Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954.

9Short titleE+W+S+N.I.

This Act may be cited as the Northern Ireland Budget (Anticipation and Adjustments) Act 2018.

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