Explanatory Memorandum

Budget Act (Northern Ireland) 2002

2002 CHAPTER 3

20 March 2002

Introduction

1.These explanatory notes relate to the Budget Act. They have been prepared by the Department of Finance and Personnel in order to assist the reader in understanding the Act. They do not form part of the Act and have not been endorsed by the Assembly.

2.The notes need to be read in conjunction with the Act. They do not, and are not meant to be, a comprehensive description of the Act. So where a section or part of a section does not seem to require any explanation or comment, none is given.