Use of resources (other than accruing resources) in year ending 31st March 2003

6.—(1) For the purposes of section 6(1) of the Government Resources and Accounts Act (Northern Ireland) 2001, this section authorises the use of resources in the year ending 31st March 2003.

(2) The use of resources by—

(a)the Northern Ireland departments;

(b)the Northern Ireland Assembly;

(c)the Northern Ireland Audit Office;

(d)the Assembly Ombudsman for Northern Ireland and the Northern Ireland Commissioner for Complaints; and

(e)the Office for the Regulation of Electricity and Gas,

in that year is authorised to the amount of £4,486,387,000.

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

(4) In this section “resources” does not include accruing resources within the meaning of section 8(1) of the Government Resources and Accounts Act (Northern Ireland) 2001.