Explanatory Memorandum

Budget (No. 2) Act (Northern Ireland) 2011

2011 CHAPTER 29

25 July 2011

Commentary on Sections

Section 6: Resource excesses for the year ending 31st March 2010

Sub-section (1) authorises the use of resources by the two departments mentioned in Schedule 4 that exceeded the authorised provision in 2009-10.

Sub-section (2) authorises the amounts that may be used, as detailed in column 2 of Schedule 4, and the purposes for which they may be used, as specified in column 1 of that Schedule.

Sub-section (3) clarifies the additionality of the resources authorised by Section 6 over any existing statutory provision for 2009-10.

This section gives effect to the 2009-10 Statement of Excesses for the two departments following the report of the Public Accounts Committee confirming that it sees no objection to the resource amounts necessary being provided by Excess Votes.