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Use of resources (other than accruing resources) in the year ending 31st March 2013

2.—(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 2013.

(2) The use of resources by—

(a)the Northern Ireland departments;

(b)the Northern Ireland Assembly Commission;

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

(d)the Food Standards Agency;

(e)the Northern Ireland Audit Office;

(f)the Northern Ireland Authority for Utility Regulation; and

(g)the Public Prosecution Service for Northern Ireland,

in that year is authorised to the amount of £16,572,965,000.

(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 2 up to the amounts specified in the corresponding entries in column 2 of that Schedule.

(4) The authorisations in this section supersede those in section 6 of the Budget Act (Northern Ireland) 2012 and section 3 of the Budget (No. 2) Act (Northern Ireland) 2012; and, in relation to any amount specified in column 2 of Schedule 2, any increase or decrease by virtue of this section in the aggregate amount authorised by those provisions is given in brackets after the amount.

(5) 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.