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Budget Act (Northern Ireland) 2015


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Section 1.

SCHEDULE 1Sums granted for the year ending 31st March 2015

This schedule has no associated Explanatory Notes
PurposeSums Granted
For expenditure by the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development on the provision of agricultural and educational services and grants to societies, associations, institutions and clubs for agricultural purposes and rural development; provision of veterinary services including public health services and payments of compensation to farmers for animals culled in disease control programmes; provision of policy support and legislation for the agri-food and equine industries and dog control; protection for all aspects of animal, bee and plant health and welfare; protection and conservation of sea fisheries and aquaculture; support for arms length bodies, the Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute, the Loughs Agency of the Foyle, Carlingford and Irish Lights Commission, the Northern Ireland Fishery Harbour Authority, the Livestock and Meat Commission for Northern Ireland and the Agricultural Wages Board for Northern Ireland, and scientific services by other bodies; providing hardship assistance; maintenance of designated watercourses and sea defences, construction of drainage and flood defence structures, protection of drainage function of all watercourses, implementation of European Union Floods Directive, development of reservoir safety legislation and support for Drainage Council for Northern Ireland; maintenance, protection, development and conservation of forests and preparation for wind-farm development; payments under European Union Programmes and Funds including the Common Agricultural Policy and disallowance; payments to district councils; severance payments and administration costs.



For expenditure by the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure on inland fisheries and certain inland waterways; miscellaneous libraries; arts and creativity; museums; W5; sport; linguistic and cultural diversity; Public Record Office of Northern Ireland and residual payments in relation to the wind up of the Northern Ireland Events Company; and World Police and Fire Games Limited; grants-in-aid to the Northern Ireland Library Authority, National Museums and Galleries Northern Ireland, Arts Council of Northern Ireland, Sports Council for Northern Ireland, Armagh Observatory and Planetarium, Northern Ireland Screen, Northern Ireland Museums Council, Waterways Ireland, North/South Language Body; administration and other related services.



For expenditure by the Department of Education on pre-school education, schools (including library and support services for schools and pupils), other related services; certain services for children, young people and families, associated departmental administration and services, including settlement of NICS equal pay claims; grants and grants-in-aid to education and library boards for certain services (including for core and school-related administration); payments by the Department in respect of certain teachers’ salaries; repayment of loans; the youth service, community relations measures for young people; severance payments; other related services and associated departmental administration and services; grants and grants-in-aid to education and library boards, for youth service and community relations provision and directly associated administration.



Teachers’ superannuation
For expenditure by the Department of Education on pensions, allowances, gratuities etc.; certain payments to the Northern Ireland National Insurance Fund; certain payments on behalf of the education and library boards, severance payments, and the Department for Employment and Learning in respect of premature retirement compensation.



For expenditure by the Department for Employment and Learning on higher education (including universities and colleges of education); further education; youth and adult skills training; management and enterprise training; student support and other matters relating to tertiary education, including grants-in-aid to certain bodies, grants in respect of Educational Maintenance Allowances and certain payments to the Department of Education and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills; repayment of loans; labour market services including employment law, tribunals, labour relations and employer support; employment schemes and services including those for people with disabilities and career information, advice and guidance services; payments under European Union Structural Funds Programmes; administration costs, including redundancy payments, severance payments and departmental research.



For expenditure by the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment on economic development; Innovation, Research and Development policy; policy evaluation and research; assistance to aircraft and shipbuilding industries (including the residual costs in connection with the privatisation of aircraft and shipbuilding companies); economic infrastructure in support of economic development including mineral and petroleum licensing; geological research and safeguarding abandoned mines; sustainable energy; Renewable Heat Incentive Scheme; investment in telecommunications infrastructure with a view to facilitating improvements in networks or access to services; grant-in-aid to InterTradeIreland and Invest Northern Ireland including hardship payments to industry; development of tourism including grant-in-aid to the Northern Ireland Tourist Board and Tourism Ireland Limited; grant-in-aid to the General Consumer Council for Northern Ireland and the Health and Safety Executive for Northern Ireland; payments under European Union Structural Funds Programmes; business regulation including company law, Insolvency Service, trading standards and consumer affairs services; Registry of Credit Unions and Industrial and Provident Societies and repayment of funds made available to the Presbyterian Mutual Society to make payments to eligible persons; the provision of a debt advice service; social economy; assistance to the gas and electricity industries; administration costs and other related services.



For expenditure by the Department of Finance and Personnel on Finance and Personnel policy including Public Sector Reform; Business Consultancy Services; the Central Procurement Directorate and the Departmental Solicitor’s Office; NICS shared services for personnel, finance, ICT, training, digital transformation and service related administration costs; NICS Accommodation Services; grant-in-aid payments; receipt of grants; the administration of centralised funds; services provided by the Northern Ireland Statistics and Research Agency and Land and Property Services; grants to district councils; operational and programme costs of the Special European Union Programmes Body; payment and income under European Union structural fund programmes; the sponsorship and provision of secretariats in respect of other independent bodies; other common services; severance payments and settlement of NICS equal pay claims.



Superannuation and other allowances
For expenditure by the Department of Finance and Personnel on pensions, lump sums, transfers out, refunds, injury benefit, compensation, tax and gratuities to or in respect of persons covered by the Principal Civil Service Pension Scheme (NI), the Civil Service Compensation Scheme (NI) and the Civil Service Injury Benefit Scheme (NI).



For expenditure by the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety on hospital services; community health services; family health services including general medical services, pharmaceutical services, dental services and ophthalmic services; social care services; public health and wellbeing programmes; training; EU Community Initiative programmes; fire fighting, rescue and fire safety services; administration and related services.



Health and Social Care Pension Scheme
For expenditure by the Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety on pension scheme benefits to or in respect of persons engaged in health and social care or in other approved employment.



For expenditure by the Department of the Environment on conservation; natural heritage; built heritage; environmental legislation and protection; planning services; the Review of Public Administration; operation of the Carrier Bag Levy; grants to district councils in support of local services, emergency financial assistance, waste management and construction product enforcement regulations; payments to Local Government Staff Commission for Northern Ireland; payments for Coastal Communities Fund projects; road safety services; driver and vehicle licensing, driver and vehicle testing, transport licensing and enforcement; consultants’ fees; computer hardware and software; purchase of equipment, plant and vehicles; payments under European Union Structural Funds Programmes; departmental administration costs; severance payments and repayment of loans.



For expenditure by the Department of Justice on policy development and service improvement; Access to Justice services; forensic science services; services related to crime; civil and criminal justice including youth justice services; probation and after-care; state pathology; compensation schemes; Safer Communities including policing, police pensions and Police Rehabilitation and Retraining Trust; payments in relation to proceeds of crime; payment of police reservist gratuities; security costs; certain other grants; expenditure arising from the Northern Ireland Act 2009; expenditure arising from the Justice Act (NI) 2011; the Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland; the Northern Ireland Policing Board; Access Northern Ireland; the Northern Ireland Police Fund; RUC George Cross Foundation; prisons including the Prison Service Trust, the Parole Commissioners for Northern Ireland, the Independent Monitoring Boards and the Prisoner Ombudsman; the Northern Ireland Law Commission; the Northern Ireland Judicial Appointments Ombudsman; the Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunals Service including the administration of Tribunals and other functions managed under service level agreements; the Northern Ireland Legal Services Commission; Criminal Justice Inspection Northern Ireland; other grants; administration costs and settlement of equal pay claims and severance payments.



For expenditure by the Department for Regional Development on support for Transport NI including design, construction and maintenance of roads, bridges, footpaths, street lighting and car parks; purchase of land, property, vehicles, plant, equipment and stores; public liability claims; costs associated with the decriminalisation of parking enforcement; costs associated with the enforcement of moving traffic offences; issue of Road Transport Service Permits; operation and maintenance of the Strangford Ferry; support for air and sea ports including salary, wages and other costs in respect of the Donaghadee Harbour; support for and grants in respect of the Rathlin Island ferry service and works to Ballycastle and Rathlin Harbours; support for transport services including current and capital grants in respect of rail and road passenger services including fare concessions, fuel duty rebate, transport for people with disabilities, rural transport, provision and maintenance of bus shelters, purchase of buses and rolling stock and capital works; support for regional planning, transport planning and visioning; support for sustainable transport including current and capital grants; support to implement the Review of Public Administration; energy matters; consultants’ and other fees; research and development; salaries and wages, general administrative expenses and central administration costs; severance payments; certain early retirement and compensation payments; graphics unit; computer hardware and software; office machinery and equipment; related services including services to other departments; payments under European Union Programmes; repayment of loans; payment of income subsidies, current and capital grants and net lending to Northern Ireland Water Limited, equity injections, supporting the costs associated with the maintenance of the shareholder and water policy functions.



For expenditure by the Department for Social Development on departmental corporate services costs; the administration costs of the Social Security Agency and Child Maintenance Service including developmental work on social security systems, the costs of administering services provided to the Department for Work and Pensions, other departments and partner organisations, and on accommodation costs; payment of the cash value of European Commission officials transferable State Pension rights to the Pension Scheme of the European Union Institution; compensation for dust related diseases; payment of social security benefits and/or National Insurance Credits to people of working age, to pensioners and customers abroad and to people with disabilities and their carers, in accordance with the prevailing legislation and regulations; provision of discretionary grants and loans and repayment of loans; payment of Job Grant; on grant-in-aid in respect of the Independent Living Fund; grants to Motability; a grant to the Northern Ireland Housing Executive for the payment of rent rebate, rent allowance, rates rebate for tenants and discretionary housing payments; cost of housing benefit rates rebates for owner occupiers; the cost of paying assistance from the Financial Assistance Scheme; sums payable into the Social Fund for expenditure on grants, loans and payments; sums payable to the Northern Ireland National Insurance Fund as compensation payments in respect of statutory sick pay, statutory maternity pay, statutory paternity and statutory adoption pay; severance payments; central administration costs relating to the Housing Programme; on housing services, including grants and grants-in-aid, loans and subsidies; on the Supporting People Programme; funding under the European Union Structural Funds Programmes; central administration costs relating to the Urban Regeneration and Community Development Programme; on urban regeneration including grants-in-aid and on other services such as property maintenance and events; community development including grants to voluntary bodies and statutory bodies; payments under the European Union Programme for Peace and Reconciliation and payments under the European Union Structural Funds Programmes.



For expenditure by the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister on support for the government; the North-South Ministerial Council; the British-Irish Council; civil contingencies; expenses of the Planning Appeals Commission and the Water Appeals Commission for Northern Ireland; expenses of the Attorney General for Northern Ireland; expenses of the Commissioner for Public Appointments for Northern Ireland; the Reinvestment and Reform Initiative including grant-in-aid to the Strategic Investment Board Limited, Ilex Urban Regeneration Company Limited and the Maze/Long Kesh Development Corporation; grant-in-aid to the Northern Ireland Judicial Appointments Commission; promotion and administration of sustainable development policy; promotion of human rights, equality of opportunity and social inclusion including gender, sexual orientation, children and young people, older people and people with disabilities and the alleviation of disadvantage, deprivation, poverty and hardship, including in situations of severe stress, crisis or emergency; support for the Inquiry into Historical Institutional Abuse 1922 to 1995; grant-in-aid to the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland; race relations and racial equality; community relations including the actions and commitments contained in Together: Building a United Community, the Executive’s Good Relations Strategy and grant-in-aid to the Northern Ireland Community Relations Council; district council programmes; victims and survivors, including grant-in-aid to the Commission for Victims and Survivors for Northern Ireland, the Victims and Survivors Service Limited and the Northern Ireland Memorial Fund; developing and implementing the strategy for affordable, good quality, accessible and integrated childcare; grant-in-aid to the Commissioner for Children and Young People for Northern Ireland; grant-in-aid to the Commissioner for Older People for Northern Ireland; the European Union Programme for Peace and Reconciliation; settlement of NICS equal pay claims; administration and other services including the Barroso Taskforce Working Group, supporting the region’s interests in Europe, including support for greater EU partnership working; grants and grants-in-aid; delivering social change including support of the research programme; management, promotion and administration of the Delivering Social Change framework and associated Executive Funds and International Relations for devolved issues.



For expenditure by the Northern Ireland Assembly Commission on remunerating and supporting Members of the Assembly in discharging their duties in their constituencies, in the Assembly and elsewhere; enhancing public awareness of and involvement in the working of the Northern Ireland Assembly; administration and related services.



For expenditure by the Assembly Ombudsman for Northern Ireland and Northern Ireland Commissioner for Complaints on provision of an independent, effective and free system for investigating complaints from individuals who claim to have suffered injustice through maladministration by Northern Ireland government departments, their agencies, public and local government bodies and the health and social care bodies; provision of an independent and effective investigative resource to support the work of other UK Public Sector Ombudsman Offices when required; establishment and provision of an independent resource for the investigation and adjudication of local government ethical standards complaints against councillors; administration and related services.



For expenditure by the Food Standards Agency on food safety inspection and enforcement; incident management; consumer awareness of food safety, choice and healthy eating options; research; training and education; administration and related services.



For expenditure by the Northern Ireland Audit Office on providing objective information, advice and assurance on the use of public funds; encouraging beneficial change in the provision of public services, the highest standards in financial management and reporting and propriety in the conduct of public business; conducting data matching exercises for the purpose of assisting in the prevention and detection of fraud; administration and related services.



For expenditure by the Northern Ireland Authority for Utility Regulation in relation to statutory duties, powers and functions set out in EU and domestic legislation including expenditure incurred in protecting consumers; regulating the electricity, gas and water and sewerage industries and promoting competition.



For expenditure by the Public Prosecution Service for Northern Ireland on the prosecution of offences; legal services; employment of independent counsel; court costs and costs awarded; payments and services to other departments; trainee grants; payments under the Asset Recovery Incentivisation Scheme; staffing; administration costs; settlement of claims; severance payments and other related services.






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