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Appropriation Act 2017


COOK ISLANDS


APPROPRIATION ACT 2017

Contents

1
Title
2
Application
3
Grant and appropriation out of the Cook Islands Government Account

Schedule 1
Agency Budget Appropriations
Schedule 2
Payments on Behalf of Crown (POBOC)
Schedule 3
Cook Islands Capital Spending
Schedule 4
Official Development Assistance
Schedule 5a
Other Expenses and Financing Transactions
Schedule 5b
Loan Reserve Fund (LRF) Appropriations
Summary

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An Act to appropriate certain sums of money out of the Cook Islands Government Account to the services of the year ending on the thirtieth day of June 2018 and to appropriate the supplies granted in this period

(12 July 2017)

MOST GRACIOUS SOVEREIGN: We, Your Majesty’s most dutiful and loyal subjects, the Parliament of the Cook Islands, towards making good the supply which we have cheerfully granted to Your Majesty in this year, have resolved to grant Your Majesty the sum specified in this Act and humbly ask Your Majesty to assent to the sum. And be it enacted by the Parliament of the Cook Islands in Session assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

  1. Title

This Act is the Appropriation Act 2017.

  1. Application

This Act applies to the year ending on the thirtieth day of June 2018 (“the year”).

  1. Grant and appropriation out of the Cook Islands Government Account
(1) The Minister responsible for Finance may authorise the incurrence of expenses or expenditure and may issue and apply out of the Cook Islands Government Account, towards making good the supplies granted to Her Majesty for the services of the year, any sums which in total do not exceed the sum of $273,247,094.
(2) Subject to subsection (3) the sums authorised to be supplied are appropriated for the services set out in the votes specified in the Schedules to this Act.
(3) The votes identified in Schedule 4 to this Act as being funded through loans from financing partners or from grants by development partners are further limited to the lesser of the votes specified in those Schedules and the loan proceeds or grants received for the purpose of financing the expense or expenditure in relation to those votes.
(4) Notwithstanding section 37 of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Management Act 1995-96, the appropriations made under this Act will lapse on 30 June 2018.
(5) Payments that may be charged against any appropriation made by this Act after 30 June 2018 are limited to—
(6) The appropriations made in the Appropriation Act 2016 will lapse on 30 June 2017.
(7) Payments that may be charged after 30 June 2017 against any appropriation that lapses under the provisions of subsection (6) are limited to—
(8) Where in the period ended 30 June 2017, the Financial Secretary appointed under section 4 of the Ministry of Finance and Economic Management Act 1995-96 had directed that an unexpended appropriation from an Appropriation Act for a previous year be available for expenditure in the year ended 30 June 2017, those appropriations will also lapse on 30 June 2017.
(9) Payments that may be charged after 30 June 2017 against any appropriation that lapses under the provisions of subsection (8) are limited to—

Section 3(2) and (3)

Schedule 1
Agency Budget Appropriations

Agency
Personnel
Operating
Administered Payments
Depreciation
Gross Current Appropriation
Trading Revenue
Net Current Appropriation
Agriculture
882,138
134,643
0
22,182
1,038,962
90,535
948,427
Audit (PERCA)
936,350
68,180
0
26,678
1,031,208
60,700
970,508
Crown Law
601,549
144,100
0
5,983
751,632
0
751,632
Cultural Development
621,760
128,782
737,500
96,655
1,584,697
110,000
1,474,697
Business Trade and Investment Board
440,094
232,575
0
9,000
681,669
23,380
658,289
Education
11,842,082
3,232,101
4,101,882
412,364
19,588,429
0
19,588,429
Environment
849,690
148,724
182,241
30,381
1,211,036
35,000
1,176,036
Finance and Economic Management
3,425,445
662,189
14,367,678
128,530
18,583,842
603,500
17,980,342
Financial Services Development Authority
240,339
177,906
0
9,867
428,112
0
428,112
Foreign Affairs
1,266,905
598,151
10,000
77,726
1,952,782
28,000
1,924,782
Head Of State
168,038
34,080
23,000
15,057
240,175
0
240,175
Health
8,953,286
2,531,330
1,726,870
886,814
14,098,300
350,000
13,748,300
Infrastructure Cook Islands
1,814,113
303,351
745,000
241,596
3,104,060
295,626
2,808,434
Internal Affairs
1,040,000
121,085
2,585,893
17,264
3,764,241
6,000
3,758,241
of which: Welfare Payments - Allowances
0
0
982,893
0
0
0
0
Justice
1,577,855
399,371
337,000
133,947
2,448,173
500,000
1,948,173
Marine Resources
1,204,964
358,125
350,000
95,000
2,008,089
28,000
1,980,089
Ombudsman
219,695
61,840
0
5,822
287,357
0
287,357
Parliamentary Services
487,567
71,192
62,000
24,579
645,338
0
645,338
Pearl Authority
217,600
234,688
0
28,303
480,591
0
480,591
Police
3,108,483
461,724
255,000
218,622
4,043,829
93,421
3,950,408
Prime Minister's Office
1,265,016
236,849
978,000
36,069
2,515,934
0
2,515,934
Public Service Commission
398,609
72,447
1,230,316
79,293
1,780,665
0
1,780,665
Tourism Corporation
1,744,118
2,756,016
5,400,000
31,500
9,931,634
352,000
9,579,634
Transport
537,571
135,964
56,000
39,047
768,582
36,000
732,582
Cook Islands Investment Corporation
941,950
3,298,194
4,417,000
371,189
9,028,333
2,455,943
6,572,390
Cook Islands Seabed Minerals Authority
179,021
111,940
0
7,200
298,161
0
298,161
Capital Funds Committee- Administered by MFEM
0
0
0
45,000
45,000
0
45,000
Total Ministries, Crown & Statutory Agencies
44,964,236
16,715,546
37,565,380
3,095,668
102,340,829
5,068,105
97,272,724

Agency
Personnel
Operating
Administered Payments
Depreciation
Gross Current Appropriation
Trading Revenue
Net Current Appropriation
Ministerial Support







Prime Minister
301,176
109,773
0
11,100
422,049
0
422,049
Deputy Prime Minister
134,894
85,372
0
11,503
231,769
0
231,769
Minister Mark Brown
202,666
81,613
0
6,802
291,081
0
291,081
Minister Kiriau Turepu
129,514
56,931
0
11,162
197,607
0
197,607
Minister Nandi Glassie
107,704
78,415
0
12,000
198,119
0
198,119
Minister Albert Nicholas
78,447
117,000
0
5,500
200,947
0
200,947
Leader Of Opposition
154,185
48,200
0
6,800
209,185
0
209,185
Total Ministerial Support Offices
1,108,586
577,304
0
64,867
1,750,757
0
1,750,757








Outer Islands







Aitutaki
1,137,762
367,829
0
143,884
1,649,476
67,828
1,581,648
Aitutaki Power Supply
0
0
0
0
0
0
0
Atiu
785,426
407,041
0
138,561
1,331,029
224,318
1,106,711
Mangaia
861,498
552,165
0
204,700
1,618,363
301,000
1,317,363
Manihiki
638,449
150,438
0
92,199
881,086
117,500
763,586
Mauke
653,141
201,413
0
178,982
1,033,535
113,853
919,682
Mitiaro
541,364
69,446
0
55,200
666,009
58,899
607,110
Palmerston
257,571
65,528
0
42,000
365,099
20,599
344,500
Penrhyn
460,817
155,124
0
62,407
678,348
74,000
604,348
Pukapuka-Nassau
752,172
142,467
0
140,552
1,035,191
73,695
961,496
Rakahanga
372,496
59,373
0
37,829
469,698
49,336
420,362
Outer Islands Capital Fund-Administered by MFEM
0
0
0
27,500
27,500
0
27,500
Total Outer Islands
6,460,697
2,170,824
0
1,123,813
9,755,334
1,101,028
8,654,306
Gross Total
52,533,519
19,463,674
37,565,380
4,284,348
113,846,920
6,169,133
107,677,787

Schedule 2
Payments on Behalf of Crown (POBOC)

Administering Ministry
POBOC
2016/17 Budget Estimate
2017/18 Budget Estimate
Variance
Compensation of Employees
 
 
 
 
Finance & Economic Management
Parliamentary Superannuation
180,000
180,000
0
Audit
Transfer of PERC Salaries and Administration Costs
42,500
42,500
0
Parliamentary Services
Civil List - Personnel
1,974,607
2,011,461
36,854
Parliamentary Services
House of Ariki
176,341
178,337
1,996
 
Compensation of Employees POBOCs
2,373,448
2,412,298
38,850
Use of Goods and Services
 
 
 
0
Audit
Audit Fees
95,600
95,600
0
Justice
General Elections, Petitions and By-Elections
0
0
0
Parliamentary Services
Civil List - Operating Expenses
0
0
0
Parliamentary Services
Civil List - Constituency Visits
170,200
170,200
0
Parliamentary Services
Parliamentary Sitting Expenses
120,000
120,000
0
Parliamentary Services
QR & MP Travel and Allowance (local and overseas)
150,000
0
(150,000)
Parliamentary Services
QR Travel and Allowances (local and overseas)
0
109,000
109,000
Parliamentary Services
MP Travel and Allowances (local and overseas)
0
41,000
41,000
Prime Minister's Office
Local Government Election
0
0
0
Foreign Affairs
International Maritime Organisation - Maritime Cook Islands
63,461
63,461
0
 
Use of Goods and Services POBOCs
599,261
599,261
0
Subsidies
 
 
 
0
Finance & Economic Management
Apex - Profit Guarantee
1,500,000
750,000
(750,000)
Finance & Economic Management
FSC - subsidy to meet depreciation expenses
0
0
0
Cook Islands Investment Corporation
Airport Authority subsidy
2,047,997
2,047,997
0
Cook Islands Investment Corporation
Bank of the Cook Islands - social assistance subsidy
120,000
120,000
0
Cook Islands Investment Corporation
Ports Authority - subsidy
110,099
110,099
0
Cook Islands Investment Corporation
Te Aponga Uira - social assistance subsidy
380,000
380,000
0
 
Subsidies POBOCs
4,158,096
3,408,096
(750,000)
Social Assistance
 
 
 
0
Internal Affairs
Welfare Payments
15,799,966
17,353,517
1,553,551
 
Social Assistance POBOCs
15,799,966
17,353,517
1,553,551
Other Expense
 
 
 
0
Finance & Economic Management
Pacific Catastrope Risk Insurance
120,694
120,694
0
Finance & Economic Management
CICC Mission Training Center Construction Grant
0
600,000
600,000
Foreign Affairs
International Subscriptions
596,705
625,667
 
 
Other Expenses POBOCs
717,399
1,346,361
0
Grand Total
 
23,648,170
25,119,533
842,401

Schedule 3
Cook Islands Capital Spending

  
2016/17 Budget Estimates
2017/18 Budget Estimates
Variance
Cook Islands Government Capital programs
(see Schedule 6 for details)
36,663,124
44,904,336
8,241,212
Total Capital spending
36,663,124
44,904,336[1]
8,241,212

Schedule 4
Official Development Assistance[2]

 
2016/17 Budget Estimate
2017/18 Budget Estimate
Variance
Operating or recurrent expenditure
16,082,833
28,053,720
11,970,886
Capital Project expenditure
44,577,755
41,338,420
-3,239,335
Total Borrowing Expenses and Debt Repayment
60,660,588
69,392,140
8,731,552

Schedule 5a
Other Expenses and Financing Transactions

Category of Expense
2016/17 Budget Estimate
2017/18 Budget Estimate
Variance
Contingency Funds - Capital Expenditure
0
0
0
Contingency Funds - Operating
100,000
100,000
0
Crown Infrastructure Depreciation
3,682,397
4,602,897
920,500
Concession Loan Fund - Top Ups
0
0
0
Public Sector Strengthening
0
0
0
ADB Share Capital
0
0
0
Transfer to Emergency Response Trust Fund
603,858
50,000
553,858
Transfer to Reserve Trust Fund
548,172
592,044
43,872
Depreciation Contingency Fund
2,362,134
3,957,454
1,595,320
Contributions to Cook Islands Sovereign Wealth Fund
0
0
0
Total Other Expenses
7,296,561
9,302,396
2,005,834

Schedule 5b
Loan Reserve Fund (LRF) Appropriations

Category of Appropriation
2016/17 Budget Estimate
2017/18 Budget Estimate
Variance
Contribution to LRF - Principal
6,893,059
8,618,817
1,725,758
Contribution to LRF - Interest
1,710,050
2,062,953
352,903
Total Contribution to LRF
8,603,108
10,681,769
2,078,661

Summary

Category of Payment
2016/17 Budget Estimate
2017/18 Budget Estimate
Variance
Schedule 1 - Ministry Outputs (Gross Operating)
101,408,738
113,846,920
12,438,182
Schedule 2 - POBOCs
23,648,170
25,119,533
1,471,363
Schedule 3 - CIG Capital Expenditure
36,663,124
44,904,336
8,241,212
Schedule 4 - Official Development Assistance
60,660,588
69,392,140
8,731,552
Schedule 5a - Other Expenses and Financing Transactions
7,296,561
9,302,396
2,005,834
Schedule 5b - Loan Reserve Fund Appropriations
8,603,108
10,681,769
2,078,661
TOTAL APPROPRIATION
238,280,290
273,247,094
34,966,805

This Act is administered by the Ministry of Finance and Economic Management.
Printed under the authority of the Cook Islands Parliament—2017.


[1] This includes the Manatua Submarine Cable Project (loan component)

[2]Excluding Budget Support (Core Sector Support) and appropriated through agencies or POBOCs in schedule 1.


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