The Budget (No. 2) (Northern Ireland) Order 2004

Cited as:SI 2004/1996
Jurisdiction:UK Non-devolved

2004No. 1996 (N.I. 18)

NORTHERN IRELAND

The Budget (No. 2) (Northern Ireland) Order 2004

27thJuly2004

ARRANGEMENT OF ORDER

1. Title and commencement

2. Interpretation

3. Issue of sum out of the Consolidated Fund for the year ending 31st March 2005 and appropriation of that sum

4. Use of resources (other than accruing resources) in year ending 31st March 2005

5. Limit on use of accruing resources in year ending 31st March 2005

6. Power of the Department of Finance and Personnel to borrow

7. Resource excess for year ending 31st March 2002

8. Resource excess for year ending 31st March 2003

9. Repeal of spent enactments

SCHEDULES:

Sche

Sums granted for the year ending 31st March 2005

Schedule 2

Amounts of resources authorised for use and amounts of accruing resources which may be used in year ending 31st March 2005

Schedule 3

Repeals

At the Court at Buckingham Palace, the 27th day of July 2004

Present,

The Queen's Most Excellent Majesty in Council

Whereas a draft of this Order in Council has been approved by resolution of each House of Parliament:

Now, therefore, Her Majesty, in exercise of the powers conferred by paragraph 1(1) of the Schedule to the Northern Ireland Act 2000 (c. 1) and of all other powers enabling Her in that behalf, is pleased, by and with the advice of Her Privy Council, to order, and it is hereby ordered, as follows:-

Title and commencement

1.This Order may be cited as the Budget (No. 2) (Northern Ireland) Order 2004 and shall come into operation forthwith.

Interpretation

2.-

(1) The Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954 (c. 33) applies to this Order as it applies to an Act of the Assembly.

(2) In this Order-

"the 2001 Act" means the Government Resources and Accounts Act (Northern Ireland) 2001 (c. 6);

"resources" does not include accruing resources within the meaning of section 8(1) of the 2001 Act;

"statutory provision" has the same meaning as in section 1(f) of the Interpretation Act (Northern Ireland) 1954.

Issue of sum out of the Consolidated Fund for the year ending 31st March 2005 and appropriation of that sum

3.-

(1) The Department of Finance and Personnel may issue out of the Consolidated Fund and apply to the service of the year ending 31st March 2005 the sum of ú5,526,201,000.

(2) That sum is appropriated for the purposes specified in Schedule 1.

Use of resources (other than accruing resources) in year ending 31st March 2005

4.-

(1) For the purposes of section 6(1) of the 2001 Act, this Article authorises the use of resources in the year ending 31st March 2005.

(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;(e) the Northern Ireland Authority for Energy Regulation; and(f) the Food Standards Agency,

in that year is authorised to the amount of ú6,128,912,000.

(3) In that year, resources may be used by a Northern Ireland department or a body or person mentioned in paragraph (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.

Limit on use of accruing resources in year ending 31st March 2005

5.-

(1) For the purposes of section 8(1) of the 2001 Act, this Article sets the relevant limits on the accruing resources that may be directed to be used for certain purposes in the year ending on 31st March 2005 in addition to resources authorised by this Order or any other statutory provision to be used for those purposes in that year.

(2) In that year accruing resources not exceeding the amount specified in column 3 of Schedule 2 may be directed to be used for the purposes specified in the corresponding entries in column 1 of that Schedule.

Power of the Department of Finance and Personnel to borrow

6.-

(1) Subject to paragraph (2), the Department of Finance and Personnel may borrow on the credit of the sum specified in Article 3 any sum or sums not exceeding in the whole ú2,763,101,000.

(2) Any money so borrowed shall be repaid, with any interest due thereon, out of the Consolidated Fund not later than 31st March 2005.

Resource excess for year ending 31st March 2002

7.-

(1) This Article-

(a) authorises (for the purpose of section 6(1) of the 2001 Act) the use of resources by the Office for certain purposes in the year ending 31st March 2002; and(b) increases the relevant limit (for the purpose of section 8(1) of that Act) on the accruing resources that may be directed to be used by the Office for those purposes in that year in addition to resources authorised by any other statutory provision to be used for those purposes in that year.

(2) In that year resources may be used by the Office for the purposes specified in Request for Resources A of that Office (as set out in column 1 of Schedule 2) up to the amount of ú1,000

(3) In that year accruing resources not exceeding ú11,844.71 may be directed to be used by the Office for those purposes.

(4) Those resources and accruing resources are additional to any resources or accruing resources authorised by or under any other statutory provision to be used for those purposes in that year.

(5) In this Article "the Office" means the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister.

Resource excess for year ending 31st March 2003

8.-

(1) For the purpose of section 6(1) of the 2001 Act, this Article authorises the use of resources by certain Northern Ireland Departments to the amount of ú4,485,817.56 in the year ending 31st March 2003.

(2) In that year resources may be used by-

(a) the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development for the purposes specified in Request for Resources B of that Department (as set out in column 1 of Schedule 2) up to the amount of ú4,157,656.45,(b) the Department of Enterprise, Trade and Investment for the purposes specified in Request for Resources B of that Department (as set out in column 1 of Schedule 2) up to the amount of ú328,161.11.

(3) Those resources are additional to any resources authorised by or under any other statutory provision to be used for those purposes in that year.

Repeal of spent enactments

9.The enactments mentioned in Schedule 3 are hereby repealed to the extent specified in the second column of that Schedule.

A. K. Galloway

Clerk of the Privy Council

SCHEDULES

SCHEDULE 1

Article 3

SUMS GRANTED FOR THE YEAR ENDING 31ST MARCH 2005

Purpose

Sums Granted

(ú)

DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT

For expenditure by the Department of Agriculture and Rural Development on development of the agriculture and agricultural products industries and alternative land uses, provision of scientific and veterinary services, prevention and eradication of animal diseases, regional measures for farm support and enhancement of the countryside, rural development measures, market support, grants for capital and other improvements, support for agriculture in special areas, assistance to production and market development, payments under the European Union Programme for Peace and Reconciliation, payments under the European Union Structural Funds Programmes, administration costs, flood defence measures, maintenance of watercourses, protection and conservation of sea fisheries, implementation of the European Union Common Fisheries Policy and local fisheries policy, support operation of the Loughs Agency of the Foyle, Carlingford and Irish Lights Commission, protection and conservation of forests, extension of woodland area, promotion of recreational use of forest areas, and supply and sale of timber and repayment of loans.

159,925,000

DEPARTMENT OF CULTURE, ARTS AND LEISURE

For expenditure by the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure on libraries (other than library services to schools), arts, the North/South Language Body, museums, the Public Record Office of Northern Ireland, Armagh Observatory and Planetarium, the Odyssey Millennium Company, the Northern Ireland Events Company, sports, inland fisheries, certain inland waterways (including payments to the Rivers Agency), Waterways Ireland, Ordnance Survey of Northern Ireland, administration and certain miscellaneous services, grants in aid to the education and library boards for certain library services, linguistic and cultural diversity, grants in aid to certain bodies and payments under the European Union Programme for Peace and Reconciliation.

53,560,000

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION:

General

For expenditure by the Department of Education on pre-school education, schools (including library and support services for schools and pupils), other related services, and associated departmental administration and services; grants and grants in aid to education and library boards for certain services (including for core and school-related administration); grants and grants in aid to certain other bodies; payments by the Department in respect of certain teachers' salaries; repayment of loans; the youth service, community relations measures for young people, millennium volunteers, 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; grants and grants in aid to certain other bodies; payments under the European Union Programme for Peace and Reconciliation and other European Union Structural Funds Programmes for schools, youth service and community relations provision.

938,207,000

DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION:

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 and the Department for Employment and Learning, in respect of premature...

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