Documents released in April 2006 relating to the establishment of the Government's EXG review programme.
The Government has released a number of documents under the Official Information Act that relate to the recently announced expenditure reviews by the Cabinet Committee on Government Expenditure and Administration (EXG).
For background to the expenditure reviews read the media release by Hon Trevor Mallard, Associate Minister of Finance on the Beehive web site: Reviews aimed at further improving public service (23 February 2006).
The released material includes briefing notes and other material prepared by the Treasury for ministers. The Government has also released the Cabinet Committee paper establishing the expenditure review programme.
Information has been withheld from some of the documents under sections:
- 9(2)(b)(i) - to protect trade secrets;
- 9(2)(f)(iv) - maintain the current constitutional conventions protecting the confidentiality of advice tendered by ministers and officials;
- 9(2)(g)(i) - maintain the effective conduct of public affairs through the free and frank expression of opinions;
- 9(2)(j) - enable the Crown to negotiate without disadvantage or prejudice of the Official Information Act 1982.
Using PDF Files
|10 Feb 2006||Memorandum to Cabinet Policy Committee (POL): Improving Performance and Value for Money Within and Across Votes|
|[19 Apr 2006]||[Cover Statement for the Original OIA Release Prepared by Office of Hon Trevor Mallard, Associate Minister of Finance]: Official Information Act Release – EXG Expenditure Reviews|
|4 Nov 2005||Value for Money Reviews: Preparatory Meeting with Treasury Officials|
|7 Nov 2005||Ministerial Expenditure Review Group: Scoping the Expenditure Reviews: Modus Operandi - Points for Discussion|
|29 Nov 2005||Ministerial Expenditure Review Group: Package of Material Presented for MERG Discussion with Central Agencies|
|12 Dec 2005||MERG/non-MERG Decision Criteria|
|17 Feb 2006||EXG Expenditure Reviews Workplan|
|20 Feb 2006||Expenditure Reviews: Meeting with Central Agency Officials|
|27 Feb 2006||Treasury Report T2006/244: Expenditure Reviews – Vote Ministers’ Letters|
|27 Feb 2006||Health Expenditure Review – Vote Minister’s Letter|
|[Undated]||Ministerial Expenditure Review (Post Treasury Session)|
|[Undated]||Potential Reviews and Actions|
|24 Feb 2006||Guidance on Expenditure Reviews for 2006|
|17 Feb 2006||Expenditure Reviews: Reconciling the General Expenditure Review Objectives With the Specific Scopes of Individual Reviews|
|1 Feb 2006||Ministerial Expenditure Reviews: Improving Performance and Value for Money Within and Across Sectors|