The Supplementary Estimates detail the changes in appropriations sought by Ministers since the 2004/2005 Estimates of Appropriations. The changes establish new maximum expenses, liabilities or expenditure that can be incurred under each appropriation.
The Public Finance Act 1989 requires that the Supplementary Estimates be laid before the House of Representatives on the introduction of any Appropriation Bill proposing changes to appropriations for a financial year. These Supplementary Estimates accompany the Appropriation (2004/2005 Supplementary Estimates) Bill, which is the second Appropriation Bill relating to the 2004/2005 financial year.
The Supplementary Estimates provide Members of Parliament with details about changes to:
- appropriations for each Vote;
- purpose of appropriations;
- Crown revenue and receipts for each Vote.
Votes that do not require any changes to their Main Estimates appropriations have not been included in this document. However, their appropriation details are provided in the summary tables.