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Supplementary estimates of appropriations

Vote Courts - Supplementary Estimates 2017/18

Vote Courts

APPROPRIATION MINISTER(S): Minister for Courts (M19)

APPROPRIATION ADMINISTRATOR: Ministry of Justice

RESPONSIBLE MINISTER FOR MINISTRY OF JUSTICE: Minister of Justice

Details of Appropriations and Capital Injections

Annual and Permanent Appropriations

  2017/18
Titles and Scopes of Appropriations by Appropriation Type Estimates
Budget
$000
Supplementary
Estimates
Budget
$000
Total
Budget
$000

Non-Departmental Other Expenses

     

Abortion Supervisory Committee - Certifying Consultants Fees (M19)

Payments to certifying consultants for providing opinions under Section 33 of the Contraception, Sterilisation and Abortion Act 1977.
5,063 - 5,063

Assistance to Victims of Crime (M19)

Funding for the Criminal Justice Assistance Reimbursement Scheme.
40 - 40

Community Magistrates Salaries and Allowances PLA (M19)

This appropriation is limited to the remuneration and allowances of Community Magistrates as authorised by section 60 of the District Court Act 2016.
950 49 999

Coroners Salaries and Allowances PLA (M19)

This appropriation is limited to the costs related to the terms and conditions of remuneration for Coroners pursuant to Section 110 of the Coroners Act 2006.
6,110 458 6,568

Court and Coroner Related Costs (M19)

This appropriation is limited to funding professional and administrative services provided to or directed by courts and coroners, including costs that are required by legislation and costs incurred by Visiting Justices.
85,948 15,000 100,948

District Court Judges' Salaries and Allowances PLA (M19)

This appropriation is limited to the remuneration and allowances of Judges in the District Court, including the Environment Court, as authorised by section 34 of the District Court Act 2016.
70,670 5,587 76,257

District Court Part-time or Acting Judges' Salaries and Allowances (M19)

This appropriation is limited to the remuneration and allowances of part-time and acting Judges in the District Court, including the Environment Court.
21,262 - 21,262

Employment Court Judges' Salaries and Allowances PLA (M19)

This appropriation is limited to costs related to the terms and conditions of remuneration for Judges and acting warranted Judges in the Employment Court incurred pursuant to s.206 Employment Relations Act 2000.
3,352 839 4,191

Impairment of Debt Established to Recognise Contributions towards Family Court Professional Services (M19)

This appropriation is limited to the impairment of debt owing as a contribution towards Family Court Professional Services costs in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Practice.
1,292 - 1,292

Impairment of Fines Receivable (M19)

This appropriation is limited to allowing for the impairment of fines, court costs and enforcement fees in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Practice.
10,492 - 10,492

Judicial Review Costs (M19)

Cost of legal services (including settlement of claims) in cases involving the exercise of judicial functions or the execution of judicial process or costs of counsel to assist the court, including payments ordered to be made from the Maori Land Court Special Aid Fund.
1,546 - 1,546

Justices of the Peace Association (M19)

This appropriation is limited to the cost of administrative services from the Royal Federation of Justices including training and rostering Justices of the Peace for court hearings, and training for Visiting Justices.
410 - 410

Maori Land Court Judges' Salaries and Allowances PLA (M19)

This appropriation is limited to costs related to the terms and conditions of remuneration for Judges and acting warranted Judges in the Maori Land Court incurred pursuant to s.13 Te Ture Whenua Maori Land Act 1993.
5,675 788 6,463

Senior Courts Acting Judges' Salaries and Allowances PLA (M19)

This appropriation is limited to the remuneration and allowances of acting warranted Judges and Associate Judges in the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and High Court as authorised by section 137 of the Senior Courts Act 2016.
30 300 330

Senior Courts Judges' Salaries and Allowances PLA (M19)

This appropriation is limited to the remuneration and allowances of Judges of the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and High Court as authorised by section 135 of the Senior Courts Act 2016.
42,536 5,239 47,775

Tribunal Related Fees and Expenses (M19)

This appropriation is limited to funding remuneration, allowances, or fees for the Chairs, Members, Adjudicators and Assessors of Specialist Tribunals, and expenses incurred by those Chairs, Members, Adjudicators and Assessors in relation to Tribunal work.
5,095 8,163 13,258

Total Non-Departmental Other Expenses

260,471 36,423 296,894

Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure

     

Courts, Tribunals and Other Authorities Services, including the Collection and Enforcement of Fines and Civil Debts Services MCA (M19)

The overarching purpose of this appropriation is to provide courts, tribunals and other authorities services, including the collection and enforcement of fines and civil debts services.
455,914 944 456,858

Departmental Output Expenses

     

Collection and Enforcement of Fines and Civil Debts Services

This category is limited to the purchase of collection and enforcement of fines and civil debts services.
58,393 680 59,073

District Court Services

This category is limited to providing services that support the work of the District Court, including the Youth Court and Family Court.
241,899 5,356 247,255

Senior Courts Services

This category is limited to providing services that support the work of the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and High Court.
66,561 857 67,418

Specialist Courts, Tribunals and Other Authorities Services

This category is limited to providing services that support the work of New Zealand's specialist courts, tribunals and authorities.
89,061 (5,949) 83,112

Total Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure

455,914 944 456,858

Total Annual and Permanent Appropriations

716,385 37,367 753,752

Supporting Information

Part 1 - Vote as a Whole

1.2 - Trends in the Vote

Summary of Financial Activity
  2017/18
    Supplementary Estimates  
  Estimates
$000
Departmental
Transactions
$000
Non-Departmental
Transactions
$000
Total
Transactions
$000
Total
$000

Appropriations

         
Output Expenses - - - - -
Benefits or Related Expenses - N/A - - -
Borrowing Expenses - - - - -
Other Expenses 260,471 - 36,423 36,423 296,894
Capital Expenditure - - - - -
Intelligence and Security Department Expenses and Capital Expenditure - - N/A - -
Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure (MCA)          
Output Expenses 455,914 944 - 944 456,858
Other Expenses - - - - -
Capital Expenditure - N/A - - -

Total Appropriations

716,385 944 36,423 37,367 753,752

Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts

         
Tax Revenue - N/A - - -
Non-Tax Revenue 133,481 N/A - - 133,481
Capital Receipts - N/A - - -

Total Crown Revenue and Capital Receipts

133,481 N/A - - 133,481

Part 3 - Details of Non-Departmental Appropriations

3.4 - Non-Departmental Other Expenses

Community Magistrates Salaries and Allowances PLA (M19)

Scope of Appropriation
This appropriation is limited to the remuneration and allowances of Community Magistrates as authorised by section 60 of the District Court Act 2016.
Expenses
  2017/18
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary Estimates
$000
Total
$000
Total Appropriation 950 49 999
Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation has increased by $49,000 to $999,000 for 2017/18 in accordance with the Community Magistrates (Remuneration and Allowances) Order 1998.

Coroners Salaries and Allowances PLA (M19)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to the costs related to the terms and conditions of remuneration for Coroners pursuant to Section 110 of the Coroners Act 2006.

Expenses

  2017/18
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary Estimates
$000
Total
$000
Total Appropriation 6,110 458 6,568

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation has increased by $458,000 to $6.568 million for 2017/18 in accordance with the Coroners (Salaries and Superannuation) Determination 2018.

Court and Coroner Related Costs (M19)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to funding professional and administrative services provided to or directed by courts and coroners, including costs that are required by legislation and costs incurred by Visiting Justices.

Expenses

  2017/18
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary Estimates
$000
Total
$000
Total Appropriation 85,948 15,000 100,948

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation has increased by $15 million to $100.948 million for 2017/18 as a result of a Budget 2018 initiative to support the court system to meet increased demand for its services.

District Court Judges' Salaries and Allowances PLA (M19)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to the remuneration and allowances of Judges in the District Court, including the Environment Court, as authorised by section 34 of the District Court Act 2016.

Expenses

  2017/18
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary Estimates
$000
Total
$000
Total Appropriation 70,670 5,587 76,257

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation has increased by $5.587 million to $76.257 million for 2017/18 due to:

  • an increase of $4.440 million in accordance with the Judicial Salaries and Allowances (2017/18) Determination 2017, and
  • an increase of $1.147 million to account for an adjustment for the sabbatical leave liability accrued by Judges.

Employment Court Judges' Salaries and Allowances PLA (M19)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to costs related to the terms and conditions of remuneration for Judges and acting warranted Judges in the Employment Court incurred pursuant to s.206 Employment Relations Act 2000.

Expenses

  2017/18
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary Estimates
$000
Total
$000
Total Appropriation 3,352 839 4,191

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation has increased by $839,000 to $4.191 million for 2017/18 in accordance with the Judicial Salaries and Allowances (2017/18) Determination 2017.

Maori Land Court Judges' Salaries and Allowances PLA (M19)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to costs related to the terms and conditions of remuneration for Judges and acting warranted Judges in the Maori Land Court incurred pursuant to s.13 Te Ture Whenua Maori Land Act 1993.

Expenses

  2017/18
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary Estimates
$000
Total
$000
Total Appropriation 5,675 788 6,463

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation has increased by $788,000 to $6.463 million for 2017/18 due to:

  • an increase of $456,000 to account for an adjustment for the sabbatical leave liability accrued by Judges, and
  • an increase of $332,000 in accordance with the Judicial Salaries and Allowances (2017/18) Determination 2017.

Senior Courts Acting Judges' Salaries and Allowances PLA (M19)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to the remuneration and allowances of acting warranted Judges and Associate Judges in the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and High Court as authorised by section 137 of the Senior Courts Act 2016.

Expenses

  2017/18
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary Estimates
$000
Total
$000
Total Appropriation 30 300 330

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation has increased by $300,000 to $330,000 for 2017/18 due to increase in Judges salaries in accordance with the Judicial Salaries and Allowances (2017/18) Determination 2017.

Senior Courts Judges' Salaries and Allowances PLA (M19)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to the remuneration and allowances of Judges of the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and High Court as authorised by section 135 of the Senior Courts Act 2016.

Expenses

  2017/18
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary Estimates
$000
Total
$000
Total Appropriation 42,536 5,239 47,775

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation has increased by $5.239 million to $47.775 million for 2017/18 due to:

  • an increase of $4.284 million to account for an adjustment for the sabbatical leave liability accrued by Judges, and
  • an increase of $955,000 in accordance with the Judicial Salaries and Allowances (2017/18) Determination 2017.

Tribunal Related Fees and Expenses (M19)

Scope of Appropriation

This appropriation is limited to funding remuneration, allowances, or fees for the Chairs, Members, Adjudicators and Assessors of Specialist Tribunals, and expenses incurred by those Chairs, Members, Adjudicators and Assessors in relation to Tribunal work.

Expenses

  2017/18
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary Estimates
$000
Total
$000
Total Appropriation 5,095 8,163 13,258

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

This appropriation has increased by $8.163 million to $13.258 million for 2017/18 due to the transfer of Judicial and Statutory Officers sitting fees and related expenses from Departmental Output Expense - Specialist Courts Tribunals and Other Authorities Services appropriation.

Part 4 - Details of Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure

Multi-Category Expenses and Capital Expenditure

Courts, Tribunals and Other Authorities Services, including the Collection and Enforcement of Fines and Civil Debts Services (M19)

Overarching Purpose Statement
The overarching purpose of this appropriation is to provide courts, tribunals and other authorities services, including the collection and enforcement of fines and civil debts services.
Scope of Appropriation

Departmental Output Expenses

Collection and Enforcement of Fines and Civil Debts Services
This category is limited to the purchase of collection and enforcement of fines and civil debts services.
District Court Services
This category is limited to providing services that support the work of the District Court, including the Youth Court and Family Court.
Senior Courts Services
This category is limited to providing services that support the work of the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal and High Court.
Specialist Courts, Tribunals and Other Authorities Services
This category is limited to providing services that support the work of New Zealand's specialist courts, tribunals and authorities.
Expenses, Revenue and Capital Expenditure
  2017/18
  Estimates
$000
Supplementary Estimates
$000
Total
$000

Total Appropriation

455,914 944 456,858

Departmental Output Expenses

     
Collection and Enforcement of Fines and Civil Debts Services 58,393 680 59,073
District Court Services 241,899 5,356 247,255
Senior Courts Services 66,561 857 67,418
Specialist Courts, Tribunals and Other Authorities Services 89,061 (5,949) 83,112

Funding for Departmental Output Expenses

     

Revenue from the Crown

405,846 (4,232) 401,614
Collection and Enforcement of Fines and Civil Debts Services 53,930 454 54,384
District Court Services 215,731 2,227 217,958
Senior Courts Services 55,686 538 56,224
Specialist Courts, Tribunals and Other Authorities Services 80,499 (7,451) 73,048

Revenue from Others

50,103 5,488 55,591
Collection and Enforcement of Fines and Civil Debts Services 4,463 226 4,689
District Court Services 26,168 3,441 29,609
Senior Courts Services 10,875 319 11,194
Specialist Courts, Tribunals and Other Authorities Services 8,597 1,502 10,099
How Performance will be Assessed for this Appropriation
  2017/18
Assessment of Performance Estimates
Standard
Supplementary Estimates
Standard
Total
Standard

Percentage of criminal trials - category 3 and 4 resolved within 12 months (see Note 1)

New measure 90% 90%
What is Intended to be Achieved with each Category and How Performance will be Assessed
  2017/18
Assessment of Performance Estimates
Standard
Supplementary Estimates
Standard
Total
Standard

Departmental Output Expenses

     

District Court Services

     

Percentage of criminal trials - category 3 and 4 resolved within 12 months (see Note 1)

90% Expired measure Expired measure

Number of victims supported by Sexual Violence Court Victims Advisors (see Note 2)

New measure 1,800-2,000 1,800-2,000

Senior Courts Services

     

Percentage of criminal trials - category 3 and 4 resolved within 12 months (see note 1)

90% Expired measure Expired measure

Specialist Courts, Tribunals and Other Authorities Services

     
Coronial Services Unit
     

Number of coronial cases resolved

5,850 Expired measure Expired measure

Number of Coronial non-advice cases resolved

3,300 Expired measure Expired measure

Number of coronial cases disposed

New measure 3,100-3,300 3,100-3,300

Number of coronial advice cases disposed

New measure 2,350-2,550 2,350-2,550

Note 1 - This measure has been moved to "How performance will be assessed for this appropriation" because it applies to both the High Court and District Court. Both category 3 and 4 cases commence in the District Court. Category 3 cases proceed and are resolved in both the District Court and the High Court.

Note 2 - The Sexual Violence Court Victims Advisors are funded through the District Court Services category of the Courts, Tribunals and Other Authorities Services, including the Collection and Enforcement of Fines and Civil Debts Services (multi-category appropriation) in Vote Courts. This measure has been transferred from that appropriation.

Reasons for Change in Appropriation

Collection and Enforcement of Fines and Civil Debts Services

This category has increased by $680,000 to $59.073 million for 2017/18 due to:

  • an increase of $454,000 for additional capital charge on the revaluation of land and buildings as at 30 June 2017
  • an increase of $206,000 due to delays in practical completion of the Christchurch Justice and Emergency Services Precinct, and
  • an increase of $20,000 for employees seconded to other government agencies.

District Court Services

This category has increased by $5.356 million to $247.255 million for 2017/18, due to:

  • an increase of $3.009 million due to delays in practical completion of the Christchurch Justice and Emergency Services Precinct
  • an increase of $1.745 million for additional capital charge on the revaluation of land and buildings as at 30 June 2017
  • an increase of $725,000 received from the Justice Sector Fund for improving the Justice response to victims of sexual violence
  • an increase of $120,000 funded from revenue received for employees seconded to other government agencies, and
  • an increase of $62,000 to facilitate the sale and lease-back of the New Plymouth Court House land.

Offset by:

  • a decrease of $305,000 to allow for movements in the allocation of Ministry overheads in the 2017/18 financial year.

Senior Courts Services

This category has increased by $857,000 to $67.418 million for 2017/18 due to:

  • an increase of $538,000 for additional capital charge on the revaluation of land and buildings as at 30 June 2017
  • an increase of $221,000 due to delays in practical completion of the Christchurch Justice and Emergency Services Precinct, and
  • an increase of $98,000 for employees seconded to other government agencies.

Specialist Courts, Tribunals and Other Authorities Services

This category has decreased by $5.949 million to $83.112 million for 2017/18 due to:

  • a decrease of $8.163 million due to the transfer of Judicial and Statutory Officers sitting fees and related expenses to Non-Departmental output expense - Tribunal Related Fees and Expenses.

Offset by:

  • an increase of $782,000 for the services relating to the Maori Land Service
  • an increase of $712,000 for additional capital charge on the revaluation of land and buildings as at 30 June 2017
  • an increase of $582,000 due to delays in practical completion of the Christchurch Justice and Emergency Services Precinct, and
  • an increase of $138,000 for employees seconded to other government agencies.
Last updated: 
Thursday, 17 May 2018