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Purpose Sums Granted
(£)
support for regional planning, transport planning and
visioning; the management and disposal of legacy sites;
payments under European Union Programmes; grants in
respect of certain inland waterways; grant-in-aid to
Waterways Ireland; payment of income subsidies, equity
injections, grants and net lending to Northern Ireland
Water Limited; the shareholder and water, flooding,
drainage and reservoirs policy functions; repayment of
loans; consultants’ and other fees; administration costs;
severance payments; related services including services
to other departments.
 
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE  
General  
For expenditure by the Department of Justice on policy
development and service improvement; Access to Justice
services; forensic science services; crime and public
protection services; civil and criminal justice including
youth justice services; reducing offending; probation and
after-care; state pathology; compensation schemes; Safer
Communities including policing and police pensions;
historical investigations and other legacy costs;
implementation of the Stormont House Agreement and
Fresh Start Agreement; search and rescue costs;
payments in relation to proceeds of crime; security costs;
expenditure arising from the Northern Ireland Act 2009;
expenditure arising from the Justice Act (NI) 2011; the
Police Ombudsman for Northern Ireland; the Northern
Ireland Policing Board; Access Northern Ireland; the
Northern Ireland Police Fund; Police Rehabilitation and
Retraining Trust; RUC George Cross Foundation;
Independent Assessor of PSNI Recruitment Vetting;
prisons, the Parole Commissioners for Northern Ireland,
the Independent Monitoring Boards and the Prisoner
Ombudsman; the Northern Ireland Law Commission; the
Northern Ireland Courts and Tribunals Service including
the administration of Tribunals and other functions
managed under Service Level Agreements; the Legal
Services Agency Northern Ireland; Criminal Justice
Inspection Northern Ireland; other grants; administration
costs; settlement of equal pay claims, severance
payments, pension scheme payments and related
706,836,000

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Purpose Sums Granted
(£)
services.  
DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE  
Northern Ireland Judicial Pension Scheme  
For expenditure by the Department of Justice on pension
scheme benefits to or in respect of persons covered by
the Northern Ireland Judicial Pension Scheme.
365,000
THE EXECUTIVE OFFICE  
For expenditure by The Executive Office on support for
the Executive; the North-South Ministerial Council; the
British-Irish Council; civil contingencies; the
Reinvestment and Reform Initiative; delivery of a
Programme for Government, including strategic delivery
of NICS of the Future; promotion of human rights,
equality of opportunity and social inclusion and the
alleviation of disadvantage including in situations of
severe stress, crisis or emergency; actions associated
with the preparation and implementation of the
Historical Institutional Abuse Inquiry Report and
Findings; work associated with clerical child abuse and
Mother and baby Homes; the actions and commitments
contained in the Executive’s Good Relations Strategy
Together: Building a United Community including the
Racial Equality Strategy and actions associated with the
integration of Refugees; the European Union Programme
for Peace and Reconciliation; delivering social change
including the associated Executive Funds; victims and
survivors; implementation of the Stormont House
Agreement and the Fresh Start Agreement; North West
Development Fund; grant-in-aid to the Strategic
Investment Board Limited, Ilex Urban Regeneration
Company Limited, the Maze/Long Kesh Development
Corporation, the Northern Ireland Judicial Appointments
Commission, the Equality Commission for Northern
Ireland, the Commission for Victims and Survivors for
Northern Ireland, the Northern Ireland Community
Relations Council, the Victims and Survivors Service
Limited; expenses of the Attorney General for Northern
Ireland and the Commissioner for Public Appointments
for Northern Ireland; Public appointments including the
appointment of the Commissioner for Children and
57,038,000

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Purpose Sums Granted
(£)
Young People for Northern Ireland and the
Commissioner for Older People for Northern Ireland;
support for the Compact Civic Advisory Panel; the
Commission on Flags, Identity, Culture and Tradition;
administration and other services including the European
Taskforce Working Group, supporting the region’s
interests in Europe; policy development in respect of EU
future relations; International Relations for devolved
issues; settlement of NICS equal pay claims and
severance payments.
 
FOOD STANDARDS AGENCY  
For expenditure by the Food Standards Agency on food
safety inspection and enforcement; incident
management; consumer awareness of food safety, choice
and healthy eating options; research; training and
education; administration and related services.
4,717,000
NORTHERN IRELAND ASSEMBLY COMMISSION  
For expenditure by the Northern Ireland Assembly
Commission on remunerating and supporting Members
of the Assembly in discharging their duties in the
Assembly, constituencies and elsewhere; enhancing
public awareness and involvement in the working of the
Assembly; hosting events; severance payments;
administration and related services.
21,635,000
NORTHERN IRELAND AUDIT OFFICE  
For expenditure by the Northern Ireland Audit Office on
audit and assurance services; promoting economy,
efficiency and effectiveness in the use of public funds
and resources; conducting exercises to assist in fraud
prevention and detection; severance payments;
administration and related services.
4,367,000
NORTHERN IRELAND AUTHORITY FOR UTILITY
REGULATION
 
For expenditure by the Northern Ireland Authority for
Utility Regulation on developing and regulating the
electricity, gas, water and sewerage industries and
markets; promoting competition; protecting consumers;
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Purpose Sums Granted
(£)
administration and related services.  
NORTHERN IRELAND PUBLIC SERVICES
OMBUDSMAN
 
For expenditure by the Northern Ireland Public Services
Ombudsman on investigating complaints of injustice
suffered through maladministration by government
departments, statutory agencies, public bodies, local
government and health and social care bodies, general
and independent health care providers, colleges,
universities and boards of governors of grant-aided
schools; investigating and adjudicating on complaints on
local government ethical standards against councillors;
severance payments; administration and related services.
1,527,000
PUBLIC PROSECUTION SERVICE FOR NORTHERN
IRELAND
 
For expenditure by the Public Prosecution Service for
Northern Ireland on the prosecution of offences; legal
services; employment of independent counsel; court
costs and costs awarded; payments and services to other
departments and public sector bodies; trainee grants;
payments under the Asset Recovery Incentivisation
Scheme; staffing; administration costs; settlement of
other claims; other related services and severance
payments.
19,324,000
TOTAL 8,907,660,000

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Sections 3 and 4

SCHEDULE 2 Amounts of resources authorised for use and amounts
of accruing resources which may be used in the year
ending 31 March 2019

Purpose Resources
authorised for use
(£)
Total Accruing
Resources
(£)
DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE,
ENVIRONMENT AND RURAL
AFFAIRS
   
A. For use by the Department of
Agriculture, Environment and Rural
Affairs on the provision of agricultural
and educational services, research and
development and grants to societies,
associations, institutions and clubs for
agri-food purposes and rural
development; provision of veterinary
services including animal health and
welfare, contingency planning and
exercising, veterinary public health,
international veterinary certification of
live animals and animal products,
payments of compensation to farmers for
animals culled in disease control
programmes; developing expertise in
wildlife interventions; provision of policy
support and legislation for the agri-food
and equine industries; veterinary
medicines, dog control and rural needs;
protection for all aspects of animal, bee
and plant health and welfare; protection
and conservation of sea fisheries, inland
fisheries and aquaculture; grants and
grants-in-aid for the Agri-Food and
Biosciences Institute, the Loughs Agency
of the Foyle, Carlingford and Irish Lights
Commission, the Northern Ireland
Fishery Harbour Authority, the Livestock
and Meat Commission for Northern
Ireland and the Agricultural Wages Board
199,652,000 385,579,000

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Purpose Resources
authorised for use
(£)
Total Accruing
Resources
(£)
for Northern Ireland; grants for scientific
services by other bodies; providing
hardship assistance; conservation; natural
heritage; environmental legislation and
protection; operation of the carrier bag
levy; payments for Coastal Communities
Fund projects; regulation, maintenance,
protection, development and conservation
of forests and preparation for wind-farm
development; payments under European
Union Programmes and funds including
the Common Agricultural Policy and
disallowance; payments to district
councils and other approved delivery
bodies; administration costs; severance
payments and associated non-cash items.
   
DEPARTMENT FOR COMMUNITIES    
A. For use by the Department for
Communities on social security
administration; payment of social
security benefits, other benefits and
National Insurance credits to people of
working age, to pensioners and customers
abroad and to people with disabilities and
their carers, provision of grants,
compensation, discretionary grants and
loans and repayment of loans; loans for
support for mortgage interest and certain
home improvement loans provision of
youth and adult employment services
programmes and skills training
programmes; sums payable into the
Social Fund for expenditure on grants,
loans and payments; sums payable to the
Northern Ireland National Insurance
Fund for associated statutory payments;
payment of the cash value of European
Commission officials transferable state
pension rights to the pension scheme of
the European Union Institution;
employment schemes and services,
2,567,328,000 168,022,000

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Purpose Resources
authorised for use
(£)
Total Accruing
Resources
(£)
including those for people with
disabilities, and career information,
advice and guidance services; promoting
and protecting the interests of children,
older people, people with disabilities, and
other socially excluded groups; Financial
Assistance Scheme; child maintenance
service; housing services, including
discretionary payments, loans and
subsidies; housing led regeneration;
regulation of the NI Housing Association
sector; arts, creativity, museums,
libraries, linguistic and cultural diversity,
sport, recreation and other services;
historic environment and payments to
hold or support events; acquisition and
preservation of, and provision of access
to, archival heritage; residual payments in
relation to the wind up of the Northern
Ireland Events Company; urban
regeneration including services such as
property maintenance and events;
community and voluntary sector; the cost
of services provided to the Syrian
Vulnerable Person Relocation Scheme;
grants to district councils in support of
local services and transferred functions;
payments to Local Government Staff
Commission Northern Ireland;
emergency financial assistance; built
heritage; North/South Language Body;
payments under European Union
Structural Funds programmes; sums
payable under the Fresh Start
Agreement; delivering the Programme
for Government; the costs of
administering services provided to the
Department for Work and Pensions, other
departments and partner organisations;
administration costs, including
developmental work on systems; grants
and grants-in-aid; severance payments;
grant funding for delivery of the All-
   

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Purpose Resources
authorised for use
(£)
Total Accruing
Resources
(£)
Island Local Authority Programme; and
associated non-cash items.
   
DEPARTMENT FOR THE ECONOMY    
A. For use by the Department for the
Economy on economic development;
Innovation, Research and Development
policy including policy evaluation and
departmental research; assistance to
aircraft and shipbuilding industries
(including the residual costs in
connection with the privatisation of
aircraft and shipbuilding companies);
support in relation to air access;
economic infrastructure in support of
economic development including
regulatory reform, mineral and petroleum
licensing, geological research and
safeguarding abandoned mines; energy
policy and legislation; sustainable energy
including energy efficiency measures;
assistance to the gas and electricity
industries; Renewable Heat Incentive
Scheme and associated costs; investment
in telecommunications infrastructure with
a view to facilitating improvements in
networks or access to services; grant-in-
aid to InterTradeIreland and Invest
Northern Ireland including hardship
payments to industry; grant-in-aid to
Northern Ireland Screen; development of
tourism including grant-in-aid to the
Northern Ireland Tourist Board (trading
as Tourism Northern Ireland) and
Tourism Ireland Company Limited by
Guarantee (trading as Tourism Ireland);
grant-in-aid to the General Consumer
Council for Northern Ireland and the
Health and Safety Executive for Northern
Ireland; business regulation including
company law, Insolvency Service, trading
standards and consumer affairs services;
459,461,000 186,960,000

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Purpose Resources
authorised for use
(£)
Total Accruing
Resources
(£)
Mutuals policy, legislation and
operations; repayment of funds made
available to the Presbyterian Mutual
Society to make payments to eligible
persons; social economy; higher
education (including universities and
colleges of education); further education;
youth and adult skills training;
management and enterprise training;
student support and other matters relating
to tertiary education, including grants-in-
aid to certain bodies, grants in respect of
Education Maintenance Allowances and
certain payments to the Department of
Education, Northern Ireland, the
Department for Education in England, the
Department of Business, Energy and
Industry Strategy and the British Council;
repayment of loans; labour market
services including employment law,
tribunals, labour relations and employer
support; employment schemes and
services, including those for people with
disabilities, and career information,
advice and guidance services; payments
under European Union Structural Funds
Programmes; preparations pertaining to
the economy for the UK exiting the
European Union; administration costs,
including redundancy payments,
severance payments; associated non-cash
items and other related services.
   
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION    
General    
A. For use by the Department of
Education on pre-school education,
schools (including library and support
services for schools and pupils), other
related services; certain services for
1,137,726,000 20,584,000

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Purpose Resources
authorised for use
(£)
Total Accruing
Resources
(£)
children, young people and families;
associated departmental administration
and services, including settlement of
NICS equal pay claims; grants and
grants-in-aid to the Education Authority
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; payments under the European
Union Programme for Peace and
Reconciliation; severance payments and
associated non-cash items.
   
B. For use by the Department of
Education on the youth service,
children’s services, childcare services,
community relations measures for young
people, other related services; associated
departmental administration and services,
including settlement of NICS equal pay
claims; grants and grants-in-aid to the
Education Authority 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;
severance payments and associated non-
cash items.
25,500,000 -
DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION    
Teachers' superannuation    
A. For use by the Department of
Education on pensions, allowances,
gratuities etc; certain payments to the
Northern Ireland National Insurance
Fund; certain payments in respect of
premature retirement compensation made
to members of the scheme and on behalf
313,105,000 253,849,000