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Inquiry Details

Budget Estimates 2003-2004

This inquiry was established on 3 July 2003, to report on Budget Estimates and related papers for the financial year 2003 - 2004 presenting the amounts to be appropriated from the Consolidated Fund. Portfolios: - Environment - Rural Affairs - Local Government - Emergency Services - Regional Development - Illawarra - Small Business - Agriculture and Fisheries - Mineral Resources *** Please click on "Additional Information" to view Answers to Questions on Notice Schedule 2003-2004 ***
Resolution passed 3 July 2003, Minutes of Proceedings, No17, Item 12, p. 235 GENERAL PURPOSE STANDING COMMITTEES—REFERENCE—BUDGET ESTIMATES Mr Kelly moved, according to Notice: 1. That the Budget Estimates and related papers for the financial year 2003 - 2004 presenting the amounts to be appropriated from the Consolidated Fund be referred to the General Purpose Standing Committees for inquiry and report. 2. That the Committees consider the Budget Estimates in accordance with the allocation of portfolios to the Committees. 3. For the purposes of this inquiry any Member of the House may attend a meeting of a Committee in relation to the Budget Estimates and question witnesses, participate in the deliberations of the Committee at such meeting and make a dissenting statement relating to the Budget Estimates, but may not vote or be counted for the purpose of any quorum. 4. The Committees must hear evidence on the Budget Estimates in public. 5. Not more than 3 Committees are to hear evidence on the Budget Estimates simultaneously. 6. When a Committee hears evidence on the Budget Estimates, the Chair is to call on items of expenditure in the order decided on and declare the proposed expenditure open for examination. 7. The Committees may ask for explanations from Ministers in the House, or officers of departments, statutory bodies or corporations, relating to the items of proposed expenditure. 8. The report of a Committee on the Budget Estimates may propose the further consideration of any items. 9. That a daily Hansard record of the hearings of a Committee on the Budget Estimates be published as soon as practicable after each day’s proceedings. 10. The Committees have leave to sit during the sittings or any adjournment of the House. 11. That initial hearings of the Committees be according to a schedule prepared and circulated by the Leader of the Government. 12. The Committees may hold supplementary hearings as required. 13. The Committees present a final report to the House by Thursday 20 November 2003. Minutes of Proceedings, No17, 3 July 2003, Item 12, p.235

GENERAL PURPOSE STANDING COMMITTEES—REFERENCE—BUDGET ESTIMATES Mr Kelly moved, according to Notice: 1. That the Budget Estimates and related papers for the financial year 2003 - 2004 presenting the amounts to be appropriated from the Consolidated Fund be referred to the General Purpose Standing Committees for inquiry and report. 2. That the Committees consider the Budget Estimates in accordance with the allocation of portfolios to the Committees. 3. For the purposes of this inquiry any Member of the House may attend a meeting of a Committee in relation to the Budget Estimates and question witnesses, participate in the deliberations of the Committee at such meeting and make a dissenting statement relating to the Budget Estimates, but may not vote or be counted for the purpose of any quorum. 4. The Committees must hear evidence on the Budget Estimates in public. 5. Not more than 3 Committees are to hear evidence on the Budget Estimates simultaneously. 6. When a Committee hears evidence on the Budget Estimates, the Chair is to call on items of expenditure in the order decided on and declare the proposed expenditure open for examination. 7. The Committees may ask for explanations from Ministers in the House, or officers of departments, statutory bodies or corporations, relating to the items of proposed expenditure. 8. The report of a Committee on the Budget Estimates may propose the further consideration of any items. 9. That a daily Hansard record of the hearings of a Committee on the Budget Estimates be published as soon as practicable after each day’s proceedings. 10. The Committees have leave to sit during the sittings or any adjournment of the House. 11. That initial hearings of the Committees be according to a schedule prepared and circulated by the Leader of the Government. 12. The Committees may hold supplementary hearings as required. 13. The Committees present a final report to the House by Thursday 20 November 2003. Minutes of Proceedings, No17, 3 July 2003, Item 12, p.235


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