Supply and Appropriation (Anticipation and Adjustments) Act 2019

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An Act to authorise the use of resources for the years ending with 31 March 2018 , 31 March 2019 and 31 March 2020; to authorise the issue of sums out of the Consolidated Fund for those years; and to appropriate the supply authorised by this Act for the years ending with 31 March 2018 and 31 March 2019.

Whereas the Commons of the United Kingdom in Parliament assembled have resolved to authorise the use of resources and the issue of sums out of the Consolidated Fund towards making good the supply which they have granted to Her Majesty in this Session of Parliament:—

Be it therefore enacted by the Queen’s most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:—

Vote on Account for 2019-20

1 Vote on account for 2019-20

(1) The use of resources for the year ending with 31 March 2020 is authorised up to the amount of £281 ,337 ,274 ,000.

(2) Of the amount authorised by subsection (1)—

(a)£242 ,111 ,176 ,000 is authorised for use for current purposes; and

(b)£39 ,226 ,098 ,000 is authorised for use for capital purposes.

(3) The Treasury may—

(a) issue money out of the Consolidated Fund, and

(b) apply it in the year ending with 31 March 2020 for expenditure authorised by Parliament,

up to the amount of £234 ,874 ,322 ,000.

Supplementary provision for 2018-19

2 Authorisation of supplementary provision for 2018-19

(1) The amount up to which authorisation was conferred for the use of resources for the year ending with 31 March 2019 is to be treated as reduced by £21 ,338 ,888 ,000.

(2) In relation to the further amount treated as authorised by subsection (1)—

(a) the amount up to which there is authorisation for use for current purposes is to be treated as reduced by £26 ,978 ,734 ,000; and

(b) the amount up to which there is authorisation for use for capital purposes is to be treated as further increased by £5 ,639 ,846 ,000.

(3) The amount up to which authorisation was conferred on the Treasury—

(a) to issue money out of the Consolidated Fund, and

(b) to apply it in the year ending with 31 March 2019 for expenditure authorised by Parliament,

is to be treated as further increased by £9 ,404 ,988 ,000.

(4) The increases and reductions for which this section provides are to be treated as having had effect from the beginning of 1 April 2018.

3 Appropriation of supplementary provision for 2018-19

(1) For the purposes of—

(a) giving effect to the reduction provided for by section 2(1) , and

(b) appropriating the amount of money the issue of which out of the Consolidated Fund is authorised by section 2(3) ,

the Main Estimates Act 2018 is to be treated as having effect with the adjustments provided for in Schedule 1 to this Act.

(2) Schedule 1 specifies the amounts by which adjustments are to be treated as made to the amounts originally specified in the Scheduled Estimates in the Main Estimates Act 2018.

(3) For the purpose of making the adjustments in Schedule 1—

(a) a negative adjustment has effect to reduce an amount of authorised expenditure and, where applied to an estimated surplus (which is expressed as if it were itself a negative amount) , increases the amount of the surplus; and

(b) a positive adjustment has effect to increase an amount of authorised expenditure and, where applied to an estimated surplus, reduces it.

(4) Accordingly—

(a) where an adjustment by a negative amount of more than the amount itself is made to an amount of authorised expenditure, what results is an estimated surplus; and

(b) where an adjustment by a positive amount of more than the amount itself is made to the amount of an estimated surplus, what results is an amount of authorised expenditure.

(5) Where, in Schedule 1 , a description of matters to which expenditure may relate or from which income may arise (“description A”) differs from the description contained in the corresponding part of the Scheduled Estimates in the Schedule to the Main Estimates Act 2018 (“description B”) , Schedule 1 has effect for adjusting that corresponding part by substituting description A for description B.

(6) Where, in relation to a department, other person or service to which a Scheduled Estimate in the Schedule to the Main Estimates Act 2018 relates, Schedule 1 contains a new description of matters to which expenditure may relate or from which income may arise, Schedule 1 has effect for adjusting that Scheduled Estimate by treating the new description as included in it.

(7) In this section—

“estimated surplus” has the same meaning as in the Main Estimates Act 2018;

“Main Estimates Act 2018” means the Supply and Appropriation (Main Estimates) Act 2018.

(8) The adjustments made by virtue of this section are to be treated as having had effect from the beginning of 1 April 2018.

Excesses for 2017-18

4 Authorisation of excesses for 2017-18

(1) The amount up to which authorisation was conferred for the use of resources for the year ending with 31 March 2018 is to be treated as further increased, for the purpose of making good excesses, by £665 ,000.

(2) That further amount is to be treated as authorised for use for current purposes.

(3) The increase for which this section provides is to be treated as having had effect from the beginning of 1 April 2017.

5 Appropriation of excesses for 2017-18

(1) For the purpose of appropriating the amount of resources the use of which for the year ending with 31 March 2018 is authorised by section 4(1) , the Main Estimates Act 2017 is to be treated as having effect with the adjustments provided for in Schedule 2 to this Act.

(2) Schedule 2 specifies the amounts by which adjustments are to be treated as made to the amounts specified in the Scheduled Estimates in the Main Estimates Act 2017 and to the amounts treated as so specified.

(3) For the purpose of making the adjustments in Schedule 2 an adjustment has effect to increase an amount of authorised expenditure and, where applied to an estimated surplus, reduces it.

(4) Accordingly, where an adjustment of more than the amount itself is made to the amount of an estimated surplus, what results is an amount of authorised expenditure.

(5) Where, in Schedule 2 , a description of matters to which expenditure may relate or from which income may arise (“description A”) differs from the description contained in the corresponding part of the Scheduled Estimates in the Schedule to the Main Estimates Act 2017 (“description B”) , Schedule 2 has effect for adjusting that corresponding part by substituting description A for description B.

(6) Where, in relation to a department, other person or service to which a Scheduled Estimate in the Schedule to the Main Estimates Act 2017 relates, Schedule 2 contains a new description of matters to which expenditure may relate or from which income may arise, Schedule 2 has effect for adjusting that Scheduled Estimate by treating the new description as included in it.

(7) In this section a reference to an amount treated as specified in a Scheduled Estimate is a reference to any amount treated as so specified in consequence of any adjustment made by virtue of the Supply and Appropriation (Anticipation and Adjustments) Act 2018 , and references to adjusting such an amount are to be read accordingly.

(8) In this section—

“estimated surplus” has the same meaning as in the Main Estimates Act 2017;

“Main Estimates Act 2017” means the Supply and Appropriation (Main Estimates) Act 2017.

(9) The adjustments made by virtue of this section are to be treated as having had effect from the beginning of 1 April 2017.

General

6 Short title

This Act may be cited as the Supply and Appropriation (Anticipation and Adjustments) Act 2019.

SCHEDULES

Section 3

SCHEDULE 1 Supplementary appropriations for financial year 2018-191

1(1) In this Schedule, where an asterisk (*) appears at the beginning of a description of matters to which expenditure may relate, or from which income may arise, the description is a description which was not included in the Schedule to the Supply and Appropriation (Main Estimates) Act 2018 as originally enacted.

(2) Text which follows an asterisk (*) is added by this Schedule.

Ministry of Defence, 2018-19

Ministry of Defence

Departmental Expenditure Limit

Expenditure arising from:

Ongoing military commitments, including identifying and countering the threat of terrorist attack on the UK Mainland, and maintaining the integrity of UK waters and airspace. Contributing to the community, including through the administration of cadet forces, costs of assistance to other Government Departments and agencies. Defence engagement, and the department's support of wider British interests. Delivering military capability, including costs of front line troops, attributed costs of logistical and personnel support costs. Research on the equipment and non-equipment programme, provision of financial interventions to the private sector in support of delivery of departmental outputs. The Defence Infrastructure Organisation. To support Ministers and Parliament. Strategic management and corporate services. Pensions and other payments/allowances for disablement or death arising out of war or service in the Armed Forces after 2 September 1939. Awards to surviving members of British groups held prisoner by the Japanese during the Second World War (Far Eastern Prisoners of War) or their surviving spouse and pensions and other payments in respect of service in the Armed Forces at other times, excluding claims under the Armed Forces Compensation Scheme and Armed Forces pension scheme.

Personnel costs of the Armed Forces and their Reserves, Cadet forces, and personnel costs of Defence Ministers, and of civilian staff employed by the Ministry of Defence. Movements; charter of ships; logistic services for the Armed Forces; repair, maintenance, stores and supply services; associated capital facilities and works; contractors' redundancy...

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