Appropriations Act 1997

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Appropriations Act 1997
THE APPROPRIATION ACT 1997

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BERMUDA
1997 : 7

THE APPROPRIATION ACT 1997

[Date of Assent 27 March 1997]

[Operative Date 27 March 1997]

ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS

1 Short title
2 Interpretation
3 Issue out of Consolidated

Fund: current and capital
accounts

4 Appropriation: current
account

5 Appropriation: capital account
6 Unspent appropriations not to

lapse

SCHEDULES

WHEREAS it is expedient to provide for the issue of sums of
money out of the Consolidated Fund and for the appropriation of the
same to the services of the Government for the purposes specified in the
Estimates for the year ending on 31 March 1998:

Be it enacted by The Queen's Most Excellent Majesty, by and
with the advice and consent of the Senate and the House of Assembly of
Bermuda, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

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Short title

1 This Act may be cited as the Appropriation Act 1997.

Interpretation

2 In this Act
"the Estimates" means the Estimates of Revenue and

Expenditure for the year ending on 31 March 1998 as
approved by the House of Assembly;

"Head" means Head of the Estimates;

"the Minister" means the Minister of Finance;

"year" means financial year.

Issue out of Consolidated Fund: current and capital accounts
3 (1) There may issue out of the Consolidated Fund to meet
current account expenditure in the year ending on 31 March 1998
$461,672,000.

(2) There may issue out of the Consolidated Fund to meet
capital account expenditure in that year $53,324,000.

Appropriation: current account
4 Sums issued under the authority of subsection (1) of section 3
are apportioned among, and appropriated to, the Heads of current
account expenditure specified in column 3 of Schedule A.

Appropriation: capital account
5 (1) Sums issued under the authority of subsection (2) of section
3 are apportioned among the Heads of capital account expenditure
specified in Schedules B and C and, subject to the following provisions of
this section, are appropriated to the projects respectively specified in
those Schedules.

(2) Subject to subsection (3), expenditure on any capital
account expenditure project shall not exceed the sum provided for that
project in column 3 of Schedule B or in column 2 of Schedule C.

(3) The Minister may, if he for good reason thinks fit, give
approval in writing that the provision made in column 3 of Schedule B or
in column 2 of Schedule C for a capital account expenditure project may
be enlarged by the transfer to that project of the whole or part of a sum
provided anywhere else in either Schedule B or Schedule C: but the
Minister's power to give such approval is subject to the following
conditions, that is to say

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(a) the total expenditure under Schedule B shall not exceed
$39,690,000, but subject to section 6;

(b) the total expenditure on any project in Schedule B,
taking into account expenditure on that project in
previous years, shall not exceed the sum shown in
respect of that project in column 2 of Schedule B;

(c) the total expenditure under Schedule C shall not exceed
$13,634,000, but subject to section 6.

Unspent appropriations not to lapse
6 Where

(a) a capital expenditure project was provided for by section
5 of the Appropriation Act 1996 (“the 1996 Act"); and

(b) in the case of a capital development project, the Minister
responsible for Works and Engineering certifies in
writing that the development project was not completed
before 1 April 1997; and

(c) in the case of a capital acquisition project, the
acquisition was not completed before 1 April 1997,

then, if the Minister of Finance in writing so determines, any sum
provided for that project by, or pursuant to, section 5 of the 1996 Act
that was unspent on 1 April 1997 does not lapse but is deemed to be
provided by section 5 of this Act and is available in every respect as if it
had been expressly provided for that project by corresponding provision
in section 5 of this Act.

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SCHEDULE A

CURRENT ACCOUNT EXPENDITURE

1997/98
HEAD DESCRIPTION ESTIMATE

($000)
(1) (2) (3)

NON-MINISTRY DEPARTMENTS
01 GOVERNOR & STAFF 973
02 LEGISLATURE 2,662
03 JUDICIAL DEPARTMENT 4,785
04 ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S CHAMBERS 2,652
05 OFFICE OF THE AUDITOR 1,595
08 PUBLIC SERVICE COMMISSION 82
09 CABINET OFFICE 1,953
26 PERSONNEL SERVICES 3,958

MINISTRY OF LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS & WOMEN’S
ISSUES

61 LEGISLATIVE AFFAIRS & WOMEN’S ISSUES 171

MINISTRY OF FINANCE
10 MINISTRY OF FINANCE HQ 7,713
11 ACCOUNTANT GENERAL 24,275
12 CUSTOMS 7,775
13 POST OFFICE 9,320
14 STATISTICS 1,219
15 MANAGEMENT SERVICES 838
28 SOCIAL INSURANCE 958
38 OFFICE OF THE TAX COMMISSIONER 1,110
39 REGISTRAR OF COMPANIES 3,125
42 RENT COMMISSIONER 193
43 COMPUTER SYSTEMS & SERVICES 3,071
58 INTEREST ON DEBT 10,690
59 SINKING FUND CONTRIBUTION 2,900

MINISTRY OF INFORMATION & TECHNOLOGY
46 TELECOMMUNICATIONS 530
51 GOVERNMENT INFORMATION SERVICES 1,093

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1997/98
HEAD DESCRIPTION ESTIMATE

($000)
(1) (2) (3)

MINISTRY OF EDUCATION
16 MINISTRY OF EDUCATION HQ 3,688
17 DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION 54,945
41 BERMUDA COLLEGE 10,287
56 HUMAN AFFAIRS 2,226

MINISTRY OF HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES
21 MINISTRY OF HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES

HQ 881
22 HEALTH DEPARTMENT 12,023
23 CHILD AND FAMILY SERVICES 7,240
24 HOSPITALS 56,160
25 PRISONS & SENIOR TRAINING SCHOOLS 12,390
55 FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE 14,782

MINISTRY OF LABOUR, HOME AFFAIRS & PUBLIC
SAFETY

06 DEFENCE 4,427
07 POLICE 30,423
27 IMMIGRATION 3,077
29 REGISTRY GENERAL 1,143
44 MINISTRY OF LABOUR AND HOME AFFAIRS

HQ 219
45 FIRE SERVICES 5,747
54 SECURITY SERVICES & DELEGATED

AFFAIRS 123
61 LABOUR AND TRAINING 2,036

MINISTRY OF THE ENVIRONMENT PLANNING &
NATURAL RESOURCES

32 DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING 2,119
37 AGRICULTURE, FISHERIES & PARKS 6,317
49 LAND VALUATION 416
50 MINISTRY OF THE ENVIRONMENT HQ 1,224

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1997/98
HEAD DESCRIPTION ESTIMATE

($000)
(1) (2) (3)

MINISTRY OF TOURISM & MARINE SERVICES
30 MARINE & PORTS SERVICES 9,176
33 DEPARTMENT OF TOURISM 31,754

MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT & AVIATION SERVICES
31 AIRPORT OPERATIONS 15,119
34 TRANSPORT CONTROL DEPARTMENT 1,812
35 PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION DEPARTMENT 11,853
48 TRANSPORT HEADQUARTERS 311
57 CIVIL AVIATION 1,485

MINISTRY OF WORKS AND ENGINEERING PARKS &
HOUSING

36 WORKS & ENGINEERING 53,757
53 BERMUDA HOUSING CORPORATION 1,863

MINISTRY OF YOUTH DEVELOPMENT, SPORT &
RECREATION

20 YOUTH DEVELOPMENT, SPORT &
RECREATION 5,210

MINISTRY OF COMMUNITY & CULTURAL AFFAIRS
18 LIBRARIES 1,123
19 ARCHIVES 370
40 COMMUNITY SERVICES 976
47 SMALL BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

CORPORATION 318
52 CULTURAL AFFAIRS 1,011

TOTAL CURRENT ACCOUNT EXPENDITURE 461,672

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SCHEDULE B

CAPITAL ACCOUNT EXPENDITURE

HEAD 65 - CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT

MINISTRY/PROJECT ESTIMATE
1997/98

($000) ($000)
(1) (2) (3)

LABOUR, HOME AFFAIRS & PUBLIC
SAFETY
75071 Somerset Police Station 750 0
75103 Police HQ Renovations 1,750 1,250

FINANCE
75003 Grant to St Georges Corporation 400 100
75004 New Post Office Paget 1,000 0
75005 Post Office Mangrove Bay 460 0
75072 Site Security Bases 300 0
75078 Grant to Bda Land Dev Corporation 4,300 4,300
75079 LDTO-Mothball Upgrade I 113 0
75080 LDTO-Infrastructure I 2,925 0
75081 LDTO-Infrastructure II 86 0
75082 LDTO-Facilities Support I 50 0
75084 LDTO-Demolition 75 0
75104 LDTO-Environmental Remediation 105 0
75105 LDTO-Dev of Marginal Wharf 647 0

COMMUNITY & CULTURAL AFFAIRS
75006 Record Storage Upgrade 500 0
75007 Fine Arts Trust Grant 250 0

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MINISTRY/PROJECT ESTIMATE
1997/98

($000) ($000)
(1) (2) (3)

EDUCATION & HUMAN AFFAIRS
75008 Education Minor Works 300 300
75009 Govt Schools Modernisation 200 0
75011 Prospect Senior School 62,700 6,772
75012 Berkeley Senior School 21,600 5,900
75013 Middle Schools 32,700 0
75014 Other EPT Related School Costs 3,500 0
75015 EPT Related Engineering Works 3,970 0
75073 Technical Hall 3,972 0

HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES
75017 Hospice Grant 3,250 250
75020 Residential Care 4,500 1,364
75021 Minor Works St Brendans 115 115
75023 St Brendans Day Care Centre 945 125
75024 Maintenance Bldg St Brendans 500 0
75026 Biomedical Waste Disposal (Study) 150 0
75027 Minor Works Prisons 53 53
75070 Biomedical Incinerator 1,400 500
75074 St Brendans Laundry 125 0
75102 Halfway House 450 0
75107 Grant Bda Red Cross Building 80 80

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MINISTRY/PROJECT ESTIMATE
1997/98

($000) ($000)
(1) (2) (3)

TRANSPORT & AVIATION SERVICES
75038 Minor Works Airport Operations 246 246
75085 Airside Support 492 87
75086 Airfield Lighting/PAPI 2,310 0
75087 Runway Upgrade 5,600 0
75088 Air Cargo Roofing - East Side 182 0
75090 Long Term Parking 240 0
75091 Runway Drainage System 750 0
75092 Ramp Lighting 90 0
75093 Retail Plan 6,915 1,820
75094 Air Cargo Roofing - South Side 127 0
75095 Obstacle Removal 300 100
75108 Refurb Arrivals/Remote Feed Bag 4,085 1,300
75109 Renovate Cargo Building 280 30
75110 Car Parking Reorganization 650 650
75111 Runway Foreshore Protection 750 375

ENVIRONMENT, PLANNING & NATURAL
RESOURCES
75029 Minor Works Agriculture & Fisheries 120 120
75030 Park Improvements 340 0
75031 Electrical Supply - BAMZ 90 0
75034 Other Land Purchases 16,000 1,000
75077 Education/Service Bldg BAMZ 2,500 0

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MINISTRY/PROJECT ESTIMATE
1997/98

($000) ($000)
(1) (2) (3)

WORKS & ENGINEERING, PARKS &
HOUSING
75042 Road Works 335 335
75044 Water Projects 575 575
75045 Bulk Refuse Containers 68 0
75046 St Lighting Improvements 68 68
75047 Security of Govt Premises 80 80
75048 Bus Shelters (Capital) 160 160
75049 Tynes Bay Capital 74,250 0
75050 Minor Works (Incl Golf) 135 135
75051 Private Rds Lighting/Improvements 100 100
75053 Small Projects Fund 1,200 1,200
75054 WEDCO Capital Grant 18,900 0
75056 WEDCO Cruise Dock 10,950 0
75057 Pembroke Marsh Basin I/II 1,000 0
75058 Pembroke Dump Land Purchase 2,100 0
75060 GAB/PO Airconditioning 325 0
75061 St Georges Sewage Plant 2,000 0
75062 CAT Sewage Disposal 315 0
75063 Swing Bridge Upgrade 150 0
75064 Asbestos Disposal 4,400 1,000
75067 Tynes Bay Septage Plant Modfn 1,250 0
75096 Swing Bridge Refurbishments 400 0
75097 Causeway Structural Refurb 400 50
75098 Prospect Area Sewers 300 200
75099 Office Relocations 16,500 5,000
75101 Parks Improvements 250 250
75112 Major Building Upgrade 14,000 2,000
75113 Pembroke Marsh Dev Plan III 8,000 500
75114 Port Royal Reverse Osmosis Plant 250 250
75115 Knapton Hill Water Reservoir 350 350
75116 Structural Refurbishment Of Bridges 350 250
75117 Refurb Ferry Docks & Public Ldgs 200 150
75118 Global House Chiller Replacement 200 200

TOTAL CAPITAL DEVELOPMENT 355,849 39,690

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SCHEDULE C

CAPITAL ACCOUNT EXPENDITURE

HEAD 66 - CAPITAL ACQUISITIONS

DEPARTMENT/PROJECT ESTIMATE
97/98
($000)

(1) (2)

GOVERNOR & STAFF
76331 KITCHENWARE 8

ATTORNEY-GENERAL'S CHAMBERS
76090 PHOTOCOPIER 12

DEFENCE
76000 MOTOR VEHICLES 62
76002 OFFICE FURNITURE 8
76003 RESIDENTIAL FURNITURE 7
76241 SECURITY EQUIPMENT 43
76242 RESIDENTIAL EQUIPMENT 15

POLICE
76004 EOD EQUIPMENT 92
76005 LABORATORY EQUIPMENT 15
76006 COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT 706
76007 PHOTOCOPIERS 56
76068 BOATS/ENGINES 211
76078 VEHICLES 437
76159 WEAPONRY 26
76247 RADAR EQUIPMENT 13
76332 N.I.B. EQUIPMENT 32
76335 OPERATIONAL EQUIPMENT 13
76336 GARAGE EQUIPMENT 24
76381 SPEED DETECTION EQUIPMENT 200
76382 CLOSED CIRCUIT TV 550

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DEPARTMENT/PROJECT ESTIMATE
97/98
($000)

(1) (2)

CABINET OFFICE
76340 PHOTOCOPIER 24

MINISTRY OF FINANCE HQ
76072 MISCELLANEOUS FURNITURE & EQUIPMENT 273
76073 OFFICE RELOCATION 200
76152 NATIONAL TRUST ACQUISITION 25
76153 NATIONAL TRUST MAINTENANCE FUND 5

ACCOUNTANT GENERAL
76248 OFFICE FURNITURE 25

CUSTOMS
76107 X-RAY INSPECTION EQUIPMENT 200
76341 PARTITIONS 19
76342 PHOTOCOPIER 21

POST OFFICE
76011 POST BOXES 53
76013 CYCLES 35
76014 VAN 23
76108 SCALES 7

EDUCATION
76016 VEHICLES 68
76077 SCHOOL EQUIPMENT 450
76081 COMPUTERS 750

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DEPARTMENT/PROJECT ESTIMATE
97/98
($000)

(1) (2)

LIBRARIES
76343 MOBILE SHELVING 77
76344 COMPUTER STATION PUBLIC 21

ARCHIVES
76018 OFFICE FURNITURE 14
76345 MICROFILM READER/PRINT 9

YOUTH DEVELOPMENT, SPORT & RECREATION
76022 BARRICADES 14
76253 COMMERCIAL MOWER 17
76254 REPLACEMENT ENGINE 17
76346 FLOOD LIGHTS 22
76347 REVERSE OSMOSIS PAGET 37
76348 CLAY COURTS TENNIS STADIUM 15
76349 TELEPHONE LINE WORK 7
76350 BLEACHER SEATING 18
76351 ROLLER/BROOM ASSEMBLY 8

HEALTH & SOCIAL SERVICES HQ
76352 OFFICE FURNITURE 20

HEALTH
76025 VEHICLE 27
76026 RESIDENTIAL FURNITURE 22
76115 BIOLOGICAL SAFETY CABINET 12
76264 CAR 11

CHILD & FAMILY SERVICES
76266 PLAYGROUND EQUIPMENT 10
76269 WORKSTATIONS 15
76292 RESIDENTIAL CARE FURNITURE 50

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DEPARTMENT/PROJECT ESTIMATE
97/98
($000)

(1) (2)

PRISONS
76031 OFFICE FURNITURE & EQUIPMENT 25
76032 RESIDENTIAL FURNITURE 65
76033 CLASSROOM EQUIPMENT 25
76034 LABORATORY EQUIPMENT 21
76035 WEAPONERY 18
76036 HORTICULTURAL/GROUNDS EQUIPMENT 18
76119 MAINTENANCE EQUIPMENT 10
76120 COMPUTER EQUIPMENT 15
76271 PASSENGER CARRIER 34
76272 COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT 113
76353 TRUCK 53

IMMIGRATION
76122 OFFICE FURNITURE/EQUIPMENT 50

SOCIAL INSURANCE
76354 PHOTOCOPIER 14

REGISTRY GENERAL
76274 OFFICE FURNITURE 14

MARINE & PORTS
76083 NAVIGATION AIDS 90
76294 VTMS SYSTEM 460
76295 VHF DF SYSTEM 12
76338 DGPS BEACON 30
76339 CARPET 15
76355 X BAND RADAR 15

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DEPARTMENT/PROJECT ESTIMATE
97/98
($000)

(1) (2)

AIRPORT OPERATIONS
76356 CFR RESCUE EQUIPMENT 15
76357 BAGGAGE CARTS 46
76385 METEOROLOGICAL EQUIPMENT 150

PLANNING
76358 MOBILE FILING SYSTEM 46

TOURISM
76359 OFFICE FURNITURE 7

TRANSPORT CONTROL
76134 OFFICE FURNISHINGS 16
76360 TESTING EQUIPMENT 22
76361 COMMUNICATION EQUIPMENT 8

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
76293 BUSES 2,700
76362 VAN 22

WORKS & ENGINEERING
76318 TOILET UNITS - PARKS 32
76363 FURNITURE & EQUIPMENT 30
76364 TELEPHONE SYSTEM 70
76365 SURVEY STATION 40
76366 QUARRY/LAB EQUIPMENT 25

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DEPARTMENT/PROJECT ESTIMATE
97/98
($000)

(1) (2)

AGRICULTURE & FISHERIES
76051 AIR SUPPLY SYSTEM 17
76052 OUTBOARD ENGINE 8
76367 R/V CALAMUS REFIT 50
76368 DUMP TRUCK TULO VALLEY 31
76369 MOWER 17
76370 BOBCAT 36
76371 SIDESCAN SONAR 30
76372 PHOTOCOPIER 12
76373 MICROSCOPE 12
76374 OUTBOARD ENGINE 6

REGISTRAR OF COMPANIES
76069 PARTITIONS/SHELVING 14

RENT COMMISSIONER
76375 PHOTOCOPIER 6

COMPUTER SYSTEMS & SERVICES
76074 NEW COMPUTER HARDWARE 1,425
76075 REPL. COMPUTER HARDWARE 2,041

LABOUR & HOME AFFAIRS
76376 PHOTOCOPIER 12
76384 OFFICE EQUIPMENT 15

FIRE SERVICES
76377 VEHICLE 19
76378 TELEPHONE SYSTEM 75
76383 TURNTABLE LADDER 300

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DEPARTMENT/PROJECT ESTIMATE
97/98
($000)

(1) (2)

TELECOMMUNICATIONS
76379 MONITORING SYSTEM 15

CIVIL AVIATION
76380 PHOTOCOPIER 17

TOTAL CAPITAL ACQUISITIONS 13,634