The Purpose of Supplementary Estimates
Where it is necessary to seek the Legislature’s approval for additional expenditures in excess of the amounts provided in the Main Estimates, Supplementary Estimates may be tabled.
Format, Presentation, Terms and Definitions
Terms and definitions used throughout these Supplementary Estimates have the same meaning as described in the INTRODUCTION section of the 2007-08 Main Estimates. There are differences between the format and presentation of the Main and Supplementary Estimates described below.
Supplementary Estimates, unlike Main Estimates, do not include “Ministry Program Summary” tables providing a high-level perspective of each Ministry and listing all Votes/Programs, Statutory Appropriations and consolidations and other adjustments. “Vote Summary” tables display only those Items and Statutory Appropriations where authority for additional expenditures is being requested via Supplementary Estimates.
For comparative purposes, current and previous year’s Estimates amounts, which reflect previously tabled Main and Supplementary Estimates, and Actual amounts for the fiscal year two years ago are provided on Vote Summary pages. While all Supplementary Estimates amounts are “TO BE VOTED”, total Estimates amounts may include Special Warrants (if issued). Prior years’ amounts are restated to provide comparability where functional reorganizations and transfers, Supplementary Estimates or accounting changes have occurred. For more details on restatement to previously published data refer to the Main Estimates, restatement tables completing each Ministry’s section.
Estimates Accounting Policies
Since 2003-04, Main and Supplementary Estimates for the Government ministries and Offices have been prepared on the accrual basis of accounting.