Report B: FISCAL REVIEW AND OUTLOOK

TABLE B3
EXPENDITURE BY MINISTRY
CONSOLIDATED REVENUE FUND


Budget
Estimate
1998/991

Revised
Forecast
1998/99

Budget
Estimate
1999/00

Increase
(Decrease)2


($ millions)


(per cent)
Legislation 32.0 34.1 36.6 14.4
Officers of the Legislature 23.5 24.6 28.2 20.0
Office of the Premier 2.3 2.3 2.1 (8.7)
Aboriginal Affairs 32.0 29.7 33.4 4.4
Advanced Education, Training and Technology 1,696.6 1,683.9 1,755.2 3.5
Agriculture and Food 63.2 61.7 56.9 (10.0)
Attorney General 893.4 915.6 917.7 2.7
Children and Families 1,422.0 1,467.0 1,481.5 4.2
Education 4,262.9 4,262.9 4,348.7 2.0
Employment and Investment 135.1 130.7 130.7 (3.3)
Energy and Mines 38.1 33.6 36.7 (3.7)
Environment, Lands and Parks 187.8 179.9 194.8 3.7
Finance and Corporate Relations 405.7 402.8 279.9 (31.0)
Fisheries 19.9 19.9 19.3 (3.0)
Forests 487.2 596.2 495.1 1.6
Health 7,242.1 7,386.6 7,720.1 6.6
Human Resources 1,554.6 1,554.6 1,554.0
Labour 23.5 23.5 24.0 2.1
Municipal Affairs 241.7 226.7 142.4 (41.1)
Small Business, Tourism and Culture 85.9 83.5 83.7 (2.6)
Transportation and Highways 472.5 466.7 462.9 (2.0)
Women's Equality 37.5 37.3 38.1 1.6
Other Appropriations:
Management of Public Funds and Debt 880.0 876.2 940.0 6.8
Contingencies (all Ministries) and New Programs 74.0 73.8 110.0 48.6
BC Benefits 244.7 269.7 222.2 (9.2)
Amortization of change in unfunded pension liability (64.3) (116.5) (116.5) 81.2
Other Appropriations 3,4 42,1 41.0 47.3 12.4
TOTAL EXPENDITURE 20,536.0 20,768.0 21,045.0 2.5
 
1 Restated to conform to the 1999/00 budget estimates presentation.
2 Percentage change between the 1998/99 budget estimate and the 1999/00 budget estimate.
3 Other Appropriations include the Commissions on Collection of Public Funds and Allowance for Doubtful Revenue Accounts Vote, the Environmental Assessment and Land Use Coordination Vote, the Environmental Boards and Forest Appeals Commission Vote, the Forest Practices Board Vote, the Public Sector Employers' Council Vote, the Public Service Employee Relations Commission Vote, the Insurance and Risk Management Special Account, unallocated adjustment for capitalization of tangible capital assets, and other appropriations.
4 Includes a $24-million contribution to the British Columbia Ferry Corporation in the 1998/99 budget and revised forecast. In 1999/00, the contribution is replaced with a transfer of fuel tax revenue (see Report D).

 

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