LC Paper No. LS15/98-99
Paper for the House Committee Meeting
of the Legislative Council on 17 July 1998
Legal Service Division Report on
Supplementary Appropriation (1997-98) Bill
Object(s) of the Bill
To provide for the appropriation of $10,731,948,456.57 for the service of the Government in the financial year which ended on 31 March 1998 in addition to the sum appropriated by the Appropriation Ordinance 1997 (24 of 1997).
LegCo Brief Reference
2. No LegCo Brief has been issued.
Date of First Reading
3. 15 July 1998
4. Section 9 of the Public Finance Ordinance (Cap. 2) provides that if at the close of account for a financial year it is found that expenditure charged to any head is in excess of the sum appropriated for that head by the Appropriation Ordinance for that financial year, the excess shall be included in a Supplementary Appropriation Bill which shall be introduced into the Legislative Council as soon as practicable after the close of that financial year.
5. By this Bill, the Administration is seeking the approval of the Legislative Council to make supplementary provisions for the specified heads of expenditure in the financial year which ended on 31 March 1998. The heads in which there was excess and the amounts of excess are specified in the Schedule to this Bill.
6. The Bill is legally in order.
Senior Assistant Legal Adviser
Legislative Council Secretariat
13 July 1998