Detailed Expenditure Breakdown for the Ministry of the Department of International Relations and Cooperation Sub-Programme under Programme 1: Administration in the 2007/08, 2008/09, 2009/10 and 2010/11 Financial Years

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QUESTION NO: 1706 (NW1920E)

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QUOTE

Mr JRB Lorimer (DA) to ask the Minister of International Relations and Cooperation:

  1. What is the detailed expenditure breakdown for the Ministry sub-programme under Programme 1:Administration in the (a) 2007/08, (b) 2008/09, (c) 2009/10 and (d) 2010/11 financial years;

  2. (a) What was the actual budget increase each year, expressed as a percentage, for funds allocated to this sub-programme and (b) how is the increase for each specified financial year justified?

REPLY:

1. ACTUAL EXPENDITURE: SUB PROGRAMME: MINISTRY

DESCRIPTION

 2007/08 ACTUAL EXPENDITURE

 2008/09 ACTUAL EXPENDITURE

 2009/10 ACTUAL EXPENDITURE

 2010/11 ACTUAL EXPENDITURE

COMPENSATION OF EMPLOYEES

SALARIES AND WAGES

10,775,434

12,033,410

14,495,003

15,893,525

SOCIAL CONTRIBUTIONS 1,409,055 1,474,149 1,790,870 2,016,293
COMPENSATION OF EMPLOYEES 12,184,489 13,507,559 16,285,873 17,909,818
GOODS AND SERVICES        

ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSE

86,259

223,204

76,083

15,507

ASSETS<R5000

20,912

3,503

15,060

280,184

COMMUNICATION

1,082,972

898,588

1,336,609

1,761,131

ENTERTAINMENT

163,244

331,048

79,490

79,646

INVENTORY

377,912

346,016

333,079

406,444

LEASE PAYMENTS

1,873,773

2,002,202

1,565,533

1,269,548

TRAVEL AND SUBSISTENCE

24,401,895

30,598,282

24,692,092

26,833,231

OPERATING PAYMENTS

223,961

310,175

149,539

66,471

GOODS AND SERVICES

28,330,926

34,713,018

28,247,485

30,712,163

TOTAL

40,515,416

48,220,576

44,533,358

48,621,982



 2. ACTUAL BUDGET INCREASES

FINANCIAL YEAR

 INCREASE / (DECREASE) (%)

2008/09

19

2009/10

-8

2010/11

9


The increase is attributable to the fluctuations in the foreign exchange rates which relate to the foreign travel which includes air transport, accommodation as well as travel and subsistence cost.

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