57 Elizabeth II, A.D. 2008, Canada

Journals of the Senate

2nd Session, 39th Parliament


Issue 37 - Appendix

Thursday, February 28, 2008
1:30 p.m.

The Honourable Noël A. Kinsella, Speaker


Thursday, February 28, 2008

The Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration has the honour to present its

FOURTH REPORT

Your Committee has approved the Senate Main Estimates for the fiscal year 2008-2009 and recommends their adoption. (Annex A)

Your Committee notes that the proposed total budget is $90,232,000.

Your committee also recommends that any budgetary surplus in the funding envelope for Senators' Research and Office Expenses that results from a higher than average number of Senate vacancies be frozen and allowed to lapse at the end of fiscal year.

An overview of the 2008-2009 budget will be forwarded to every Senator's office.

Respectfully submitted,

GEORGE J. FUREY

Chair


ANNEX A

SUMMARY OF THE 2008-2009 EXPENDITURE PLAN

The 2008-2009 Expenditure Plan is summarized in the following table by program, consistent with the information presented in the Main Estimates:


Program
2008-2009 Main Estimates
$
2007-2008 Main Estimates
$

Increase (Decrease)
$
Increase (Decrease) of total budget
%
Statutory

Senators

25,048,200 24,253,600 794,600 0.91

Employee Benefit Plans

6,717,750 6,517,850 199,900 0.23
Total Statutory 31,765,950 30,771,450 994,500 1.14
Non-Statutory (Vote 1)

Senators' Office Expenses & Speaker's & Other Officers Office Expenses

15,342,450 15,297,450 45,000 0.05

Committees and Parliamentary Exchanges and Associations

6,540,800 6,160,800 380,000 0.44

Administration

36,582,800 34,800,300 1,782,500 2.05
Total Non-Statutory 58,466,050 56,258,550 2,207,500 2.54
Total 90,232,000 87,030,000 3,202,000 3.68

February 28, 2008