Standing Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans

Report of the committee

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

The Standing Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans has the honour to present its

FIFTH REPORT

Your committee was authorized by the Senate on Thursday, April 14, 2016, to examine and report on Maritime Search and Rescue activities, including current challenges and opportunities.

The committee budget submitted to the Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration and the report thereon of that committee were printed in the Journals of the Senate of June 20, 2016. On June 21, 2016, the Senate approved a partial release of $107,588 to the committee. The report of the Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets, and Administration recommending the release of additional funds is appended to this report.

Respectfully submitted,

ELIZABETH HUBLEY

Deputy Chair

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APPENDIX (B) TO THE REPORT

Thursday, October 27, 2016

The Standing Committee on Internal Economy, Budgets and Administration has examined the budget presented to it by the Standing Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans for the proposed expenditures of the said committee for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2017, for the purpose of its special study on Maritime Search and Rescue activities, including current challenges and opportunities, as authorized by the Senate on Thursday, April 14, 2016. The approved budget is as follows:

Activity 2: Newfoundland and Labrador

$152,657
TOTAL

$152,657

(includes funds for public hearings and a fact-finding mission; includes funds for 12 senators to travel)

The budgets approved by the Senate for each travel activity are the maximum amount that can be spent for that activity;

Budgets normally include funds for the full membership of the committee to travel;

In general, a reduced delegation actually travels and efforts are made to find additional savings;

Therefore, actual expenditures are expected to be considerably below the approved budget, and they will be reported to the Senate;

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Any surplus funds remaining at the conclusion of a travel activity will be clawed-back and can be made available for allocation to committees for other activities.

Respectfully submitted,

LEO HOUSAKOS

Chair