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The House of Commons: Report to Canadians 2011

Financial Report*

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Planned Versus Actual Spending by Authority
(in thousands of dollars)
2010–2011
Vote Program Name Main Estimates Supplementary Estimates and Adjustments Total Authorities Actual Spending Variance
5 Program expenditures 290,992 290,992 274,478 16,514
(S) Members of the House of Commons** 113,323 1,117 114,440 114,440
(S) Contributions to employee benefit plans 35,997 (651) 35,346 35,346
Subtotal of statutory items 149,320 466 149,786 149,786
Total 440,312 466 440,778 424,264 16,514

* Financial results may be subject to minor revisions.
** Salaries and allowances of Officers and Members of the House of Commons under the Parliament of Canada Act and contributions to the Members of Parliament Retiring Allowances Account and the Members of Parliament Retirement Compensation Arrangements Account.

Planned Versus Actual Spending by Program Activity
(in thousands of dollars)
2010–2011
Program Activity Main Estimates Supplementary Estimates and Adjustments Total Authorities Actual Spending Variance
Members and House Officers 241,401 1,117 242,518 233,217 9,301
Standing Committees 5,250 (194) 5,056 2,216 2,840
Parliamentary Associations 3,094 3,094 2,254 840
Parliamentary Exchanges 980 980 748 232
Legislative and Special Committees 194 194 194
Subtotal 250,725 1,117 251,842 238,629 13,213
Contributions to employee benefit plans 14,491 (262) 14,229 14,229
Total – Members and House Officers 265,216 855 266,071 252,858 13,213
House Administration
Office of the Clerk and Secretariat 1,521 117 1,638 1,532 106
Office of the Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel 3,237 (67) 3,170 3,119 51
Procedural Services 16,585 (268) 16,317 15,875 442
Parliamentary Precinct Services 51,189 (1,864) 49,325 48,690 635
Information Services 54,297 3,391 57,688 56,622 1,066
Human Resources, Corporate Planning and Communications Services 15,597 647 16,244 15,821 423
Finance Services 11,164 (1,956) 9,208 8,630 578
Subtotal 153,590 153,590 150,289 3,301
Contributions to employee benefit plans 21,506 (389) 21,117 21,117
Total – House Administration 175,096 (389) 174,707 171,406 3,301
Total 440,312 466 440,778 424,264 16,514

2010–2011 Actual Spending by Service (in thousands of dollars)

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Increase in Main Estimates Over Previous Year
(in thousands of dollars)
Main Estimates
Vote Program Name 2010–2011 2009–2010 Variance
5 Program expenditures
Members and House Officers 128,078 125,890 2,188
Committees, Parliamentary Associations and Parliamentary Exchanges 9,324 9,324 0
Office of the Clerk and Secretariat 1,521 1,525 (4)
Office of the Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel 3,237 3,083 154
Procedural Services 16,585 15,941 644
Parliamentary Precinct Services 51,189 49,458 1,731
Information Services 54,297 49,410 4,887
Human Resources, Corporate Planning and Communications Services 15,597 14,854 743
Finance Services 11,164 14,039 (2,875)
Subtotal 290,992 283,524 7,468
(S) Members and House Officers 113,323 108,209 5,114
(S) Contributions to employee benefit plans 35,997 34,808 1,189
Subtotal 149,320 143,017 6,303
Total 440,312 426,541 13,771
Full-Time Equivalents: House Administration
Main Estimates
Program Sub-activity 2010–2011 2009–2010
Office of the Clerk and Secretariat 12 13
Office of the Law Clerk and Parliamentary Counsel 32 32
Procedural Services 220 219
Parliamentary Precinct Services 823 823
Information Services 552 524
Finance Services 107 137
Human Resources, Corporate Planning and Communications Services 139 134
Total 1,885 1,882

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