As the controlling officer of the department's budget,
the Director of Leisure and Cultural Services is responsible and accountable
for all spending in the heads and subheads vested under his control.
He/she has to ensure that the department provides quality services in
an efficient, economic and effective manner.
Sources of Funds
The activities of the department are funded in the
Government's General Revenue Account (GRA). A total budget of $5,243
million has been allocated for the financial year 2002/03 under Head
95 of the GRA to meet the operational expenditure in recreation and sports,
horticulture and amenities, heritage and museums, performing arts and
The department is also responsible for administering
the subventions totalling $33 million to the Hong Kong Life Saving Society,
the Hong Kong Archaeological Society and the non-government organisation
camps under Head 176 of the GRA.
|The department is also responsible for
administering the subventions to the Hong Kong Life Saving
Funding for major systems and equipment costing more
than $2 million per item comes from the Government's Capital Works Reserve
Fund. Major items include the Library Automation System ($123 million)
and the Digital Library System ($144 million).
Capital works projects planned by the LCSD are also
funded from the Capital Works Reserve Fund. The Architectural Services
Department supervises both the provision of funds and project progress.