8. When the purpose of a government department’s activities is to coordinate the interventions of the Government, its bodies or its enterprises with regard to the area open to northern development or when those activities permit the provision of financial assistance for measures and strategic infrastructure or the delivery of services in that area, the Government may designate the Minister responsible for the department, on the joint recommendation of the Minister of Finance and the Minister concerned and after consulting with the Minister of Natural Resources and Wildlife, as having the authority to debit sums from the Fund.
The designating order must, for each of the fiscal years during which it is applicable, specify how the sums are to be used and the maximum amount that may be debited from the Fund.
The Minister concerned tables the order in the National Assembly within 15 days of the date it is made, or if the Assembly is not sitting, within 15 days of resumption.
The Minister concerned continues to be responsible for the activities for which sums are debited from the Fund.
2011, c. 18, Sch. I, s. 8, s. 17; 2011, c. 18, Sch. I, s. 8; 2013, c. 16, s. 135.