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NO. 23]Friday, December 5 [2003

The following Act was passed by Parliament on 11th November 2003 and assented to by the President on 22nd November 2003:—
Statutes (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No. 2) Act 2003

(No. 22 of 2003)

I assent.

22nd November 2003.
Date of Commencement: 19th December 2003
Date of Commencement: 1st April 2004
An Act to amend certain statutes of the Republic of Singapore.
Be it enacted by the President with the advice and consent of the Parliament of Singapore, as follows:
Short title and commencement
1.  This Act may be cited as the Statutes (Miscellaneous Amendments) (No. 2) Act 2003 and shall come into operation on such date as the Minister may, by notification in the Gazette, appoint.
Amendment of Development Fund Act
2.  The Schedule to the Development Fund Act (Cap. 80, 1995 Ed.) is amended by inserting, immediately after paragraph 6, the following paragraph:
7.—(1)  Capital contribution for investment by way of capital injection in any statutory corporation on such terms and conditions as the Minister for Finance may, after consultation with the Minister in charge of the statutory corporation, determine or as prescribed by any written law.
(2)  In sub-paragraph (1), “capital contribution” and “statutory corporation” have the same meanings as in section 7A of the Financial Procedure Act (Cap. 109).”.
Amendment of Financial Procedure Act
3.  The Financial Procedure Act (Cap. 109, 1992 Ed.) is amended —
(a)by inserting, immediately after subsection (4) of section 7, the following subsections:
(5)  All costs, expenses and charges incurred in relation to making any investment under subsection (3) shall be charged on and paid out of the Consolidated Fund without further authority other than this section.
(6)  Notwithstanding subsection (3), moneys specified in the Schedule and paid to the credit of any deposit account constituted under section 8 shall be invested by the Minister on deposit in any bank.
(7)  Interest received from the investment of any moneys in accordance with subsection (6) shall be paid, in such manner and at such rate as the Minister may direct, to the credit of the deposit account to which it relates and any balance of interest not so paid to the credit of any deposit account shall be paid into the Consolidated Revenue Account.
(8)  The Minister may at any time, by order published in the Gazette, add to or vary the Schedule.”;
(b)by inserting, immediately after the words “in accordance with” in section 7A(4), the words “the Development Fund Act (Cap. 80) or”;
(c)by inserting, immediately after section 17, the following section:
Transfer of functions between heads of expenditure
17A.—(1)  Where, after the passing of a Supply law for a financial year, the responsibility for a service or purpose for which an appropriation is made in that law is transferred from the head of expenditure for which the appropriation was made to another head of expenditure, the Minister may in writing direct that the appropriation shall not lapse but may be issued to, or applied by, that other head, in accordance with the direction, for that service or purpose.
(2)  Where the Minister gives a direction under subsection (1), he shall cause a copy of the direction to be laid before Parliament within 30 days after it is given.”; and
(d)by inserting, immediately after section 24, the following Schedule:
Section 7(6)
Moneys in Deposit Account to be
Invested on Deposit in Bank