STATEMENT OF RESPONSIBILITY
This Statement of Responsibility is given under sections 35 and 37 of the Public Finance Act 1989, as if those sections had not been amended by the Public Finance Amendment Act 2004 sections 43 and 45. Under sections 35 and 37 of the Public Finance Act 1989, I am responsible, as the Chief Executive of the Ministry of Fisheries, for the preparation of the Ministry’s financial statements and the judgements made in the process of producing those statements.
I have the responsibility of establishing and maintaining, and I have established and maintained, a system of internal control procedures that provides reasonable assurance as to the integrity and reliability of financial reporting.
In my opinion, these financial statements fairly reflect the financial position and operations of the Ministry for the year ended 30 June 2005, and I authorise issuance of these financial statements on 30 September 2005.