DCAL: Public Bodies

Part of Culture, Arts and Leisure – in the Northern Ireland Assembly at 3:00 pm on 1st June 2010.

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Photo of Nelson McCausland Nelson McCausland DUP 3:00 pm, 1st June 2010

The Member will appreciate that there are more arm’s-length bodies associated with this Department than with any other. Sometimes, there can be a slowness in implementing all that I want to see implemented. For example, I have for some time been asking that the minutes of Foras na Gaeilge, one of my cross-border bodies, be provided on the website in English as well as in Irish so that the rest of us can read them. However, that has been slow in coming, even though the request dates to the time of my predecessor.

I use that as an example to show how bodies do not always move as quickly as may be expected. However, we are moving on with these things, every effort is being made, and I think that we are now at the point where we are compliant.