asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether the accounts for the year 2000 for the cross-border Language Implementation Body have been finalised and signed by the appropriate authorities; if not, when will they will be finalised and signed; and who will be the appropriate signatories.
The accounts for the year 2000 for the North/South Language Implementation Body have been signed by the chairman and chief executive of Foras na Gaeilge. They have not as yet been signed by both the chairman and chief executive of the Ulster-Scots Agency. The accounts cannot be finalised until they are signed by both agencies of the Language Body.