Northern Ireland: Languages

House of Lords written question – answered on 4th May 2004.

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Photo of Lord Laird Lord Laird Crossbench

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Why a leaflet produced by the Northern Ireland Department of Health, Social Services and Public Safety entitled The New GP Contract (reference 299/2003) is not available in the Ulster Scots language.

Photo of Baroness Amos Baroness Amos President of the Council, Privy Council Office, Lord President of the Council and Leader of the House of Lords (Privy Council Office)

In keeping with the department's policy on publications, the leaflet in question was produced in English only. The leaflet indicates that it will be made available in Irish, Chinese, large print, audio tape and Braille and states that consideration will be given for translation into other minority ethnic languages on request.

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