Northern Ireland and Eire: Co-operation in Education

House of Lords written question – answered on 24th February 2005.

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asked Her Majesty's Government:

Since the entry into force on 2 December 1999 of the North/South Ministerial Council agreement, whether the Department of Education in Northern Ireland has had dealings with the education department in Eire which have not been reported to the council.

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There is nothing in the North/South Ministerial Agreement made between the British and Irish Governments which requires the Department of Education to report all its dealings with the Irish Department of Education and Science to the council.

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