Belfast Agreement

House of Lords written question – answered on 6th April 2010.

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To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Royall of Blaisdon on 16 March (WA 151), what discussions they have had about funding to the Irish and Ulster-Scots communities since 1 January.

Photo of Baroness Royall of Blaisdon Baroness Royall of Blaisdon Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, House of Lords, Leader of the House of Lords and Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster

The responsibility for the promotion of the Irish language and Ulster-Scots language and culture, with the exception of broadcasting issues, is devolved.

As part of the St Andrews agreement, the Government made a commitment to work with the Executive to support their work in these areas. The Government continue to have a range of discussions on how this can be done.

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