§ Lord Laird
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether, when they signed the Belfast Agreement of 10 April 1998 (Cm 4705) and the implementation bodies agreement of 8 March 1999 (Cm 4706) with the Republic of Ireland, they intended that the North/South Ministerial Council should be referred to bilingually, in English and Irish. [HL4915]
§ The lord Privy Seal (Lord Williams of Mostyn)
The Belfast Agreement and the agreement on the North/South Ministerial Council are silent on this question. The style adopted by the Council is a matter of agreement by its participants.