§ Lord Laird
asked Her Majesty's Government:
In relation to the statement concerning the 2004 budget of the Language Implementation Body in the record of Cross-Border Decisions IP/LAN 11, with whom did the departments agree the 2004 business plans, where and on what dates; and what is meant by "the 2003 baseline position". [HL2816]
§ Baroness Amos
Following agreement with the two Departments of Finance, the two sponsor departments agreed with each other on 15 January 2004 to approve specified actions of the 2004 business plans. This approval followed consideration and discussions between the departments concerned and with the two agencies. The 2003 baseline position means the approved budget for 2003.