HL Deb 22 June 2004 vol 662 c113WA
Lord Laird

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Further to the Written Answer by the Lord President on 22 April (WA 55) concerning the 2004 budget for the Irish Language Agency, who attended the meetings on 18 September and 2 October 2003; where these meetings were held; and whether they will place copies of the minutes of the meetings in the Library of the House. [HL2732]

The Lord President of the Council (Baroness Amos)

As a result of a typographical error the Answer given on 22 April 2004 (WA 55), incorrectly stated that a meeting took place on 2 October 2003 rather than 3 October 2003.

I should also clarify that the meeting on 18 September 2003 was held in the Interpoint Centre, 20–22 York Street, Belfast and solely involved officials from the two sponsor departments, the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure (DCAL) and the Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs (DCRGA). Irish Language Agency officials were not present at that meeting.

The meeting on 3 October 2003 was held in the offices of the Department of Community, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Mespil Street, Dublin, and involved officials from DCAL, DCRGA, the Irish Language Agency and the Ulster-Scots Agency.

In relation to providing copies of the minutes of these meetings I refer the noble Lord to the Answer given on 23 April 2004 (WA 63).