§ Lord Laird
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Why a picture of Brian Cowen was included on the Northern Ireland Office's departmental report for 2004; and whether the Eire government contributed any funding for the department for the publication of the document. [HL4688]
§ Baroness Amos
The picture was used to illustrate one aspect of the work of the Northern Ireland Office during the year under review, that is, the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland engaged in talks on the political process. No funding was contributed by the Irish Government for the publication of this document.