HL Deb 29 February 2000 vol 610 c62WA
Lord Laird

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Further to the Written Answer by Baroness Scotland of Asthal on 7 February (WA 60), what consultations were undertaken and what factors were taken into account in the development of policy on the celebration of the bicentenary of the creation of the United Kingdom; and why the Foreign and Commonweath Office answers for this policy area. [HL1060]

Baroness Scotland of Asthal

The noble Lord's earlier Question touched on the responsibilities of a number of departments, including the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, the Northern Ireland Office and the Cabinet Office. As is normal in such cases, relevant departments were consulted over the draft reply.