§ Lady Hermon
To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport (1) pursuant to her statement of 7 May,Official Report, column 44, if she will make a statement on the discussions she has had with the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland about the broadcasting obligations in the Belfast Agreement; 
(2) what plans there are for the implementation of the broadcasting obligations in the Belfast Agreement. 
§ Tessa Jowell
[holding answer 13 May 2002]: The Belfast Agreement commits the British Government to explore the scope for achieving more widespread availability of Teilifis na Gaelige in Northern Ireland. Discussions with the broadcasting authorities and with the Northern Ireland Office continue, and my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland and I will make an announcement in due course, when those discussions are completed.