§ Lord Laird
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What role the Government of the Republic of Ireland have in dealing with affairs in Northern Ireland through the British-Irish Inter-Governmental Secretariat. [HL5927]
§ Lord Williams of Mostyn
The British-Irish Intergovernmental Conference and Secretariat were established by the British-Irish Agreement, which took effect on Thursday 2 December 1999.
The conference and secretariat bring together the two governments to promote bilateral co-operation at all levels on all matters of mutual interest within the competence of both governments.