§ Lord Laird
asked Her Majesty's Government:
What was the cost of the Future Search for the Ulster-Scots conference which was held by the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure in 2002; what were the recommendations; and what is the timetable for their implementation. [HL2521]
§ Lord Williams of Mostyn
The total cost of the Ulster-Scots Future Search conference, including planning meetings and expenses, was £27,388.38. The conference produced no recommendations. The conference identified around 30 common themes and a larger number of ideas and potential projects that might support these. Discussions are under way with Ulster-Scots groups with a view to establishing a steering group to take forward the work begun at the conference.