HL Deb 25 March 2003 vol 646 cc71-2WA
Lord Laird

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What were the set-up costs of each of the North/South implementation bodies created as a result of the Belfast Agreement, including premises and furnishings.[HL2020]

Lord Williams of Mostyn

Details of the set-up costs for each of the North/South implementation bodies are provided below. The costs represent expenditure in relation to the period December 1999 to 31 December 2000.

North/South implementation body Set-up costs in first year of operation £
The Foyle, Carlingford and Irish Lights Commission Nil
Waterways Ireland 200,000
The Trade and Business Development Body 668,677
The Special EU Programmes Body 199,072
The North/South Language Body 423,189
The Food Safety Promotion Board 123,336