§ Lord Laird
asked Her Majesty's Government:
Whether it is their policy to reduce the workload, and the funding, of the Northern Ireland Parades Commission through the support of bodies which promote cultural tolerance. [HL4767]
§ Baroness Amos
The Government welcome the contribution that bodies that promote cultural tolerance can bring to resolving contentious issues in Northern Ireland. The Government have no plans to reduce the level of funding available to the Parades Commission, but look forward to a time when there are no contentious parades in Northern Ireland.