HL Deb 10 June 2004 vol 662 c41WA
Lord Laird

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What factors were taken into consideration in the decision to allocate proportionality of funding for the Irish Language Agency for each year since 2000. [HL2731]

Baroness Amos

The budgets for the Irish Language Agency have been determined in accordance with normal budgeting procedures on the basis of business plans supplied by the agency. The assessment of benefits for each jurisdiction in relation to the language body budget, including the Irish language budget, was made when the body was established in December 1999. No new factors have arisen since then which would require a change to this assessment.