HC Deb 26 May 2004 vol 421 cc1642-3W
6. David Burnside

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make a statement on the amount of public money spent by his Department since 1998 on the promotion of(a) Irish culture and language and (b) Ulster Scots culture and language. [174926]

Angela Smith

Under the arrangements for North South Bodies the Department of Culture Arts and Leisure is providing £1,277,000 to the Ulster Scots Agency and £3,224,000 to the Irish Language Agency. This does not include additional funding provided from the Department's mainstream programme to projects which may have an Irish or Ulster Scots cultural or language dimension.