HL Deb 02 February 2005 vol 669 c40WA
Lord Laird

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Why the Ex-Prisoners Assistance Committee was chosen to deliver a presentation at an office of the Northern Ireland executive in Brussels "Open Day" on 29 September 2004; who made the choice; and on what basis. [HL912]

Baroness Amos

EXPAC was selected for presentation as one example of a project which would illustrate to a European audience the distinctiveness of the PEACE II programme from other EU Structural Funds programmes. Ex-prisoners are one of the named target groups for PEACE II. The project has been funded under the programme and fulfils the criteria and principles which were approved by the UK and Irish Government, the European Commission and the Northern Ireland Executive at the outset of the programme. The Special EU Programmes Body selected this project for presentation and a range of other projects for exhibition at the open days event.