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Anglo-Irish Encounter Organisation (Funding)

Volume 77: debated on Monday 15 April 1985

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asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether any grant in aid is made by any foreign Government to the Anglo-Irish Encounter Organisation; and if he will make a statement on the contribution of his Department under Supply Estimate, class II, vote I, to that organisation.

The Government of the Republic of Ireland have also provided funding for the Anglo-Irish Encounter Organisation. We contributed £17,000 in 1983–84, £20,000 in 1984–85 and have made provision of £24,000 for the use of the Organisation in 1985–86.