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Columba Initiative

Volume 405: debated on Tuesday 13 May 2003

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To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland when the Columba Initiative was established; what was the Northern Ireland contribution in each financial year; and by which Department that money was contributed. [100443]

The Columba Initiative was established in 1997. Northern Ireland joined in April 1998.The Northern Ireland contribution in each financial year has been as follows:

Department of Finance and Personnel(£s)
1998–99Department of Finance and Personnel48,892
1999–2000Department of Finance and Personnel63.607
2000–01Department of Finance and Personnel25,000
2000–01Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure42,500
2001–02Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure150,000
2002–03Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure165,000