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Smithsonian Folklife Festival

Volume 447: debated on Thursday 8 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether discussions are planned between the Northern Ireland Office and the US consul’s office in Belfast in advance of the Smithsonian Folklife Festival in Washington DC during July 2007. (74422)

The Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure co-ordinates arrangements on behalf of the Northern Ireland Government in respect of its planning for the 2007 Smithsonian Folklife Festival and consequently has regular contact with staff of the US consulate.