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National Stadium

Volume 447: debated on Wednesday 14 June 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how many discussions officials from (a) his office and (b) the strategic investment board have had with (i) Lisburn city council, (ii) Belfast city council and (iii) other local authorities on the proposals for a new national stadium. (74717)

Officials from the Department of Culture Art and Leisure (DCAL) and the strategic investment board (SIB) have had one formal meeting with Belfast city council specifically on the proposal for a new multi-sports stadium. In addition SIB officials have had several informal discussions with Belfast city council officials. There have been no discussions between officials from either my office or SIB with Lisburn city council or other local authorities on the same issue.