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Sports Teams (Passports)

Volume 448: debated on Tuesday 4 July 2006

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what arrangements are in place to ensure that UK citizens living in Northern Ireland who represent their sport at an all-Ireland level have the right to carry their British passports while travelling abroad with their teams. (80294)

Neither the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure (DCAL) nor the Sports Council for Northern Ireland (SCNI) are aware of any arrangements among sports organised on an all-Ireland basis that prevent UK citizens living in Northern Ireland from carrying their British passports while travelling abroad with their teams.