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St Patrick’s Day: Belfast

Volume 459: debated on Thursday 3 May 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland how much public money was made available to support the Belfast Saint Patrick's day parade and festival in 2006. (134814)

The St. Patrick's day parade and festival is promoted by Belfast city council and public funding made available to the council for the 2006 event is shown in the following table.

£

Sponsoring organisation

Amount

Community Relations Unit, OFMDFM

41,376

Arts Council of Northern Ireland

25,000

Laganside Corporation

10,000

Total

76,376