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Irish Language: Broadcasting

Volume 478: debated on Thursday 26 June 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what the purposes are of the £6 million allocated by his Department for Irish language broadcasting; and if he will make a statement. (213118)

The additional money is being provided to enable the Irish Language Broadcast Fund to continue beyond its current end date of 2009 to the end of the CSR period.

The fund was established in response to the Joint Declaration of 2003 for the purpose of providing financial support for Irish language film and television production.