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Hillsborough Castle

Volume 488: debated on Monday 2 March 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what events he plans to host at Hillsborough Castle in 2009; and at what estimated cost. (257260)

Each year I host events (including the annual Royal Garden Party) at Hillsborough to acknowledge the significant contribution a wide range of people make to life in Northern Ireland and beyond. These as usual include representatives from the voluntary and business sectors, the police and armed forces. Each year the Northern Ireland Office publishes a list of receptions held and the overall costs of those events.