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Olympic Games in 2012: Northern Ireland

Volume 503: debated on Monday 11 January 2010

To ask the Minister for the Olympics what recent discussions she has had with the First Minister and Deputy First Minister of the Northern Ireland Executive on the contribution of Northern Ireland to the hosting of the London 2012 Olympics. (308470)

UK nations and regions are realising the opportunities and benefits from the sporting, commercial, and cultural programmes offered by the 2012 games. Government officials, and the Nations and Regions Group (NRG), which includes representation from each of the nations and English regions, are in regular contact with officials in Northern Ireland.

In addition, the Minister for Culture, Arts and Leisure, Northern Ireland Assembly, who has the responsibility for sport, is a member of the Sporting Legacy Board which is chaired by the Minister for Sport in DCMS, and brings together sports leaders from across the UK.