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Peace Funding: Northern Ireland

Volume 684: debated on Thursday 6 July 2006

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How much Peace II funding has been available for allocation in Northern Ireland; and how much has been allocated.[HL6536]

The table below details the amount of funding available and the amount allocated under Peace II (2000-2004) and the Peace II extension (2005-06) in Northern Ireland. These figures exclude priority 6, which provides technical assistance for Peace II management, monitoring, evaluation, research and publicity. An exchange rate of £1=€1.55 has been used for 2000-2004 and £1=€1.45 for 2005-06.

Total Available £

Total Allocated £

Peace II

412, 609, 516

430, 474, 279

Peace II extension



asked Her Majesty's Government:

How many applications West Tyrone Voice has made for Peace II funding; whether any of these applications were unsuccessful; if so, for what reasons; and whether they will place in the Library of the House all documentation relating to the applications.[HL6554]

West Tyrone Voice has made 18 applications for Peace II funding. Ten of these applications have been successful, three have been withdrawn and three other applications are currently awaiting a final decision. Two applications were unsuccessful, as they failed to meet the minimum threshold score in the reconciliation criteria. All relevant documentation on applications will be placed in Library as requested.