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Rally Ireland

Volume 686: debated on Tuesday 7 November 2006

asked Her Majesty's Government:

How much has been spent in Northern Ireland as a result of their support for 2005 and 2006 Rally Ireland.[HL7673]

Final figures for the spend in Northern Ireland as a result of Her Majesty's Government’s support for 2005 and 2006 Rally Ireland are not yet available.

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Rooker on 9 October (WA 105) concerning Rally Ireland, when they expect that details of the expenses for the event during 2005 and 2006 willbe completed; and whether they will be published.[HL7677]

It is anticipated that the details of the expenses for the 2005 and 2006 Rally Ireland events will be completed by the end of November 2006. This is dependent on all relevant documentation being provided in a timely fashion to the Northern Ireland Events Company. These details will be included in the post-event evaluation report on the events, which will be available from the Northern Ireland Events Company on request.

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Rooker on 9 October (WA 104), how the three public relations firms that quoted for the account of Rally Ireland were selected; and by whom this selection was made.[HL7828]

The Northern Ireland Events Company's contract with Rally Ireland Management Ltd requires three quotes for any spend over €7,500, of which at least one must be from a company based in Northern Ireland. The selection of the public relations firms which quoted for the account of Rally Ireland was a matter for Rally Ireland Management Ltd.

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Further to the Written Answer by the Lord Rooker on 25 October (HL 7678), whether the proposed extent of the part of Rally Ireland that will take place in Northern Ireland was discussed in the initial discussions on the 2007 event; and, if so, what is the proposed extent of that part of the rally.[HL7961]

The proposed extent of the part of Rally Ireland 2007 that will take place in Northern Ireland was included in initial discussions between the Department of Culture, Arts and Leisure and Rally Ireland. No decisions have been made on the proposed extent of that part of the rally.