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Irish Language Bill

Volume 693: debated on Monday 9 July 2007

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Further to the Written Answer by Lord Rooker on 25 June (WA 106) concerning the Irish Language Bill, whether the only group which lobbied for such a Bill was POBAL, the umbrella organisation for the Irish language community; and, if not, who were the other lobbyists; when they lobbied, and in what form their lobby took place. [HL4575]

Upon the restoration of the Northern Ireland Assembly, responsibility for this matter passed to the devolved Administration. Information on Irish language issues is held by the Department for Culture, Arts and Leisure.

The website for the Department for Culture, Arts and Leisure lists the groups which responded to the recent consultation on Irish language legislation: www.dcalni.gov.uk/index/languages/irish_language_ act.htm

A copy of this has been placed in the Library.