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Belfast Agreement: Ethnicity

Volume 702: debated on Thursday 19 June 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Further to the Written Answer by Lord Rooker on 13 May (WA 119) about use of “ethnicity” in the Belfast Agreement of 1998, who is responsible for defining an individual's ethnicity. [HL3699]

Any ruling on the meaning or proper interpretation of the relevant sections of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 or the Race Relations (Northern Ireland) Order 1997 would be for tribunals or courts to make in the event of a complaint or legal action.