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Northern Ireland: National Stadium

Volume 703: debated on Tuesday 8 July 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Further to the Written Answer by Lord Tunnicliffe on 24 June (WA 232), whether the provision of funding out of the Northern Ireland block grant is a matter for the Northern Ireland Executive; and [HL4488]

Further to the Written Answer by Lord Tunnicliffe on 24 June (WA 232) concerning funding for a national stadium in Northern Ireland, whether they will fund a stadium other than at the Maze location. [HL4489]

The Northern Ireland Executive is responsible for the delivery of public services in the transferred field, as defined by the Northern Ireland Act 1998. While the block grant is determined by Her Majesty's Government, it is for the Northern Ireland Executive to decide how it should be allocated.

The funding of a national stadium and its location are therefore decisions for the Northern Ireland Executive and not for Her Majesty's Government.