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Northern Ireland Office: Business Cases

Volume 703: debated on Monday 14 July 2008

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Further to the Written Answer by Lord Rooker on 3 March (WA 156–7), on what occasions the Northern Ireland Office funds organisations which have not submitted a business case; and what cases there have been since 1998. [HL4272]

The Northern Ireland Office ensures that formal mechanisms are in place for all funding. Business cases are one of these formal mechanisms, but there are other agreed processes that may be used such as applications, submission of estimates and management statements. To provide details of all funding to organisations since 1998 which have been provided using a control process other than a business case could only be provided at disproportionate cost.