To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Royall of Blaisdon on 27 January (WA 34) concerning funding of Co-operation Ireland, why the Answer referred only to the Northern Ireland Office when the Question was asked of the Government. [HL1283]
To ask Her Majesty's Government what financial support they have given to Co-operation Ireland since 1997; for what reason; and whether they will place the relevant business cases in the Library of the House. [HL1286]
Liaison with the charitable and voluntary sectors in Northern Ireland is the responsibility of the Northern Ireland Administration, as is the funding of any such organisation.
As the Northern Ireland Office manages the interface between the UK Government and the Northern Ireland Administration, it was therefore the department best placed to provide an Answer to the earlier Question.