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Northern Ireland: Bill of Rights

Volume 712: debated on Monday 29 June 2009

Question

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To ask Her Majesty's Government further to the Written Answer by Baroness Royall of Blaisdon on 16 June (WA 202), whether they will consider funding any organisation furthering the advice of the two Northern Ireland Human Rights Commissioners who dissented from its report on a possible bill of rights for Northern Ireland; and whether the concept of parity of esteem applies to such external funding. [HL4478]

My Answer of 16 June (Official Report, col. WA 202) referred to a request from the Northern Ireland Human Rights Commission to receive funding from an external organisation for projects relating to a Bill of Rights. The Government have no plans to provide funding to any external organisation in this respect.