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Northern Ireland: Equality Commission

Volume 712: debated on Thursday 16 July 2009

Questions

Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government how much the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland has cost in each year since its creation. [HL4875]

As set out in Schedule 8 to the Northern Ireland Act 1998, although the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland is responsible for making appointments to the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland, sponsorship of the commission is a matter for the devolved Administration.

The noble Lord may wish to write directly to the relevant sponsor department, the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister.

Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government what are the working languages of the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland. [HL4876]

As set out in Schedule 8 to the Northern Ireland Act 1998, although the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland is responsible for making appointments to the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland, sponsorship of the commission is a matter for the devolved Administration.

The noble Lord may wish to write directly to the Equality Commission for Northern Ireland or to the relevant sponsor department, the Office of the First Minister and Deputy First Minister.