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British Irish Council Summit Meeting

The Speaker received notification from the Office of the First Minister and deputy First Minister, in accordance with section 52A (1) of the Northern Ireland Act 1998 (as amended), that a British Irish Council meeting will be held in Cardiff, on 26 November 2012.

The First Minister and deputy First Minister will be attending the meeting, together with the following Ministers;

Minister Attwood MLA;

Minister Kennedy MLA; and

Minister O’Dowd MLA;

The agenda for the meeting is as follows:

BIC Cardiff Summit: 26 November 2012


1. Welcome  

2. Economic topic: Infrastructure developments as a means to promote economic growth

3. Early Years – Investing for the Future

4. Work of the Council:

  • Youth Employment
  • Creative Industries
  • Ongoing Work of the Council
  • Outline Annual Report

5. Secretariat mid-year progress report

6. Date and Location of the next BIC Summit

7. Minutes of the 18th Summit Meeting, Stirling, 22 June 2012

8. Any Other Business

9. Draft Communiqué

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