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13 December 2010

APN 24 – 10/11



The Speaker has received notification from 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 Summit meeting will be held in the Isle of Man on Monday 13 December 2010.

The First Minister and deputy First Minister will be in attendance, together with the following Ministers:

Minister of Culture, Arts and Leisure;

Minister for Employment and Learning;

Minister of the Environment;

Minister of Finance and Personnel;

Minister of Justice;

Minister for Social Development; and

Junior Minister, OFMDFM, Mr Robin Newton.

The agenda for the meeting is as follows:

BIC Summit Meeting, Isle of Man

13 December 2010


  1. Welcome (5 mins)
  2. Discussion about the Economy (1hour 15 mins)
  3. Digital Inclusion (30 mins)
  4. Standing Secretariat (30 mins)
  5. Preparations for establishing the Standing Secretariat
  6. Cost Sharing and Proposed Running Cost Budget (Scottish Government paper)
  7. Ongoing Work of the Council – Progress Report (2 mins)
  8. Date and Location of the next BIC Summit and Future Summit Sequence (3 mins)
  9. Minutes of the 14th Summit Meeting, Guernsey 25 June 2010 (1 min)
  10. Any Other Business (2 mins)
  11. Draft Communiqué (2 mins)
BIC Secretariat
December 2010

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