Mr Patsy McGlone (Mid Ulster): To ask the First Minister and deputy First Minister for an update on the establishment of the Office of Identity and Cultural Expression.
First Minister and deputy First Minister: TEO officials continue with preparatory work, to legislate for core elements of the Rights, Language and Identity proposals contained in the New Decade, New Approach, including arrangements to progress the Northern Ireland Act 1998 (Amendment No. 1) Bill which provides for the establishment of the Office of Identity and Cultural Expression.
We will progress the legislation during 2020/2021, as the operation of the Assembly and available resources permit during the current crisis.
Further details will be provided to Members in due course.