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Motor Sports: Northern Ireland

Question for Northern Ireland Office

UIN 156469, tabled on 20 April 2022

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland, whether he has had discussions with relevant stakeholders on rescheduling the (a) Ulster Grand Prix and (b) Northwest 200 following cancellation as a result of the covid-19 outbreak.

Answered on

26 April 2022

Responsibility for sport policy is devolved to the Northern Ireland Executive, with proposals for financial support a matter for the Executive and Tourism NI.

We recognise the importance of events such as these for the Northern Ireland economy, and as part of Northern Ireland’s outstanding tourism offer. Our focus will be on encouraging the parties to form an Executive following the NI Assembly elections so that important decisions, such as proposals for financial support for sporting events, can be made by the Executive on behalf of the people in Northern Ireland.

In the case of the Northwest 200 road races, the organisers have confirmed that the 2022 event will take place on May 8-14 and we wish those taking part and the organisers every success.