HC Deb 13 February 1996 vol 271 c524W
Mr. Robert McCartney

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland if he will make representations to the Arts Council to(a) accord the Ulster-Scots language the same recognition in future publications as it did to the Irish language on its final strategy report and (b) develop a similar approach to Ulster-Scots as it has to Irish in its strategy for the arts in Northern Ireland. [12825]

Mr. Ancram

No. The Arts Council for Northern Ireland is aware that the Government expect it to accord recognition to Ulster-Scots arts, just as the Scottish Arts Council does for work in the Scots language.