§ 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. 
§ 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.