HL Deb 10 December 2003 vol 655 cc63-4WA
Lord Laird

asked Her Majesty's Government: Further to the Written Answer by the Lord President on 20 November (WA 356), when the section of the Joint Declaration of 11 May 2003 concerning the diversity of traditions and respect for civil, political, social and cultural rights will be applied to those of an Ulster Scots background; and whether it has been so applied to date. [HL191]

Baroness Amos

Further to my answer of 20 November(WA 356), which dealt with rights and equality, in the Joint Declaration, the Government undertook to take steps to encourage support to be made available for an Ulser Scots academy. A business case examining the options for giving effect to this commitment is under way.