HL Deb 08 July 2003 vol 651 c24WA
Lord Laird

asked Her Majesty's Government:

Further to the Written Answer by the Lord President on 24 June (WA 8), whether they believe that the Belfast Education and Library Board acted in accordance with the ethos of the Belfast agreement of 1998 by not encouraging Ulster Scots participation in the DVD "Rhyming Round Belfast"; who selected the schools which took part; and on what basis. [HL3641]

Lord Williams of Mostyn

I am satisfied that Her Majesty's Government acted in accordance with its obligations in the matter described by the noble Lord. As I have previously made clear, every school in Belfast was invited to participate and the contribution of every school that responded was included on the DVD. There was no selection process.