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Act of Union

Volume 456: debated on Friday 2 February 2007

To ask the Minister of State, Department for Constitutional Affairs what celebrations the Government have organised to commemorate the 300th anniversary of the Act of Union. (118510)

The anniversary has been marked by a £2 commemorative coin, launched by the Leader of the House and the Secretary of State for Scotland in an event in Whitehall on 16 January. The Government are supporting further commemorative events later in the year: a Treaty of Union debating competition organised by the English Speaking Union; an arts outreach project on the theme “Tales of the United Kingdom” organised by The Prince of Wales Arts and Kids Foundation; and the naming of a mainline train, “Treaty of Union”.