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Act of Union 1707: Anniversaries

Volume 467: debated on Thursday 22 November 2007

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland what plans the Government have for celebrating the Act of Union of 1707. (165060)

The Government have supported a number of commemorative events to celebrate the Act of Union of 1707, including:

a commemorative two-pound coin;

an historical exhibition, “Making the Act of Union 1707”, in the Royal Gallery, House of Lords, which then transferred to the Scottish Parliament.

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's Arts & Kids Foundation;

a plaque commemorating the Act of Union 1707 in St. Stephen's Hall in the Palace of Westminster; and

the naming of a mainline train, “Treaty of Union”.