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COMMENTS OF SELINA SCOTT

EDM (Early Day Motion) 396: tabled on 09 November 2001

Tabled in the 2001-02 session.

This motion has been signed by 3 Members. It has not yet had any amendments submitted.

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Motion text

That this House challenges Selina Scott's comments in the Sunday Mail in which she regarded the comparison between Belfast and Dundee as an 'outrageous slur' on the city of Dundee; condemns BBC Political Editor Andrew Marr for his pseudo-defence of Belfast as 'a late Victorian, heavy industrial, Scottish city, just like Dundee'; questions whether Mr Marr has seen the modern developments which move Belfast beyond the Victorian age; and urges Ms Scott to recognise that Belfast and Dundee are held in the highest respect for their academic institutions.

The first 6 Members who have signed to support the motion are the sponsors. The primary sponsor is generally the person who tabled the motion and has responsibility for it. The date shown is when the Member signed the motion.

There are no withdrawn signatures for this motion.