Letter: Scots in Parliament

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Sir: In her article 'School history books move into fiction' (13 October), Judith Judd offered examples of factual errors in new national curriculum history textbooks.

She instanced one which said that the Act of Union gave Scots 45 MPs out of 513 in the English parliament, rather than 'in addition to'. She herself got it wrong, though, or else she missed another error.

The 45 Scots MPs entered the new parliament of Great Britain, not the English parliament; vide articles III and XXII of the Treaty of Union.

Yours faithfully, ROBERT SINCLAIR Helensborough, Dunbartonshire 14 October

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