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We have obtained new spectra of KUG 1031+398 around H$\beta$ and H$\alpha$. We have found that the emission-line spectrum of this object can be modelled with four components: an extended Hii region, two narrow emission regions of Seyfert 2-type and a relatively narrow ``broad line'' component, well fitted by a Lorentzian profile.

We disagree with Mason et al. on the analysis of the emission line profile of KUG 1031+398, in the sense that we find no evidence for the presence of an ``intermediate'' component in which the forbidden lines are almost, but not completely, suppressed by collisional de-excitation. Nevertheless, we find that this object is exceptional in having a ``narrow'' line region (defined as a region where $\lambda$5007/H$\beta$ $\ge$ 5) with almost the same width at half maximum as the ``broad'' line region (Balmer lines with no detectable associated forbidden lines); however, in the first case, the line-profile is Gaussian, while in the second case, it is Lorentzian.

We would like to thank A. Rodriguez-Ardila and G. Shiel...
 ... course of this work (PRAXIS XXI/BD/5117 /95 PhD. grant). \end{acknowledgements}