Written Answers. - EC Council of Ministers Meetings.

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asked the Minister for Energy the number of occasions since March, 1987 on which he has been represented at meetings of the EC Council of Ministers by (a) his Minister of State (b) the Secretary of his Department and (c) other senior civil servants.

There were three occasions, from March 1987 to date, when I or my predecessor were represented at the EC Council of Ministers. The Minister of State at my Department attended each of these Councils.