Written Answers. - EC Council of Ministers Meetings.

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asked the Minister for Foreign Affairs 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.

Twenty-six meetings of the General Affairs Council have taken place since March 1987. The Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs was represented at the Council by a Minister of State on seven occasions and by the Permanent Representative to the European Communities on one occasion.