Written Answers. - EC Council of Ministers Meetings.

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asked the Minister for Tourism and Transport 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.

Since March 1987 there has been a total of 18 meetings of the EC Council of Ministers for Tourism and Transport. I have attended 17 of those meetings. On the other occasion I was represented by the Minister of State at the Department of Tourism and Transport, Mr. Denis Lyons, T.D.