Written Answers. - EC Council of Ministers Meetings.

67.

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

Since March 1987, the Minister for Industry and Commerce has been represented at 37 meetings of the EC Council of Ministers by his Ministers of State, and once by the Secretary of his Department.