Written Answers. - EC Council of Ministers Meetings.

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asked the Minister for the Marine 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.

Out of a total of ten formal EC Councils of Fisheries Ministers that have taken place since March 1987 I have been represented by the Minister of State at my Department on three occasions. I have not been represented by any person other than the Minister of State.