Written Answers. - EC Council of Ministers Meetings.

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

Of the five Councils of Community Labour and Social Affairs Ministers which took place since March 1987, three were attended by me. Due to other official commitments, I was unable to attend the remaining two councils and was represented on both those occasions by Mr. Michael Keegan, Secretary of my Department.