Written Answers. - EC Council of Ministers' Meetings.


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

Since taking up office I have attended all meetings of the European Communities Council of Ministers (Education) which have been held. I was, however, represented at two informal meetings of Education Ministers by an assistant secretary in my Department.