§ Mr. Biggs-Davison
asked the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland whether he will make a statement on the machinery and personnel whereby the regional interests of Northern Ireland are safeguarded and allocated at the institutions of the European Communities.
§ Mr. Merlyn Rees
The Ministers who represent Her Majesty's Government in the Council have regard for the interests of the whole of the United Kingdom. Government Departments, including the Northern Ireland Departments under my direction, are involved as necessary in the formulation of United Kingdom policy on matters relating to the EEC. The Office of the United Kingdom Permanent Representative in Brussels looks after the interests of Northern Ireland as of any other part of the United Kingdom.