§ Mr. Reid
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he will seek to ensure, in the event of the United Kingdom remaining within the EEC, that a representative of the Scottish Assembly attends as a member of the British delegation at both ministerial and permanent representative level; and whether, in such circumstances, he will make a statement on the nature and status of such representation.
§ Mr. Hattersley
Her Majesty's Ministers attending meetings of the EEC Council of Ministers and officials attending meetings of the Community's official committees are concerned to pursue the interests of all parts of the United Kingdom. The best way of taking account of Scottish views on EEC matters following the setting up of the Scottish Assembly is one of the matters being considered in our current examinations of the proposed devolution arrangements.