HC Deb 06 May 1976 vol 910 cc430-1W
35. Miss Boothroyd

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what criteria he uses in nominating Ministers to attend meetings of the EEC Council of Ministers.

Mr. Hattersley

The normal practice is for the United Kingdom to be represented at meetings of the Council of Ministers by the Ministers with prime responsibility for the subjects on the agenda. Other Ministers attend when it it is considered appropriate.