§ Mr. Sillars
asked the Secretary of State for Social Services how many times his Department was represented at EEC Council of Ministers meetings in 1975; and how many times in 1976 to the nearest convenient date.
§ Mr. Orme
United Kingdom Ministers attending meetings of the Council of Ministers represent Her Majesty's Government as a whole. Details of ministerial attendances at Council meetings between 1st January and 30th October 1975 were published in the White Paper on "Developments in the European Communities, April-October 1975" (Cmnd. 6349). Information on attendances to the end of April 1976 will be published in the next report on "Development in the European Communities" which is expected to be published soon.