§ Mr. Wigley
To ask the Secretary of State for Wales if he will attend the Agricultural Council of the EC meeting between 14 and 16 December to represent Welsh farmers.
§ Mr. David Hunt
I will not be attending the meeting of the Agriculture Council. In line with long established practice, my right hon. Friend the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food takes the lead in European community discussions and negotiations. I know that my right hon. Friend has the interests of Welsh farmers clearly in mind in that context and I am in regular contact with him.