§ Mr. Denzil Davies
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list, together with the respective dates, those meetings of the EC Council of Ministers which were attended by Ministers in his Department in the latest 12 months.
§ Mr. Stewart
My right hon. Friend, the Secretary of State for Scotland attended a special joint meeting of Environment and Transport Ministers on 25 January 1993.
My hon. Friend, the Minister for Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland, led for the United Kingdom at the Fisheries Councils on 19 October 1992 and 23 November 1992 and shared the lead for the United Kingdom at the Fisheries Council on 19 December 1992. He also attended the Agriculture Council on 26 October 1992 and the Fisheries Council on 18 March 1993.
My hon. Friend the Minister for Education for Scotland attended the Education Council on 27 November 1992.
On the occasions where Scottish Office Ministers do not personally attend they are represented at all EC Council meetings by senior officials or by their colleagues in the United Kingdom Government.162W