§ Mr. Terry Davis
To ask the Secretary of State for the Environment how many meetings of, or organised by, the Council of Europe since January 1995 have been attended by Ministers or officials of his Department; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Sir Paul Beresford
[holding answer 17 May 1996]: Since January 1995, officials from my Department have attended 25 meetings of, or organised by, the Council of Europe. These meetings covered various aspects of the Department's responsibilities.