HC Deb 20 May 1996 vol 278 cc71-2W
Mr. Terry Davis

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland how many meetings of, or organised by, the Council of Europe since January 1995 have been attended by Ministers or officials of his Department or the Lord Advocate's Department; and if he will make a statement. [29367]

Lord James Douglas-Hamilton

[holding answer 17 May 1996]: Since January 1995, no Minister from the Scottish Office has attended a meeting organised by the Council of Europe. The Solicitor-General has attended one such meeting. Officials from the Scottish Office attend Council of Europe meetings whenever there is a subject on which Scotland has interest or a particular expertise. Since January 1995 three such meetings have been attended.