§ Mr. Terry Davis
To ask the President of the Board of Trade 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. 
§ Mr. Oppenheim
[holding answer 17 May 1996]: There have been 212 meetings of or organised by the Council of Europe since January 1995 attended by members of staff of the UK delegation to the Council of Europe in Strasbourg. DTI officials do not routinely attend.