HC Deb 05 February 1997 vol 289 c622W
16. Mr. Booth

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on the status of the Scottish Office ministers attending meetings of the European Council of Ministers. [12898]

Mr. Michael Forsyth

Scottish Office Ministers attend Council meetings as full members of the UK delegation. They are able to speak with the authority of the UK as member state.

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