§ Mr. Wilkinson
To ask the Minister without Portfolio, pursuant to his answer of 29 January 1998,Official Report, column 331, on Club of Three meetings which of his Ministerial responsibilities led to his presence at the meeting; and from which Department attending civil servants came. 
§ Mr. Mandelson
I attended the meeting as Minister responsible for the strategic implementation of Government policy and its effective presentation. I was accompanied by HM Ambassador, Bonn.