§ Mr. Bercow
To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will list the European Communities working groups which met over the last 12 months with a representative from his Department in attendance; if he will list the number of times each met; if he will indicate the nature of the Government's representation; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Dr. Reid
Officials from my Department regularly attended European Communities working groups when matters of importance to Scotland—in particular, fisheries, agriculture and structural funds issues—were being discussed. Occasionally, my Department was represented by officials from the United Kingdom's Permanent Representation to the European Union.