§ Mr. Eric Clarke
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will list the forthcoming business in the Council of the European Union to the end of October together with the major European Union events for the next six months. 
§ Mr. Vaz
This calendar is primarily concerned with European Union matters, but certain other relevant events are also included. Events and dates quoted are based on the information available on the date of issue.
Date Venue Event October 1999 30 September-1 October Helsinki Ministerial Conference on Equality between Women and Men 1 Florence Trade Ministers (informal) 4-5 Luxembourg Justice and Home Affairs Council 4-5 Tampere Regional Policy Ministers 4-8 Strasbourg European Parliament Plenary 6 Luxembourg Transport Council 8 Luxembourg ECOFIN 11-12 Luxembourg General Affairs Council 12 Luxembourg Environment Council 15-16 Tampere Special European Council 18-19 Luxembourg Agriculture Council 22 Luxembourg Labour/Social Affairs Council 24-25 Helsinki Energy Ministers Task Force Meeting 25-29 Strasbourg European Parliament Plenary 26 Luxembourg Fisheries Council 28 Luxembourg Research Council 29 Luxembourg Justice and Home Affairs Council
Date Venue Event November 1999 3-4 Brussels European Parliament Plenary 8 Brussels ECOFIN 8 Brussels Consumer Affairs Council 9 Brussels Industry Council 11 Brussels Development Council 11 Brussels Standing Committee Employment 12 Brussels Labour and Social Affairs Council 11-12 Helsinki Ministerial Conference on the Northern Dimension 15-16 Brussels Agriculture Council 15-16 Brussels General Affairs Council 15-19 Strasbourg European Parliament Plenary 16 Brussels EEA Council 18 Brussels Health Council 22 Brussels Fisheries Council (possible) 22-23 Brussels EU-ACP Ministerial Meeting (possible) 23 Brussels Culture/Audiovisual Council 23 Brussels Youth Council 25-26 Brussels Budget Council 26 Brussels Education Council 29 Brussels ECOFIN/Labour and Social Affairs Council 30 Brussels Telecommunications Council December 1999 1-2 Brussels European Parliament Plenary 2 Brussels Energy Council 2 Brussels Research Council 2-3 Brussels Justice and Home Affairs Council 6-7 Brussels General Affairs Council 7 Brussels Internal Market Council 9-10 Brussels Transport Council 10-11 Helsinki European Council 13 Brussels ECOFIN 13-14 Brussels Environment Council 13-17 Strasbourg European Parliament Plenary 14-15 Brussels Agriculture Council 14-16 Brussels Ministerial Conference on following of progress on UN Beijing Platform for Action 16-17 Brussels Fisheries Council 16-17 Brussels EU-ACP Council (possible) January 2000 14 Brussels Fisheries Council 18 Brussels Budget Council 24-25 Brussels General Affairs Council 24-25 Brussels Agriculture Council 28-29 Lisbon Development Council (informal) 31 Brussels ECOFIN February 2000 11-12 Lisbon Social Affairs Council (informal) 14-15 Brussels General Affairs Council 21-22 Brussels Agriculture Council 28 Brussels ECOFIN March 2000 3-4 Lisbon Justice and Home Affairs Council (informal) 9 Brussels European Conference 13 Brussels Social Affairs/ECOFIN Council 16 Brussels Internal Market 20-21 Brussels General Affairs Council 20-21 Brussels Agriculture Council 23-24 Lisbon European Council 27 Brussels JHA Council 28 Brussels Transport Council 30 Brussels Environment Council