§ Helen Jackson
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 for August and the major European Union events for the next six months. 
§ Mr. Vaz
The information is as follows:
European Calendar: August-January 2001This 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.
August821WThere arc no Councils scheduled for this month.
Date Venue Event 13–14 Marseilles Euro-Mediterranean Ministerial or Summit (possible) 13–17 Strasbourg EP Plenary 16 Brussels Research Council 17 Brussels Fisheries Council 20–21 Brussels General Affairs Council 20–21 Brussels Agriculture Council 23 Brussels Culture/Audio-visual Council 23 Sochaux European Conference Ministerial 23–24 Brussels Budget Council 27–28 Brussels ECOFIN Council 27–28 Brussels Labour and Social Affairs Council 30 Brussels Justice and Home Affairs Council 30 Brussels Internal Market/Consumers Council 29–30 Gaborone EU/Southern African Development Commmunity (SADC) Ministerial December 1 Brussels Justice and Home Affairs Council 3 Brussels IGC Ministerial Conclave 4–5 Brussels General Affairs Council 4 Brussels Telecommunications Council 5 Brussels Energy and Industry Council 7–8 Nice European Council 11 Brussels Health Council 11–15 Strasbourg EP Plenary 14–15 Brussels Fisheries Council 18 Brussels Environment Council 18 Brussels ECOFIN Council 18 Not yet known EU/United States Summit 19 Brussels Environment Council 19–20 Brussels Agriculture Council 19 Not yet known EU/Canada Summit 20–21 Brussels Transport Council 22 Brussels Telecommunications Council January 12 Brussels Fisheries Council (possible) 22 Brussels ECOFIN 29–30 Brussels General Affairs Council 29–30 Brussels Agriculture Council