HC Deb 01 April 2004 vol 419 cc1569-70W
Llew Smith

To ask the Prime Minister further to his oral statement on the outcome of the European Council of 29 March 2004,Official Report, column 1259, if he will list the names of the candidates from which the new EC counter-terrorism co-ordinator was chosen; what the reasons were for the choice; and whether the co-ordinator will have the authority to review the security of nuclear materials in transport as part of his responsibilities. [165578]

The Prime Minister

The counter-terrorism coordinator is personally appointed by and responsible to the Secretary-General of the European Council, Javier Solana.

The co-ordinator will be responsible for co-ordinating the counter-terrorism work of the Council. The security of nuclear materials in transport remains a national responsibility for member states.