HC Deb 09 February 2004 vol 417 c1160W
Mr. Dodds

To ask the Secretary of State for Northern Ireland what discussions he has had with the Minister for Europe on the Draft Constitution for the European Union and its impact on Northern Ireland. [152582]

Mr. Pearson

I am a member of the Joint Ministerial Committee on the European Union, which is chaired by the Foreign Secretary and of which the Minister for Europe is also a member. The Draft Constitutional Treaty on the European Union has been discussed at previous meetings of the Committee.

Northern Ireland's position on European issues will continue to be represented through the appropriate channels at both official and ministerial levels.