asked the Secretary of State for Energy when the next meeting of European Economic Community Ministers is to be held; what items he expects to be on the agenda; and in what manner he expects to inform the House of any decisions made at that meeting.
The precise date of the next Council of EEC Energy Ministers, which was to have been 11 December, is uncertain. A meeting may, however, be arranged in early December to prepare, in the Community, for a meeting at ministerial level in December of the Internal Energy Authority governing board. The agenda for such a council would be a matter for the Presidency. I shall inform the House of any such meeting as soon as possible.