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European Fisheries Council Meetings

Volume 620: debated on Monday 15 January 2001

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asked Her Majesty's Government:Whether they will set out the number of meetings of the European Fisheries Council in each year since the creation of the Common Fisheries Policy, together with the number of times the United Kingdom was represented in each year by a Cabinet Minister, including instances where the Minister was acting as President of the Council. [HL243]

This information is not readily available. However, the records we currently hold indicate that the number of meetings of the European Fisheries Council since the creation of the Common Fisheries Policy is as follows:

YearNumber of Meetings
1983N/A
1984N/A
19853
19864
19873
19886
19894
19903
19911
19925
19931
19943
19954
19965
19973
19984
19995
20002
Information on attendees is available only from November 1992. Of these, a Cabinet Minister has represented the UK on four occasions since 1992. On three of these the Minister was acting as President of the Council (December 1992, March 1998 and June 1998).