EU Committees

Culture Media and Sport written question – answered on 1st March 2005.

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Photo of Angus Robertson Angus Robertson Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Defence), Shadow SNP Spokesperson (Foreign and Commonwealth Office)

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport how many times during the (a) Italian, (b) Irish and (c) Dutch presidency of the EU the Committee for the implementation of the training programme for professionals in the European audio-visual programme industry and of the programme to encourage the development, distribution and promotion of European audio-visual works MEDIA II met; when and where these meetings took place; what UK Government expert was present; and if she will make a statement.

Photo of Ms Estelle Morris Ms Estelle Morris Minister of State (Arts), Department for Culture, Media & Sport, Minister of State (Department for Culture, Media and Sport) (Arts)

Between 1 July 2003 and 31 December 2004, the MEDIA Committee met in Brussels on: 15 July 2003, 22 September 2003, 31 October 2003, 12 November 2003, 10 December 2003 (Italian presidency), 20 February 2004, 25 March 2004 (Irish presidency) 16 July 2004 and 22 October 2004 (Dutch presidency) and in Athens on 12 November 2004 (Dutch presidency). The UK was represented at all these meetings, either by DCMS officials or UK Film Council representative or both.

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