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EU Council of Ministers

Scotland written question – answered on 8th June 2011.

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Photo of Ann McKechin Ann McKechin Shadow Secretary of State for Scotland

To ask the Secretary of State for Scotland whether any agreement on enabling Scottish Government Ministers to sit on the EU Council of Ministers was reached at the meetings between the UK Government and the First Minister of Scotland on 23 and 24 May 2011.

Photo of Michael Moore Michael Moore The Secretary of State for Scotland

UK Government Ministers held a series of constructive meetings with the First Minister of Scotland on 23 and 24 May, at which a range of matters were discussed. As part of the United Kingdom, Scotland has strong representation at European Council meetings. The UK Government look favourably on all requests from the devolved Administrations to attend and speak at European Council meetings, where devolved matters are to be discussed.

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