§ Ms Rosie Winterton
To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will make a statement on the forthcoming business in the Council of the European Union for August; and if he will list major EU events for the next six months. 
§ Mr. Doug Henderson
The information is as follows:486W
This calendar is primarily concerned with European Union matters, but certain other relevant events are also included. Events and dates quoted are based on the information available on the date of issue.
align="center">European calendar: August 1997 to Janaury 1998 Venue Event August 1997 There are no events scheduled for August. September 1997 4 Brussels Political Committee 5 Kiev EU/Ukraine Summit 7–9 Echternach Agriculture Council(Informal) 12–14 Mondorf Ecofin Council (Informal) 15–16 Brussels General Affairs Council 15–19 Strasbourg European Parliament Plenary 22–25 New York Political Committee 22–23 Brussels Agriculture Council 29 Brussels Political Committee (reserve date—to be confirmed) October 1997 1–2 Brussels European Parliament Plenary 2 Luxembourg Telecommunications Council 3–4 Echternach Internal Market Council (Informal) 6–7 Luxembourg General Affairs Council 7 Luxembourg Social Affairs Council 9 Luxembourg Transport Council 9–10 Mondorf Justice and Home Affairs Council (Informal) 10–11 Strasbourg Council of Europe Summit 13 Luxembourg Econfin Council 16 Brussels Political Committee 16 Luxembourg Environment Council 16–17 Luxembourg Possible European Council 20–21 Luxembourg Political Committee 20–21 Luxembourg Agriculture Council 20–24 Strasbourg European Parliamentary Plenary 24–27 Edinburgh CHOGM 25–26 Mondorf Foreign Ministers (Informal) 30 Luxembourg Fisheries Council November 1997 3 Brussels Consumer Council 3 Brussels Political Committee 5–6 Brussels European Parliamentary Plenary 10 Brussels Research Council 10 Brussels General Affairs Council 13 Brussels Industry Council 17 Brussels Ecofin Council 17 Brussels Political Committee 17–18 Brussels Agricultural Council 17–21 Strasbourg European Parliamentary Plenary 19 Brussels Fisheries Council 20 Brussels Education Council 21 Brussels Budget Council 24 Brussels Culture Council 24–25 Brussels General Affairs Council 27 Brussels Internal Market Council 28 Brussels Development Council December 1997 1 Brussels Ecofin Council 1 Brussels Telecommunications Council 2 Brussels Labour and Social Affairs 3–4 Brussels European Parliament Plenary 4 Brussels Health Council 4–5 Brussels Justice and Home Affairs Council 8 Brussels Energy Council 8–9 Brussels General Affairs Council 10–11 Brussels Transport Council 12–13 Luxembourg European Council 15–16 Brussels Agriculture Council 15–16 Brussels Environment Council
European calendar: August 1997 to Janaury 1998 Venue Event 15–19 Strasbourg European Parliament Plenary 18–19 Copenhagen OSCE Ministerial Council 18–19 Brussels Fisheries Council January 1998 1 — UK presidencency commences 12 Brussels Fisheries Council (to be confirmed) 19 Brussels Ecofin Council 19–20 Brussels Agriculture Council 26–27 Brussels General Affairs Council 29–30 (to be advised) Justice and Home Affairs Council (Informal)