§ Mr. Bercow
To ask the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he will list the European Communities working groups which met over the last 12 months with a representative from his Department in attendance; if he will list the number of times each met; if he will indicate the nature of the Government's representation; and if he will make a statement. 
§ Ms Hewitt
Treasury officials regularly attend meetings of Council working groups. The Treasury is occasionally represented by officials from the United Kingdom's Permanent Representation to the European Union. I list the working groups principally involved.
Working Group Meetings over last 12 months Financial Counsellors Group 5 Working Party on the Staff Regulations 10 Tax Policy Group 2 Financial Questions Group 2–3 per month Code of Conduct Group 18 Working Party on Economic Questions 29 Working Party on Consumer Protection and Information 6 Advisory Committee on Own Resources 4 Budget Committee 2 per week Protection of Financial Interests in the Community 2 Ad-hoc anti-fraud group 6