By the Select Committee appointed to consider
European Union documents and other matters relating to the European
EVIDENCE BY THE MINISTER OF STATE, FOREIGN
AND COMMONWEALTH OFFICE, ON THE HELSINKI EUROPEAN COUNCIL
1. In recent years it has been our practice
to take evidence regularly, normally after the six-monthly meetings
of the European Council, from a Minister of State at the Foreign
and Commonwealth Office.
2. Accordingly, in this report we make available,
for the information of the House, the oral evidence given to us
by Keith Vaz MP, Minister for Europe, on the outcome of the Helsinki
European Council held on 10 and 11 December 1999.