HC Deb 05 July 1956 vol 555 cc1529-30
40. Mr. Holt

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer if he is yet in a position to make a statement on the Government's policy in regard to the project of a common market in Europe, at present being considered by representatives of Germany, France, Italy, and the Benelux countries.

Sir E. Boyle

My right hon. Friend has nothing to add to the Answer he gave to my hon. Friend the Member for East Aberdeenshire (Sir R. Boothby) on 19th June.

Mr. Holt

Is the Economic Secretary not aware that the Government have had plenty of time to think about this problem, and does he not agree that it would be quite disastrous if Europe were to move towards a common market and leave this country isolated outside?

Sir E. Boyle

This is a most important matter, as I think the hon. Member will agree, and too important to debate at Question Time.

Mr. Speaker

The subject is being raised tonight on the Adjournment, I understand.