HC Deb 15 December 1960 vol 632 c591
38. Mr. Holt

asked the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food what study has been made by his Dapartment of the problems which would be raised by Great Britain's entry into a European Common Market in agriculture; what steps have been taken to find ways and means of overcoming the obstables; and if he will publish a White Paper on the subject.

Mr. Soames

The agricultural and other problems requiring a solution if closer European unity is to be achieved have been under careful study, and I cannot add to the statement of Her Majesty's Government's position which was made by my right hon. Friend, the Lord Privy Seal, on 4th November. The answer to the third part of the Question is "No, Sir".

Mr. Holt

May we expect that at a reasonably early date the Government will issue a White Paper on the subject?

Mr. Soames

I cannot say about the future, but at the moment we have no intention of so doing.