HC Deb 09 April 1962 vol 657 cc967-8

I believe that such growth is within our power to a greater extent than ever before. The whole purpose of my policies has been to make this possible. The need has been to accept a measure of discipline in order to achieve a major improvement in our position. At the risk of repetition I emphasise again that an expansion at home, generated by the ability to sell an increasing volume of exports and services, will not need to be held down in the interests of the balance of payments. A sound international competitive position is the essence of the problem. This is so whether or not we enter the Common Market.