HC Deb 23 January 1962 vol 652 cc21-2
37. Mr. Pentland

asked the Lord Privy Seal if he will give an assurance that he will lay before Parliament before ratification the proposals whereby the United Kingdom agrees to join the Common Market.

The Lord Privy Seal (Mr. Edward Heath)

Yes, Sir.

Mr. Stonehouse

May we have an assurance also that a General Election will be held before these agreements are entered into?

Mr. Heath

That is an entirely different question.