§ 23. Mr. Zilliacus
asked the First Secretary of State and Secretary of State for Economic Affairs whether he will take 2173 the initiative in the Economic Commission for Europe of the United Nations to make that body the connecting link between the European Free Trade Association and the European Economic Community in the West, and Comecon in the East, in order to promote East-West trade and all-European co-operation on such matters as investment, banking and finance, transport and communications and the distribution of power.
§ Mr. Zilliacus
Is my right hon. Friend aware that many of us on these benches would much prefer the Government to make a real effort, through the United Nations, to tie the whole of Europe together in a network of common interest rather than to try to muscle into the capitalist, cold-war west end of Europe and thereby perpetuate the division of Europe?
§ Dr. David Owen
Is my right hon. Friend aware that many of us on this side of the House look towards our entry into the Common Market as a first step and do not exclude that we can continue from there to join a wider Europe?