HC Deb 24 May 1966 vol 729 cc280-1
Q6. Mr. Ridley

asked the Prime Minister whether the public speech of the First Secretary of State on 6th May in Stockholm about European unity represents Government policy.

The Prime Minister

I would refer the hon. Member to the Answer I gave on 12th May to a similar Question by the right hon. Member for Orkney and Shetland (Mr. Grimond).

Mr. Ridley

In that case, is the Minister aware how welcome it is to many of us in this House to know that the Government now accept and do not question the institutions of the Treaty of Rome?

The Prime Minister

My right Friend in his speech, as in every other one he has made and which every one of us has made, dealt with the situation of our willingness to join the Common Market provided we can get satisfactory assurances both within the Treaty of Rome and decisions made under it to satisfy British interests, and this was emphasised at Stockholm once again by my right hon. Friend.