§ 02. Mr. Channon
asked the Prime Minister if he will make a statement about the progress of his negotiations about the possibility of British entry into the European Economic Community and what discussions have taken place with Commonwealth countries, European Free Trade Association countries and countries in the European Economic Community since 10th November.
§ The Prime Minister
These are not, as yet, negotiations, Sir. As the Answer to the rest of the hon. Member's Question is rather long I will, with permission, circulate it in the OFFICIAL REPORT.
Following is the information:As to discussions with the Commonwealth, would refer the hon. Member to the Answers which I gave to Questions by the right hon. Gentleman the Member for Thirsk and Malton and my hon. Friend the Member for Fife West on 13th December last; as to the European Free Trade Association I would refer him to the speech made by my right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary in our Debate on 6th December last; and as to the European Economic Community I would refer him to the Answer I have given today on the visit of my right hon. Friend the Foreign Secretary and myself to Rome.—[Vol. 738, c. 242, Vol. 737, c. 1165.]