HC Deb 25 April 1972 vol 835 cc1270-1
Q4. Dr. Gilbert

asked the Prime Minister if he and Herr Brandt discussed the coming French referendum on the proposed enlargement of the European Community at their recent meeting.

The Prime Minister

No, Sir.

Dr. Gilbert

As M. Pompidou laid down that one of the purposes of the referendum was to get national consent to the basic principles of the common agricultural policy, and as he obtained less than full-hearted consent to that proposition, does the right hon. Gentleman now see an opportunity to try to re-negotiate those principles?

The Prime Minister

That was not a matter of discussion with Chancellor Brandt.