HC Deb 17 February 1959 vol 600 c28W
79. Mr. Philips Price

asked the Chancellor of the Exchequer whether he will approach the Governments of the Commonwealth with a view to considering how far it is possible to work out a scheme to extend the system of preference either to the proposed Free Trade Area or to the Common Market.

Mr. Maudling

I would refer the hon. Member to the explanation which I gave in last Thursday's debate of the difficulties inherent in this idea.