HC Deb 19 June 1961 vol 642 c91W
67. Dr. A. Thompson

asked the Minister of Power if he will set up a small committee to examine the possible effects on the coal industry of Great Britain's entry into the Common Market.

Mr. Wood

No. All the aspects of British membership of the Common Market will be carefully examined before there is any decision to enter into negotiations with the European Economic Community or the European Coal and Steel Community. I do not think that it is necessary to set up a formal committee to consider the effects of membership of the Community upon the coal industry.

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