HC Deb 12 March 1962 vol 655 cc118-9W
77. Mr. Oram

asked the Lord Privy Seal what representations he has made to the European Economic Community about the delay in making available the final text of the agreement between member countries on agricultural policy.

Mr. Heath

None. The final texts of these agreements are still being drawn up by a body of jurists and linguists drawn from the member countries of the Community. The date of their publication is a matter beyond our control and I cannot say when it will be.

Mr. Biggs-Davison

asked the Lord Privy Seal what are the recent additions which have been made to Commonwealth consultative machinery in Brussels in connection with the United Kingdom's negotiations with the European Economic Community.

Mr. Heath

None. Close and frequent consultations continue between our delegation in Brussels and the Canadian, Australian, New Zealand, Indian and Pakistani missions there, and also with visiting representatives of Ceylon and the Federation of Rhodesia and Nyasaland. This is of course in addition to the regular meetings between Ministers or officials here and representatives of all Commonwealth countries.