HC Deb 24 May 1966 vol 729 c59W
78. Sir T. Beamish

asked the Minister of Power what investigations he has made of the extent to which nationalisation of the steel industry on the lines proposed in the White Paper would make entry into the Common Market more difficult, and would be contrary to the letter or the spirit of the Community's anti-cartel agreements; and what conclusions he has reached.

Mr. Marsh

I am satisfied that there is nothing in the Treaties of Rome and Paris to prevent the public ownership of industries, including the steel industry.