§ 80. Mr. Shinwell
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs if he will state the nature of the defence link with the European Economic Community to which he referred in his recent address to the Western European Union.
§ Mr. Mulley
My right hon. Friend said in his statement to the Council of Western European Union on 4th July thatEurope can emerge as a Community expressing its own point of view and exercising influence in world affairs, not only in the commercial and economic but also in the political and defence fields.The way in which this could be brought about would of course be for discussion between our partners in Europe and ourselves.