HC Deb 23 March 1967 vol 743 cc332-3W
Q5. Mr. Bidwell

asked the Prime Minister whether Her Majesty's Government now propose to make an application to join the European Economic Community.

Q10. Mr. Cronin

asked the Prime Minister if he will make a statement on the Government's present intentions with regard to applying for membership of the European Economic Community.

The Prime Minister

As I told the House on the 21st March, I have as yet nothing to add to the Answer I gave on the 9th March to Questions by the hon. Members for Banbury (Mr. Marten) and Shrewsbury (Sir J. Langford-Holt).—[Vol. 742, c. 1754; Vol. 743, c. 1436.]

Q11. Mr. Alfred Morris

asked the Prime Minister if he will now give an assurance that any renewed British application to join the European Economic Community will follow, and not precede, an agreement on the conditions of admission and the adjustments to the Treaty of Rome necessitated by the application.

The Prime Minister

No. Should Her Majesty's Government decide to seek entry to the European Economic Community, the precise arrangements to safeguard our essential interests would be a matter for negotiation.

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