HC Deb 28 November 1967 vol 755 c75W
Q8. Mr. Bruce-Gardyne

asked the Prime Minister whether it remains the policy of Her Majesty's Government not to enter into negotiations with the European Economic Community except on the basis of a strong balance of payments and a strong £ sterling.

The Prime Minister

We are ready to enter into negotiations now.

Q10. Mr. Roy Hughes

asked the Prime Minister if he will now withdraw Great Britain's application to join the Common Market, in view of the fact that negotiations are already having a detrimental effect on the British economy and in particular on the level of investment in industry.

The Prime Minister


Q15. Mr. Shinwell

asked the Prime Minister if he has studied the proposals by the Atlantic Study Group for the association of the United Kingdom with the United States of America, Canada, other Commonwealth countries and the European Free Trade Association as an alternative should the United Kingdom be prevented from becoming a member of the European Economic Community, details of which have been sent to him.

The Prime Minister

I would refer my right hon. Friend to the Answer I gave on 9th November to a Question by my hon. Friend the Member for Nottingham, West (Mr. English).—[Vol. 753, c.176.]