HC Deb 24 April 1968 vol 763 c61W
74. Mr. Alan Lee Williams

asked the Minister of Technology what studies he has made of the effects on the machine tool industry of membership of the European Common Market.

Mr. Benn

My Department made a broad assessment of this as part of a general study carried out of the industrial implications of E.E.C. membership. The Government also had the benefit of the studies carried out by the C.B.I. and by the Machine Tool Trades Association.