HC Deb 16 July 1969 vol 787 c113W
Mrs. Ewing

asked the Secretary of State for Scotland if he will make a statement on the effect of entry to the Common Market by the United Kingdom on Scottish industry, agriculture, on prices and on unemployment in Scotland.

Mr. Ross

As my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister told the House on 10th June, we see no reason in present circumstances to change the general estimates of the effect of joining the European Economic Community given to the House during the Common Market debate two years ago. A detailed analysis of the consequences of membership for particular parts of Great Britain is not practicable but the Government are confident that in the long run membership will be of economic advantage to all parts of the United Kingdom.