HC Deb 13 November 1969 vol 791 cc137-8W
Mr. Hugh Jenkins

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, in the event of a successful application to join the European Common Market, there will be free entry of workers to this country from the six countries; whether restrictions on Commonwealth citizens will be maintained; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Merlyn Rees

Arrangements for the entry of nationals of member states of the European Communities are governed by the provisions, in particular Article 48, of the Treaty of Rome and of subordinate instruments dealing with the free movement of workers. We do not expect undue difficulties in accepting Article 48. The existing restrictions on the admission of Commonwealth citizens would be unlikely to be affected.