§ Mr. Turton
asked the Secretary of State for Employment and Productivity whether she will circulate in the OFFICIAL REPORT figures showing the annual rate of increase over the period 1960 to 1968 in hourly earnings and consumer prices in the European Free Trade Association countries, from information available from international sources.
§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether, during his negotiations for Great Britain's entry into the Common Market, he will ensure that the question of free entry into Great Britain of labour forces from the countries of 105W the Six will only be permitted by arrangement, and after agreement with the appropriate British trade unions.
§ Mr. Luard
I would refer to what my right hon. Friend the Prime Minister said on 4th December in reply to a Question by the hon. Member for the Isle of Ely (Sir H. Legge-Bourke), when he made clear that the position we should take up in the negotiations was that set out in the statement of my right hon. Friend the then Foreign Secretary to the Western European Union Council at The Hague in July, 1967 (Cmnd. 3345).—[Vol. 792, c. 1702.]