§ Mr. Marten
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether any discussions have yet taken place with the Six on the Werner Report.
§ Mr. Arthur Lewis
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs whether he is aware that the Common Market's Executive Commission has published an official report stating that its plans for a European economic and monetary union can be adversely affected by inflation within the Six; whether he will circulate to hon. Members a copy of this report; to what extent this report affects Her Majesty's Government's policy towards British entry into the Six; and whether he will make a statement.
§ Mr. Anthony Royle
The Report of the Commission of the European Community on the European Economic Community Third Medium Term Programme, to which the hon. Member is presumably referring, does not affect Her Majesty's Government's attitude toward British entry into the European Communities. We are endeavouring to obtain copies which will be placed in the Library of the House as soon as they are available.
On the general question of progress towards closer co-operation on economic and monetary matters, the position of Her Majesty's Government was set out in the then Chancellor of the Duchy of 472W Lancaster's statement to the Communities in Luxembourg on 30th June (Cmnd. 4401).