HC Deb 07 December 1971 vol 827 c300W
Mr. Spearing

asked the Lord President of the Council if he will state the minimum period of time which he expects to elapse between the publication of the authenticated and agreed English translations of all the regulations, rules, and directives of the European Economic Community and the introduction of the first item of relevant legislation.

Mr. Whitelaw

I expect that there will be a reasonable period between the publication of English texts and the presentation of the legislation, although it is not possible to say precisely what this period will be.