HC Deb 08 December 1971 vol 827 cc332-3W
Mr. Beaney

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if, on entering the European Economic Community, the United Kingdom would be free to decide on the socialisation of the means of production and distribution.

Mr. Rippon

Yes, if the Government of the day so wish and provided that the undertakings are formed in a way in which they would conform with relevant Community legislation.