HC Deb 14 December 1971 vol 828 cc86-7W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Lord President of the Council whether he is now able to make a general statement on the detailed arrangements regarding the procedure to be adopted to enable the 1,500 rules, regulations, edicts, etc., to be debated and amended by Parliament; and whether all Members of Parliament will be consulted before such procedure is finally recommended to the House of Commons.

Mr. Whitelaw

English texts of relevant Community instruments will be made available for the information of hon. Members through the Vote Office. Legislation to give effect to the obligations arising from instruments of accession will be presented to the House and debated in the normal way.