§ 66. Mr. John Wells
asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what estimates he has received on the effect on the economies of the various Channel Islands of Great Britain joining the European Economic Community; and what discussions he has now had on these matters in the Brussels negotiations.
§ Mr. Rippon
The discussions which I and my noble Friend the Minister of State for the Home Department have had with the Islands' authorities covered the effect of United Kingdom membership of the European Economic Community on the Islands' economies. The details of those discussions are confidential. The position of the Channel Islands has yet to be dealt with in Brussels.