HC Deb 01 July 1971 vol 820 cc204-5W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Lord President of the Council whether Members of Parliament will, before Great Britain's entry into the European Economic Community, be enabled to visit the countries of the Six to study conditions in these countries; on what basis; whether their expenses will be met out of public funds, and on what basis; and whether such expenses will be on a par to those paid to Parliamentarians in the countries of the Six.

Mr. Whitelaw

It is anticipated that about 30 hon. Members will be attending, as delegates, various European Parliamentary assemblies held in countries of the Community during the coming recess. Their expenses will be officially paid on the standard basis, which is comparable with the allowances of delegates from other European countries. Many other hon. Members will no doubt be making their own private arrangements for visits during this period.