HC Deb 05 July 1971 vol 820 c292W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Attorney-General to what extent, before Her Majesty's Government agreed to the terms and conditions for possible entry into the European Economic Community, including the transference of the rights of determination of the validity and interpretation of the Treaty of Rome on instruments and acts made under it from the House of Lords to the European Court of Justice, he discussed this matter with the various organisations representing the British judiciary and legal system; and whether he will make a statement.

The Attorney-General

These matters lave been extensively examined, not only by the present but also by the two preeding Administrations, which have been fortified by the advice of members of the judiciary and the legal profession.