HC Deb 25 April 1972 vol 835 c266W
Mr. Arthur Lewis

asked the Secretary of State for the Home Department whether, on entry into the Common Market under their existing rules and regulations, his Department and Members of Parliament will have the power to introduce legislation dealing with the protection of all animals, bird life, etc., and experiments on animals without reference to or restriction by the Council of Ministers, and/or Commission, or other bodies of the European Economic Community.

Mr. Lane

Existing Community provisions impose no restriction on the freedom of member countries to legislate on such matters.