§ Mr. Deakins
asked the Attorney-General if it is Her Majesty's Government's policy to support the harmonisation of laws within the EEC; and, if so, what areas of English and Scottish law, if any, Her Majesty's Government would not be willing to harmonise
§ Mr. John Davies
I have been asked to reply.
The EEC Treaty expressly provides only for the harmonisation of laws which directly affect the establishment or functioning of the Common Market. In accordance with their treaty obligations Her Majesty's Government support steps in this direction. In other respects Her Majesty's Government will examine proposals on their merits and support them where they will be of benefit to the United Kingdom as a member of the Communities.